1966 Riley Elf

1966 Riley Elf: MOT and hesitation

In the workshops this week we have our 1966 Riley Elf, in for the annual MOT. Whilst we have the keys we need to investigate a slight hesitation that has occurred when running warm.

1966 Riley Elf: getting ready for Ipswich to Felixstowe run

In our workshops this week we have our wonderful little 1966 Riley Elf.

With the annual Ipswich to Felixstowe classic car run looming we are looking at repairing an oil leak which has recently developed as well as carry out a full service ready for the run.

The Ipswich to Felixstowe Car Rally is an annual event in the English county of Suffolk. Up to 500 vehicles can participate in the event, starting in Christchurch Park, Ipswich. The vehicles make a 10-mile (16 km) journey to the promenade of Felixstowe, where they line up and remain there for a large part of the day.

This event, traditionally held on the first Sunday in May, is organised by Ipswich Transport Museum and are helped by volunteers from the museum. The Mayor of Felixstowe is invited to lead the procession of vehicles as a passenger in one of the historic vehicles. The event is well attended and the success is due to the hard work of Ipswich Transport Museum’s volunteer force and the enthusiastic participation of the vehicle owners – many of whom travel long distances to attend.

The vehicles assemble in Christchurch Park at Ipswich from 8.30 to 10.30am, then start to leave for Felixstowe at 11.00am, where they are displayed along the promenade during the afternoon (from about 12.00pm onward).

Please contact Ipswich Museum through their website https://www.ipswichtransportmuseum.co.uk/ for further information.

This event will be taking place on Sunday 5th May 2019.