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Welcome to RELIANT, the Reliant website that is called just that ( and is the official web site for the Reliant Motor Club.  The RMC is a club for Reliant enthusiasts that offers members not only the usual benefits of club memberships but also access to the largest on-line Reliant archive in the world. Each year, members also receive 4 newsletters and 2 information packed magazines delivered straight into their e-mail Inbox so that they can be enjoyed across multiple electronic platforms and on the go.The RMC was founded in June 2016 by Elvis Payne and Mark Cropper whose combined personal Reliant archives contain over 2,500 items including photographs, plans, brochures, factory documents, press releases, Reliant newspapers, handbooks and much more.  The archives mainly consist of paper based items although they do also include a few rare items such as Reliant Founder Tom Williams’ personal set of wood chisels and the original bronze Reliant sign from the old Reliant building in Tamworh, Staffs.

Last Updated 5th February 2018

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The on-line Reliant Motor Club Archives

Reliant Brochure catalog

Reliant Brochure Catalog

An ongoing resource to build up a catalog (and indeed collection) of every Reliant brochure issued for all models from 1935 - 2002. The RMC Reliant brochure catalog is the largest on-line collection of Reliant brochures.

Number of brochures currently listed: 333

Total brochures available to open 268

Reliant Review catalog

Reliant Review

From 1963 to 1977 Reliant issued its own newspaper which offers an invaluable insight into Reliant during those years. The name was then revived in 1997 - 1998 for an internal newsletter. For the first time every copy is now available on-line.

All 96 copies available to read.

Reliant Owners Handbook catalog

Reliant Handbook Catalog

An ongoing collection to build up a catalog of every handbook that was issued by Reliant with their vehicles.  Handbooks will continue to be added as they become available and get scanned.

Number of handbooks currently listed: 45

Total handbooks available to open 31

RMC Reliant Document Library

RMC Reliant Document Library

An ongoing collection to build up a Library of miscellaneous Reliant documents from all areas of Reliant (Employees, Dealers and Customers) that includes Press Releases, Notices, Letters, Building Plans and News items etc.


Total documents available to open 120

Reliant Price List catalog

Reliant Price List

An ongoing collection to build up a catalog of as many Price List as we can that were issued by Reliant for all of its models. Price List will continue to be added as they become available and get scanned.


Total price lists available to open 58

Reliant Magazine Articles Library

Reliant Magazine Articles

The RMC has sought permission to bring you this collection of Reliant related articles from various magazines over the years. Articles will continue to be added as they become available.


Total articles to open 23

Reliant Photograph Archive

Reliant Photograph Archive

A small selection of just some of the hundreds of period photographs from the Reliant Motor Club Archives.

Total archive photos to view: 76

Reliant Motor Club in the Media

Click here for our Reliant Dealer Directory

View our latest newsletter; the Reliant Motor Club Newsletter

No 7 Dec 2017 Now Available

View our latest magazine; the Reliant Motor Club Review

No 3 Dec 2017 Now Available

Join the Reliant Motor Club

Option 1

1 Year Membership

Only £8.50

Option 2

2 Year Membership

Only £15.50

Click here to join

Our on-line Sign up is quick and safe which means you can be a member almost straight away.

Membership also provides access to our online archives with over 600 documents

RMC Members enjoy discounts at Fertan Products (15% off), Northern Radiators Ltd (10% off), Big Dug Ltd (10% off), classicline insurance (10% off),James Mann (£4 off How to photograph cars book), Car Wash Co (10% off),  Rajah Ayurveda, India (20% off). Click for full details of discounts available as a RMC member.

News: Reliant Blue Plaque unveiled

Ever since the Reliant Motor Club joned the Tamworth Heritage Trust in 2016, we have been working towards a blue plaque to be placed on the former home (named Bro-Dawel) of Reliant’s co-founder T.L.Williams in Tamworth.  Both he and E.S.Thompson built the first prototype Reliant there in 1934. We were overjoyed when on 8th July 2017 the blue plaque was unveiled by Charlotte Oliver, E.S.Thompson’s grand daughter. The blue plaque not

Reliant blue plaque

only marks the birth place of the Reliant but also pays tribute to its founders. Click here for more on this story.

The primary aim of the Reliant Motor Club is to promote the history of Reliant and we believe this plaque firmly helps to keep the memory of Reliant alive.

Bro-Dawel with Reliant blue plaque
The Reliant Motor Company by Elvis Payne

Now Available

The Reliant Motor Company by Elvis Payne

Foreword by HRH The Princess Royal

The Reliant Motor Company is the first book on Reliant to cover Reliant’s complete history in a single volume.. Past books on Reliant have just

covered specific areas whereas this book covers all Reliant models, the three-wheelers, the economy four-wheelers, the sports cars, the export models, prototypes and other projects. It also quashes some of the myths that have arisen, especially over the last 10 years or so, in which the history of Reliant has been skewed as some are taken to be actual facts. Read More

HRH The Princess Royal

We are delighted that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal is an Honorary Member of the Reliant Motor Club.  The Princess sends her best wishes to all within the club.  Her Royal Highness has owned a number of Reliants including Scimitars, Robins and Kittens and still owns a 1989 Middlebridge Scimitar.

HRH The Princess Royal

Celebrity ex-Reliant Owners

The RMC contacted several celebrities who were Reliant owners to ask them about their Reliant and let them know about the RMC.

William Roache

All the best with your Reliant Club

William Roache  MBE

Noel Edmonds

Good luck with the new venture.

Noel Edmonds.

Ken Dodd

Best Wishes with your research

Ken Dodd  OBE

View more celebrity and Royal Reliant owners in our gallery



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Staffs Past Track

The RMC is proud to support The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs

The RMC is proud to be a member of the National Association of Motor Car and Bikes Clubs

The RMC is proud to be working with Staffordshire County Council's Archives & Heritage Service

The RMC is proud to be a member of the Tamworth Heritage Trust.

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