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Category Archives: Middlebury Sept 30-Oct 2

Rare, (missed) opportunity to see a 1959 Riley 2.6

I learned today from Gary Harvey of Hillsborough, New Hampshire, that he and his father, Phil, plan to participate in the Saturday portion of our Vermont meeting. I am more than familiar with their perfectly preserved 1959 Riley 2.6, one of only three Riley 2.6s in North America. I had the pleasure of riding in […]

From the well-preserved files in Eric Killorin’s garage

Place your cursor on the headline above. It will turn blue. Click on it to widen these photos. When I received the corpus of our almost moribund club in a cardboard box in a park in the San Fernando Valley at a small meeting of members in 2005, I knew almost nothing of our history. […]

Intrepid Don Milligan’s notes on New England highways

I have not seen Bobbie and Don Milligan since 2005 in Connecticut at Lime Rock at the first Riley event Kay and Doug Campbell put on at the request of Victor Riley himself. From my archive of Riley photos you will see the Milligans in a Lime Rock field next to their 1933 Riley Earl […]

Missing the Nelsons again; & in search of piston advice

I’ve not had the pleasure as yet of meeting Ken Nelson in person. He was set to attend our event in Indianapolis in 2008, but had to cancel at the last minute because of a sibling’s health situation. Our last minute planning of this year’s AMG cost us the attendance of many good members who […]

More from Ken Nelson, his engine and the history of midwest meets

Regarding my engine rebuild, yes, please do include my email address in the newsletter ( I welcome all comments and thoughts about the rebuild process. I have done about eight or nine engine rebuilds over the past 45 years, but spread out as they are it is often a “relearning” process. I have concluded, however, […]

This fall you could be in the picture

Mickey Shemin and John Riley traveled in late June to select a base hotel and plan our Annual General Meeting, scheduled for the weekend of September 30-October 2. Attending club members arrive on Friday, September 30 and will gather for drinks in the patio and dinner in the Founders Room at our base hotel, The […]