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Harrie D



Joined: 25 Dec 2012
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:27 am    Post subject: New from Europe Reply with quote

Hi .
My name is Harrie and i live in The Netherlands . I got the Ford bug when i was a litle boy as my father owned a Cortina MK1 and after that an Escort MK1 . So logic my first car was a Ford and after the first came many more and most of them i still own . Its good to see howmany European Fords still excist in USA .
Harrie
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angliagt



Joined: 11 Jun 2007
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Location: Eureka,California

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harrie,

Welcome! What Fords do you own?
You might want to add them to your posts.

- Doug
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peteleo



Joined: 24 Aug 2008
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Location: San Mateo,California

PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harrie,
Welcome! Nice to hear a fellow countryman. What part of Nederlands are you from?

My family immigrated from Amsterdam in 1956 when I was 5. Our first EnFo was a '61 Anglia that my parents purchased in Santa Barbara, California in 1965. We bought another '61Anglia in 1970 which I used to go to college with. Since then the fever progressed with purchasing more Anglias, Cortinas and eventually a Zephyr. Check out my blog for a few pictures. http:\\englishfordparts.blogspot.com

Pete
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Harrie D



Joined: 25 Dec 2012
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys , thanks for the warm welcome .
I live in the north east of the Netherlands .
I own to many Fords i will try to write it down here but might forget 1 or 2 ...
Anglia 105E x 2 , Anglia VAN x1 , Cortina MK1 1200 x 2 , Cortina 1500GT x 1 , Cortina MK1 estate x 1 , Cortina MK 1600E x 2 Cortina MK2 estate x 1 , Cortina MK3 x 1 , Cortina Mk3 estate x 1 , Taunus TC1 x 1 , Taunus TC1 estate x 1 , Taunus TC2 / Cortina 4 x 2 , Capri MK1 x 1 , Granada Mk1 x 1 , Granada MK1 estate x 4 , Granada MK2 diesel x 1 , Granada MK2 estate x 3 , Escort Mk1 x 2 , Escort MK1 Mexico x 1 , Escort MK2 x 2 , Escort MK2 VAN x 1 , Taunus 20M P7a estate x 1 , Taunus 12M P6 estate x 1 , Corsair x 3 , Escort MK3 estate x 1 , Transit MK1 campervan x 1 .
Regret i am not kidding ...
A few on this list are for spares , some are roadworthy , some needs restauration .
1 or 2 are for sale .

Harrie
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peteleo



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harrie,

You have one of the largest collection of European Fords that i know of.
That would take a large area of space to keep them all. Maybe 1/8 the size of Holland.
I remember these cars in the 60's-70's when we fly back to visit family. The Taunus was very popular during that time. Most of my family members had a NSU or Taunus and an Uncle that drove an early model Cortina.

Pete
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66gt



Joined: 12 Aug 2008
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Location: Ferndale,WA

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Harrie and Happy New Year!
I just own one Mk1 Cortina Gt and I noticed you have quite the collection nice! Hope to hear more about your collection.

Cheers,
Steve
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Harrie D



Joined: 25 Dec 2012
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hum , it doesnot take 1/8 of our country but it feels like paying that much to keep them .. Smile
The Taunus got more popular as the Cortina , in the 70's people changed to Germann stuff as Uk products started to get a bad reputation .
It was the Austin Alegro's and cars like that who where to blame for that as Ford 70's cars where the same quality no matter if they came from UK , Netherlands , Belgium or Germany .
I noticed i forgot to mention about 5 other cars ...... and there are a few other makes ....
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IFHP
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Joined: 03 May 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Harrie,

I've been away from the forum, but glad to see that you have joined since my last check in. Regarding English vs German Fords, I happened to know that quite a few of both were built in Holland up until the early 1980s.

Cheers,

Michael
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What Harrie didn't mention...

http://www.enfostuff.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1185
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Harrie D



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael Very Happy
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