By Vern Parker
Years before actor Humphrey Bogart delivered his famous “In all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world...” line in the movie Casablanca, the MG motor company had delivered a J2 model to a customer in that city in Morocco.
In late 1932 an improved J2 MG model was introduced and one of them was shipped to Casablanca on March 22, 1933.
The J2 rolled out of the factory on 48-spoke wheels shod with 4.00x19-inch tires. Each wheel was fitted with knock-off hubs. The two-seat sports car stands only four-feet, four-inches high and is a hair less than that in width. Bumper-to-bumper length (if it had bumpers) is ten-feet, four-inches.