2019 Monte Carlo Classique Start

30 January 2019 The Blue Diamond Monte Carlo Classique 2019 team is gearing up for the start at Clydebank. Gathered below for a quick picture before the adventure begins. Don’t forget to track the team via the live tracker to watch their progress. And be sure to watch our video from our very own videographer, Kev. Taken just moments before …

Off to the Monte!

After weeks of preparation, it’s time for the Monte. We’re underway and heading to Clydebank for the start of the 2019 ACM Monte-Carlo Classique. The run from Blue Diamond base in Bicester to Clydebank is around six and a half hours in a modern car on a clear day; if you add into this the age of our vehicles and …

Meet the BD Monte team: John Lomas and Martin Greaves

John Lomas and Martin Greaves will be representing Blue Diamond on this year's Monte driving a 1936 Riley Sprite. John is no stranger to the ‘Monte’ having competed in the Classique in 2016 and 2018. Martin is the owner of Classic Performance Engineering which occupies the adjoining unit to Blue Diamond at Bicester Heritage.  Martin is no stranger to the ...

Meet the BD Monte team: Hugh Miller and Jocelyn Martin

Hugh Miller and Jocelyn Martin are another one of the BD teams competing in the Monte. This is the second Sprite built which competed in the 1936 Rallye Monte Carlo--reaching 68th place overall. Previously owned by famous Riley author David Styles, BDU has been with the Miller family since 1969. Having known this car all his life, Hugh remembers riding ...