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Ford Capri: The Ford Capri Photo Gallery 1996

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This 1996 gallery comprises of all the photos I took of the humble Ford Capri and are new to the website. Some of the images will be the Capris I owned at the time, but this gallery is mainly a record of Capris I saw that caught my attention at car shows and club meetings. I have meticulously scanned my photo albums in chronological order and I have listed dates and places of the images as per the references made at the time in my photo albums. All these images are stored on due to limited space on my webserver.


Capri Club International Convention at Stoneleigh, near Coventry.

March season opener for the Capri Clubs at Stoneleigh Agricultural Show Ground. Note the two restored (at the time) 'The Professionals' Capris VHK 11 W and VHK 12 W.

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Devon & Cornwall Capri Jamboree - May 1996

Met up with the Avalon Capri Club at Crealey Adventure Park, near Exeter but Hampshire CC didn't attend this year. Also a debut for the recently acquired beige Mk2 1600L bought for £100 back then having been parked up for a year at the roadside in Wimborne, Dorset.

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Summer Mirage, Knowle Hall, Bridgwater - June 1996

Having had the gaunlet thrown to the Avalon Capri Club last year by East Devon CC, this was their first attempt of the Summer Mirage car show now in corporating other classic, custom and American cars. Planning had started way back in Oct or Nov 1995 with my role being signage, Baloon Ride raffle tickets, programme design/layout and printing and then gathering photos & video. It was wet over night and by the morning made for a bit of a sticky field, but it dried up later. Tying Balloon Ride tickets to the 200+ helium balloons in a hot tent was not much fun. The photos show only the Capris in attendance, A P6 Rover won best in show.

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Fast Ford, Ford Fair at Cornbury Park (Oxfordshire) - Aug 1996

Begining of the month and another meet up with the Hampshire Club at this popular club show. Terry from the Warminster District CC Branch tagged along. Squeezed on the end are two pictures of the only Capri in the Beaulieu Motor Museum (at the time).

CCI Summer Camp, Sherrif's Lench , near Evesham - Aug 1996

The weekend following Ford Fair and again, yet another memorable weekend with the Avalon Capri Club that involved plenty of alcohol, tripping over a marquee stake and subsequently getting covered in mud and all adding up to make it a good Saturday night.

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Yeovil Capri Club Show, Lufton Manor, Yeovil - Sep 1996

Small local show, not much to say, or I was too busy socialising to bother taking many photos.

Bovington Classic run by Jaguar Owners Club - Sep 1996

Very nice show held next to the Tank Museum in Bovington Camp. Among all the classy classics and then the Avalon Capri Club turn up and to top it off Darren arrives a bit later with the theme tune from 'Trainspotting' blairing out form his sound system before parking up on the Avalon Club stand. The club stand was bursting with about 16-18 cars helped by South Dorset members joining in.

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CCI Caprimania! Stoneleigh - Nov 1996

Sixth visit to the end of season CCI organised show, back at Stoneleigh Agricultural Centre and in the 'posh' show hall. This time I got to show off my Capri, with the Avalon Club along side Dave Yarlett's kitted 2.8i Capri. Ed had forgotten to book our accomodation on site so had last minute dash to find a B&B for 6 people and a curry meal out. You may note the show hall was looking a bit empty on the Sunday show day, wasn't a great turn out.

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