Members cars - a small selection of cars which are the pride and joy of our members:
The 1600E belonging to Alec Ross. Alec finished a 2 and a half year restoration this "E" in April 2014 after it had been off the road for around 22 years. He made such a great job of it that the members voted it "Car of Show" at the club's National at Stratford Upon Avon back in August. You can find more photos from the event HERE
Peter Meyer of Sydney, Australia - MkII Cortina Lotus imported from UK (hence J registration plate) very original car which is winning prizes at shows "down under".
Pat Leacy Republic of Ireland Series 2 MkII Cortina 1600E. Purchased from UK in 2008 when it's registration was DUU 928J.
Rod Smith (club Spares Secretary) 1970 1600 Deluxe North American Station Wagon. Owned by Rod since 1971. One of six cancelled export orders from Peacock's, Balham, South London.
Phil Lewis (club magazine Editor) Late "E" based Savage. Converted when brand new in October 1970. Pictured mid-way through a "nut and bolt" restoration.
MkII series 2 Lotus of club ex Chairman Howard Law. All original excepting minilites and added gold stripe.
Photo courtesy Gerard Hughes Photography and Classic Ford magazine.
Stuart Birds restored 1600E.
Alec Ross Series 2 1600E owned for many years.
Michel Barthelemy (Paris, France) very tidy MkII Cortina Estate.
2 of Pete and Lynn Pascoe's MkII collection at Dagenham Motors for the cars 40th birthday party. One of the oldest MkIIs around, "SPUD" is an automatic Super on low mileage with only one previous owner. DBY is a Cortina Twincam (Lotus) that Pete has owned since 1997 and restored in 2000. This car is featured in "Sporting Fords Vol1 - Cortina's".
Julian Credland 1969 GT in Saluki Bronze, another relatively rare colour.
Graham Orchards immaculate series I Estate, bought in 1999 as a non runner with a 2 litre Pinto and Sierra 5 speed gearbox already fitted. Restored in 2007 it now also features a GT/Lotus spec' interior, Australian GT overriders, motor bike carbs, and a mixture of GT/Lotus/Capri suspension and brakes.
New club Chairman, Eddie Newman, purchased this lovely 1600E in May 2010 having been off the road for 24years! Just one year later Ed had fully restored the car (all his own workmanship) and got it through it's first MOT in years.
Howard Law's 1967 GT before restoration
Now stripped and ready for restoration, but stored for several years with no progress. Familiar story?
All photos © Cortina MkII Owners Club LTD