Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News Analysis - matthe­woll­man@roote­sarchive­cen­

Any con­tri­bu­tions to the Rootes Ar­chive Cen­tre, big or small, will help it achieve its goal of own­ing a mod­ern, fit-for-pur­pose build­ing with space to ex­pand if nec­es­sary.

It will have fa­cil­i­ties for clubs to hold meet­ings and events, and most im­por­tantly a per­ma­nent safe and se­cure place for the ar­chive. You can be­come a ‘friend’ to the cen­tre from £15 a year, which gives free ad­mis­sion to events plus a reg­u­lar magazine, and op­tions to visit and browse/re­search.

How­ever, the Trust is es­pe­cially seek­ing con­tri­bu­tions from in­di­vid­u­als or com­pa­nies of £500, ei­ther as a one-off, in five yearly in­stall­ments of £100 or even a stand­ing or­der of £1.93 per week. In ad­di­tion to financial pledges, vol­un­teers with rel­e­vant ex­pe­ri­ence in mar­ket­ing, prop­erty law or VAT are en­cour­aged to join the dedicated sub-com­mit­tee driv­ing the project for­ward.

Money gath­ered so far has come from long-term RACT spon­sor Ste­wart Miller and Peter James In­sur­ance, while the Sun­beam Alpine Own­ers’ Club has do­nated £1500 and of­fered a loan of £10,000, while the Sun­beam Rapier Own­ers’ Club has also given £1500. ‘We’ve had a lot of sup­port al­ready from the clubs,’ says Matthew Oll­man, who can be con­tacted for any en­quiries or to dis­cuss the pro­gramme.

RACT mem­bers with Rootes diesel en­gines chief engi­neer Don Kitchen (sec­ond right).

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