Rootes Trust raises £40k
The Rootes Archive Centre Trust has now raised just over £40,000 to put towards a new facility in Cherwell, near Banbury, Oxfordshire for its collection of Rootes Group historical material. The extensive collection includes original engineering drawings, photographs from vehicle testing sessions and workshop manuals. The total target for the fund is £175,000. The Trust will be attending several classic car events around Britain this year with the aim of supplementing its archive centre fund-raising efforts.
The archives need a new long-term home.