About the Riley Archives

It is the intention of this group that a specific location will be identified to house securely all contributed historical records,information and artifacts relating to the Riley car and to those associated personalities that make up the Riley story. This is now happening with the initial lease on 8 Canal Basin in Coventry with a projected Autumn 2019 opening.

The Riley family established a motoring 'marque' that proudly carried the name for 70 years, and to the present day cars carrying the blue diamond to continue to give great pleasure to their enthusiast owners. One of our founders is Victor Riley the son of one of the original designers who helps immeasurably.

The establishment and development of this archive will create a focal point for research and education relevant to the British Motor Industry past, and present, allowing community and international involvement.

This is a project to collect and make accesible the data and archives of all things Riley Motor Car to enable the survival of historic cars from Coventry & Abingdon. The historic data and online site is now at http://www.rileymotors.co.uk as this site by its definition and remit will never be tidy, finished or complete as more data emerges

This is a growing project to download the pdf information sheet as one of four sections to be kinder to some formats  click here:- cover ; text1; text 2; text 3;  . To support or offer items either in electronic or physical format  please contact via the clubs or directly

Registering Support.

 Should you support the objectives of the Riley Archive Project at this initial stage, the project group would like to hear from you.

Initial contact:-

Adrian Smith (Chairman for Archives)

Oakdene,152 Colleys lane, Willaston, Nantwich, Cheshire. CW5 6NU email click here

Archives Committee:- 

Chair . . . . . Adrian Smith

Publicity & Communications. . . . . Martin Collisson

Finance Control. . . . . Sarah Riley

Events & Outreach. . . . . Andrew Brain

Website & Riley Motors ( History, data etc) Website. . . . . Ros King

Infrastructure, City of Culture 2021 Initiatives. . . . . Ian Standing

Correspondent for AIM. . . . . Victor Riley (no internet)

Archive Centre Administrator. . . . . Rachel Fellows

Secretarial & Minutes. . . . . vacancy

both pics from Coventry Telegraph Archives who sell copies of these and many more