Cortina MkII Owners Club Ltd

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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

Chairman

Email us at info@fordcortinamk2oc.co.uk for more information.

Latest News

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

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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.

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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.

 

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

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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

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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

 

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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!

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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

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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.

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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

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

 

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13/5/18

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

 

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5/5/18  Our thanks to Rob Powell for another great Cortina day at the Ace Cafe.  You can find photos of some of the MkIIs that attended HERE and there will be a full report of the day in the next edition of club magazine "The Indicator"

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7/3/18  The first Indicators of 2018 has arrived!  Edition 153 kicks off with Acting Vice Chairman Graham Orchard giving the why, what, where, when, and who, about the beginings of the Ford Cortina MkII Owners Club back in 1988.  As well as sharing a few memories from the last 30 years he looks ahead to this coming season and the 3 new local branches that are in the process of being set up.  Phil Dunk talks puzzles and car covers, while Robert Moss and Jan-Erik Anderson talk about period adverts.  Adrian Howe reports from Somerset where this years show have kicked off with another "Best Club Stand" award, and Glen Hewitt bring us up to date on the restoration of his federal spec wagon.  We also hear about the federal spec wagon that club spares man Rod Smith has owned since 1971 - but in an article he wrote for edition 11 of The Indicator back in 1991 - as part of our historical look at what the club has been up to over it's first 30 years.  New club technical officer Richard Farrell introduces himself and his 1600E and ex club Chairman Howard Law says a sad farewell to his Twincam after 11 years of ownership.  Add in some news from our Facebook group, some spares scheme details and a host of show dates, editor Charles has done us proud again!

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17/2/18   Our new and updated spares list is now published!  See HERE for full details about our members only parts scheme.  Now available to our members right across the world with none of the previous restrictions for the US and certain other territories.

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11/2/18  The 2018 show season has kicked off in a fantastic way with our Somerset branch  today winning another Best Club Stand" at the Great Weston Classic Car Show with their superb rally inspired display.  Well done Ray, Steve, Adrian and everyone else involved.  The full story will be in the next edition of The Indicator but you can find a few photos from the weekend HERE

 

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13/1/18  We at club HQ are always looking at ways to make the club better and reduce running costs, and thanks to a change with our insurance arrangements we’ve just magaged to do both at once.  We are therefore very pleased to announce from 1st February 2018 our club spares scheme will be available to the whole world!  Yes that’s right, areas that we gave previously been unable to serve - such as America - are now no longer restricted to us meaning the club spares scheme will be opened up to every single member no matter where they happen to be.

To find out more about who we are and what we do, see HERE, to find out all about our spares scheme see HERE, and see HERE for how to join us.

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See older news items HERE

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Telephone Number: 07835 936073Email: info@fordcortinamk2oc.co.uk
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