Be a Friend of the Rootes Archive Centre Trust

Support the work of RACT, preserving and protecting original Rootes materials The Rootes Archive Centre Trust is based in Banbury, Oxfordshire, and has been preserving and protecting the original material from the Rootes/Chrysler Engineering Department for nearly 20 years. The archive includes hundreds of thousands of detailed manufacturing drawings from the 1930s through to early (more…)

Some Rootes Group History

from the April 2008 RootesReview: The Rootes brothers, William and Reginald, began a car sales business after the First World War. They built a successful dealership in Kent before setting up shop in Long Acre, London. They took over Piccadilly’s Devonshire House in 1926 and used this facility as their headquarters. The brothers’ reputation was (more…)