Ford Cortina Transcribed Articles "Shame about the staples dear..."

 

Contributed Articles
CORTINAS TO CORTINA
Mary Tonge and Stephen Tonge, (Cortina Mk.I & Ford Owners Club, UK), 1998
SVENSKA CORTINA KLUBBEN VISIT THE MK.II 30th ANNIVERSARY RALLY
Peter Widelund, (Newsletter Editor, Svenska Cortina Klubben / Swedish Cortina Club), 1996

 

Magazine Articles
CORTINA GETS FOUR DOORS - Using well tried mechanical components, the newest version of the Ford Cortina has four doors - and a wider appeal.
Ian Fraser, 'Wheels', July 1963
HERE COMES A CONSUL CORTINA - Ford's latest small car is the start of a determined bid to capture the small car market.
Pat Hayes, 'Australian Motor Sports', October 1963
Five bearings in this latitude - NOW THE CORTINA HAS MUSCLES - Or how another 300cc will make the Cortina the car to watch
Bill Tuckey, 'Wheels', October 1963
Pat Hayes road tests the Armstrong 500 winning - FORD CORTINA GT
'Australian Motor Sports and Automobiles', November 1963
BEHIND THE WHEEL - Barry Collerson drove a Fiat 770 in the recent Armstrong 500... This is his own story with Mike Gilmore behind the camera.
'Australian Motor Sports and Automobiles', November 1963
LOTUS CORTINA - A tiger among the pussycats
'Road & Track', July 1964
Neither mud nor icy winds can stay the Armstrong 500 from its appointed rounds... FORD STRONG-ARMS THE ARMSTRONG
'Wheels', December 1964
CORTINA GT - Barry Cooke reports on the off-the-hook GT model.
'Modern Motor', September 1965
CORTINA GT 500 - David McKay tries the ultra high-performance GT 500
'Modern Motor', September 1965
The 1965 Armstrong-winning car could easily have been cheated of certain victory. We tell how in our exclusive road test of... FORD'S FIERY 500
The Editor, 'Sports Car World', January 1966
FORD CORTINA-LOTUS - Amazing Performance From a Demure Package
'Car Life', July 1966
YES, THERE IS A CORTINA FASTBACK...
and it's not all that expensive either!

Brian Creer, 'Australian Motor Sport', September 1966
FORD LOTUS-CORTINA
'Motoring News', April 20 1967
PACER FROM FORD'S BRITISH STABLE - In the compact Cortina, the company is betting it has another Mustang-type winner. And the devaluation of the pound may give it an edge over rivals VW and Opel in the U.S. import market.
'Business Week', November 25 1967
Scanned, OCRed and edited by Ron Bruner - thanks (again) Ron!
Extract from...
CLASSIC CORTINA - Peter Simpson looks at one of the most significant post-war cars.
'Popular Classics', October 1987
A REAL WINNER - They won the 1965 European Touring Car Championship: An exclusive track test with Sir John Whitmore and his Alan Mann Lotus Cortina
Tony Dron, 'Thoroughbred & Classic Cars', January 1990
Kindly sent to me by Ruud Bom.
Extract from...
CHAPMAN'S CORTINA - It's been 30 years since the legendary Lotus Cortina first blazed on to rally circuit and race track. Nick Larkin drives one of Britain's best examples.
'Popular Classics', June 1993
Extract from...
BATHURST WINNER - Bathurst's first Champion: 1963 Cortina GT
Jon Thomson, 'Australian Classic Car Monthly', October 1995
THE RACING BARONET - In 1965 Sir John Whitmore enjoyed an extraordinary string of racing successes in a Lotus-Cortina. Graham Robson recalls an astonishing track record.
'Ford Heritage', June/July 1996

 

Further Reading...


Further to the above list of transcribed articles, Tony Braam was kind enough to pass on this list of magazine references, mostly related to Mk.II Cortinas. So if you would like to hunt things out yourself this may help. We salute you Tony.

  • Line of Improvement WB? (Mk.II L-C) - 'Motor Sport', May '67
  • Who Killed the Lotus Cortina? (Mk.II L-C) - 'Car', June '67
  • The Race-Proved Ford Savage - 'Motor Sport', September '67
  • On the Road with Products from Ford and BMC (Mk.II L-C) - 'Motor Sport', October '67
  • Rob Luck Drives the Face Lifted GT - 'Sports Car World', December '67
  • Ford Cortina 1600E Road Test - 'Autocar', December 28 '67
  • Ford Cortina 1600E - 'Motor Racing', December '67
  • Cortina with an E - 'Motor', October 21 '67
  • The Ford Cortina 1600E - 'Motor Sport', January '68
  • Savage - 'Autocar', August 31 '67
  • Ford Cortina GT 12,000 Miles Report - 'Motor', February 10 '68
  • John Bolster Tests Ford Cortina 1600E - 'Autosport', March 29 '68
  • Enjoyable Extrovert Road Test - 'Motor', February 24 '68
  • Ford Cortina 1600GT Road Test - 'Car & Driver', May '68
  • Cross-flow Cortina Road Test - 'Wheels', May '68
  • Continental Casebook 1600E - 'Car', July '68
  • Six-Car Group Test Road Test - 'Motor', June 15 '68
  • Group Testers Personal Choice - 'Motor', June 22 '68
  • Four Furious Fours Comparison Test - 'Wheels', July '68
  • Ford Cortina GT 24,000 Mile Report - 'Motor', November 2 '68
  • Ford Cortina GT Estate Road Test - 'Autocar', July 25 '68
  • The Ageless Cortina Road Test - 'Car Life', November '68
  • Six-Car Group Test Road Test - 'Motor', March 15 '69
  • Group Testers Personal Choice - 'Motor', March 22 '69
  • Ford Cortina 1600GT Road Test - 'Road & Track', October '69
  • Are the GT's Real? Comparison Test - 'Sports Car World', April '69
  • Fords Cortina 1600GT vs Hillman GT Road Test - 'Car', November '69
  • A Clever Cortina: McLeods Cortina GT - 'Racing Car News', April '70
  • Ford 1600E - 'Thoroughbred & Classsic Cars', June '78
  • Classic Choice: Cortina Lotus by Jonathan Wood (Mk.I) - 'Thoroughbred & Classic Cars', June '79
  • Cars to Keep: Ford Cortina 1600E - 'Old Motor', January '82
  • Buying a Ford Cortina 1600E - 'Practical Classics', May '83
  • Executive Edition - 'Classic and Sportscar', January '84
  • The E Experience by Paul Clark - 'Thoroughbred & Classic Cars', July '84
  • Britain's First Fast Ford by Peter Simpson (Mk.I L-C) - 'Practical Classics', October '85
  • Savage Mood by Jeremy Walton - 'Classic and Sportscar', February '86
  • Low Budget Lotus by Wilson McComb (Mk.I L-C) - 'Thoroughbred & Classic Cars', March '86
  • Noble Savage by Wilson McComb - 'Thoroughbred & Classic Cars', October '89
  • Throwaway Classic by Chris Horton (Mk.I) - 'Your Classic', November '89
  • Savage Pt 1 - 'Practical Classics', December '89
  • Savage Pt 2 - 'Practical Classics', January '90
  • The Hot Seat by Hugh Haskell (Mk.I L-C) - 'Thoroughbred & Classic Cars', December '91

 


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