Prescott 2015/6

The Vintage Sports Car Club (VSCC) Prescott meeting is often called the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of vintage motoring. I prefer to call it the Wimbledon of the racing season. It offers a superb mix of racing, scenery, an orchard car park worthy of any event worldwide and occasionally, good weather. 2015 saw Blue Diamond break new ground and have …

Coventry 2015/6

The annual Riley Register Rally at Coventry is widely acknowledged as the premier gathering of Rileys in the UK. It offers a mix of spares sales, static displays and a concours event- n addition to a gala dinner and the opportunity to catch up with old friends in a very sociable environment! As this was the first event of the …

The Hampshire ‘Noggin’

I recently was asked to go to to the Hampshire Riley Register Noggin to talk about our recent exploits on the Monte Carlo Historique Rally. Sadly, as I had to be in Manchester the following morning and then Kingussie in Scotland the day after, the WD had to be trailered to the noggin. I simply couldn’t cover the 625 miles …

Restoring, Reviving and Rediscovering – 1935 Riley Imp, part 1 (inspection)

Bringing any car back to life is a great priviledge, but with my background the opportunity to bring a Riley Imp back to life is an honour. The car was purchased by a first time pre-war car owner and intially, the restoration was handled by Lomas Vintage Cars – as this was pre my involvement with Blue Diamond! The car …

Blue Diamond in the Press

For those of you who are not subscribers to the Automobile magazine, you will not have seen the below two articles. The first is a ‘Market place’ feature on the business and hopefully conveys the vision that I have at Blue Diamond. The second is a report on the period Riley entries to the Monte Carlo rally and also our …