Rootes Archive Centre

About this Web site

Web Site Status

2017: The move from Banbury to Wroxton has been a significant under-taking. Naturally the Web site is being updated.

2015: We did a lot of updates and launched a FaceBook site for Archive Centre Friends.

2010: The Web site underwent a major update in May 2010 to reflect the Archive's new location in Banbury. Further changes took place in Nov'2010 with an improved appearance, more pictures and the new Friend's Portal. Now replaced by FaceBook site.

Please note the Web address of the Centre was changed in 2009 because we were unable to renew the ".com" address. Please use

Recent pictures show our activities over 2007 to Autumn of 2010. In 2009 we re-vamped the "Shop" pages, and introduced a lot more information and photos to the "Catalogue" page. Many thanks to those who have contributed both time and information. We are now planning a "Rootes" area for studies of the family and their extended business connections.

Previously, the Catalogue received a lot of attention. The aim is to list most (all would be ambitious) of the models produced by companies contributing to the Rootes group. This can be used for various purposes, including links to the Archive material. Many thanks to people who have contributed photographs of their cars to help identify the various Rootes models.

The "Index" now shows an almost complete list of Imp related material housed at the Archive Centre and elsewhere. A list of "standard" parts is now included. This area will be updated as the cataloguing process continues.

We hope that others from ARCC member clubs will put in the effort to extend these lists for all the other marques. To begin this task Kimberley Benoy has provided a set of guidelines for the cataloguing process and James Spencer and Matt Olllman have coordinated work parties. Please see the preservation pages for information on how you can participate.

For comments on, and contributions to the Web site, contact Bob Allan (e-mail).

Site Map and Accessibility

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Accessibility Statement: every effort is being made to ensure that these pages are widely accessible using all up-to-date Web browsers which allow for client side editing of cascading style sheets. HTML-4, XHTML and other W3C standards are used for this reason. This page can be used for full navigation, and the site does not require frames. JavaScript is also not required on the site if navigated via this page. Other additional features will be added if there is a demand, please contact Bob Allan on 01925 267084. Information about the Archive Centre can also be supplied verbally or by post, please contact Gordon Jarvis on 01491 201551.

Rootes Heritage, Unit 15 Apollo Office Park, Ironstone Lane, Wroxton, Banbury, Oxon OX15 6AY, UK

The Rootes Archive Centre is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales number 1108882