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Rootes Archive Centre Trust celebrates Drive It Day 2019

By May 1, 2019 No Comments

Written by Andy Bye, Trustee, Rootes Archive Centre Trust

It was hard to believe that Drive It Day marked the 12-month anniversary of the Rootes Archive Centre official opening of their new Archive building.

This year the Trust decided to be a staging post for many of the tours that were taking place around the lovely Oxfordshire and Warwickshire countryside.

During the day they managed to have a constant average of 35 cars on site as enthusiasts came and went with many using it as a coffee, lunch or tea stop as the “Classic Commer Coffee” PB van working tirelessly during the day.

It was great to see a wide range of cars including many non Rootes come to experience what the Archive can offer both as a point of reference but also as a great place to meet up with friends and fellow enthusiasts.

CL: Sounds like a great day Andy, thank you for writing to us. We always love to hear what the clubs and organisations we support have been up to.

If you missed this year’s Drive It Day celebrations at the Rootes Archive Centre Trust, or can’t wait to come back, here are some of the other opportunities in the coming months:

Rootes Archive Centre Trust Open Days 2019

May 2019
5th – Cataloguing day – centre will be open from 10am – 3pm
12th – Sunbeam spares day – sellers can arrive from 8am

June 2019
2nd – Open day for cataloguing & research – centre will be open from 10am – 3pm

July 2019
7th – Hillman day – centre will be open from 10am – 3pm
20th – Sunbeam Alpine afternoon tea

August 2019
4th – Open day for cataloguing & research – centre will be open from 10am – 3pm

September 2019
1st – Sunbeam day – centre will be open from 10am – 3pm
14th – Singer Roadster day

You may also be interested in reading:

Why we celebrate Drive It Day
Spotlight On: Sunbeam Talbot Alpine Register
Association of Rootes Car Clubs Insurance