to promote the study and preservation of Leyland vehicles


Membership of the Leyland Society brings with it the benefits of a much more detailed insight into the activities of Leyland Motors Ltd through our NEW A4 format glossy quarterly publication 'Leyland Torque' as well as access to a wealth of detailed Leyland knowledge collected over many years by the society and its members. Since its formation in 1998, more than 1000 people have joined.

The Leyland Society brings together expertise and information on all matters Leyland to share with those with an interest in this fascinating manufacturer. It encourages research into the history and products of Leyland Motors, largely prompted by questions raised in Leyland Torque. It is not necessary to be a Leyland owner to become a member. 

Stop Press: New members joining the Society between April 1st and July 31st get extended membership until July 31st the following year. 

Leyland Torque

All  members receive 'Leyland Torque' quarterly, which contains approximately 40 glossy A4 pages, ensuring a high quality of production. It is well illustrated with photos from the BCVM Archive and members own collections, and in terms of quality is amongst the best newsletters for any one-marquee society. Regular Torque features include:

  • Food for thought - a forum for people to raise and answer technical queries.

  • Letters - items of interest from members and general public.

  • Articles - members and others are free to submit any appropriate articles that may be of interest and educate the reader following research into any particular subject.

  • Odd bodies - mysteries and responses on strangely bodied Leylands.

For more details of both 'Leyland Torque' and other Society publications, please see the Society publications page.

Society AGM

The Society's AGM is open to all members and normally takes place on a Sunday in November. It is held at the Museum of British Road Transport in Coventry, making it accessible to members from all over the country, and as well as the Society business, a guest speaker is frequently invited. The speaker is often an ex-employee of the company, and recent talks have included the development of the 'fixed head' 500 series engine, the Leyland National Railbus and the Leyland Gas Turbine truck.

Membership of The Leyland Society costs £30 per year within the UK (higher charges apply for overseas members due to higher postage costs, full details on membership form). To download a printable application form, click here.

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  The Leyland Society Ltd. is a Registered Charity No. 1137856. Registered in England No.4653772.