My thanks go to Derek (Del) Reynolds for these photos of Reliants at rallies and other places. These photos range from 1957 - 1959. Derek writes:
It has been many years since I last drove in a Reliant. I have driven in every model up to 1966. The last being the Reliant Rebel four wheeler. I started driving Reliants with the Mk1 in 1953. I was the founder and first Chairman of the Reliant Owners Club which started in London at the premises of Glandfield Lawrence, Highbury Corner. At the time I was Sales Manager for this company who were then, the London area distributor for all Reliant products.
As Chairman I was presented with a chrome lapel pin (shown below). This would have been the very first ROC badge to have been produced. The club also had a plastic badge, as a car grill badge. Incidentally my nick name is Del and I drove a Reliant Van many times, I am also a cockney so many say that 'Only Fools & Horses' was designed after me but I strongly deny this, but love the show