An early start for this one, as we left Chiverton Roundabout Services 8.00am!
We then met John, Paul M & family at Route 38, and went on to a slight but enjoyable detour to get to Mount Edgcumbe with 9 Classic Fords.
Members Rob and Steve J had already arrived.
With loads of Classic Fords on display, it was difficult to know where to start! I managed to get 8 Fords to commit to our Classic Ford Show next year.
There was a huge American section and many other classic cars. With many stalls, a car boot and stunning views across to Plymouth, there was something for everyone.
A great show and a real “must” if you haven’t been.
One slight negative – a handful of idiots thought it was clever to over rev their engines while leaving. There is a time and place. We left at 4.30 and made our way back to Route 38 for a welcomed drink and meal.
We had 15 club cars at this one, and with at least 1,200 exhibits on display, this is the biggest one day show in Cornwall!
With the sun shining, our first stop was the autojumble with the hope of finding that rare part. There was a great Ford display and our favourite was a stunning Escort RS2000 in white. But whatever floats your boat, you would find it at Wheels.
Great show, great weather, can’t wait for next year!
Members Mark (myself) Jerry, Geoff, Mark C, Martin & Adrian attended this one. With Classic and Vintage Cars, Motorbikes, Tractors, Miniature Steam and many Stalls & Autojumble, there was much to see and do.
There was a great relaxing atmosphere at this Show, and we met many friends for a good old Cornish Chin Wag.
Hopefully we may have signed a new member with a Mk2 Fiesta who showed interest in our Club.
Great show well worth a visit next year. It is such a shame that this Show Clashes with Wadebridge Wheels as I would have loved to have stayed the whole weekend.
There was loads to do including a great Queen tribute band – Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys, who were excellent. Well done to Martin who won the Judge’s Choice with his Escort XR3i and Winston who won best standard Car with his Capri 2.8 injection.
Members Mark (myself) Steve, Winston, Andy, Paul D and John all rocked up to Trevornick to set up and prepare for our show weekend. The weather forecast was a damp end to the day, so it was all hands on deck to get everything done – and we did. While Winston, Paul and Andy headed home, Mark, Steve and John were joined by Jerry and family, Dave, Nicola and family, campers Peter and Patrina for a well-earned pint with some great food at the Treguth Inn.
With the weather looking good, an early start – 6.00am. After a good old full English breakfast, we were set up for the day. Around 9.30 the first cars started to arrive for the car run and a total of 30 cars left Trevornick at 10.00am. We headed west to Portreath, took the coast road to Hayle and on to our 1st stop The Old Key House at Lelant.
Leaving Lelant, we headed on to St Ives, Zennor, Pendeen, St Just and our 2nd stop at Land’s End, where we were treated to Cornish pasties.
It was then on to Penzance, Marazion, Porthleven and Helston. Once leaving Helston we made our way back to Trevornick.
A big Thank you to club member Jeremy for organising the car run.
We arrived back at Trevornick around 6.00pm to find more campers had set up. After a bite to eat and a freshen up, it was time for our evening entertainment. The BT Experience kicked off at 8.00pm, played for 2 hours and were absolutely brilliant, with Cornish versions of some popular songs. A few beers and a good time was had by all.
Again, an early start and surprisingly quite a clear head after the previous evening. We put up the last-minute signs and by 8.00am the first traders and cars were arriving.
The weather had turned slightly damp but by 10.30 all this had cleared and we had a great day. With cars arriving from as far as Leeds and London, the show field was soon filled with a wide selection of Classic Fords. These ranged from a 1922 Model T, right up to the latest 2019 RS Focus and most models inbetween. We were celebrating 50 years of the Capri, with a great line up including a black JPS Mk2 and parked beside it a white JPS Mk2 – you don’t often see this!
There was a good selection of autojumble, which was very popular throughout the day.
One of the most popular vehicles was a concours Transit Mk1 which was stunning, as were many other Fords on show. The Show seems to be growing each year and we already have been asked about 2020, so hopefully we will see you then.
Amongst the Trophy winners were
Pre-1950’s – Chris Blewett Ford Model T 1980 – 1989 – Ross Jarrett Capri 2.8 Special Furthest Travelled – Paul Hitchen Leeds 514 miles. Best Club – Obviously Ford Best Capri on Show – Dave Bolton Capri JPS Mk2 Car of the Show – Peter Westaway Ford Cortina Mk3 GXL
We managed to raise £1000 for the Cornwall Blood Bikes and a cheque will soon be presented to them.
Duchy Capri & Classic Ford Club would like to thank:-
Trevornick Holiday Park
All Classic Fords that Attended
All Traders that Attended
Victorian Mobile Catering
The BT Experience
All companies and people who donated raffle prizes
The general public who supported us on the day.
Here are some images from Saturday 18th, the car run and evening entertainment:
and here some images from the Sunday 19th show day:
At The Royal Bath & West Showground Shepton Mallet
Ian, Chris, Steve and myself (Mark) made the journey to Shepton Mallet for this one. With a big autojumble and plenty of Classic Cars, it was well worth a visit. There was quite a few Fords on display both inside and out and many have committed to our show in May.
We had a great turn – out of 32 for our Xmas bash at the Inn for all Seasons. With excellent food and one or two drinks, a great time was had by all. As usual my eyes were bigger than my belly – and I wasn’t alone!
Special mention to John, who travelled down from North Bovey, Nr Newton Abbot for this one. Well that’s another year over with. Merry Christmas and Happy new year to all members – see you in 2019.