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Join us as Rileys rally at Indianapolis

Rileys at Lime Rock, 2005
The Indiana British Car Union in its wisdom has selected Riley as marque of the year for its annual fall rally and show late this September. This will give Midwestern Riley owners their first major event. In recent years events have transpired at Lime Rock, Connecticut, Los Angeles, Palo Alto and Palos Verdes, California. This year, on short notice we apologize for, we shall meet between both coasts in the heartland.
Our table at St. Elmo
The Riley Motor Club Of North America invites all Riley owners and aficionados to attend this year’s Indy British Motor Days event in Indianapolis from Friday, September 19, through Sunday, September 21. Details of how to register for the event and book the Brickyard Inn are at

Please cut and paste the above address into the URL box in your browser and when the page comes up select Indy British Motor Days 2008.

We shall begin Friday night with an event for Riley attendees only, a dinner at 6 PM sharp in the Directors Room at St. Elmo Steakhouse in downtown Indianapolis, a drive of a quarter to half an hour from the hotel. If you will be attending, please reserve seats at the Riley dinner by email to John Riley, at
Riley folk at Palo Alto, 2006
In keeping with the tradition we inaugurated upon the last minute cancellation of Victor Riley as featured speaker two years ago at Lime Rock and Los Angeles, we will ask all Riley owners after dinner to speak briefly about their cars. After dinner we can join the locals for drinks at the hospitality suite back at the Brickyard Inn.

The ICBU event features a well-planned Saturday all-day rally in the countryside around Indianapolis. As an attendee without car last year, we was able to catch a ride in a local MG. The puzzles to be solved are ingenious and offer utmost challenges to both driver and passenger navigator skills. We urge you to book and attend the ICBU dinner at the Brickyard Inn Saturday night.

Sunday, cars will be shown in the fields surrounding an American Legion Post in Carmel, an upscale Indianapolis suburb. Sandy Turner, once editor of Rileyfax, the former journal of Riley Motor Club USA, is a prominent local Riley owner. His drophead will require lots of imported company, as all Rileys attending will be judged as a class.
Rileys & Riley-powered Healy at Palos Verdes
The last time the club was able to arrange a Riley only class for judging was in 2006 at the Palos Verdes Concours. Do not feel your car must be in excellent condition to attend. And if your car is unassembled or not able to travel, please consider attending without your Riley. As we have discovered at Riley events over the past few years on both sides of the Atlantic, it’s the Riley people who make the difference.

Please direct all questions about this event to John Riley at

In days of yore this event drew as many as ten mostly postwar Rileys. Let’s hope we can double that on short notice and attract some earlier and later Rileys as well.

Shown above, Riley attendees at Lime Rock, 2005, Palo Alto & Palos Verdes, 2006; Directors Room at St. Elmo Steakhouse.

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