Articles tagged Rootes Group

Page 33 of November 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, November 1990

Veteran to Classic

Jointly organised by the Jaguar Car Club and the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, the Jaguar Spares Day will be held at the National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire on Sunday, October 28th. Gates open at 9.30am and admission costs £1.50 with children under 14 free. The Jaguar Enthusiasts Club is also involved in a "Meet the Motoring Press" at 8.00pm on Thursday, November 22nd. The venue is...

Page 59 of April 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, April 1982

Veteran edwardian vintage

A section devoted to old car matters Motoring as it was - A look-back at the roads of long ago THINGS motoring, like women, motoring journals, the cars themselves and the roads we drive on have changed so much, that looking back to what driving was like in the days when even prominent owners of today's vintage cars had not been born, seems a worthwhile exercise. So I propose to look at those...

Page 9 of April 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, April 1950

Motor Sport Gets to Know—The Humber Super-Snipe, Mark II

The Car That Was Second in This Year's Monte Carlo Rally Only five cars completed  the road-section of this year's Monte Carlo Rally without loss of marks, and in consequence can justifiably be proclaimed exceedingly good cars. Of these five—Hotchkiss, Humber Super Snipe and three little Simcas—the Humber was placed second in the final results and is therefore of topical interest.   Accordingly,...

Page 36 of February 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, February 1966

My Year's Motoring

The Editor looks back on the cars he drove in 1965 This annual review is intended as a refresher course for those readers who are interested in the good, bad, and indifferent aspects of the cars that came to us for road-test during the past twelve months. Consequently, it will not be a resume of the Good Life, as provided by D.S.J. last month. Nor do I claim to have toiled so hard at my motoring...

Page 11 of January 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, January 1963

Now we know

The following stop-press statement from the Hon. B. G. Rootes of Devonshire House has been received re the forthcoming Hillman Apex, Ajax, Imp or what have you: "There have been a number of Press reports recently claiming to reveal details of the new small Hillman car which is being developed by the Rootes Group for production in Scotland. "To clear up any misunderstanding on the part of your...

Page 26 of August 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, August 1959

New Commer Transporter for "Equipe Sunbeam"

To service cars entered by the Rootes Group for motor rallies, a special van, based on a Commer five-ton petrol engined chassis, has been placed in service. Designed to carry any Rootes Group car, the vehicle has an 11 ft. 9 in. wheelbase extended chassis, a standard forward control cab and a composite Luton body by Rootes Ltd., Maidstone. To load or off-load quickly and easily, a winch mounted...

Page 34 of September 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, September 1964


In which the Editor recounts his experience of the Renault Caravelle Coupe, Series IV Sunbeam Alpine and Rambler Classic 770 Pillarless Sedan If variety is the spice of life, my motoring life has been flavoured with a good deal of spice recently. In the first place, having agreed to act in the capacity of one of the judges at the Bath Concours d'Elégance, I was able to motor to that fair but...

Page 28 of November 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1961


RUMBLINGS The Rootes Group has a reputation for eschewing shoddy, " tinny " cars, preferring to offer quality, rugged construction and in the models of LUXURY FOR LESS THAN £1,000 the Hillman, Humber, Sunbeam and Singer range. That they intend to anyone who has driven the new Singer Vogue. Robert Glenton of the Sunday Express could find no fault with this new Singer except its name. We would not...

Page 9 of March 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, March 1952

Matters of moment

Allard's great victory Belatedly, because Motor Sport is a monthly, but none the less sincerely, we acclaim Sydney Allard's great victory in the Monte Carlo Rally. First ever to win through from Glasgow and first British car to win this great winter test and adventure since Donald Healey did so in 1931 with an Envicta, the Allard triumph. is as convincing as it was well-deserved. Weather...

Page 59 of May 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, May 1965

Book reviews

"Rallying With B.P." Edited by Peter Roberts. 128 pp. 9-3/4 in. x 7 in. (Stanley Paul & Co., 178-202, (Gt. Portland Street, London, W.1. 12s. 6d.) This is a beautifully produced book the purpose of which is to explain what modern rallies are all about and how the B.P. organisation goes about supplying petrol and oil to the competitors. It covers every sort of rally from a treasure hunt to the...



December 2019
Ford vs Ferrari: The Le Mans '66 Film Special



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