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by Steve Saxty
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Help Steve with the Anniversary Edition of the book!
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Help Steve with the Anniversary Edition of the book!

This is a little scoop for this forum. TBH I speak to thousands on Facebook but the reality is that there's better-informed dialogue on these pages. Now I'm likely a little naive to assume that everyone here has a copy of my book but I'd like to think so. It took me two years to write it vs six week...
by Steve Saxty
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Designing Capri Videos - Project Colt and Diana
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Designing Capri Videos - Project Colt and Diana

I spent two days doing these last year and suddenly the world of Facebook got into a lather over them this weekend. So here, please take a look... Capri Mark 1 - Project Colt https://www.stevesaxty.com/videos?wix-vod-video-id=422c5ad49ae74259814cc701da5eb4db&wix-vod-comp-id=comp-jt78hb4z# Capri ...
by Steve Saxty
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

Some Scorpio Action. Remember the Scorpio in 4WD and Cosworth trim with those brilliant leather seats. Equipment wise was a very underrated car. Another forgotten Ford - well except on here where quite a few engines power Capris. https://youtu.be/IMpyonklNJQ So I did a lot of design work on Scorpio...
by Steve Saxty
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

What fantastic pictures Steve. Thanks for posting these up. As you say, if these ever got lost or hidden away, they would be lost forever. I delved into that Ford Germany museum for a look around at your pictures. I wonder what we could ferret out of there for September ? :lol: Probably nowt..........
by Steve Saxty
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

On the subject of bring back the Capri, I have found a couple of little videos on the Capris supposed killer. This featured in Steve's book and is an interesting story. Shows throughout the book the tie up between the US Dearborn and FOE. Happens more often then you'd think or realise. https://yout...
by Steve Saxty
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: More Capri prototypes
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: More Capri prototypes

I'm loving the RS2800. Such a good looking concept. Big fan of the Granada coupe too. Yup I got to really love the Granada and Taunus coupe stories too which was why I ended up giving them their own chapter in the book. Funnily enough, they were both designed by Brits, the Granada coupe being a rar...
by Steve Saxty
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: More Capri prototypes
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: More Capri prototypes

Excellent pictures and so lucky they agreed to take these models out from their dusty storage. For some reason, I find the look of the Taunus coupe particularly stunning. I guess that's partly because we didn't have it in the UK, I grew to adore the idea of that car's insanity. I hope you've read t...
by Steve Saxty
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: More Capri prototypes
Replies: 6
Views: 124

More Capri prototypes

I finally got around to loading up most of the wind tunnel model photos I have - some are in the book and people seem to love them. So here's a load more including the RS2800 and the original Capri II models. https://www.stevesaxty.com/prototype-models To get you going..... Steve https://static.wixs...
by Steve Saxty
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

I gave the whole saga of S272 Capri it's own chapter in the book as those of you that have read it know. I'd agree with the sentiment that the car's day was done by 2003. Ford tried to drag me in on the program but I was in Detroit working on GM stuff and had to decline - I did gently try suggesting...
by Steve Saxty
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

If you can picture a slightly longer boot / rear overhang, giving a more fastback rear rake, that would be ideal! Think the rear profile shape of the DB10 in Spectre rather than the Scirocco shape that this is similar to... Great scrapbook So a completely different car then? And uneconomic because ...
by Steve Saxty
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

Some great images there, I love to see the Capri in colt form. Always loved the MK1 in its basic trim, very iconic, with basic vents and chrome hub caps. I also always like shots of the clay cars or the plastic mould types. I like the shot o the Green Sierra 'Toni' where its three door one side and...
by Steve Saxty
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

Some great images there, I love to see the Capri in colt form. Always loved the MK1 in its basic trim, very iconic, with basic vents and chrome hub caps. I also always like shots of the clay cars or the plastic mould types. I like the shot o the Green Sierra 'Toni' where its three door one side and...
by Steve Saxty
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Saxty's Capri Scrapbook
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Saxty's Capri Scrapbook

I'm at home with an injured shoulder so started uploading some of my hundreds of unused images from the book. There's no point them sitting on my Mac and even if I do another book Ill still have too many left. https://www.stevesaxty.com/capri-scrapbook And to get your attention.... https://static.wi...
by Steve Saxty
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 50 Years of the Capri - Historic Brooklands Circuit & Museum - 8th September 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1147

Re: 50 Years of the Capri - Historic Brooklands Circuit & Museum - 8th September 2019

Steve you have got to drive the 280 there why not join us lot and come in with us lot on the forum , will be great to meet up with you and chat cars and Fords in the day . Also might have to get a cheeky picture of you with my Capri I'll certainly come and maybe I'll drive the 280 there. Unless it ...
by Steve Saxty
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 50 Years of the Capri - Historic Brooklands Circuit & Museum - 8th September 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1147

Re: 50 Years of the Capri - Historic Brooklands Circuit & Museum - 8th September 2019

As Kris says I'll be there and do some talk in whatever people want. I could do something along the lines of the talk I did at Dunton or maybe answer questions from readers, or whatever - I'm open to offers. The talk is here if you've not seen it from Dec - https://www.stevesaxty.com/dunton-meeting ...
by Steve Saxty
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri Wind Tunnel Models
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: Capri Wind Tunnel Models

Great models, would love the mk2 but there’d be a long queue! I wish I could spend a day looking at all their history archive, your book gave a great insight. I'm glad you liked it. I can't recall if I posted this but here's the backlot of the Ford museum - I'll try and dig out the pics of the actu...
by Steve Saxty
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri Wind Tunnel Models
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: Capri Wind Tunnel Models

Caprifan Rob wrote:Brilliant to see these, thanks for uploading them Steve. I’d love a wall full of these on display in the garage. If only.


They are damn heavy - a good 40lbs each so reinforce your shelves!
by Steve Saxty
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri Wind Tunnel Models
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Capri Wind Tunnel Models

I just uploaded 60 photos of these beautiful one-fifth scale wind tunnel models. Lots of them are of the RS2800 and the original Capri II model. Take a look, they are just lovely. https://www.stevesaxty.com/prototype-models https://static.wixstatic.com/media/d0b2fe_6d0406ab872e4cb7a843cc1c1dd712a2~m...
by Steve Saxty
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Hmmm....very interesting
Replies: 12
Views: 249

Re: Hmmm....very interesting

I think there was a Capri into Aston V8 lookalike kit available too back then - and I don't mean the Tickford. I think you're referring to the Bullet/Bullit/Bullitt kit. A reproduction of said kit is still available for those who mistakenly believe it's a good idea..... http://capriclub.co.uk/Body-...
by Steve Saxty
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Hmmm....very interesting
Replies: 12
Views: 249

Re: Hmmm....very interesting

I think there was a Capri into Aston V8 lookalike kit available too back then - and I don't mean the Tickford. Motivation seems to be based less on taste than a desire to stand out. Capri world is thankfully more about originality with the odd sympathetic mod. Cosworth scene is still about power upg...