Rootes Group

  • Dual-purpose Hillman Husky restored

    Dual-purpose Hillman Husky restored

    Chris Graham on 6th October 2021

    Peter Simpson is a big fan of the dual-purpose Hillman Husky, and spotlights one that’s been restored from chicken-shed condition!

  • Silver fire engines

    Silver fire engines

    Chris Graham on 27th June 2021

    Ron Henderson discusses how fire service appliances haven’t always been finished in red paint, with a special look at silver fire engines.

  • Classic vans on test

    Classic vans on test

    Chris Graham on 24th February 2021

    Mike Forbes has selected some fascinating, archive photographs from the Chris Hodge ‘Stilltime’ Collection, showing classic vans on test. Ford replaced its out-dated E83W 10 cwt van in 1957 with the 400E. There were a number of derivatives, including the…

  • Classic Commer and Dodge vans

    Classic Commer and Dodge vans

    Chris Graham on 2nd February 2021

    Peter Simpson tells the interesting development story of the classic Commer and Dodge vans, the FC/PA/PB and the Spacevan. Classic Commer and Dodge vans: The Post Office was far and away the biggest fleet buyer of Commer vans, with red…

  • 1979 Dodge Spacevan

    1979 Dodge Spacevan

    Chris Graham on 8th December 2020

    Rootes vehicle enthusiast Dean Reader explains the experiences he had while owning and restoring a 1979 Dodge Spacevan.

  • My special Commer Paralanian

    My special Commer Paralanian

    Chris Graham on 16th July 2020

    Mike Neale meets up with a rather special Commer Paralanian, which is now in highly appropriate ownership for a Rootes Group product.

  • Commer Fire Engines

    Commer Fire Engines

    Chris Graham on 27th March 2020

    Ron Henderson tells the tale of the Rootes Group’s early post-war move into Commer Fire Engines market.