Our route to Monte Carlo

Written by guest contributor Gordon McAllan. The race is on! The race against time, that is. In just 6 weeks from now, The Blue Diamond Riley Services Limited 1931 Riley WD Tourer will be leaving Monte Carlo, its work done. That quietly-confident statement reflects what’s going on in the interim at Blue Diamond’s Rallye HQ, where our sturdy little Riley ...

Meet the Monte Carlo team

John Lomas - Driver A Lifelong Riley fan (with the odd diversion of a 1928 Humber 9/20 and a 1975 MG B GT V8), the challenge of a long road trip has always been a big draw. A 12 day 10 continent European adventure for my dad’s 80th birthday and a 1,100-mile excursion in the Imp to the Le-mans classic ...

Our Monte Carlo Car – The Riley 9 War Department Tourer

On the 16th of October 1931, Autocar described the Riley 9 as follows; 'First of the superlative type of 9hp car, firmly established, regularly improved and as yet scarcely challenged in its class, the Riley Nine has a very definite appeal to those who can appreciate performance, safety, comfort and an appearance out of the ruck.' There can be little ...