Cortina MkII Owners Club Ltd


Celebrating 30 years of the

Ford Cortina MkII Owners Club

1988 - 2018

Twice winners of the Classic Ford magazine

"Club of the Year"

2012/13 and 2016/17

Hello!  Welcome to the website of the MkII Cortina Owners Club LTD, the multi-award winning UK based classic car club for all things MkII Cortina. Our primary aim now, as always, is to promote the preservation, interest, and use, of the MkII Cortina in all its forms and variants.  We welcome every single MkII Cortina into the club, whether they be concours winners, everyday workhorses, race cars, customised, modified or original, or even in boxes awaiting restoration.

You should find everything you need to know about the club on these pages, but don't hesitate to CONTACT US with any questions you might have.  We look forward to meeting you and your MkII Cortina sometime soon.

Eddie Newman


The Ford Cortina MkII Owners Club, helping keep all MkII Cortinas on the road since 1988

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Latest News

16/12/18  As our 30th anniversary year draws to a close, a big thank you to all of you from all of us for being a part of the Ford Cortina MkII Owners Club. It's been another fantastic year from the Somerset guys winning (again!) at the season opener at Shepton Mallet in February right through to our excellent display at the Classic Motor Show at the NEC just a few weeks ago with the highlight of the year once again being our National Rally back in August. We'll be back at Stratford again next year over the weekend of 2nd/3rd/4th August - put it in your diaries!! - but for now we wish you all a very peaceful and merry Christmas.

The Committee.


3/12/18  Our new and updated spares list is now published!  See HERE for full details about our members only parts scheme.  Don't forget that our spares scheme is now available to our members right across the world with none of the previous restrictions for the US and certain other territories.


9/11/18  To wrap up our 30th birthday celebrations, we're having a great time at the NEC in Brimingham with three fantastic cars on display, the Lotus Twincam of Sid Hamilton, the modified 2dr GT of Andy Guile, and the very rare GT estate of Richard Farrell.  Do come and see us in hall 5, stand 565, but if you can't, there are a few photos HERE


12/10/18  Four weeks and counting!  We're gearing up to be part of the worlds biggest gathering of classic vehicle clubs at the NEC Classic Motor Show.

Do come and say hello over the weekend of 9th-11th November where we'll be celebrating our 30th birthday.  You'll find us in hall 5, stand 5-565 with Richard Farrell's GT estate, Sid Hamiltons Twincam, and Andy Guile's modified 2dr GT on display.

For tickets, call 0871 230 1088 or book online at

Don't forget, club members benefit from a discount on Saturday and Sunday tickets booked in advance by using the codes found in the last Indicator magazine.


15/9/18  From time to time someone finds photos of club events from years ago.  This time it's our current Acting Vice Chairman who has come up with some shots from our 40th anniversary National Rally back in 2006 held with our good freinds, the Corsair Owners Club.  You can find the photos HERE


1/9/18  Another great edition of The Indicator has arrived and it's as packed as ever.  Club founder Pete Pascoe makes a one off come back writing Bare Facts for us, telling how a failed wheel bearing led to him involved with setting the club up 30 years ago.  Show reports ceom from Graham Bird in Luton, Colin Baker in Kent, Ade Evans in Apley Farm, and Charles Hanson at the Nottingham Classic Tour, together with news from Cortina Day in Monmouth, the Bristol Classic Car Show, and the All Ford Day at Gaydon.  The main show report though comes from our 30th birthday National Rally at Stratford just a few weeks ago.  Editor Charles continues his look back through 30 years of The Indicator, picking out articles from issues 80 through to 109.  Don't miss it!


6/8/18  The 2018 National Rally has been a tremendous event with incredible weather to boot.  Thank you to everyone who came along to celebrate our 30th birthday, you have all helped to make it another very special "best weekend of the year".  See a few photos HERE


1/8/18  Our 30th birthday National Rally at Stratford Upon Avon race course is now just a couple of days away, but courtesy of our former Vice Chairman Mark Blows, HERE are a few photos from first ever national event at Paradise Wildlife Park all the way back in 1992.


30/7/18  A very soggy, but well attended inaugural display for our Northern branch yesterday at the Ripon Classic Car Gathering.  Our thanks to Andy Guile, John Cubby and Dave Baglow for the photos HERE.



15/7/18  What a fabulous day spent at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon.  See pictures from the day HERE


3/7/18  "Brilliant show", "Gets better every year", "I'll be there next year, rain or shine, what a great weekend it was", just a few of the comments we get about our annual National Rally at Stratford Upon Avon racecourse, Luddington Road, CV37 9SE.

We would simply say it's the best weekend of the year!

You are all invited (members and visitors alike) to come along and join us celebrate our 30th birthday in a months time for this years event on 3rd and 4th August.

No booking is required, just turn up on the day. Entry is just £5 per car (not per person) which is refunded to all members attending in thier MkIIs. Overnight camping available for £15. Theres a road run out to the Cotswold Motor Museum on the Saturday with BBQ in the evening, while Sunday becomes the main show 'n Shine day. The autojumble is open all weekend, with drinks, hot and cold food, icecream van available too.

Pictures from last years show can be found HERE


17/6/18  With five 1600Es, three Savages, two GT's and a Super on display, our Somerset branch have had another great weekend at Shepton Mallet.   See the pictures HERE



14/6/18  Do be sure to pcik up the Summer 2018 edition of Classic Ford magazine to see a great feature on the export spec estate that club spares man Rod Smith has owned since it was just a year old.  In the shops now!


13/6/18  After celebrating the 50th anniversary of the MkII Cortina at the last two Lancaster Classic Motor Shows at the NEC, we are very pleased to announce we'll be back this year, celebrating again for our own 30th birthday.  Do come and find us in hall 5, stand 5-565 in November.   Tickets on sale now HERE.

Photos from our 2017 display can be found HERE


7/6/18  The Summer 2018 Indicator is out now and it's another bumper edition not to be missed! Now the show season is well under way, issue 154 features a number of reports from our ever busy Kent branch, togethere with news and pictures from events at The Ace Cafe and Basingstoke. Editor Charles takes another look back though the club archives and has hand picked a series of pieces from Indicators 40-79 for us to see again, while Jan-Erik Amderson tells of a very interesting find in Sweden many years ago, and club technical man Richard gets all oily talking about ZDDP additives. We have all the details you need to know about this years 30th birthday National Rally at Stratford Upon Avon Racecourse over the first weekend in August (see you all there!) and then there is also a GDPR consent form that we need all members to return to Membership Steve ASAP.


3/6/18 Celebrating our 30th birthday in style at another great Cortina Day today in Monmouth. A few photos of our area can be found HERE


24/5/18  In compliance of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), our revised Date Protection Policy can be found HERE




We've had a great day celebrating our 30th birthday at the Basingstoke Festival of Transport today. Full report in the nedt Indicator and photos HERE



See older news items HERE

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