Rootes Trust raises £40k

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - www.roote­sarchive­cen­tre.org.uk

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.

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