Mike Sweeney presents 'Cortina Special' where he takes a look into the history of the Ford Cortina and speaks to many enthusiasts!
With guests Graham Robson, Stephen J Vokins, Harry Calton, Tom Malcom, Maurice Bennett, Andy Middlehurst, Dave Eastwood, Andy Childs, Darren Seed, Carol Seed, Stuart Hughes.
Originally aired on Men and Motors TV channel in 2003
Citroen The French Connection
Chris Goffey presents the history of the great French car, the Citroen.
With guests Stuart Wiltshire, Ullrich Knapp, David Conway, Helen Evenden,
charles Herval, Tony Latchford, Peter Ashley, Paul Defilice, Simon Lynes,
Oliver Houiller, Malcom Bobbitt, Tony Stolloe and Dale Harrow
Originally aired on Men and Motors TV channel in 2003
OLD TOP GEAR (1993), NEW FORD MONDEO, SIERRA, CORTINA & JEEPERS JAMBOREE, 1/3
The new Ford Mondeo (1993) is featured in this episode. First of all,
Michele Newman shows some of the predecessors to the Mondeo, the Mk1
Cortina, the Mk2 Cortina (1600E version), Mk3 Cortina & finally the
MK4/Mk5. Afterwards, Quentin Wilson features the Ford Sierra & explains the
plus & minus points of owning one.
British Motor Corporation Story
BMC was the largest British car company of its day, with (in 1952) 39
percent of British output, producing a wide range of cars under brand names
including Austin, Morris, MG, Austin-Healey and Wolseley as well as
commercial vehicles and agricultural tractors. The first chairman was Lord
Nuffield (William Morris) but he was replaced in August 1952 by Austin's
Leonard Lord who continued in that role until his 65th birthday in 1961 but
handing over, in theory at least, the managing director responsibilities to
his deputy George Harriman in 1956.
BMC's headquarters were at the Austin plant at Longbridge, near Birmingham
and Austin was the dominant partner in the group mainly because of the
chairman. The use of Morris engine designs was dropped within 3 years and
all new car designs were coded ADO from "Amalgamated Drawing Office". The
Longbridge plant was up to date, having been thoroughly modernised in 1951,
and compared very favourably with Nuffield's 16 different and often old
fashioned factories scattered over the English Midlands. Austin's
management systems however, especially cost control and marketing, were not
as good as Nuffield's and as the market changed from a shortage of cars to
competition this was to tell. The biggest-selling car, the Mini, was
famously analysed by Ford Motor Company who concluded that BMC must be
losing £30 on every one sold. The result was that although volumes held up
well throughout the BMC era, market share fell as did profitability and
hence investment in new models, triggering the 1966 merger with Jaguar Cars
to form British Motor Holdings (BMH), and three years later leading to the
government sponsored merger of BMH with Leyland Motor Corporation.
Look at Life - A Load of Pheasants 1969
An excellent "Look at life" video clip from The Rank Organisation dated
March 1969 looking at intercontinental deliveries by lorries traveling via
the ferries of Britain's ports.
Link to DVD advert.
WOG-007 is back in 2012 - CV Performance / GD Racecars
This famous Ford TD Cortina has been off the road since the late 90's
CV Performance together with GD Racecars has brought it alive again !
Officially on the road 8th November 2012 and this video documents this
Nothing was going to stop the man from taking it home, not even the hail
storm warning !
All filmed with what i had with me at the time , my iPhone 4
Onboard Ford Cortina Lotus - 2012 Silverstone Classic
Onboard in the Leo Voyazides / Simon Hadfield shared Ford Cortina Lotus at
the 2012 Silverstone Classic Alan Mann Trophy for U2TC (Under 2 Liters
This is the final charge for 2nd place by Simon Hadfield.
Plan B Motorsport prepared car.
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Ford Lotus Cortina - Fifth Gear Legends
Graham gets behind the wheel of a sixties icon as he tells the story of the
Ford Lotus Cortina and explains why it's one of our favourite fast saloon
cars of all time.
A Reputable and Lavish Ford Cortina Mk2 1600E with Just 64,346 Miles From New. £5,995
A reputable and lavish Ford Cortina Mk2 1600E with just 64,346 miles from
Steel integral construction, safety glass all round, zero torque anti-burst
locks, air extraction vents, safety styled door handles/window winders,
twin-tone horns, sealed beam headlamps, front circular driving lamps, twin
reversing lamps, spare wheel cover, wooden fascia and upper door cappings,
fully reclining front bucket seats, bucket style rear seating with fold
down armrest, padded dashtop, safety passenger vanity mirror, four pod
central gauge cluster comprising, oil pressure, fuel gauge, engine
temperature, ammeter. Seat belt stowage points, cigar lighter, branded
aluminium scuff plates, 3-spoke sports steering wheel, extra sound
insulation, electric clock.
