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 world of historic rallying either, having driven and navigated on numerous events– including with John in the Sprite on the 2018 Flying Scotsman.
A 1936 Riley Sprite, in period, the car competed in the 1937 RAC Rally and various UK rallies and trials in the hands of it’s first owner and it is the only factory car to be fitted with twin filler caps.