Blue Diamond Riley Services agree to acquire K. Pointing Vintage Motor Engineering


Fivehead, Somerset, 7th July 2016

Blue Diamond Riley Services Limited are delighted to announce that they will be acquiring K. Pointing Vintage Motor Engineering. John Lomas and Keith Pointing will both be present at the Le Mans Classic in 2016 to speak with customers about the purchase. The Blue Diamond team will be working alongside Keith’s engineers to support the Riley race entries.

Keith Pointing will join John for a period of two years to ensure the successful handover of the business, and will be on hand to guide John and the team in this exciting transition phase. Keith’s team will be retained and will join the Blue Diamond business.

Speaking about the purchase, BDRSL’s Managing Director, John Lomas, commented, “Keith Pointing has been a great friend over the last few years and his business is widely recognised as the race preparation and ‘hot’ Riley engine specialists. Keith has supported Blue Diamond from the moment I took over the business from Ian Gladstone and it is therefore fantastic to be able to welcome him and his staff to the Blue Diamond team. Adding such expert knowledge in the race preparation and support field will ensure that our customers can enjoy the support of the best staff in the business.

In addition, Keith’s customers can be assured that being part of the Blue Diamond family will ensure that his knowledge and expertise can be passed on to the next generation. Keith Pointing speaking of the sale said “I am very excited about this next phase of Blue Diamond’s expansion and am looking forward to working with John and his team to deliver the vision of Blue Diamond being the best Riley experts in the world.”

“This business has been something I have nurtured and grown since the 1990s, my many customers are close friends and I wanted to make sure their racing interests could continue when I retired. Over the last 12 months, John has demonstrated his commitment and enthusiasm to build on the good name that Ian Gladstone had established. He and the team at Blue Diamond are perfectly placed to continue and take forward my business. I, along with John, will continue to support both our current customers and welcome new faces at this exciting time. We have every confidence that John and his team will ensure the continued success of the Keith Pointing name”.


For further information, please contact:
John D Lomas
M: +44 (0)7590 436225

Notes to Editors
About K. Pointing Vintage Motor Engineering
K. Pointing Vintage Motor Engineering is one of the leading go-to destinations for pre-war Rileys since the early 1990s. Known as the ‘Riley race experts’, they offer all services from complete restorations, routine servicing, and endurance race support.

About Blue Diamond Riley Services Limited: Blue Diamond Riley Services has remained one of the leading ‘go-to’ destinations for pre-war Rileys for nearly 40 years. Offering complete mechanical restoration work, high-quality engine repairs and overhaul work alongside routine servicing, the company has rebuilt and worked on a full range of sports, saloon and touring cars ranging from 1928 Brooklands to 1939 16 HP Kestrel examples. In addition, the marque specialist has built and rebuilt a number of sports and racing specials, ranging from the 1938/9 Peking to Paris 16hp car to a number of 6 cylinder, 12/4 and 9HP specials of greatly varying specification. Alongside the restoration and servicing work, Blue Diamond provides an extensive spares service, offering parts for all Riley models from 1927-1939. Customers have a truly international profile being based across Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.