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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

 

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.

Mark

 

 

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

Held at Holywell Bay Fun Park near Newquay

Saturday

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

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.
Mark