Cortina MkII Owners Club Ltd


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 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


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Latest News



1/12/17   We stock many many parts, both new and remanufactured,  to help keep our members MkII Cortinas on the road.  See the spares page for the latest price list HERE


10/11/17  Celebrating 4 different 50th anniversaries, our stand at the 2017 Lancaster Classic Car Show is looking great with the Lotus Twincam of John Kirby, the estate of Phil Dunk, the 1600E of Rob Archer and the superb engine display that our Somerset branch put together.  You'll find us in hall 5 in great company with the Lotus Cortina Register one side of us and the MkIIIOC on the other.


26/10/17  Just two weeks to go before the years Lancaster Classic Motor Show kicks off at the NEC.  We'll be in hall 5, celebrating 4 different MkII Cortina 50th birthdays.  Members Phil Dunk will join us with his 1600 Super Estate, John Kirby with his Cortina Lotus Twin Cam, Rob Archer with his 1600E, and we'll have a rather special display showing the Kent "Bowl In Piston" crossflow engine too.


Call 0871 230 1088 or go to to book your tickets now.


22/10/17  Ahead of our 30th birthday next year - and in plenty of time for Christmas orders (hint hint!) - special edition anniversary mugs and T shirts have arrived.  New caps and jackets are also now in stock.  See HERE for other items available, contact Mark Richards (07786 890 583 Monday to Friday 7pm to 9pm only) with your orders.


14/10/17  Following todays committee meeting, we officially introduce our new Events Organiser, Adrian Evans.


14/9/17  Look out for member Rob Archer and his 1600E that is featured in a Buyers Guide in the new October editon of Classic Ford magazine.  If you'd like to see the Cortina in the metal be sure to search us at the Lancaster Classic Motor Show in November where Rob's MkII will be on display helping us celebrate the 50th anniversaries of the 1600E, the Lotus Twincam Cortina, the MkII Cortina estate, and of course, the crossflow engine too!


7/9/17  Mark Blows, our first Vice Chairman and Membership Secretary has just turned up a video he took at our autumn National Rally all the way back in 1993.  Held at the Shuttleworth Aerodrome at Old Warden, near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire its a fascinating look at the club 24 years ago with some very familier faces and cars present.  You can see the video HERE and a few more screen grabs HERE


28/8/17 Indicator issue 151 is out!  Dominated as you might expect with reports and photos from our recent National Rally (see HERE for more photos from the weekend), but there is much much more besides with plenty of news from other shows and events we've been at this summer.  Phil Dunk gives us the latest on his estate, Eddie Newman rounds up the story of his Savage restoration, while Phil Lewis talks rolling roads and electrics.  Simon Parrott ponders at how the prices of our cars have changed over the years and Dave Whitstable tells us about his 1600E.  Don't miss it! 


7/8/17  "Brilliant show", "Gets better every year", "I'll be there neat year, rain or shine, what a great weekend it was", just a few of the comments following this weekend's National Rally at Stratford Upon Avon racecourse held in conjunction with the MkI Cortina Owners Club and the Lotus Cortina Register..  We would simply say, "The best weekend of the year!".  A full report will feature in the next edition of "The Indicator", but you can find photos from the weekend HERE


21/7/17  Winners again!  Congratulations to our Somerset Branch who have won"Best Club Stand" at the Paignton Sea Front show.  See HERE for more pictiures.


Following the sucess of our special 50th anniversary display at last year's Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC, we are very pleased to announce we will be back again this coming November to celebrate 50 years of the Lotus Twincam, estate and 1600E models, as well as the infamous crossflow engine.  Photos from last year can be found HERE


24/5/17  As we look forward to this years show season, it's Indicator time again!  Issue 150 is another edition packed full of MkII Cortina features, headed up with news from the NEC that our Acting Vice Chairman, Graham Orchard, has won the 2017 National Car Club Ambassador of the Year, and from Shepton Mallet where member Adrian Evans 1600E won Car of Show.  Jan-Erik Anderson reports from Sweden while Charles Hanson has assembeled a list of the shows you'll find us at this summer.  Talking of shows, we've already been out and about this year - our thanks to Adrian Howe, Adrian Evans, Mark Richards and Colin Baker who have all sent in show reports  We also hear the latest news on Eddie Newman's current restoration and Phil Lewis tells us all about taking his Savage to a "Made in Dagenham" photoshoot.  Rounded up with other news items, the classified ads and spares news its another great read exclusively for our members.


