After 2019 the F.R.I.C. Belgium deceided to discontinue the classes based on the year of manufacture for historic cars and base it on Engine cc.
This would mean the 1498cc Cortina GT would be now competing against the 1600 Escorts and the like, now titled Class H2.
So to be competitive a new all steel Historic Twin Cam Lotus engine was fitted, built by ex Lotus engineer Nick Adams, now producing a reliable 160Bhp 125lb torque.
The MSUK told me I had to check the history of a Cortina GT fitted with a Lotus engine, that must have entered and finished on an FIA rally in order to comply with the H.V.I.F. Historic Vehicle Identity Form.
I was lucky to find that the Ford Works driver Henry Taylor did just that in 1963 prior to the release of the Lotus Cortina.
The event was the 1963 Liege-Sophia-Liege he finished 4th.
The current car spec: Lotus Engine, SCCR Gearbox, Alloy Fuel Tank, Heated Screen. 4.9 Lsd, Grp 4 Minilte wheels, Grp 4 Bilstein Suspension, Adjustable pedal box, New Corbeau Seats and 6 point Harnesses and based on his works car.