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What a gorgeous Riley drophead!

Welcome to Magnificent Motoring, the online website of The Riley Motor Club Of North America. This site has undergone a thorough remodeling.  This is the first page of the second phase of its existence.  The Riley Motor Club Of North America is the successor to Riley Motor Club USA.   It supports owners and aficionados of all Riley-badged cars made by the British firm and its successors.  Riley first built bicycles and moved on to automobiles in the earliest days of the Twentieth Century.   It remains most famous for its racing cars of the 1920s and 1930s.  The company went broke in the late depression by trying to compete with Rolls-Royce with a marque called the Autovia and was acquired by Lord Nuffield and ultimately became part of BMC.  Its post World War II RM cars, widely exported to attract revenue to a cash-strapped postwar economy, are the most famous Rileys outside the U.K.   Among the last Riley cars was the Riley Elf, a corporate cousin of the Cooper Mini and Wolseley Hornet, made in the late 60s.  The Riley marque was acquired by BMW when it bought the Rover group and kept as some other Rover marques were resold.  She’s beautiful, isn’t she?  Wouldn’t you like to see the rest of her?

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