14/5/17  Pictures from todays club display at the Basingstoke Festival of Motoring can be found HERE


6/5/17 Another great Cortinas at the Ace.  A few photos of some of the MkIIs in attendance can be found HERE


1/4/17  Congratulations to acting Vice Chairman Graham Orchard who won "Club Ambassador of the Year" at the 2017 National Car Club awards.  Read all about it in the next edition of The Indicator.


The winners of the 2017 National Car Club Awards, in association with Tourism Ireland, were announced on Saturday 1 April in an emotionally charged evening where there were tears and standing ovations galore for the worthy recipients. 

Over 230 members of the classic motoring community attended the prize giving at Birmingham’s NEC. Special guests to the event at Birmingham’s NEC included the Rt. Hon. Sir Great Knight, Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead, and Car SOS’ Fuzz Townshend. 

David Boyce from Tourism Ireland, headline sponsor of The National Car Club Awards, said: “Not only do these awards recognise the amazing amount of time and effort made by the clubs but the community spirit the car clubs create as a whole. There was a fantastic atmosphere in the room and a real appreciation between all those nominated and the winners. It was a very special evening that Tourism Ireland is very proud to be associated with.”

A total of 16 awards were presented, with the biggest cheers of the night going to Rosie Hamilton of the Morris Minor Owners Club who received the Lifetime Achievement award from David Boyce. 

In the Classic Car Club categories, the Rover Sports Register’s Freewheel magazine won Outstanding Club Magazine of the Year (printed), sponsored by Stena Line and presented by Dianne Poole. Monstro, the magazine for the Maestro & Montego Owners Club was highly commended in this category. 

Outstanding Website of the Year, sponsored by Tourism Ireland, was presented to the TR Register by David Boyce. The Austin 7 Clubs Association was highly commended in this category. 

The MK1 Golf Owners Club won the Outstanding use of Social Media, sponsored by Lancaster Insurance, and presented by Andrew Evanson, while David Whale from the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs presented The Imp Club with the award for Outstanding Support of the Next Generation. The Morris Minor Owners Club Young Register was highly commended. 

Classic Car Weekly Editor David Simister presented the Jensen Owners Club with Outstanding Car Club Event (Run or Rally), with a highly commended given to the Morris Minor Owners Club. The Jensen Owners Club also won the ‘Best of the Best’ National Car Club Winners award, sponsored by Lancaster Insurance, for the most outstanding entry of all entries.

The MG Car Club was presented with the National Car Club of the Year award, by Dave Youngs from sponsors Lancaster Insurance. The Club was praised for its ability to make sure all aspects of its role are performed seamlessly as well as the new archive building that was added to Kimber House. 

It was then on to the Devoted Members categories where Footman James’ Managing Director David Bond presented the Unsung Hero award to Brian Humphreys from the Rover P6 Club. Pauline Blake from the Sunbeam Talbot Alpine Register was highly commended. 

David also presented Graham Orchard of the Ford Cortina Mkll Owners Club with the National Car Club Ambassador of the Year award on behalf of Footman James. 

In the awards categories relating to the clubs’ displays at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, Lancaster Insurance’s Dave Young presented the Best Live Working at the Show award to the National Traction Engine Trust for an amazing display. 

Danny Hopkins from Practical Classics presented the award for Best Restored Car in Show to Michael Kavanagh of the Jowett Car Club for the 1913 Jowett Tiller. The Best Car in Show was presented to Alan Buttle with the Jet 1 Replica, on Rover Sports Register, by Will Smith from sponsor Classic Car Auctions.  

Best Club Stand awards went to the Allard Owners Club for under 75sqm and the Jowett Car Club for over 75sqm, sponsored by Classic Car Weekly and Practical Classics respectively. 

Lancaster Insurance Operations Director Richard Morley presented the Judges Special Recognition Award to the Sporting Bears for its amazing services to charity, raising over £1.8million for children’s charities around the UK. 

For all the winners and nominees, as well as more information on the National Car Club Awards, visit

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