Cortina MkII Owners Club Ltd

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.

Eddie Newman


PS - you can find us on Facebook too HERE 


Latest News

18/4/14 The 2014 show season is go!!!!  The Surrey branch headed down to Wheels Day on Good Friday.  See HERE for a few photos, and see the next Indicator for the full story.


1/4/14  Issue 132 of The Indicator is published.  "Second Hand" acting Vice Chairman Graham Orchard says hello.  Phil Dunk reminds us of some Health and Safety requirements, while Phil Lewis give a summary of the recent committee meeting.  Members Eddie Asquith and Richard and Lesley Lane tell us about their MkIIs, both red 4dr GTs.  Geoff Moss also tells us about his GT, a white 2dr, and also about "Trevor" his V6 engine 1600E.  Events man Charles Hanson gives us an update on E10 petrols before listing lots of show news.  We also have show news from Pat Leacy reporting in from Ireland, together with Welsh John reporting from Welsh Wales.  Add in the classifieds, together with pub meet details from Graham Orchard and the latest spares news from Rod Smith, it's another bumper not to be missed edition!


24/3/14  Following yesterdays meeting, we are delighted to welcome Steve Vincent to the committee as our new Membership Secretary. Steve will work along side our out going Membership secretary, Graham Bird, over the next few months to allow for a seamless change over while the renewal session ends.

We also take this opportunity to thank Graham Bird for his many years as Membership Secretary, and are very pleased to report that Graham will stay on as our DVLA Inspection officer.


13/2/14 As of today, the club is pleased to announce that Graham Orchard has temporarily agreed to step into the vacant Vice Chairman's position. I am sure all members would like to join the committee in welcoming Graham into the role & thank him for the work he continues to do for the club.
Eddie Newman. Chairman.


5/2/14 We are very keen to find the owner of an Aubergine 1600E.  Reg. no. VBD 818H.  We believe this car to have been stolen and would like to reunite it with its rightful owner as soon as possible.

If you are the owner, or perhaps you know who is, please contact us as a matter of urgency on 07835 936073 or email us at 


1/2/14  Indicator no.131 is out!  We have ex Chairman H saying goodbye, and new Chairman Eddie says hello.  Charles "The Shows" Hanson tells us all about our plans for the forthcoming show season, before reporting from the Classic Motor Show at the NEC back in November.  We also have not one, not two, but in fact three articles of MkIIs that the committee are currently working on:  Rod "The Spares" Smith reports on his MUF,  Ed "The Chair" Newman introduces us to his Savage, and Phil "The Treasurer" Dunk fills us in on recent goings on with his estate.  Add in the latest Spares news and some classifieds and there's another fantastic "must have" edition of The Indicator!



24/12/13  As we come to the end of our 25th anniversary year, the committee wishes you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.  Stay safe everyone, we'll see you all in 2014.


4/12/13  All Change!  Our Chairman Howard Law has decided to step down slightly earlier than planned and will be replaced by our current Vice Chairman Eddie Newman with immediate effect.  The committee would like to take this opportunity to thank Howard for all the work he has done for the Ford Cortina MkII Owners Club over the last 8 years, and wishes him well for the future.  See the next edition for The Indicator for more details and letter from Howard.


1/12/13  Issue 130 of The Indicator has arrived.  Bare Facts comes from our new Vice Chairman Eddie Newman, while  Irish member Francis Shanahan tells us about what has happen to FTW 476H in the last few years.  Colin Baker, Phil Dunk and German member Hans-Peter Sulser report on some of the shows they have attended this year.  Committee members Steve Ainslie and Charles Hanson introduce their latest project MkIIs and Swiss member Jost Wildbolz writes about his August bank holiday weekend spent at the Lotus Festival at Brands Hatch in his ex Team Lotus MkII CTC 14E.  You can find more photos from Brands Hatch in our gallery here.

Add in the first details of next years show season from Charles Hanson, some important information from the FBHVC, pub meet news and of course the Motor Mart, its another ram packed edition not to be missed!


17/11/13  Thats the NEC, and indeed our show season, all finished for another year.  We'll be back to the shows next year, but in the meantime don't forget both our Surrey and Sussex pub meets continue to take place monthly.  See the photos from the NEC in our gallery here.


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