Meet the Monte Carlo team

Blue Diamond Riley Services and their sister company, The MG Automobile company, are pre-war Riley and MG specialists located at Bicester Heritage. They offer Race and Rally preparation services, parts sales, servicing and full restorations for pre-war Riley and MG cars. The Blue Diamond team is made up of John and Daniel;

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 in 2014 only fueled the fire for long distance driving trips.

After we completed the Monte in 2016, I knew I’d return again for another chance at the event. The planning kicked off in early October and Dan and I can’t wait to get started.

Daniel Hunter – Navigator
Dan started at Blue Diamond in August 2015. Having been brought up around vintage cars, he decided to pursue a career within the vintage car world by completing a 2 year apprenticeship — which he has just finished. Dan attends many of the VSCC events throughout the year from trialing in a variety of cars, to the hill climbs and sprints where he uses his grandads Austin Seven Ulster with a lot of success. In the 2017 VSCC speed championship, Dan claimed 2 second handicap awards and 2 1st handicap awards. In 2018, Dan will be alongside John competing on the Rallye Monte Carlo Classique in the works MG TC, Dan is looking forward to the challenges that await and the preparation of the car and crew for the event.


You can track our progress on the ‘Monte’ live via our tracker..