What a fantastic weekend we had celebrating 50 years of the Ford Cortina MkII at our 2016 National Rally at Stratford upon Avon.
Amongst the terrific turn out of 65 MkII Cortinas were 6 very special and siginifcant examples.
SOO 661D, one of the two prototype convertibles that Crayford built and is thought to be the display car from the launch at the 1966 Earls Court Motor Show.
Owner - John Peters.
MYL 958D, registered early in readiness to become a demonstrator for a Kent based Ford dealer on the 18th October launch day in 1966.
Onwer - Robin Draper.
CTC 16E, one of a fleet of press cars that launched the MkII Cortina Lotus models.
Owner - Matt Drake
CTC 24E, a press car turned works racer that was first run by Team Lotus and later by Alan Mann Racing.
Owner - J D Classics
WEV 26F, one of the press cars that helped launch the new cross flow engines in 1967.
Kindly loaned to us for the weekend by the Ford Motor Company.
RKL 700G, a car that Crayford Auto Developements took to a Motor Show in 1968 in America, it sold at the show but was later bought back and became the personal transport for Crayford founder and boss, David McMullan for a number of years.
Owner - Brendan Sandiford.
Congratulation to Ray Whittock who won the Malcolm Streatfield Memorial Trophy for "Member of the year".
"Car of Show" CTC 24E
All photos © Cortina MkII Owners Club LTD unless otherwise stated