Wynn’s Sponsorship

The task of preparing and entering the WD is a complex one-- even when you are able to call on the resources of the Blue Diamond team. Once the decision to enter was made, I sought out some industry partners that could assist us with our epic adventure. One such partner was Wynn's. Wynn's have been manufacturing oil and associated ...

Preparing the team for Monte Carlo

It is often overlooked, or done at the last minute, but the preparation of the drivers is as important as the mechanical preparation. To this effect, the following will give you a flavour of the kit and preparation involved in our Monte Carlo adventure, or should that be our expedition. Cooking Equipment • 5 Thermos flasks- In the WD, there ...

The ‘new’ Blue Diamond van

Shortly after taking over at Blue Diamond, it became obvious that a new van was required to carry all the kit needed to attend the various club shows up and down the country. Initially, the VW T5 transporter was plain and without any advertising-- the plan was always to place some kind of advertising on the vehicle. After all, it ...

Making tracks to Monaco

Blue Diamond's WD Tourer
Written by our guest contributor, Gordon McAllan. “Let’s start at the very beginning ….,” says the song, so John O’Groats, at 8.00am on Wednesday 27th January, is a very good place to start! John and I will head south on the A9 in our Monte Carlo Riley WD Tourer, hoping for a clear run to join the Monte Carlo Historique ...

The end of the 30’s…

We all know that birthdays are always an exciting time, but, when the birthday involves a big or significant number then it takes on an even bigger importance. My birthday on the 19th of December marked the big 40 and unknown to me the team at Blue Diamond were keen to make sure that this did not pass un-noticed. So ...

Preparation of the WD

A number of people have asked about the specifics of our preparation of the WD for the Monte, and as such I've sat down with the team and written a list- as we all know, there is nothing that a good list can't fix! As previously mentioned, the WD was purchased from the Bonhams Beaulieu auction in September 2015. The ...