The British Ford Club of NSW inc (BFC) was formed in 1983 after the annual ALL FORD DAY by a group of enthusiasts who were keen to promote the preservation of small British Fords for either restoration to original or rest-o-modifying with period modifications.
The club is an affiliate member of:
The Combined Ford Clubs of NSWThe association of British Car Clubs, and the
Council of Motor Clubs Inc.
The Club offers members technical information, spare parts, access to the current Concessional Registration Scheme, Social outings and a quarterly club magazine. BFC caters for an interesting variety of cars, with any British Ford motor vehicle manufactured prior to 1985 being eligible as a primary club vehicle. Body styles include saloons, coupes, vans and estates are all welcome and all historic plated vehicles must meet RMS requirements.
You can join as an Associate Member if you have an interest in the club, Members must own a pre 1985 British Ford either complete or in restoration. All Club members with Historic registrations are expected to attend 3 activities a year and these may include 2 club meetings.
Membership forms are available at Club meetings and Club events or by writing or emailing the club at the listed addresses. Prospective Members are asked to enclose a recent laminated photograph of their vehicle (where applicable) along with their application and membership fee.
Membership Fees are $45.00 per annum plus a $5.00 joining fee to cover the cost of Name tags.
Club Meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of every month except December and are held at the Toongabbie Sports and Bowling Club
12 Station Road Toongabbie NSW at 8pm.
You are welcome to come along, most members can be found in the Bistro prior to the meetings.
british ford club history
Back in 1983 a group of keen and dedicated owners of English Fords formed a club called The New Anglia Prefect and Cortina Club of Australia. The "New" related to the second generation of Anglia's and Prefect's. The objective of the club was to promote the preservation and restoration of these small English Fords.
As the years rolled by the Cortina became the most popular vehicle to be owned by its members (the few Bathurst wins may have had something to do with that), and in the late 90's it was decided that the Club's name should be changed to reflect this. The Cortina Anglia Prefect Club of Australia was adopted as the new name and the CAP Club continued to thrive. In late 2007 the club ammended its rules to allow the more modern Cortina's (MK3, MK4 and MK5's) to be incorporated.
In 2019 the club again found it necessary to move with the times as a number of members had other English Ford's that were not covered by the club, such cars as Escorts and Capri's. To ensure that the name continued to reflect the members car interests, the club became The British Ford Club of NSW Inc. (BFC). The British Ford Club currently provides technical information and a range of registration schemes (club plates), including both Historic and Modified schemes.
The BFC Club enjoys a good social atmosphere with regular outings, monthly meetings an annual Christmas event and trips away. The club attended the 75th anniversary of Ford Australia in Melbourne in 2000 and travelled to Albury in both 2012 and 2017 for the 50th anniversary of the Mk1 and Mk2 Cortina's respectively.
The British Ford Club is affilliated with several motoring bodies and is a participant in major annual events such as:
The All Ford Day
The All British Day
The Combined Motor Clubs Eastern Creek Show Day,
Our Own British Ford Day at Rouse Hill.
BFC monthly meetings ar held on the 4th Tuesday of every month (except December) at 8pm in the Toongabbie Sports and Bowling Club, 12 Station Road. Toongabbie, NSW. Feel free to stop in.