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Riley pics #595286
16/09/19 11:36 AM
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Riley pics

Posting Riley pics as promised. I took them at a PCT (Production Car Trial) in 2002. This wonderful Riley (an MPH I believe) was very original, the leatherwork showing it`s age and usage over the years. From a dull memory I think the driver
told me it had been entered in a rally (Monte?) some time in the past and that it had come with brackets that held a couple of snow shovels..! It was indeed a privilege to see and hear it being enjoyed.

I watched one of those traffic police programmes a while back where the scene was an overturned truck with a car inside, the, I only caught a fleeting glance of the rear of the CARgo which the policemen thought was a Jaguar, but I am pretty sure it was an unfortunate MPH... OUCH..!!
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Re: Riley pics [Re: Luddite] #595320
16/09/19 01:49 PM
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Wonderful! My local classic car dealer Robin Lawton usually has a selection of Rileys, it's the first place I am heading when my premium bond comes up. I was lucky to have a tour of his garage earlier this year and he had an MPH for sale. He said that Riley made (I think) about 16 MPHs of which 25 are now on the Riley Register! (which kind of leads us back to our earlier discussion about authenticity!!)

Thanks very much for posting.


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Re: Riley pics [Re: Luddite] #595326
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Thank you. Great car, I always liked the Riley MPH and the smaller Imp.

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Re: Riley pics [Re: Luddite] #595330
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I am delighted that you found some interest in the pics folks.

Ian looking at the very worn condition of that Riley would incline me to think that it was perhaps at the time if not still a car that has been in the family for some time... I am not sure a dealer would have sold it on in the last 20 or more years with the leather in tatters as it was across the top of the dash.... Perhaps like you and others were there ever a chance to own such a machine tattered leather would not looked upon as any sort of detraction... (-:

Jens, hard to believe perhaps, I passed by an Indian a week or so ago, it was parked up outside a one man engineering business Located out in the local countryside. Unfortunately I had no time to stop. The business owner had a old Morgan V twin trike a few years back which I discovered when I handed in my +8`s axles to be re-bushed and reamed.. I must pay him another visit and take my camera.. (-:

I would be interested to see a pic of your Indian..

Re: Riley pics [Re: Luddite] #595334
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That Riley is rather special.

Reminded me to look out some pictures I took at Wellesbourne Wings and Wheels in June 2009. An elderly gent approached the MSCC organiser of our parking spot (Warwickshire Centre Phil IIRC) and asked if he could park his Riley with the Morgans as he had it in mind to restore a 3 wheeler as his next project. Turned out that he had a bed ridden wife and couldn't get out very often. An intercom to the garage meant that he could work away until called indoors to help.

The Riley was rather special. The workmanship was fabulous. Even the bonnet catches were a work of art.

A few snaps here. All taken with a pocket camera so please excuse the quality.

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Re: Riley pics [Re: Luddite] #595336
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The blue Riley convertible has very low lines, a bit like the (much bigger) Bucciali:

https://preview.redd.it/qolpst5xelo...3620b131eac43ec279a9d6afb04ebf0ca1a14763

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I would be interested to see a pic of your Indian..


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Re: Riley pics [Re: Luddite] #595357
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Pual F that looks to be a rather special Riley also, no doubt with countless hours put into it`s restoration... Thanks for the great images, modern phones seem to capture better than some 35mm cameras that I have used in the past..(-:

Jens, your Indian looks wonderful, I would have to re-learn how to ride a m/cycle to ride your Indian... My last bike was a BMW R850R..

Thanks for the interesting link also.

Re: Riley pics [Re: Luddite] #595507
17/09/19 06:22 PM
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Forrestburn?
Or further north?


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Re: Riley pics [Re: Luddite] #595577
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The Riley is indeed an ex-works car (ADU Coventry registration) which competed in the 1935 Monte Carlo Rally. It also competed at the Bo'ness Hillclimb in 1947 and it is still competing there today! It belongs to a friend who also actively campaigns his Riley Brooklands at Forrestburn Hillclimb and Bo'ness.
Yes, Graham the trial was at Forrestburn.
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Re: Riley pics [Re: Luddite] #595625
18/09/19 01:01 PM
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There was a very nice Riley at Caramulo...

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and in good company at the top of the hill;
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