Construction at the Rootes
factory began in 1961 to produce the famous Hillman Imp.
The large display of classic cars - Rootes
and non-Rootes - motorcycles and other visitors who also enjoyed auto-jumble/trade stands and children's entertainment.
The Audax body was designed by the Rootes
Group which owned Hillman, but there was considerable assistance from the Raymond Loewy design company which had been heavily involved in the styling of Studebaker coupes in 1953.
Over time Hillman became the Rootes
Group's manufacturer of small cars.
Artist Stephen Rootes
, who tattooed a portrait of the Rock on Tara Nicholson
As with many Rootes
cars of the time it could be ordered in some very attractive two tone paint jobs.
The ceremony is being supported by the directors and staff of the business centre along wiht the Imp Club and the Association of Rootes
Jeanette Rigby, 62, who worked in the Rootes
trim room, said: "I don't think Linwood has ever recovered from the factory closure.
On October 8, 1940, a lone Junkers 88 bomber was on a mission to attack the Rootes
Aircraft Factory, in Speke.
The Association of Rootes
Car Clubs will be marking the diamond anniversary of Rootes
Competition Department with a range of famous ex-Works cars and personalities on their stand.
During its 60 year history the complex, which was established as a shadow factory to build aero engines for the Second World War, was operated by the Rootes
group, Chrysler and Peugeot.