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

Chairman

Our next celebration event will take place on Tuesday 18th October, the 50th anniversary of the MkII Cortina being launched at the 1966 Earls Court Motor Show.  We have organised not one, but two very special member only events, during the day we have a road run that takes most of our Cortinas back to their birth place, and then in the evening we have a very special pub meet that is not to be missed!

We will meet in the morning at the Whitewebbs Museum of Transport in Enfield, and then after lunch we head to Essex for a visit to the Heritage Collection, Ford's own private collection of some of the many cars they have built over the years that includes some firsts, some lasts, press cars, prototypes, and a number of other rarities that you just won't see anywhere else. There is no public access to the Heritage Collection so we are very privileged to have the opportunity able to visit.  Later on we will meet for what will be an amazing occaision for we will be joined by chief MkII Cortina designer Roy Haynes and also Harry Calton, the ex Ford Motor Company head of PR at the time the MkIIs were launched for a reception that includes a buffet meal and MkII Cortina pub quiz, specail reserved MkII Cortina parking has also been arranged.

We will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary for our display at this years Lancaster Classic Motor Show at the NEC a few weeks later in November/

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

Latest News

25/9/16  An updated parts list for our members only spares sheme is now available.  Please see HERE for more details

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8/9/16 We've had a great time at this year's National Rally at Stratford Upon Avon.  You can find a selection of photos from the weekend HERE

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1/8/16  The new Indicator is here!  Issue We meet Roy Haynes, chief designer of the MkII Cortina for the first of our special 50th anniversary editions, and also take a peek in to his 1960s design studio at Ford to see some of the clay bucks that helped lead to the final shape of our favourite car.  A pretty full club calendar is included with detials of the 2016 National Rally at Stratford Upon Avon - now only days away! - and our special members only 50th anniversary celebration day in October that takes in a visit to the Ford Heritage Collection at Dagenham and plays host to Roy Haynes and Harry Calton.  There are plenty of event reports begining to come in too, including from Cortina Day at Monmouth, the Calne Rotary Road Run, the Bristol Classic Car Show, and even from the Reids Palace Classic Autosho in Madeira.  Graham Orchard reports from a photoshoot to advertise a show later in the year and Charles Hanson give us the latest on the restoration of his 1500GT Crayford.  In spares news, Rod tells us more about the new remanufactured fuse boxes for the series II cars.

 

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7/6/16  How good does this look?  Club spares man Rod has done it again with reproduction fuse boxes for all series II MkII Cortinas are available now from our members Spares Scheme. Priced at just £28 (+P&P) they come ready to fit with a brand new set of fuses included.  See HERE for more Spares Scheme information.

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1/6/16  We are very pleased to announce today, the chief designer of the our favourite car, Roy Haynes, will join Harry Calton to come along and help us celebrate 50 years of the MkII Ford Cortina as part of our special members day on Tuesday 18th October.  See the new June edition  of "The Indicator" for full details and booking form.

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1/6/16  Edition 145 of "The Indicator is out now.  Packed full of show dates, show reviews, and details of the 50th anniversary events for later this year.  Events man Charles reports from this years Donnington Historic Festival while Spares man Rod shows us some of the parts haul that he has turned up from Singapore.  We have notice from British Heritage models of a special limited edition 50th anniversary range they are introducing for this year and we hear from the FBHVC in regards to possible car meet restrictions.

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30/5/16  "One of the first with one of the last", together for a publicity photoshoot for one of the club 50th anniversary events later this year. Be sure to keep a look out for the Gemini advertising in the coming months for the August bank holiday show at Knebworth House, Bedfordshire where we will have a special featuer display with the BMW 2002 club who are also celebrating their 50th birthday.

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28/5/16  Our application to the 2016 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show to be held at the NEC in November has been accepted.  The display this year will be very closely linked to the celebration of this years 50th anniversary of the launch of the MkII Cortina.  More details will be added later.  You can find pictures of our display at the 2015 Classic Motor Show HERE

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8/5/16  Photos from our club display at the Basingstoke Festival of Transport are now in our gallery HERE

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7/5/16  A selection of some of the MkIIs that attended todays "Cortinas at the Ace" can be found HERE

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1/4/16  The new club magazine "The Indicator" is here.  Edition 144 is just as full as ever with reports coming from our award winning club stand at the Great Western Autojumble at Bristol  and the Inaugural National Car Club Awards at the NEC where we attended having been shortlisted in the " Outstanding use of Social Media" class (see us on Facebook HERE).  A summary of the last committee meeting is given and we get the first installation of the 2016 show list.  Charles Hanson talks about loose connections while Greame Farrar tells us all about his Cortina Twincam that served with the Hampshire Constabulary for a little over 2 years when new in 1969, a car that we displayed at last Novembers Classic Motor Show at the NEC.  Rod Smith give us the latest spares news and Graham and Charles give the first details of how we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MkII Cortina this year (please see above)

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27/3/16  An updated parts list for our members only spares sheme is now available.  Please see HERE for more details

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5/3/16  The National Car Club Awards were held at the NEC this weekend and we attended having been short listed for the "Outstanding Use of Social Media" class for our Facebook group.  Contgratulations to the Rover P6 Club who took first place.  You can read the full story in the forthcoming edition of "The Indicator", and find us on Facebook HERE

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