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

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

Friday

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.

Saturday

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.

Sunday

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.

Mark

 

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.

Mark

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.

Mark

 

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

Saturday

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.

Sunda

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.

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.

Mark

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

 

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