ROOTES GROUP, the

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Royalty
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored
  • Promotional

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: ROOTES GROUP, the

Reference number: 0085

Date: 1963

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and the Rootes Group

Production company: Glasgow Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20 mins

Description: The production of the Hillman Imp at the Rootes car factory at Linwood.

Technical version of title released theatrically as YOUNG IN HEART. See ref. 1480.

See also Rootes Group enthusiast website at http://www.dcs.napier.ac.uk/~dave/rootes/rootes.htm [last accessed 28/1/2009]

Credits: Film material supplied by Films of Scotland
comm. Raymond Baxter

Shotlist: Credits (.08) Shots of the replica PS Comet steaming up Clyde and shipyards (.57) a hovercraft (1.18) The new Rootes factory at Linwood. Model and site construction (2.12) The design department and shots of a new model Hillman Imp being inspected by Lord Rootes, Sir Reginald Rootes, Timothy, Geoffrey and Brian Rootes. Shots in drawing office of design of new parts and components (5.26) Proving grounds of motor association, testing the new Hillman Imp. Long distance testing on European and African roads (10.20) The Linwood plant, manufacturing processes, press line, welding and finishing shops, engine shops and component assembly (14.30) The assembly line (16.18) Administrative and electronic control system (17.30) Opening day ceremony attended by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. Tour of the plant (18.40) Car transporters leave the factory (19.18)