Duchy Capri & Classic Ford Club :: A Club Based in the Duchy of Cornwall for the Ford Capri & Classic Fords

Carnhell Green Vintage Rally, Saturday 12th August 2017

Wow this rally has grown and grown over the years and for many of us it’s our favourite show of the season (apart from our own show of course!)

Cars, Motorbikes, Tractors, Commercial Vehicles every section was jammed packed with exhibitors.

It was great to welcome Stephen Sinclair who parked with us with his gorgeous Consul Capri; hopefully he will join us soon. With good weather, a fantastic atmosphere and a chance to catch up with friends, we had a great time.

Early reports are that the Rally raised £10,000 for the Air Ambulance. We can highly recommend this one for 2018.

Mount Edgcumbe Classic and American Car Show, Sunday 6th August 2017

An early start for this one to try and avoid the heavy holiday traffic and luckily we had an easy run up.

We haven’t been to this one for a few years and I am beginning to wonder why as it is one of the best.

Being only a stone throw from Devon there was a lot of different Fords that we hadn’t seen before.

Favourites included a very tidy Capri Mk1 Automatic and a 1960’s GT40 (not sure if it was original or a replica) There was however many other cracking Fords and very difficult to pick favourites.

With loads of stalls, a massive car boot we had a great time. We left around 4.45 and members Mark & Julie, Chris & Kerenza, Ian & Arlene and Geoff made our way to Route 38 for some welcomed refreshments.


Wadebridge Wheels 2017

At the Royal Cornwall Showground, Sunday 16th July 2017.

Unlike many years past this year was rather wet, however this was one of our best club turn – outs of this year – with 14 Classic Fords.

This has to be the biggest one day car show in Cornwall with cars from 1910 to 2017 with something for everyone.

There was a good selection of autojumble, memorabilia and plenty of refreshments. The rain did stop, but when it was time to leave.

Great show despite the weather, Can’t wait for next year


Cornwall Blood Bikes Cheque Presentation

Members Mark, Winston, John and Chris presented a cheque to Cornwall Blood Bikes for £1000 on Thursday evening (June 29th).

The weather was rather wet but we were delighted to hand over the money which was raised at our Classic Ford Show this year.

Cornwall RS Owners Show at Little Bodieve Campsite Wadebridge – Sunday 18th June 2017

Members Mark, Winston, Geoff and Gerry left the Fox and Hounds 9.30.

On arrival at Little Bodieve we met up with Paul & Marlene, Rob & Linda and Josh.

After last year’s wash – out, this year was hot, hot and very hot, there was a massive queue at the ice cream van, which we joined before he sold out.

There were some great cars on display with lots of RS Focus’s which were all looking good, but one of our favourites was a original Fiesta Mk1 Supersport, which had driven a 500 mile round trip – Stunning.

Our club stand looked really good, a little light due to another show the same day, but we had 7 great cars gleaming in the sunshine – cool.

A big thank you to Mike and all at Cornwall RS Owners for a fantastic day.


Duchy Capri & Classic Ford Club’s Early Season Classic Ford Run to Geevor Mine – Sunday 11th June 2017

This time we decided to head down to West Cornwall.

Starting from the Fox & Hounds we took the route through Helston, Porthleven, Marazion, Penzance, St Just and on to Geevor Mine for a stop and some lunch.

After lunch we then took the coast road to St Ives and Hayle.

West Cornwall certainly has some stunning scenery as we found out on the run. And with the sun shining it was certainly a great day.




Duchy Capri and Classic Ford Club Show – 21st May 2017

Held at Holywell Bay Fun Park near Newquay


During Saturday we made our final touches to the Show field ready for Sunday. With the good weather continuing, campers started to arrive and a good atmosphere started to build with some great friends and Classic Fords. As the Evening approached around 40 campers, including members myself (Mark) Steve, John, Josh, Rob & Linda and Gary & Jenny made our way to Woody’s bar for a great evening. Entertainment was provided by Singer/Guitarist Jamie Gifford, who was excellent.


Sunday dawned very early with one or two sore heads (bloody rattler!) Anyway it was a great day with the sun shining and we were looking forward to a great show. What a great show we had, with over 140 Classic Fords, Traders, lots of visitors, the show was buzzing. The public were given forms to pick their favourite cars, this worked well and Classic Ford Magazine chatted to many owners, a 3 page feature should be in the magazine soon. Clubs displaying included Cornwall RS Owners, Obviously Ford, Devon RS, Old Skool Ford and All things Ford. As organisers it was difficult to see everything but there were some stunning Fords on display from the 1920’s to the present day. Our charity for this year was Cornwall Blood Bikes and we are pleased to confirm that we can give £1000 to them. We would like to thank all members and anyone else who made this show possible.
See you next year.

Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show Saturday 12th November 2016

We had a great time at the Classic Motor Show at the NEC Birmingham on Saturday 12th November, Mark, John and Bernie.

As usual there were some great Fords on display; one of the highlights had to be a Shelby Mustang for £140.000 – WOW.

There was loads to see, including Auto jumble, Traders, Car Clubs, Cars For Sale, Silverstone Auctions. The show is getting bigger each year and too much for one day.

So a weekender is on the cards for next year, can’t wait.


End of Season Classic Ford Run – Sunday 11th September 2016

We all met at the new Cornwall Services for a 11.00am start.

We had a total of 15 cars, with some other Classic Ford friends joining us for the day.

The run took us to St Merryn, the iconic Padstow, Little Petherick, Wadebridge, Rock and on to Polzeath for a coffee stop.

After a one hour stop we continued to Bodmin and then on to the Victoria Pub for a very enjoyable lunch.

A big thank you to Rob and Gary for organising the run with great weather and beautiful scenery.

Pictures courtesy of John Adamson

Cornish Steam and Country Fair 19th 20th and 21st August 2016

Thanks to the following members who attended the Cornish Steam and Country Fair, Steve, Winston, John, Lee, Bernie, Chris, Steve Johns and myself Mark.

We had a difficult time with the weather but still had a great time.

A big thank you to Bernie for extra ratchet straps to keep the gazebo from floating away. One of the highlights was a Blue’s Brothers tribute band on the Saturday night who were excellent.

Hopefully next year the weather will be kinder to us.


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