OUR VERY FIRST CLUB MEETING
Saturday 17th of June 2000 everything was setteled for the
first ever meeting in the history of the Ford Taunus Club of Norway. After
careful consideration we picked a large parking lot in Maridalen, (a green
valley close to Oslo).
Members from all over the country was invited and even the
weather was good, so many of the participants decided to use their disposable
All in all eight Taunuses showed up, in addition to an Escort
cab, a Granada an english Sunbeam cab and a Tempo. The cars varied from a
1974 1600 L to an '80 2.3 GLS with a Scorpio 2.4 i-engine, a fivestep transmission
and Ghia interior.
Most variations over the subject Taunus was there, from original
to modified, upgraded, lowered, with Wunderbaum etc.
Most of the people present came from the eastern and southern
parts of Norway, but Egil and Christine came all the way from Florø
in their 1974 coupé with 2.3-engine and a '78-front. They combined
their trip to Oslo with a visit to some of their family, but still the distance
travelled was impressing.
As the day passed, some parts for sale turned up and Martin
had brought a bit of his large collection of Ford-litterature and model cars.
The conclusion has to be that this was a great success with
many new acquaintances. The next meeting will be at Ford2000 at Lillehammer
August 18th-20th. Hopefully we'll se even more Taunuses there.
(Thanks to Geir for this report! Unfortunately Egil, who
took pictures of all the cars, got his film destroyed, so these are the best
pictures se have.)