Ford A.V.O Owners Club was formed at the end of 1980 with
the objective of bringing together owners of the special
range of vehicles produced from 1968 to 1975 by Ford Motor
Companys "Advanced Vehicle Operations" (A.V.O).
These are the Twin Cam, RS1600, MEXICO and RS2000 versions
of the MK1 Escort, together with the RS3100 Capri. Each
of these Five models is represented by a Club Registrar
who is able to provide knowledge and personal experience
of the car to club members. In 2010 after much thought,
the Escort 1300E was given full member status in recognition
of the models part in the history of the AVO plant. While it
may not have been built on the AVO merry-go-round, the first
5000 cars were assembled at the site and were instrumental
in keeping the AVO plant financially viable.
In addition to having the
winning HAVOC club magazine, we also
have a lively Internet Website at www.avoclub.com. If required,
the Club is able to provide a written appraisal and valuation
of members vehicles for insurance purposes. This is
usually arranged via the Registrar for the Model in question.
Clubs spares service has grown considerably over the
years and now has a wide range of new spares available
for members. The Club has also commissioned the remanufacture
of previously unobtainable parts.
The Club has an extensive events calendar for club
members to participate in whatever the condition of their
vehicle from everyday runabout to concours standard, on
both a local and national level. The Club is affiliated
to the Motor Sports Association and many of our members
compete in their AVO cars on events as varied as club
scatters to International rallies.
We hold a number of outdoor
during the year, as well as attending most of the major
Classic Car Shows.
The Clubs major event of the year is its National
Day held every year on the 3rd Sunday in June (Fathers
Day). In 2012 we had a change of venue to Hatton
Country World nr. Warwick, which has proved to be a popular
move as the venue has plenty to do for all the family (while
dad talks cars!).
The Club Spares
Roadshow attends with the full range of spares available
plus many specialist Traders attend with all their wares. We also
hold our Annual Concours dElegance competition during
National Day. There is no charge
to Members who attend in their AVO cars. The entry fee is £5.00 per
person. Discounted entry to Hatton World is available, so
there is something for everyone at AVO National Day.
majority of the clubs members live in the British Isles, there are
overseas members in most European countries, The Far East,
New Zealand and USA. Overseas Members are particularly welcome.
you wish to join the A.V.O Owners Club
please click here.