1967 Mk2 Cortina Savage

In some ways the introduction ( or should I say reintroduction) of art into my life could be considered expensive when I am buying new books/supplies/courses. It has really been an investment in enjoyment, relaxation and I suppose wellbeing. Creativity can do that. And I don’t just mean art, think of cooking a meal that people tell you they enjoyed, that’s creativity.!

When I compare the money I spend on my creativity, I think at least I don’t smoke or drink too much, ok I overindulge in IT ( I still don’t have an Iwatch(yet)).I enjoy sketching cars, at least I am not spending the money these folks do, but they get immense pleasure from them. I have asked them about their cars before but now I might try and put a bit of story behind why they love their cars and see the creativity in application to their vehicles.

Let me know what you think of the new blog idea.

At the Packenham fund raiser for the Royal Children’s hospital was this gorgeous Cortina. Tim the owner asked if I’d sketch it. Sure. Tim gave me some details. But I certainly felt his love for this car. So much so he bought it twice!

It’s a 1967 Mk2 Cortina Savage. Savage being a name given to them by the company (Race Proved) in England that modified them with the V6.

You could buy these through the Ford dealers in the UK.

This one is a replica and there are very few originals left in the world and I believe only one or two in Aus.

Tim and the previous owner have used it in Hillclimbs and sprints on tracks around the country including Phillip Island, Sandown, Mt Tarangower, Leyburn in Queensland, Symonds Plains in Tasmania since 1997. Race Numbers have changed over the years so none that has stuck.

Tim told me, “I like it a lot because it is so different and a pleasure to drive.

I first bought the car in 2005 then sold it in 2008, I then bought it back in 2015 (one of those things i shouldn’t have sold but I was lucky to get the opportunity to but is back). I like it because it is a great combination of V6 power and great handling and it looks pretty cool. Always gets a few lookers at the races and shows.”


  1. Bernard, so enjoyed seeing this one! The grill took me back. In 1967, after high school graduation, my Dad took a sabbatical, the family picked up a Cortina station wagon in London and drove it around Europe for 6 months& back across the US. Eventually it became my college “wheels”. So many good memories!

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