New capri280 Group introduction cards
New capri280 Group flyers
Finally following the pandemic we appear to at last be coming out of it and returning to some form of normality following an incredibly successful vaccination programme here in the UK.
2022 we hope to have a decent number of events to attend starting with the Practical Classics Restoration show at the NEC in March.
As it is the capri280 35th Anniversary year we look like having a fairly packed events calendar including hopefully a European Tour of up to 4 Capri shows in the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium depending on the Coronavirus situation in these countries.
We also of course in July hold our own capri280 35th Anniversary event at the British Motor Museum. CCI National and August event plus the Classic Car show at the NEC in November and I am sure other events may become known to us as the year progresses.
We are however not twiddling thumbs, as always there are unseen activities in progress.
Currently we are concentrating on expansion of the capri280 spares availability through the Group. We are gathering core units of Radiators, Power steering rack and brake calipers. The plan being to offer an exchange service of these items for fully refurbished units.
Once we have these we will look at starter motors, alternators and clutches.
If you can help by providing old salvageable units we could use please get in touch.
During 2019 the Ford Capri celebrated its 50th Anniversary!
We are proud that the Capri 280 Group were invited by Ford to attend 3 of their events to celebrate this special year.
We attended the first at the Niehl factory in Cologne, Germany in June. Then Warley, Brentwood Ford Head offices In July.
Next we went along to Ford’s Dunton SVE
Operations plant in August to another big turnout of Capri cars.
Ford employees were most helpful also with our Bye bye Capri recreation at the recent NEC Classic Car Show where we were allowed access to Ford’s archive material using previously unreleased photos of the 280 on the assembly line at Niehl for which we are most grateful.
With the show season over its time to prepare. Capri 280 Group far from resting on our laurels are busy with our plans for growth of the group.
We are looking to grow by attracting more Capri 280 owners to the group.
This new website is part of those plans by
appearing to a wider audience than our Facebook page allows.
We are also seeking financial support from sponsors to enable us to improve our display at events (our recent stand at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show at the NEC cost around £2000 and was financed by a small number
of our membership).
The group have a number of plans for the future to enable members to keep their 280 to a high standard and useable.
It is hoped we may be able to provide a complete service to our members.
Come along and see us at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show at the NEC Birmingham November 11 to 13th. Stand to be allocated! Our third appearance at the event bringing our 2022 capri280 35th Anniversary year to a conclusion.
Come and see Capri 280 in both non and Turbo Technics versions. Join the Group, purchase regalia items, see some of the vast range of mainly new old stock genuine Ford and Motorcraft spares available to our members.
See the only Capri 280 group who offer a wide range of activities, regalia, Capri genuine Ford and Motorcraft spares, show meetings, unique discount deals from suppliers, Classic Car insurance at preferential rates and much more
Capri 280 Group require financial support to maintain and improve our high standard of presentation and to grow the group.
To this end we would welcome offers of sponsorship from companies who in return would have their company and/or products promoted in a variety of possibilities including options of advertising on the website, Facebook page, at events or various other possibilities. Product support is another welcome means of sponsorship. If interested please contact Mick to discuss a mutually beneficial partnership opportunity.
Do you own a Capri 280?
Did you own a Capri 280?
Do you want to own a Capri 280?
Are you a fan of the Capri 280?
There are many reasons that you may wish to become a member of the only proactive Capri 280 Group.
The easiest way to join is to go to our private (for security purposes to our 280 owning members) Facebook Group page, answer the three simple questions, agree to abide by the Group rules and await approval. You will then be asked to pay your membership fee of £10 per annum. Easiest method is to our Paypal account email@example.com as a Gift or as Friends and Family (to avoid them deducting fees from our payment).
Not on Facebook and no wish to join Facebook? If that is the case either E-Mail me or phone on number provided.
OK the secret is out now! We announced our Celebrity Guest for our show none other than the lovely Sarah Crabtree formerly on Bangers and Cash and now at Evoke Classics!
Sarah will be with us for the weekend presenting the awards and saying hello to her many fans whilst enjoying the show.
We can confirm that Steve Saxty formerly Ford Designer and currently well renowned author of a range of Ford books that reveal what did happen, what nearly happened or should have happened with various Ford models will be with us at the event as part of his busy schedule. Steve will have a range of his books available to purchase and can sign these for you. He will give talks and answer questions throughout the weekend!
Another former Ford AVO employee, journalist and author of numerous motoring books Jeremy Walton has expressed interest in attending our event but this is not confirmed as yet!
2022 is the 35th Anniversary of the Capri280 Model launched to the UK market in March 1987.
capri280 Group will celebrate this milestone during 2022 at all events we attend throughout the year.
See separate page for details of the Group’s Special weekend event in July to celebrate this!