Bibliography

Tom Lange Collection

Arnolt Soundings, January, 1953. V.8, no. 1. Off-print with Arnolt-MG announcement.

Auto Speed and Sport, Nov., 1952. “Fresh on the Floor,” p. 7. Announcing and illustrating the two prototypes.

L’auto-journal, 29 January, 1970. “Bertone, le carrossier de l’Europe,” pp. 16-22. Arnolt on p. 18.

Automobiel Klassik, May, 1991. “Wacky, de redder van Bertone; de auto’s van Stanley Harold Arnolt,” pp. 60-66.

The Automobile, January, 2015.  “Bertone’s Bet – Arnolt MG”,  pp. [30]-34.  Grey over blue coupe.  Also, 2 photos of the prototypes are shown.  Has steel wheels, replaced running lights and TD bumpers.  Nicely restored.

Automobile Quarterly, V:4, 1967. “What happened to American sports cars?” by Don Vorderman. pp. 400-420; Arnolt-MG on pp. 404-5.

Automobile Quarterly, XV:4, 1977. “Wacky Stanley Harold Arnolt II and his cars,” by Rich Taylor. pp. 4 09-427.

AutoRetro, Sept. 2014. “MG Arnolt Convertible, 1953. Triple nationalité”, pp. 60-65.   Black over grey roadster, French? Plates CB-613-NB.  MGB motor and trans, Eaton MB45 blower, wire wheels, hanging pedals.   Restored, but incorrect running lights, wood-rim steering wheel, and chrome central instrument panel.  [See Retro iseur for the same car]

AutoWeek, 23 October, 2005.   “MG Gone Wacky” , p. 24.   Coupe 221, former Kiner car, now John Elwood.

Cars, November, 1953. “Tail fins will be worn,” Bertone booth at 1953 Turin Auto Show, with production Arnolts in background, pp. 36-7.

Classic and sportscar, August, 1992. “MG Magnate”, John Shute Arnolts, pp. 128-30.  Large picture of his roadster 247 (UK RSU741) and coupe 283 (UK RSU742 ).

Classic and sportscar, March, 2010. “Italian Style, British Substance and US Dollars”,  pp. 114-119.  Arnolt 315; has wood-rim steering wheel, Bell aluminum engine covers and French license plates 4830YT74.  Incorrectly states that Arnolt-MG cars “occupied first and second places in class at the 1953 Sebring 12 Hours…” (actually Arnolt-Bristol’s).

Classic Cars, May, 1997. “Giuseppe ‘Nuccio’ Bertone, 1914-1997″, pp. 122-125.  Brief mention of the Bertone-MG on p. 123.

Classic Cars, June, 2009. “Last throw of the dice,” pp. 90-94.   Blue/blue coupe (UK OSL 895), Dunlop wirers, wrong running lights, lacks lower moulding, has Shorrock.  Supplied by Steve Purnell, Purnell  Classics (38k GBP)

Classic Motorsports, May, 2012. “World traveler – the Arnolt MG”, pp. 57-65. Arnolt coupe 299

Clausager, Anders Detleff. Factory Original MG-T Series. Arnolt, pp. 142-145. Much information from Terry Sanders.

Enjoying MG, January, 1988 “The Italian job”, p. 32-35.  Arnolt 296.

Enjoying MG, April, 1999.  Arnolt on front cover (see May 1999).

Enjoying MG, May, 1999. “Arnolt MG TD”, pp. 35-7.  Blue over blue coupe owned by Chris Taylor in UK (1988), imported from US with red exterior, blue dash, tan upholstery, body-off restoration.  Correct running lights, yellow fog lights. 

Esquire, June, 1954. “10 Cars [chosen] by Raymond Loewy”, pp. 76-7. Arnolt, p. 77.  Illustrates the 10 cars chosen for the 1954 MOMA show.  

Gingrich, Arnold. Toys of a lifetime. Arnolt, pp. 108-9.

Knowles, David. MG – The Untold Story. Arnolt, p. 58.

MG Enthusiast, September, 1990.  “Arnolt MG TD By Bertone”, pp. 27-30.  Cover, centerfold and article about red coupe (Arnolt 247) and roadster (Arnolt 283) owned by John Shute, UK plates RSU740 (coupe) and RSU741 (roadster).  Roadster appears to have Dunlop chrome wire wheels, and incorrect grille.  Roadster has chrome Borrani wires; both cars have badge bars and incorrect parkin g lights.  One car is shown with H2 carbs and stock oil-bath filter, the other has H4 carbs with pancake filters, and a heater.  H2-equipped car has moved Arnolt ID plate with added MG plate, and turn-signals.

