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Rootes Heritage Day 17th July 2022 Full Video

Discussion in 'Featured Articles & How To's' started by Tim R, Jul 18, 2022.

  1. Tim R

    Tim R Silver Level Sponsor

    This is a video of The Rootes Heritage Day at The British Car Museum in Gaydon on 17th July 2022. It was organised by The Rootes Archive Charitable Trust and includes clips of some of the nicest cars at the show as well as interviews with their owners. When were there last two Sunbeam Venezias together at the same location?
    Then we have a brief look around the museum itself and look at some of the unique prototypes and 'could have beens' of the British car industry. This is an excellent car museum, if you’ve never been and find yourself nearby, give yourself a treat and go.

    Tim R

  2. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Tim, a very nice video and great footage of the event. Thanks for shooting and posting...
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  3. jdoclogan

    jdoclogan Platinum Level Sponsor

    Tim, well done. It brought back fresh memories as I was there for the Sunbeam/Rootes spares meet this past Spring. Way to end the shots as you wondered around the gathering with one of the most exquisite Harrington Le Mans restorations done by Andrew Yates.
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  4. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Diamond Level Sponsor

    Great video, Tim! I saw some Rootes cars I've never seen before and a couple, like the Imp-based kit cars, I never new existed. Thanks for creating and sharing it.

    But, are there no Sunbeams inside the museum?
  5. albeam

    albeam Donation Time

    Very good Tim, didn't Rootes make some classy cars over the years. great coverage and really enjoying the audio.

  6. 65sunbeam

    65sunbeam SAOCA Membership Director Diamond Level Sponsor

    It has been about 4 years since I last visited the Museum and at that time they had very few Rootes cars on display inside. Maybe an Imp and a Hunter rally car? The Coventry Motor Museum had a fair number of Rootes cars though.
  7. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Indeed. If you want to see Rootes cars go to Coventry Museum. Gaydon has a lot of BLMC stuff which is kind of boring for us Rootes nuts. The venue however is nice and we enjoyed the Spares Day there...
  8. jdoclogan

    jdoclogan Platinum Level Sponsor

    The Sunbeam below was at the National Motor Museum in the UK during my recent 2022 European trip. I had a good look around after acquiring a Rootes Service sign at the Autojumble in Beaulieu, UK.


    Last edited: Jul 23, 2022
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  9. jdoclogan

    jdoclogan Platinum Level Sponsor

    A couple photos from my Coventry Museum trip in 2013. No Alpine at the time or I just didn't take a photo.

    One of the strikes that put a heavy toll on the Rootes Group's financials.


    A 1960 Rapier
  10. husky drvr

    husky drvr Platinum Level Sponsor

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  11. Series6

    Series6 Past President Gold Level Sponsor

    What are the dates for next year’s heritage day and auto jumble?
  12. Tim R

    Tim R Silver Level Sponsor

    I know that the archive centre plan to have a Heritage Day next year but I do not know the date. It might be worth e-mailing them and asking. If you are thinking of coming over and attending I would thoroughly recommend it.

    Tim R

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