The Blue Diamond Riley Services team is thrilled to be participating in the 2019 Monte Carlo Classique Rally for the 3rd time. This time, we’ve grown our team from 1 car to 6! Departing from Clydebank on Wednesday 30th January, the rally will once again pass through Banbury and finish in Monte Carlo on 2nd February.
The BDRS team is comprised of a 1931 Riley 9 WD Tourer, 1933 Riley 9 Monaco, 2 Riley Sprites (including the car that competed in the Monte in 1936 and finished 68th!), a 1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel, and a 1949 MG TC. Both the TC and 9 WD are veterans of the Monte having completed the event in 2018 and 2016, respectively. The team also has a truly international feel with two crews travelling from America to compete. All 6 cars will be departing from Clydebank for the Classique alongside the Historique competitors and the Monte Heritage runs. The large daily distances, high altitudes and steep gradients will challenge the cars, but the cold, wet and potentially snowy weather could challenge the driver and navigator teams just as much.
Further updates on the crews, event, and the preparation will be shared over the coming weeks so stay with us for more updates..
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