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The Rootes Group

Author : Richard Loveys
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The Rootes Group once dominated the British motor industry, and its legacy lives on in thousands of carefully maintained cars – most notably Hillmans, Humbers, Singers and Sunbeams. In this book, using beautiful images from the Rootes Archive Centre, Richard Loveys details the Group's history and leading car models, from its creation as a car dealership by William and Reginald Rootes, through its transition into motor manufacture, and expansion by taking companies over and developing their car and commercial vehicle ranges. It was a significant contributor to the war effort in 1939–45, producing large numbers of military aircraft and vehicles, and in its post-war heyday produced such icons as the Sunbeam Alpine and Hillman Imp.

Rootes

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Hillman, Rootes vehicles, Sunbeam, Talbot, Rootes Arrow, Rootes Group, Commer, Singer, Kenelm Lee Guinness, Sunbeam-Talbot, Henry Segrave, Tom Barrett, Dario Resta, Humber, Karrier, Darracq, William Rootes, 1st Baron Rootes, Louis Coatalen. Excerpt: Rootes Arrow was the manufacturer's name for a range of cars produced under several badge-engineered marques by the Rootes Group (later Chrysler Europe) from 1966 to 1979. It is amongst the last Rootes designs, developed with no influence from future owner Chrysler. The range is sometimes referred to by the name of the most prolific model, the Hillman Hunter. A substantial number of separate marque and model names applied to this single car platform. Some were given different model names to justify trim differences (Hillman GT, Hillman Estate) and that from time to time all models were sold in some European markets under the Sunbeam marque (Sunbeam Sceptre for instance), and at other times used UK marque/model names. To add complication, Singer Gazelle/Vogue models were also sold in the UK for one season badged as Sunbeams after the Singer brand was withdrawn. The models sold - not all concurrently - were, alphabetically by marque: The most prolific model within the Arrow range, the Hillman Hunter, was the Coventry-based company's major competitor in the medium family car segment. In its 13-year production run, its UK market contemporaries included the Ford Cortina, Morris Marina and Vauxhall Victor, although model positioning within the range meant competition with some larger cars as well, including the BMC ADO17 (that is, in plain English, the Austin (etc.) 1800). The Arrow range extended to several body styles: saloon, estate, fastback coupe and a pick-up (sold mainly in South Africa as the Dodge Husky). Depending on the model, they had two doors or four doors....

Hillman Humber Sunbeam

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Automotive History of Hillman Humber and Sunbeam cars in Australia

Rootes Story

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The Rootes Story - The Making of a Global Automotive Empire traces the meteoric rise of the two Rootes brothers, William and Reginald, development of one of Britain's most important motor vehicle manufacturers. The Rootes Group acquired some of the most famous names in the British motor industry: Hillman, Humber, Sunbeam and Singer cars, as well as Commer and Karrier commercial vehicles. Over the years, some of the models built by Rootes would become household names: the Hillman Minx, Humber Super Snipe, Sunbeam Alpine, Singer Gazelle, Commer Superpoise and Karrier Bantam. In its heyday in the late 1950s, Rootes was the fourth largest manufacturer of cars and trucks in Britain, exporting to over 180 countries worldwide, becoming a global automotive empire. In this book, the people and various companies involved with Rootes are profiled, as are the cars and commercial vehicles built by them, with specifications of principal models. Personal insight from employees is given along with valuable contributions from the Rootes family themselves. This book celebrates the heyday of a truly global automotive empire and one of the most important British vehicle manufacturers of the twentieth century. This is the first book written about Rootes to be sanctioned by the Rootes family. Will be of great interest to owners and enthusiasts of Rootes cars, and those with an interest in British automotive and industrial history. Superbly illustrated with 52 colour and 361 black & white photographs.

Rootes Cars of the 1950s 1960s 1970s Hillman Humber Singer Sunbeam Talbot

Author : David Rowe
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Rootes Cars of the 50s, 60s & 70s is the only full-colour comprehensive guide to all Hillman, Humber, Sunbeam, Singer & Talbot cars & vans, built from 1950 until the end of production in the 1970s. With model-by-model descriptions and detailed technical information, this is an invaluable Rootes resource.

Commer Vehicles

Author : Bill Reid
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A look at Commer vehicles.

Surfing the Global Tide

Author : M. Wynn-Williams
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Car manufacturing epitomizes modern industry, yet the overall perspective has been lost in speculation and self-promotion. Based on six years of research, this book is the first in years to reassess the industry. The result is a paradigm that quantifies the fundamental economies of scale and firm organizational structure.

The Rootes Brothers

Author : John Bullock
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Billy and Reggie Rootes were among the most respected figures in the motor industry. This book, by a motoring writer who worked for the Rootes Group and has access to family material, tells how the brothers turned a small family business into an international motoring empire.

The Rootes Story

Author : Geoff Caverhill
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The Rootes Group acquired some of the most famous names in the British motor industry: Hillman, Humber, Sunbeam and Singer cars, as well as Commer and Karrier commercial vehicles. Over the years, some of the models built by Rootes would become household names: the Hillman Minx, Humber Super Snipe, Sunbeam Alpine, Singer Gazelle, Commer Superpoise and Karrier Bantam. In its heyday in the late 1950s, Rootes was the fourth-largest manufacturer of cars and trucks in Britain, exporting to more than 180 countries worldwide, becoming a global automotive empire. In The Rootes Story - The Making of a Global Automotive Empire, the people and various companies involved with Rootes are profiled, as are the cars and commercial vehicles built by them, with specifications of principal models. Personal insight from employees is given along with valuable contributions from the Rootes family themselves.

British Automobiles Overseas

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The Autocar

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Autodriver

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British Engineering Transport

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Time and Tide

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Britain s Motor Industry

Author : Harold George Castle
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Transport Management

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Motor Industry

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The World s Carriers and Carrying Trades Review

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FBI Register of British Manufacturers

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Australia

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