This photo shows the 1968 London to Sydney Marathon car 52 MG Midget of John Sprinzel / Roy Fidler just after it retired with a broken stub axle.
That box on the roof is an auxiliary petrol tank. The safety rules in 1968 must have much less restrictive. I can not think adding a petrol tank to the hardtop of a car would be allowable today.
The MG Midget was entered by John Sprinzel and co driven by Roy Fidler. The car was placed 24th at Bombay. You can read a tribute to John Sprinzel on the MG car club website
The images in this gallery has been copied from the internet – please let me know if you know who has the copyrights.
Do you have any other photos of this MG Midget?