Singer was another car manufacturer grew out of the cycle industry, as so many Coventry firms did. Singer were known for their good quality small sports and sporting saloons, and were well represented at early trials and races and record breaking at Brooklands, but the later 1930's was tough on most car makers. Post war their first new car was the SM1500, modified later into the Singer Hunter. Singer was taken over by the Roots brothers around this time so the new Singer Gazelle had the bodywork of the Hillman Minx, and the Singer Vogue was really another version of the Hillman Super Minx. Roots Group became part of Chrysler brought about by earlier industrial disputes in 1967, and by 1970 the Singer name had vanished.