Blue Diamond Riley Services Limited’s Daniel Hunter To Attend Historic Vehicle Restoration Apprenticeship Course
Fivehead, Somerset 21 August 2015
Blue Diamond Riley Services Limited’s Daniel Hunter has been accepted into the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs’ historic vehicle restoration course starting in September.
The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs has been designed to be the only Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL) accredited modern apprenticeship course for vehicle restoration in England. The framework has been compiled in conjunction with the Institute of Motor Industry and will be supervised by an expert steering group comprised of established vehicle restorers, educationalists, and historic vehicle experts. More information can be found on the Banbury and Bicester College website.
Hunter joined the Blue Diamond team in August as an apprentice mechanic. Prior to Blue Diamond, he completed a two-year course in motorsport engineering at Askham Bryan College and was named the “Best Practical Student” for his restoration of a Lancia Fulvia. Hunter has also competed at VSCC hill climbs and sprints, most recently at Curborugh and Prescott.
“Daniel’s experience and industry knowledge has already made him a key addition to the Blue Diamond family,” said John Lomas, Managing Director of Blue Diamond. “His apprenticeship signals our commitment to investing in the future of the industry and our desire to continue to be one of the leading pre-war car restoration companies in the country.”
For further information, please contact:
John D Lomas
M: +44 (0)7590 436225
About Blue Diamond Riley Services Limited: Blue Diamond Riley Services has remained one of the leading ‘go-to’ destinations for pre-war Rileys for nearly 40 years. Offering complete mechanical restoration work, high-quality engine repairs and overhaul work alongside routine servicing, the company has rebuilt and worked on a full range of sports, saloon and touring cars ranging from 1928 Brooklands to 1939 16 HP Kestrel examples. In addition, the marque specialist has built and rebuilt a number of sports and racing specials, ranging from the 1938/9 Peking to Paris 16hp car to a number of 6 cylinder, 12/4 and 9HP specials of greatly varying specification. Alongside the restoration and servicing work, Blue Diamond provides an extensive spares service, offering parts for all Riley models from 1927-1939. Customers have a truly international profile being based across Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.