Our Dream for 2021 Came True!

The year 2021 marks a special time for the Ford Taunus range of cars which requires a special celebration. So for the FTC-GB to be accepted to show at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC has made the celebration even more special!

Although the Marque had been in production since April 30th 1939, with the launch of the Ford Taunus G93A, all Taunus cars produced up until 1970 were designed and built by Ford of Germany.

Previously, Ford of England and Ford of Germany produced very different vehicles for their respective Domestic Markets. However, with the formation of Ford of Europe, big changes were afoot.

The first vehicles launched by the new collaboration were the Ford TC1 and the Ford Cortina mk3. Both models were launched almost simultaneously to the awaiting public.


1970-2020, Fifty Years of the TC1

2020 marked the 50th year since the Ford TC1 and the Ford Cortina mk3 were launched.

We haad planned a huge celebration for the NEC-Show show, but with a global pandemic and all that the show was postponed along with the celebrations.

So we will be celebrating in style at the 2021 NEC show, to be held in November!

Did you know that the TC1 was the first car unveiled by the newly formed Ford of Europe, and the collaboration between the German and English "divisions" of Ford are still there to this day.


1991-2021, Thirty Years of the FTC-GB

Yes, it's hard to believe, we don't look a day over 21, but the much loved FTC-GB will be celebrating it's 30th birthday at the NEC-Show

Come along to Hall 8, Stand 680 and help us celebrate in style...


The Greatest Show on Earth - See us at Stand 680, Hall 8

To mark this occasion, the FTC-GB Club are proud to participate in the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC.

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show is world recognised as the pinicle car show for classic vehicles, be they cars or motorbikes.

The show brings together the world’s largest gathering of over 300 car and motorcycle clubs, displaying over 3,000 iconic classic and vintage cars and motorbikes across seven halls at Birmingham’s NEC.

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show will be held between 12 Nov and 14 Nov at the NEC in Birmingham. This particular show is very dear to the hearts of the FTC-GB Club will be the perfect opportunity to celebrate 30 years of the FTC-GB *and* 50 years of the Ford TC1.

Along with admiring amazing vehicles on display, visitors have the opportunity to shop from the UK’s largest indoor autojumble and source parts and tools for maintenance and restoration needs from specialist traders.

Silverstone Auctions also attend, with Auctions held throughout the show days. It is a truly electric atmosphere.

If you are interested in attending the NEC Show as a FTC-GB Club participant, please pre-register your interest.


Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show @ The NEC


Find out more: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show Official Website