Entry Number 1
1952 Riley RMA 1 ½ litre. This was the first car I bought, when I was 20, and provided everyday transport through10 student years. It is currently undergoing a rather slow complete re-build. Front suspension sorted, most of the ash frame replaced, most of the body panels straightened, welded, painted and put away. The engine was rebuilt by Agra. Current work is focused on the rear wheel arches and the boot area. The chassis is being de-rusted and painted in sections as I uncover it. A huge job, but do something every day and we’ll get there in the end.
Entry Number 2
TG5687 1933 Riley 9, originally a Falcon, now a Gamecock. Dad bought ‘TG’ in 1951, ‘a bit of a wreck’, which he drove across London with no foot brake! He repaired it and rebuilt the engine. He drove it 12 miles to work every day from 1953 – 1964.
I taught myself to drive it in 1965 and put it back on the road briefly in 1967. It then languished in the garden until sold in 1985. I tracked it down in 2006, the body having gone and the Gamecock project started. I did a full strip down and rebuild, finished in 2016.