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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 3rd February 2024

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Reliant Motor Club Review

View our latest newsletter; the Reliant Motor Club Newsletter

View our latest magazine; the Reliant Motor Club Review

No 30 - Dec 2023 Now Available

No 15 -Dec 2023 Now Available

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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 910 documents

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: 367

Total brochures available to open 312

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 98 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 32

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 179

Reliant Engineering Drawings


An ongoing collection of Reliant Engineering Drawings dating from 1949 - the late 1980s.  These are picked randomly from a collection of around 22,000 drawings.

Total drawings to open 132

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 75

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 36

Reliant Motor Club Magazines & Newsletters

Reliantn Motor Club magazines & newsletters

View past and present club magazines and newsletters issued by the RMC. The RMC issues 2 magazines a year and 4 newsletters a year.

RMC Magazines to open:  15

RMC Newsletters to open: 30

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

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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

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News: Local Automobile Club of the Year 2023

Automobile Club of the Year 2023 - UK

In October 2023 the Reliant Motor Club was delighted to be awarded the: Local Automobile Club of the Year 2023 - UK by The Business Concept Awards.

News: New Reliant Book

A Reliant Robin called Gwen

Released in March 2023 a new book called A Robin called Gwen by Elvis Payne. A humourous account of owning a Relia

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News: Tamworth’s new AR Reliant Robin

Augmented Reality Reliant Robin

On Dec 13th 2021 a new Augmented Reliant Robin was unveiled in Tamworth (UK) as part of the town's new AR Historical trail.

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News: New Reliant Book

Buyers Guide Scimitar GTE

Released in March 2021 a new Buyers Guide fr the Reliant Scimitar GTE by Elvis Payne.

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News: Scimitar  GT Heritage Certificates

Scimitar GTHeritage Certificate

Thanks to a recent by the RMC, we are now delighted to be able to offer Heritage Certificates for the Reliant Scimitar GT from 1965 to 1966.

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News: Letter from HRH The Princess Royal

Buckingham Palace

The RMC has received the following letter from HRH The Princess Royal relating to the Coronavirus Corvid-19

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News: Reliant Robin for the 2020s!

What would Reliant being manufacturing if they were still in business in 2020?  Automotive  Designer Eddie Pepall has created these wonderful concept drawings for us of an electric Reliant Robin for the 2020s.

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Reliant Robin for the 2020s

News: Unseen Reliant Crash Test Films

Imagine if you came across 10 cannisters of film from Reliant’s heyday showing previously unseen footage of Reliant crash test at MIRA. We have and its amazing.

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Reliant CrashTest Footage

News: Reliant Scimitar Beer

As part the Reliant Scimitar GTE’s 50th Anniversary in October 2018, the Reliant Motor Club teamed with with Tamworth Brewring Co. to unveil a new celebratory beer called Scimitar.  Brewed onsite in Tamworth, Scimitar was a one off ale created by George Greenaway,

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Reliant Scimitar Beer

News: Reliant Blue Plaque unveiled

Reliant blue plaque

Ever since the Reliant Motor Club joned the Tamworth Heritage Trust in 2016, we  placed a blue plaque on the former home of Reliant’s co-founder T.L.Williams in Tamworth.

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Staffs Past Track

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

The RMC is proud to be working with the Tamworth and District Civic Society

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

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News: New Reliant books published

The Reliant Motor Company by Elvis Payne
The Reliant Scimitar by Elvis Payne

The Reliant Scimitar

by Elvis Payne

Foreword by HRH The Princess Royal

The Reliant Motor Company

 by Elvis Payne

Foreword by HRH The Princess Royal

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