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Stanley Riley

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(William Reginald) Stanley Riley

1889 Born, son of William Riley, (Junior) and his wife Emma

1901 Living at Holly Bank, Radford Road, Coventry with his parents, aged 12 [1]

1912 With 3 of his brothers, all interested in the business opportunities in making cars, Stanley set up a new company, Riley Motor Manufacturing Co in Aldbourne Road, Coventry. It took on the production of the existing two Riley cars and introduced a third one which was exhibited at the London Motor Show in 1913

1913 visited Canada and the USA

c.1914 Stanley Riley founded the Nero Engine Co to produce his own 4-cylinder 10 hp (7.5 kW) car. This company continued as a separate business until 1919 when it was absorbed into the main Riley car company.

1952 Died at Kenilworth[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1901 Census
  2. The Times, Mar 19, 1952
  • Biography of the Riley family, ODNB