Rileys meet in Warwickshire

| 9 May 2011

Members of the Riley Register exhibited their motors at Blooms Rugby Garden Centre on Straight Mile in Bourton-on-Dunsmore on 8 May. Manager, Carole Berry said: “The event was a great success and we were delighted that representatives from the Riley Register returned to the garden centre to display their classic cars. It was an ideal opportunity for visitors to take a close look at these beautiful British-made vehicles and find out more about their history.”Riley first began manufacturing bicycles under the name of the Bonnick Cycle Company in 1890 in Coventry, Warwickshire. The company later began making motorcycles and cars.The Riley Register is a club for all owners of pre-war Riley motor cars, which were made in the period 1899-1938. It provides a comprehensive range of services to members including a wide range of social events, rallies, regalia, newsletters and club bulletins.

Above: Marina Parsons, Management Trainee at Blooms, has a spin in a red 1934 Riley Lynx driven by owner Graham Surman from Willoughby Waterleys, Leicestershire.

Below: Peter Banner from Radford Semele, near Leamington Spa, and James Goodwin, Shop Assistant at Blooms Rugby Garden Centre, by Peter’s 1933 Riley 14/6 Lynx.