MG Enthusiast, October, 1994. “When Bertone met Abingdon”, pp. 48-51.  Cover and article about red roadster with Shorrock blower, modified with wooden dash and TF-style dash pad.  Formerly Gene Ponder car, then to a Swiss museum, then (1994) offered by Queens Gate Mews for 25,000GBP.  Article also shows front of coupe with California blue plate 1DRF038 

MG Enthusiast, March, 1999.  (1)  “Arnolt Brought Bertone Magic to MG”,  pp. 54-57, and (2) “Rare MG Added to MG Specials Stable”, pp. 59-61.  Articles about (1) history of Arnolt-MG cars, and (2) about roadster 313 owned and restored by Philip Bayne-Powell, UK plate NSJ656.  

MG Enthusiast, May, 2008. “The Italian Connection”.  Red coupe 298 with blue/grey with red trim upholstery,  pp. 28-33.  Listed as thanks to “www.thegallertbrummen.nl”, a car dealer in the Netherlands.

Motor Klassik, April, 1994. A conversation with Nuccio Bertone by Mike Riedner und Ulrich Bethscheider-Kieser. Has the Gorgonzola story…

Motorsport, April, 1953. Arnolt, cover and p. 8.

Museum of Modern Art catalog, 1953.

New England MG T Register. Sacred Octagon, April, 2019. “Cover photo, and “Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, 2019” (Arnolt was featured marque), pp. 20-23

Oldtimer Markt, April, 2004.  “Letzte Ausfahrt Warsaw; der Arnolt-MG mit Bertone Karosserie,”  pp. 44-47.  Red over red coupe, German plates  HH EU 544H.  Owner lives in Hamburg, Germany.

OldTimer Praxis, December, 2015.   “Designer Stu/ck”, pp. 82-86.  Arnolt coupe 229 (Teja Fischer), red over red, German license HH EX 187H.  TD front bumper, incorrect running lights, MGA differential, MGB seats.

Old Car, I:1, November, 1988. “Back to the roots – Arnolt-MG”, shows a 2-tone light blue over dark blue RHD(?) coupe, needing restoration, in the UK from Florida, Borrani.

Retro iseur, December, 2006. “Arnolt-MG et Arnolt-Bristol; celles qui ont sauve Bertone…” pp. 37-41. Black convertible with Paris plates, supercharged MGB engine, Borrani.  [See AutoRetro for the same car]

Road & Track, December, 1952. “Arnolt Car”, p. 20.

Special Interest Autos, December, 1992. “Nuccio, Wacky, and Me” by Griffith Borgeson, pp. 30-32, 61.

Sports Car International, January, 1995. “Wacky incarnate,” excellent article by by John Matras, pp. 64-73.  Shows photos not seen elsewhere: a shop photo of the wooden buck (one not in Wheelock’s Sports Car Album); a line-up of 8 coupes and roadsters, presumably in Chicago, for sale; the 1953 Turin auto show floor with a production coupe (also a Bertone-Bentley and an Alfa BAT) on the Bertone stand [also see Cars magazine above]; and red #8 coupe driven by “piloto Rosado” in what appears to be a Mexican or South American road race.  Cars also has the name of Carlos Quintanilla, who drove an Arnolt-Bristol in the 1954 Sebring race.  (But this car not listed as being entered in the 52-54 Carrera Panamerica.)

Supercar & Classics, March, 1991. “Wacky’s Racers,” pp. 66-71. Arnolt-MG mention on p. 66 (article is actually about Arnolt-Bristol).

Wheelock, John. Sports car album. 1953. Shows wooden Bertone construction bucks, and various prototype pictures incl. cover, p. 8, 37, 134-7.

Vintage Motorsports, Nov/Dec, 2017. “1954 Arnolt-MG; Cinderella TD, A scullery maid masquerading as a princess,” pp. 76-81. Arnolt roadster 271, (Marv Primack).  Grey over red roadster, chrome Borrani wheels, incorrect running lights, heater

Terry Sanders Collection

Articles About the Arnolt MG

1. “Elegance at Turin”, AutoCar (GB) Oct. 5, 1951

2. “Arnolt Makes a Family Sports Car”, Motorsport (US) April 1953
     (Has prototype convertible in color on front cover) (Jarl)

3. “When Bertone met Abingdon”, MG Enthusiast, October 1994

4. “Arnolt MG”, Competition Shop?, by Jarl de Boer 1985

5. “Arnolt MG TD by Bertone”, Enjoying MG, date unknown

6. “ARNOLT” by Jarl de Boer, NEMGTR, TSO June 1986

7. “British Marque Club News” (in the Berkshires of New England),
    March 1997, Article by Paul Allen

8. “The Italian Job”, Enjoying MG, date unknown. Article about
    Canadian Jack Wiley’s coupe

9. “The Arnolt Family Sports Cars” by K. MacGowan, Safety Fast August 1988

10. “Arnolt Car” Road & Track December 1952

11. “Carrozeria Bertone” Road & Track June 1965.
      (Picture of prototype coupe at Turin) (Jarl)

12. “Wacky for MGs” British Car, June/July 1998, article by Paul Bates, photos of
      Terry’s Arnolt coupe

