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    Welcome to the 3-wheelers.com “Reliant Archives”

    Living in Tamworth (UK) just 5 minutes away where the Reliant factory used to be until 1999 when it moved to Burntwood means that I have access to a treasure trove of information about Reliant and its past. Indeed it can be traced year by year back to 1935 in my local newspaper “The Tamworth Herald” of which all copies are stored at Tamworth Library.

    Reliant are most famous for the Reliant Robin they produced from 1973. Everyone knows what a Reliant Robin is and images of Reliants in TV programs like “Only Fools and Horses” and Rowan Atkinson’s “Mr Bean” spring to mind supplemented with jokes about wheel barrows from comedians like Jasper Carrot  Ironically these programs actually use a Reliant Regal 3/25 and a Regal Supervan III but people tend to think of all Reliant 3-wheelers as “Reliant Robins” or “Robin Reliants.

  • Reliant Owners Club National Rallies
  • Tamworth Heritage Weekend

Old Reliant Media

History of Reliant

  • Photos

    Old Photographs

    Old Reliant photos from the past from my collection.

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The Reliant entry in the A-Z of 3-wheelers.  (Covers a brief history of Reliant’s 3-wheelers).

Ole Blue

My old1972 Reliant Regal Supervan III. The full restoration and sad end of Ole Blue.


My old 1961 Reliant Regal Mk VI v that appeared in a few TV programs and magazines.

1993 Tour of Reliant

Reliant Scale Models

In 1993 I was lucky enough to get a tour of Reliant for a project I was doing at the time.

Reliant 3-wheeler scale models made from either diecast or whitemetal.

3-wheeler vehicle Information




Mk I - Mk VI


3/25 - 3/30

TW9 / Ant



Mk I - III / BN1

Bond Bug


Reliant 3-wheelers


List of all Reliant 3-wheeler models from 1935 - 2002


3-wheelers.com Books

The A-Z of Three Wheelers
The Reliant Three-Wheeler 1973 - 2002

Aerial views of Reliant

Aerial views of the old Reliant factory factories including overlays of the Two Gates site over the “Scimitar Park” housing estate that was built upon the site.



Why do we call the Robin a Plastic Pig?

Robin Reliant - the car that doesn’t exist?

What about the 4-wheelers?

Reliant didn’t just make 3-wheelers, they also made a great range of economy and sorts 4-wheelers that fall outside the scope of this web site.

Visit the Sporting Reliants web site for more info.

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Reliant Owners Club

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