The weather was pretty poor with heavy rain through the day. The number of people waiting for entry on Saturday was well down to the squeeze we usually encounter near the gates. Good wet coats and wellies or stout shoes were the order of the day.
10.00 am and the gates open we all surge forward and make out way to the stalls hoping to pick up that elusive part. Sadly for Capri owners there is rarely anything about. a few panels were seen but not genuine Ford, everything related to the
Ford Capri Mk1 is in extremely short supply.
there were plenty of cars for sale and oddly a good percentage were Jaguars.
Some stalls remained covered over all day, others braved the weather making their stalls as waterproof as possible.
There was plenty of room around the food and drink stalls, usually you struggle to find a seat, the stall holders looked pretty fed up.
We spent a lot of time in the marquees looking through books and old racing magazines, for 'old' Capri racing news, for our own archive.
Managed to find a pair of strut tops for a club member.
We stayed all day but it just didn't have a buzz this year. However we are now looking forward to the September jumble.
Now in its third year and getting bigger with each show.
We had a club stand at this event for the first time luckily we had some fantastic Capri's to display.
I mean who wouldn't want to see a very poor - rust holes everywhere - RS3100, then nearby a freshly restored RS3100 as well as the GXL that we are following on the website under restoration - loads of photo's of this restoration on the site.
To say the three cars caused a stir would be an understatement.
The public interest was amazing, the stand was busy all the time, so many people who owned Capri's stopped by for a chat.
Full report and photographs in Capri Style - the magazine of the Capri Mk1 REGISTER
Really enjoyed the weekend with like minded enthusiasts' and the great guys who owned the display cars.
Going to the NEC Classic Car show - you want want to miss the three amazing Capri's we have on
this years stand. A beautiful Crayford Convertible, a concours winning 3000GT now a rare car,
and for something completely different - an amazing dragster Capri.... you may have seen it make
Practical classic announce the first issue on May 27th of their new publication
We have just renewed our Capri insurance with Footman James. Happy with the cost and the level of cover, plus good discount for Capri Mk1 REGISTER members.
If you are planning to go to shows in the Midlands this year then give Roger a call as he is organising club stands at some events.
We will be at shows such as Powderham Castle and Plymouth Hoe. Big events.
We would welcome other Capri owners to join us in displaying our iconic cars.
Latest December edition of Capri Style has been sent out to members
In this edition members restoration, Capri's around the world, NEC report.
We are in our 15th year of the Capri Mk1 REGISTER and the Capri is 45 years old
Classic motor show NEC Nov 14/15/16 2014
A huge show, everyone was saying their feet hurt by the end of the day. superb cars everywhere, too many to mention. Perana in the Auction sold for £27.500 with a reserve of £30,000 ..... yes mistake....
Great to see so many old friends and club members a big welcome to all our new club members.
Picture below but for more pictures click on the Facebook page.
We have some great Capri's lined up for the Classic Motor show NEC Birmingham Nov 14/15/16
Last year we bought you 3 RS3100's - we were told we would be lucky to get one but Gareth came up trumps even getting us a barn find.
So what about this years display?
We have the mythical 3000lt Carbodies Convertible - not seen at shows before
We have a Ford Production Touring Car one of only 3 GXLs made at Boreham Wood, does XWC 713L ring any bells with classic racing fans, driven at one time by Prince Michael of Kent, Tom Walkinshaw, Jeremy Walton, amongst others.
and for those who like their Capri's bog standard, a well known Sebring Red GXL.
The latest edition of Capri Style , is now out, if you haven't received your copy then contact us
The article by Gareth in the September 2013 edition on improving dash lights was very popular, with many members commenting on it. more about this can be found
June - Had a visit from Wim and Irma Capri fanatics from Netherlands - they made a detour from Dover to deepest Devon then travelled up to the Classic Ford Show. They brought with them photograph albums of the Netherland Capri Club shows. Still plenty of enthusiasm but like here fewer members. Well worth a visit to their show in Netherlands, very friendly.
Congratulations to Dave - his black beauty was awarded 'Car of the Show' at Paignton sea front show July
POWDERHAM CASTLE 2 day show but went just on Sunday. It was a very overcast day but fabulous turnout of vehicles from all decades. Judge said he loved my Mk1 Capri and if I had been there Saturday would have picked it as car of the show.........
Went to Radio Devon children in Need classic car show at Plymouth Hoe. Arrived at appointed entry time of 11.00am surprised to find the place already full of classics. 1.00pm my Capri Mk1 was one of only 4 vehicles still on the Hoe, what had happened? It rained and all the locals made a dash for home as soon as the dark clouds gathered. As we had a 50 mile trip back we were gonna get wet anyway so waited to see if it would stop , it didn't and at 3.00pm it was all over. Arrived home to find beautiful sunshine, neighbour said it had been sunny ALL Day - THAT'S THE WAY IT GOES SOMETIMES.
There is a new show at the NEC on April 12/13th The New RESTORATION Show tickets are available now tel 08448586758 club members discount RS14NC and membership number.