The Rootes Story

The Making of a Global Automotive Empire

The Rootes Story
Format: Hardback, 240 Pages
ISBN: 9781785004797
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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.

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Geoff Carverhill is an automotive journalist and historian, the author of many magazine articles on both well-known and obscure classic cars. As a specialist in American automotive history, he is a regular contributor to Classic American magazine. He is also a piano tuner and technician, a freelance photographer and music reviewer.  His books for Crowood Press include The Commer Story and The Rootes Story.

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Format: Hardback, 240 Pages
ISBN: 9781785004797
Illustrations: 52 color & 361 b-w photos
Size: 8.46 in x 11 in / 214.88 mm x 279.4 mm
Edition: First Edition