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 ...

Meet the BD Monte team: Adam Gompertz and Craig Callum

We are proud to introduce another Blue Diamond Monte team: Adam Gompertz and Craig Callum. This is Adam’s and Craig’s first foray into the world of historic endurance rallying. While Adam's day job is a Vicar, he is also the driving force behind ‘Revs’ – a monthly meeting for car enthusiasts with a spiritual connection. Craig is the Director of the ...

Meet the BD Monte team: Richard and Noel Schneider

We are proud to introduce another Blue Diamond Monte team Richard and Noel Schneider. While the pair are no strangers to vintage car events having competed in the Blue Train Rally and 1,000 Mile Trial in their 15/6 Special, this is their first experience of the Monte in their newly acquired 12/4 Kestrel – possibly the most sensible car for ...

Meet the BD Monte team: Will and Roger Twelvetrees

We are proud to introduce another Blue Diamond Monte team Will and Roger Twelvetrees. Both are first timers on the Monte, but old hands at vintage car events. Will and Roger will be competing in the 1933 Riley 9 Monaco. The duo currently own 7 Rileys between them, 3 of which are running, 1 which is close to running, and ...

Meet the BD Monte team: Chrisso Rehault and Melanie Dees

We are proud to introduce one of our teams representing New England and New York City, Chrisso Rheault and his navigator, Melanie Dees. Both are first timers on the Monte, but old hands at vintage car events. Chrisso and Melanie will be competing in the 1931 Riley 9 War Department Tourer. Rheault has been around vintage cars his whole life ...

2019 Events

In the prewar car world, there are a lot of events for all of us to enjoy. We thought we’d share our calendar with you all with the hope that some of you may be able to pop by and say hello. 6th January - Bicester Heritage Sunday Scramble 30th January -3rd February- Monte Carlo Classique  5th-7th April- Flying Scotsman ...

Blue Diamond to sponsor VSCC 2019 Speed Championship

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Developing the next generation of drivers and enthusiasts has been key to our business since acquiring Blue Diamond, and sponsoring a full race series for the youth winner is the next step in this journey. We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the VSCC as the Awards Sponsor for the 2019 Speed Championship. This will include a new trophy ...