Cortina MkII Owners Club Ltd

Winners of the Classic Ford magazine "Club of the Year" 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

Chairman

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

Latest News

1/12/16  Just announced, the Ford Cortina MkII Owners Club wins the Classic Ford magazine "Car Club of the Year" for the second time!

Well done and thank you to everyone who has been a part of the special events this year, to the Ford Motor Company, to Roy Haynes and Harry Calton and of course to each and every member.  Stay with us for 2017, there is still much more to come!

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13/11/16  From start to finish, we've had a fantastic weekend at the 2016 Lancaster Classic Motor Show at the NEC with the two oldest surviving MkII Cortinas on display,  We had the GT Crayford that was featured at the launch of the car 50 years ago on 18th October at the Earls Court Motor Show, and a 4dr GT that was registered before the launch date ready to be used as a dealer demonstrator on day 1.  The full story from the weekend will be in the next edition of club magazine "The Indicator" but you can find more photos HERE.

 

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4/11/16  There is now less than a week to go until this years Lancaster Classic Motor Show at the NEC.  We will be there displaying what could well be the two oldest surviving MkII Cortinas, SOO 661D, the GT Crayford that was featured at the launch of the car 50 years ago at the Earls Court Motor Show, and also MYL 958D, a 4dr GT that was pre-registered ready to be used as a demonstrator on launch day, October 18th 1966.

Do come and see us and say hello, we'll be in hall 5, stand 466

 

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18/10/16  What a fantastic day we have had celebrating 50 years of the MkII Ford Cortina.  A day that started off at the Whitewebbs Muesum of Transport and took us onwards to visit the Ford Heritage Collection at Dagenham before an evening reception with the MkIIs Public Affairs guru, Harry Calton, engine test bed operator Ron Quested, and the car's chief stylist Roy Haynes.  A full report of the day will appear in the next edition of The Indicator.  Our thanks to everyone who came along and made it such a great occasion.   A selection of photos from the day can be found HERE.

Here club Chairman Eddie Newman is talking with Harry, Ron and Roy. 

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1/10/16  It's out!  Editor Phil Lewis has given us his 100th and last Indicator, issue 147, and at 100 pages, by far the biggest ever.  As is usual this time of year, reports and photos from our National rally at Stratford Upon Avon feature heavily but so do reports from some of the many other shows we have been out to this year.  In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the MkII Cortina we hear from the ex Ford Public Affairs man Harry Calton about how the Cortina was launched and some of it's developments, and we also include "New Cortina at 50", a collection of rare and previously unseen photographs and films, exclusively presented to all members.

Thank you for the last 17 years of The Indicator Phil, enjoy your retirement!

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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.  A full report will appear in the October edition of "The Indicator", but 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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See older news items HERE

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