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 has always been 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 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.
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14/11/15 Photos from our display at this years Classic Motor Show at the NEC are in. A fantastic trio of MkII Cortinas, with Alec Ross's concours winning 1600E ("Car of Show" for the last 2 years running at our National Rally), Graeme Farrar's genuine Hampshire Police Cortina Twincam, and also Adrian Howe's barn find Savage estate in its as found, unrestored condition, have made for a superb display in hall 5, do come and say hello!
You can find the photos HERE
18/10/15 So, its October 18th, 2015 then is it? Happy 49th brithday to the Ford Cortina MkII.
Nineteen years ago today, to celebrate the MkIIs 30th birthday, a select few of our members were given the chance to see brand new Fiestas coming down the very same production line that the MkIIs had been built on all those years ago, before having a private visit to Fords own Heritage Collection. A fantastic day was had by all. Nine years ago, with most of the Dagenham plant gone, we had a special show hosted by the branch of Dagenham Motors nearest to the old factory, Another great day.
But now we turn our thoughts ahead to next year at the MkIIs 50th birthday. We have a number of ideas that we are working on, both for our National Rally at Stratford over the first weekend of August, and also a very special members only day celebration on this day next October 18th 2016. Put the dates in your diaries now, we guarantee you're going to want to be there!!!!!
Club cars outside the Ford Heritage Centre at Dagenham, October 18th 1996.
1/10/15 With the 2015 show season coming to a close the new Indicator is packed full of event reports from all over the UK and beyond! From Lhanbryde in Scotland to the North to the Giants Causeway Coast run in Ireland in the West, from Powderham Castle and Torbay in the South West to Whitstable in the South East, with many others in between, we've been out to a lot of shows this year. The feature reports come from our National Rally at Stratford On Avon in August, a fantastic event that was once again very well supported. See HERE for more photos from Stratford.
Issue 141 isn't just about show reports though, with regular features such as Bare Facts, pub meet and spares news, Motor Mart, as well as news regarding restrictions on vehicle meetings. We hear about a 1600E that was recently the top prize in a raffle by The London Irish Vintage Club, and Alec Ross tells us about the problems finding suitable photoshot venues - do a keep look out for his award winning gold 1600E in Classic Ford magazine (and also on our stand at the forthcomming Classic Motor Show at the NEC). Many thanks to editor Phil Lewis for another bumper edition of The Indicator.
11/8/15 A selection of photos from our recent National Rally can now be found in the gallery HERE
1/6/15 With the 2015 show season now well under way issue 139 of The Indicator is out. We have a report from our recent committee meeting and the 2013/14 accounts, Phil Dunk details the changes invovled with the paper part of your driving licence. Full details about the 2015 National Rally, to be held at Stratford on Avon Race Course are given along side the updated club calendar, and we have a whole host of show reports from the season so far. In the latest news from the spares dept, Rod announces a brand new line that hes had commissioned in the form of replacement number plate lights and also talks bumpers, track control arms, regulator boxes and wiper spindles.
1/4/15 Issue no. 138 of The Indicator has landed! We get the full story about Spares Secretary, Rod Smith, winning the Hagerty Insurance sponsored "Unsung Club Hero" award made at the recent Club Expo, but there is much much more besides. Derek Vernon talks about his 1600E, Paul Elliot tells us about the unexpected work needed on his 1600GT, Stephen Prince reintroduces us to his MkII estate Ambulance and Andy Guile gives us part 2 of his 2dr GT restoration story. Rod Smith has the latest news from the Spares dept, and Charles Hanson has low down on shows for this season. Christine Fletcher introduces us to the all new Dorset branch and Phil Lewis reports from the Great Weston Autojumble and his Savage winning another prize.
4/3/15 Our Spares Secretary, Rod Smith won the Hagerty insurance sponsored "Unsung Club Hero" award at the Club Expo event at Gaydon last Saturday, beating (we think) over 120 other entrants!!!! Many thanks to all that nominated and voted for him. Unfortunately Rod couldn't be there, so we kept it quiet and arranged for club founder member, Pete Pascoe to make a second presentation at the Essex branch pub meet yesterday. It's fair to say Rod was quite taken back by it all. Read the full story in the forthcoming April edition of our magazine. "The Indicator".
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