This beautiful 1600E is finished in Ford Ermine White (code BA) and boasts
a pure bright shine. There is evidence of remedial paintwork having been
completed throughout the car in order to maintain the high standard of
finish. There is however an isolated area to the bottom of each front wing
where the paint has started to lift, visible upon very close inspection
only. The paint is crazed along the seam joining the front wings to the
scuttle panel. This example is incredibly sound structurally with no
evidence of weld repairs to the underside and none being required. The
exterior trim, bumpers and extra 1600E ornamentation is intact and in
excellent order, aside from very minor pitting to the chrome work on the
bumpers and slight dulling to the headlamps surrounds. All glass areas and
lights are in excellent order, including the twin reversing lamps standard
only on the 1600E model. Collectively a hugely commendable classic Ford
exterior, with the added desirable 1600E kudos.
The interior of this classic Cortina is truly awe-inspiring. The
sculptured front and rear bucket seats are trimmed in black PVC (code B635)
and remain in remarkable condition with no wear to the coverings. The
seats have retained all integrity and shape, as have the matching door
cards. The real walnut fascia and door cappings are in excellent order,
aside from very negligible age related wear to the upper surface of the
door cappings. All gauges housed in the stunning fascia are clear and
fully operational, as are all other interior functions and controls.
Replacement carpeting has been added and freshen up the overall interior
feel, however the carpeting joins underneath the seats are not perfect, but
do not detract at all from the impressive cabin offered with this example.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1600E is fitted with the high performance version of the 1600cc cross
flow engine with a higher compression ratio so producing 93bhp at 5400rpm.
This gives a top speed of 96mph and 0-60 in 11.8 seconds. A full engine
rebuild has been carried out including conversion to use unleaded fuel.
The 4-speed transmission has a light short shift action.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 5 ½ inch rim styled wheels with painted rims and chromed spiders are
in used condition and are shod in 165 SR13 tyres. The hydraulically
operated and servo assisted brakes stop the car safely offering driver
Photographic documentation of a body restoration and engine rebuild will
offer the next owner of this executive Cortina assurance of a sound, usable
example. The vehicle has had seven former keepers and comes with various
invoices and old MOT records. The vehicle was sold by KGF Classic Cars in
July 2013 to avid classic car collector Mr D Conway where it has formed
part of an extensive collection. Mr Conway's enthusiasm for classic cars
never falters, and his desire to sporadically refresh his fleet has given
KGF Classic Cars the privileged task of finding a new keeper for this
fantastic Ford Cortina.
MOT July 2014, Tax exempt, HPI Clear, Approved Used Car Check Certificate.
Ford History - Crash Tests
In the early 70s Ford dedicated more effort devoted to the problem of
safety testing and many more specific crash tests. They also took care of
solving pollution problems, with studies on how to reduce gas emissions and
on alternative fuels. This Galaxy 500, from the early 70s, the typical
American limosine, underlines how Ford looked at the future without losing
the traditional models including the elite ones. During the same period The
US Ford factories began to produce compact cars like Pinto. In Europe,
production increased and models were diversified, including those made in
Britain and Germany. Cars like the Escort, also starring in the rallies,
and then Capri, Cortina and Fiesta contributed to the spread of the brand.
In 1979 came the acquisition of the Japanese Mazda, which joined the Ford
All'inizio degli anni settanta anche la casa statunitense si dedicò con
maggiore impegno al problema della sicurezza con test sempre più specifici
e molte prove di crash. Non di meno si occupò della risoluzione dei
problemi dell'inquinamento, con studi sul modo di ridurre le emissioni di
scarico e sui carburanti alternativi. É dei primi anni settanta questa
galaxie 500, grande berlina di rappresentanza, tipica limousine americana,
a sottolineare come in ford si guardasse al futuro senza mai perdere la
tradizione di modelli anche d'elite. Nello stesso periodo anche negli
stabilimenti ford degli stati uniti si iniziò a produrre vetture compatte
come la pinto. In europa la produzione si incrementò, diversificando i
modelli, tra quelli realizzati in Gran Bretagna e germania. Auto come la
Escort prima, protagonista anche nei rallies, e poi la Capri, la Cortina e
la Fiesta contribuirono alla diffusione del marchio. Nel 1979 giunse
l'acquisizione della giapponese Mazda, che entrò così nel gruppo Ford.