13. “Arnolt MG here in UK”, page 55 May 1996 Thoroughbred & Classic magazine

14. “Arnolt MG Coupe” by Paul Bates MG Magazine # 69, June 1998

15. “Independent’s Day” by Bill Siuru, Jan. 29, 1998 issue of Old Cars

16. “Arnolt MG TD by Bertone”, Enjoying MG, Vol.10 No. 9, Sept. ’90 cover photo and
      featured insert of the Shute convertible and coupe residing in England

Articles in which the Arnolt MG is mentioned

1. “SPORTS CAR ALBUM” by John Wheelock Freeman,Fawcett Books #181,1953
    (shows wooden body buck)

2. “1953 ARNOLT M.G. COUPE” MG Magazine Collector Guide No.31,1990

3. “Custom MGs”, Road & Track December 1954

4. “What Happened to American Sports Cars?”, Automobile Quarterly Vol 5 no.4,
    1967, p404-405 (Jarl)

5. “MG Magnate”, Classic and Sportscar, Aug. ’92 article about the John Shute
    collection

6. “TD, the Midget that Roared!” Special Interest Autos #47, October 1978

Articles about S. H. "Wacky" Arnolt

1. “Wacky-Stanley Harold Arnolt II and his Cars”, Automobile Quarterly Vol 15 no.4

2. “NUCCIO, WACKY, AND ME” by Griffith Borgeson, Special Interest
    Autos #132,Nov./Dec.1992

3. “WACKY INCARNATE” by John Matras,Sports Car International, Jan.1995

4. “WACKY, Griff & the Italian Stallion, Classic and Sportscar, Oct. ’92

5. ’Sport & GT Market’ magazine of July 1987 (Vol.7 No.5).

6. “Supercar & Classics” magazine of March 1991, Wacky’s Racers by Paul Horrell

7. “Car Classics” magazine of August 1978 (Vol.10 No. 4); Wacky Arnolt and his wonderful Bristols by Rich Taylor

Articles about Nuccio Bertone and Franco Scaglione

1. Nuccio Bertone 1914-1997, Classic Cars, May 1997

2. Carrozzeria Bertone, AutoCar, 26 March 1965

3. The Designers, Nuccio Bertone, New Zealand Classic Car July 96
    (photo of T. Sanders coupe)

4. Carrozzeria Bertone-Master of the Italian Style, Road & Track June 1965

5. Aerodynamics and Style, Bertone’s B.A.T.s, Automobile Quarterly

6. “Cars” November 1953, Article about tail fins and two photo’s of Bertone’s B.A.T.S’s on
    his stand at the ’53 Turin Auto Show. In the back ground you can see an Arnolt MG in
    both pictures. No mention of the Arnolt in the text.

Arnolt Corp. Publications

1. Arnolt Soundings, Vol. 8 No. 1, January 1953 (house organ) (Terry)

2. Arnolt Family Sports Cars, S.H. Arnolt, Inc. brochure date unknown (Terry)

3. Arnolt MG Basic Specification sheet, red and black on white.

4. Arnolt Soundings, Vol 8 No 10, October 1953, 24 pages, pictures. (Jarl)

5. Autocessories Ltd. (Div. of Arnolt Corp.) full “info request packet”,
    catalog, several sales sheets, envelope w/Arnolt rubber stamp etc. (Jarl)

Books with pictures of the Arnolt MG and a little text

1. “COVER PHOTO of GENE PONDER”S ARNOLT ROADSTER” by Dick Knudson,
    Sacred Octagon NEMGTR, June 1990

2. “T Series Tribute”, 50th. Anniversary limited edition book,
    edited by Knudsen. ©1987 (Jarl)

3. “The MG Story” by Joseph H. Wherry, 1967 (Terry)

4. “Original MG T Series” by Anders D. Clausager 1989 (Terry)

5. “MG: The Sports Car Supreme” by Joseph H. Wherry, 1982 (Terry)

Postcards showing Arnolt MGs

1. Arnolt MG convertible, (red) shore of Lake Michigan, fall (Jarl)

2. Arnolt MG coupe, (blue?) shore of Lake Michigan, winter (Jarl)

3. Arnolt MG coupe, B/W, Bud Collyer, promo: “Grand Prize” on
    “Feather Your Nest”, early TV show. (Jarl)

Arnolt Regalia

1. Arnolt ties, silk, w/flying A horse emblem at bottom in various colors

2. Arnolt key fobs w/ flying A horse pin, various colors (Terry knows a source)

3. Arnolt scarves Silk w/ flying A horse emblems in a pattern, various colors.

4. Large Flying A horse emblems, Cloisonne as original (Jarl)

5. Small ” ” “emblems as found on glove box door or on key fobs (Jarl)

6. Bertone emblem as original in copper/Cloisonne for body (Jarl)

7. T shirts, patches and bill caps from Terry Sanders