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Restoration Show at NEC Birmingham March 31st - April 2nd
Ford race prepared GXL one of only 3 for racing - only on the
 Capri Mk1 Register club stand
Working on a GXL body as well as other interesting Capri's to see.
Hall 7 stand no 7-205


 

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News 2016

Spring Autojumble Beaulieu

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.

 

 

 

The Practical Classics Restoration Show  March 5 and 6th

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.

 

News 2015

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

 

a run.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

NEWS 2014

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.

 

 

 

 

 

October

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.

 

 



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