Norman Buckle

We are sorry to announce the death of Norman on Tuesday evening, January 2. He had been seriously ill for the last few years. He was a keen and active Riley enthusiast, his beautiful matching white RMD Dropheads very much part of the local Club scene. He served the Club as … Continue reading

RMC National Rally 2017

THE NATIONAL RALLY IN LANCASHIRE, w/e of September 8th,9th,10th Much enjoyed by everyone who came, I believe and hope. It all started about 18 months ago when the Rally Committee (four East Anglia members and spouses, me and Tessa) decided that in 2017 the National Rally (NR from now on) … Continue reading

Event City 2017

Event City is just behind the Trafford Centre in Manchester and this is where the Annual Footman James CC SHOW is held in mid September. The Riley Motor Club had a Stand with 6 cars, including Tim’s and Norman’s cars. Also an Elf, 4/72 Farina, 37 Touring Saloon, and a … Continue reading

MOT Exempt at 40!

Classic vehicles over 40 years old will be exempt from MOT next year Currently – Pre 1960 cars, the MOT test for pre 1960 cars was abolished in 2012 NEW – Cars made 1960 – 1978, cars in this age range will be exempt* from the annual MOT test from … Continue reading

dRiVe mY cAR

Hi , Something that maybe of amusement to Riley enthusiasts. It’s a music video called ‘dRiVe mY cAR’. A comedy Classic Car song about being true to your hobby while also being kind to the environment. A very topical subject with the recently announced evaporation of petrol motoring in the … Continue reading

EU Increases Classic Car Insurance Premiums

• Department for Transport (DfT) still hasn’t decided how to apply the Vnuk judgment. • Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) completed a consultation. • ‘Triple whammy’ of greater compensation payouts, raised IPT and Vnuk will increase premiums. • European Commission still urging EU to apply Vnuk judgement selectively. … Continue reading

Garel Rees

Professor Garel Rees motor industry economist, respected analyst and Classic Car Buyer consultant has passed away at 76, during his long and varied career he held the post of Professor Emeritus and President of the Centre Of Automotive Industry Research at Cardiff University. Continue reading

John Surtees

The legendary 2 and 4 wheeled World Champion John Surtees has passed away at the age of 83. John Surtees was the only person in motor racing history ever to have held simultaneous World Championship titles in car and motor cycle racing and then went on to develop his own … Continue reading

Members Cars

Following my comment in the last Riley Record about the variety of cars owned by our members, I have produced a chart to show the proportions of each model category, as recorded on the club’s database.  This includes all the cars notified to us by members in various forms and … Continue reading