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

Wadebridge Wheels, Sunday 15th July 2018

With over 1300 entrants, this must be one of the biggest one day shows in Cornwall.

There was a good showing of Fords, many that weren’t at our Ford Show in May. One of the best was a Mk3 Cortina in metallic green – very tidy.

This show however is not just Ford, and we had a great time looking at cars from days gone by, there was something for everyone.

My favourite was a Lancia Delta very rare and now very expensive. With great weather and cool classics, we had a great day.


Cornwall Motor Feast, Saturday 4th August at Stithians Showground

Members Mark (myself) Winston, Steve, Martin, James, Chris, Ian, Stephen, Geoff, Paul & Shirley, Rob & Linda, Terry, Steve J & Trean, and guest for the day Tony Rainbow with his Anglia rocked up to Stithians last Saturday morning.

This was the first ever Cornwall Motor Feast and was quite quiet until around 11.00am when the sun came out.

There was only 1 autojumble and apart from us there was the Cornish Mini Club, Subaru Club and the Quantum Club plus a few individual Classics.

Plenty of modern cars though and there was a stunt show, Soap box race and special guest Vicky Butler-Henderson, who displayed some 2-seater driving and judged the Show N Shine.

All in all, not a bad show (but not the biggest car show as advertised) hopefully next year a few more classics and public will turn-up. On the bright side, a big congratulations to Winston, after Vicky Butler-Henderson voted his Capri as her favourite car of the day.

His prize is an all expensive paid rally day at Silverstone.


Cornwall RS Owners Show, Sunday 17th June 2018 @ Little Bodieve, Wadebridge

We had 10 cars turn up for this one, members Mark – myself, Steve, Winston, Jerry, Geoff, Josh, Paul, Jordan, Paul & Marlene, Rob & Linda and guest for the day Kurt Tann with his Sierra Estate.

There were some great cars on display, both Modern and Classic, but my favourite was a White Escort Mexico Mk2 – Stunning.

With great weather, Cool Classic Fords, we had a fantastic time.


Duchy Capri & Classic Ford Club’s Classic Ford Show at Holywell Bay Fun Park Newquay, 20th May 2018


Members Mark (myself) Steve, John, Winston and Paul all rocked up to Trevornick, Holywell Bay to set up our Classic Ford Show field for our big weekend. The weather was glorious and was set to continue for the whole weekend. I even made a last-minute call to Lawrence Reed on Radio Cornwall to promote our Show.

After a hard day Winston and Paul headed home while Steve, John and myself made our way to the Treguth Inn for a well-earned pint and some great food, once there we met Jerry and his family who were also camping.


We woke to a beautiful morning, after a good old fashion breakfast, we put up some final signs. We soon had Cars arriving for our Classic Ford Run, which was to start at 1.00pm. A total of 30 Classic Fords left Trevornick camp site and headed to Perranporth, St Agnes, Porthtowan, Portreath, then our first stop, Hells Mouth Café for a welcomed ice cream. We then carried on to St Ives, Gulval, then our second stop at KFC, Longrock. After a 30 minute break, we then circled  Penzance and headed back to Trevornick.

A massive thank you to Jeremy and Chris for organising a fantastic car run. Saturday evening was spent chilling out with a beer, we had Singer/guitarist Jamie Gifford playing who was brilliant, but people camping numbers were slightly down on last year.


An early start and another beautiful morning as we woke 5.00am and watched the sunrise! With a welcomed coffee, it was then time to clean our cars after the car run the previous day. Before we did much else Traders and the 1st Classic Fords started to arrive. It was then full on to about 11.00am when over 140 Classic fords had passed through the gate.

The field looked great with our Club and the Escort 50th display in the in the centre, classics one side and modern on the other. We had 11 traders,  with most doing quite well.

This we think, was our best show yet, with the more cars, traders, visiting public and of course the weather played a big part.

Amongst the winners were:

Best Escort: David Coleman Escort Mk1 RS1600

Best Club: RSOC Devon Group

Car of the Show: Jeremy Hookway Escort Mk2 RS2000.

We are pleased to announce that we have raised £1000 for our chosen charities. The money will be split between Cornwall Blood Bikes and Cornwall Ostomy Support.

Finally a big thank you to all club members who helped throughout the weekend.


Classic Motor Show @ the NEC Birmingham – Saturday 11th November 2017

An early start for this one 5.00am – members Steve, Bernie, John and myself made our way to Birmingham.

