The Rootes Archive Centre Trust has been awarded the prestigious FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) Culture Award for Research in 2020. The Rootes Archive Centre Trust is a charity based in Wroxton, Oxfordshire, England, whose objectives are the preserving, protecting, and promoting of original material and artefacts of interest from the Rootes Group vehicle manufacturer and its associated and successor companies.
In announcing the award, FIVA said: “COVID-19 couldn’t stop the prestigious FIVA Awards! The challenge to store and catalogue material relating to the heritage of the Rootes Group and its successor companies was massive, and fully in alignment with FIVA’s preservation and promotion objectives. As well as providing a major source of reference to enable future generations to keep their vehicles on the road it also provides a technical awareness of historic motoring”.
Rootes Archive Trustee Andy Bye said: “After all the hard effort and fundraising over recent years, the Rootes community can be justifiably proud of what we have all achieved, and to win this international award makes us feel extremely proud.”