The inspiration for the octagon-shaped MG badge came from the shape of a dining table. The table belonged to Cecil Kimber (1888-1945),an automobile engineer.
The MG stands for Morris Garages which was owned by Cecil Kimber. In 1924 Morris Garages became known as the MG car company. Kimber went on to make the MG brand 2-seat sports cars that became quite popular in the United States 1920-1980.
At its highest point, 80% of the cars that were produced were sold in the U.S. California bought more MG sports cars than Great Britain! Not only was the MG sports cars popular, they were also affordable.
For 60 years the MG sports car was a favorite in the US and Britain. The MG emblem was simply designed, but became a vey popular sports car for many people.