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

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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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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1/1/18 Happy New Year!  If you haven't joined us already, there is no better time than right now!  Sign up now and get up to 14 months membership for the price of 12. Yes, thats right, join up today and your membership will run through to the start of March 2019!  To find out more about us, see HERE.  For details of our memebers only spares scheme see HERE.  And to join us on Facebook, see HERE.

 

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22/12/17

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12/12/17  Better late than never!  Photos from the last of our MkII Cortina 50th anniversary celebrations at the Lancaster Classic Motor Show are now available HERE

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3/12/17  Issue 152 of The Indicator has arrived, and its packed as feull as ever with everything that is MkII Cortina related.  In addition to the regular spares news, we say hello to our new events secretary, Rob Archer goes behind the scenes at his local production of Made in Dagenham, and Andy Guile gives us the final restoration update on his splendid 2dr GT.  Phil Dunk not only reports from Birmingham at the Lancaster Classic Motor Show where we wrapped up our 50th anniversary celebrations, but also fills us in on the challenges of getting his estate back on the road after restoration.  We also have the club accounts and minutes from our recent General Meeting, a look back at this year's National Rally at Stratford Upon Avon, and a look forward to some of next seasons shows.  Thanks to Editor Charles, another great edition!

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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

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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.

 

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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 www.necclassicmotorshow.com to book your tickets now.

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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.

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

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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!

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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

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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! 

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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

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