Borgward Drivers' Club Archive of Journals car pictures and things from the past.


Borgward Drivers' Club Journals from 1981 Produced by

Nick Driscoll.

Just click on the picture to download a pdf file of the Journal.


Keith Fortnam 1966 camping holiday in Italy, staying at Laigdeglia next to Alassio with his brother Colin's Combi.
Keith wanted to show how much stuff you can carry in such a humble
Combi. He recalls that, in addition to their friend Reg, they picked up
a girl (as you do), who stayed a while, until she left them to re-join
her parents, taking Colin's passport, by mistake, instead of her own.
How did they get home, well, that is another story!

."We did start out with four members in our 'gang' but the fourth person in our
party decided on Monday morning that he missed his girl-friend, having rung her at9.20 am at work, ( she didn't start 'till 9 o'clock).
The relationship wasn't going so well, so he decided to get the train back home.
He asked us to drop him off in Cannes"

Colin, full of tact, as usual, said if she loves you she will be there when you get back, if not, it's too late anyway!"
They carried on and had four weeks holiday in the sun.

Keith Fortnam

Colin and Rita circa 1967


Roger Winner in his 1949 Hansa Pictures taken May 1962

I found some pictures of my Borgward's that I used to own - Perhaps you would be interested, great cars. The Big Six I drove to southern Spain in the 70s. The fiber timing gear broke on the way back and a new one was fitted in Barcelona, Borgward had an agent there. My Big Six had a special wood-rim steering wheel fitted. (Where-are they now). I don't have the reg. of the Big Six.
Dave Smith

Club Member Udara David's Grandfather in early 1970s Sri Lanka with his Isabella Reg. EN4896


If you have any picture from the 1960s with your Borgward please email me John Wallis