As usual there were loads of Classic Motors to see, (5 halls) this Show has definitely grown over the years. Capri Club International had a white Capri 1.6 Laser on their stand used daily with 302,000 miles, the car was bought in 1990 with 30,000 – a credit to its owner.

Fords were very well represented with Clubs from most models displaying some great cars. Silverstone Auctions were mind-blowing once again with Fords outselling Jaguars, Ferraris and Porsches. A MK1 Fiesta XR2 sold for £24,000, a Capri 280 Brooklands sold for £42,000 and a Concourse Mk2 Escort RS2000 sold for £87,000. Prices don’t include a 5% Auctioneers fee.

We are no longer the poor relations in the Classic Car World, so it seems. We had a great time, and John bought the right number plates this year! Can’t wait for next year.



Christmas Meal – Saturday 9th December 2017

Members of Duchy Capri & Classic Ford Club came together for their annual Christmas meal at the Inn For All Seasons on Saturday 9th December.

A great time was had by all with entertainment from Camborne Town Band as well as a wonderful meal a few drinks and the normal Club banter and jokes.

Wedding Chauffeur Duties – Saturday 28th October 2017

After the wedding I did in 2010 I said to myself “never again” as it was rather nerve wracking!

But after my old boss Malcolm asked me to take 3 bridesmaids to Gwel–an–Mor, I happily agreed to do it again. This time in my Capri 2.8 Special and the bride was transported in a 3 tonne 1947 Austin.

The weather was dry a little overcast, but everything went well with the Austin and my Capri behaving.


Heartlands Motor Show – Sunday 8th October 2017

Members Mark, Steve, Chris, Ian, Winston, Stephen, Rob, Linda and Kevin attended this one.

Being late on in the year, we didn’t know how many would attend, but with the weather nice and dry, it was a great turn – out. We got there early, and it paid off as we parked in the main court yard.
There were some great cars on display including a Stunning Mk2 Cortina with a 24v Cosworth (Formerly owned and built by Gary Trip) which was for sale £10.000 – tempted.

This show was 100% better than last year and that’s down to the organiser Jason Goss – well done. A great way to finish off the show season for 2017.

Duchy End of Season Car Run 2017

Dartmoor Sunday 17th September.  Organised by John Adamson

An early start for this one, members Mark, Steve, Geoff, Chris & Karenza, Ian & Arlene, Carl & Sally and Jerry & Jac left the Fox and Hounds 9.00am. With blue skies and the sun beginning to make an appearance it was off to Cornwall Services to meet Paul & Marlene and Jordon.

After a short break it was on to Tavistock (our Starting Position) where we met Andy & Donna, Shaun & Amy and organiser John. The Dartmoor run firstly took us to Princetown Prison Museum which was very interesting – we met one of the prisoners who told us some engrossing stories.

After about one hour we left Princetown and headed to Widecombe on the Moor for lunch. The scenery was at times breath taking and with the Sun shining – what a fantastic car run. We had a great lunch at the Old Inn, the food and service was excellent. After a few pictures it was off to our next stop Moreton Hampstead Motor Museum. With over 120 Vintage and Classic vehicles and a collection of memorabilia, this was a great place to complete our Dartmoor run. www.mortonmotormuseum.co.uk

We would like to thank John for organising a superb car run and for ordering fantastic weather.



The Cornish Steam & Country Fair, Stithians Showground 18th, 19th & 20th August 2017


Saturday was predicted to be the best day – weather wise and there was a good showing of car. Members Mark, Winston, Lee, Carl and Kevin graced our Club stand and we also welcomed Martin Chapman with his very tidy XR3i , who hopefully will be joining us soon. There were some other great Fords including Tony Mitchell’s Mk2 Cortina with a recently fitted Rover V8 – stunning! Saturday evening s entertainment included a couple of bands – firstly a blues brother tribute band and then ‘The Qwest’ who were excellent – after a few beers!!! We (Mark,Steve and Liam) decided to call it a night.


Sunday dawned a little wet and overall there were less cars, but our Club stand was really well supported with Jerry, Ian, Geoff, Chris, Paul, Marlene. Andy. Shaun and Stephen Joining us to make it up to 12 cars. Due to the weather there was still quite a few bargains to pick up at the Autojumble. Overall there were less tractors, steam and motorcycles this year, I hope this show builds and survives in the future. Cars however did very well, especially on Saturday – which is a credit to the car secretary Jason Goss.

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