Built by the British Motor Corp. between 1955 and 1962, a total of 101,081 MGA's were produced. Of this total, 20,571 were produced in 1957. The MGA became the best selling British sports car in the USA for its time, and today, remains among the most popular British sports cars of all time.
This MGA roadster started its long racing career after being built from a street car by a father and son team in Southern California. Twenty of those years were spent filling three log books until it was put in storage for ten years. Discovered sitting covered and unused by Scott Brown and Ed Lamantia, who vowed to restore it to its original condition. 'Why would you drive that pile?', a fellow vintage racer asked at the time. Needless to say, the name stuck and the car would forever be known as 'The Pile' driven by Scott Brown.
Restored in the winter of 2004/2005, the Pile races anywhere from Portland to Monterey, usually locked in battle with another famous MGA, Vintage 31's namesake, Fast Eddie Lamantia's # 31 Vintage 31. Vintage 31 is dedicated to the integrity and sportsmanship of vintage racing, building camaraderie with every turn. The current owner hope their cars inspire fond memories for vintage enthusiasts everywhere. The Pile was awarded the Best Presentation and Performance Award' for Group 4 at the 2007 Wine Country Classic by Steve Earle.
This vehicle is painted in Jaguar D-Type Blue featuring a white dot on the rear panel.Also photographed at :