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

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

Postby 2litreScapri » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:26 pm

So, there is talk of 50th anniversary events over the past week, it is an ideal opportunity to announce the 50th anniversary event at Brooklands. This has been in the pipeline pretty much when the sun set on the 45th event, but it was best to get a lot of background stuff sorted before making announcements.

The date is set; Sunday 8th September 2019.

From mine & Calvin's perspective, there was a lot learnt from the 45th event that we can improve upon and there is plenty of scope for improvement. We can definitely make this event bigger & better than before, especially with the boom just in the last couple of years with social media. But it can't be done without you guys, so any suggestions that you may have we will welcome. The 45th was a great success with 218 Capris and over 1000 visitors. Can we make it more? Of course!! All types of models, original, concours, rat & scruffy, all types of engines, Crossflow, Pinto, 24V 2.9, V8, modified, any Capri welcome. Lots more to announce in the next year! I know some of you guys have been waiting to know if this was happening & now we can confirm it!

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

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:35 pm

2litreScapri wrote:I know some of you guys have been waiting to know if this was happening & now we can confirm it!

Hi Kris,
That's the announcement I've been waiting to hear!
The 45th anniversary at Brooklands was the best organised show I've ever been to. You, Calvin and everyone else involved certainly did an excellent job and made it a memor able day.
It was a real treat to see 218 Capris on display at a fabulous location.
Count me in for the 50th anniversary event.

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

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:32 pm

Hi Kris,

This is absolutely brilliant news mate !!! I'll be there for sure :)

Thanks very much for putting us out of our misery so early. What a great date to look forward to in what is gonna be a truly remarkable year for the Capri :D

As Andrew has already said the 45th that you guys organised was simply outstanding with some truly wonderful memories. A tremendous day ! I have the framed photo of my Capri "arriving at Brooklands" proudly displayed on the lounge wall, and there is a "space" reserved for the 50th photo just above it...just not told the missus yet :lol:

Kris, Brooklands is such a perfect and fitting venue to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our beloved Capri so I was praying that you chaps would be considering using this venue again. Nice one mate :applaud:

All the best

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

Postby Taff50ish » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:34 pm

Hey Kris,

Great News. I'll be there again, so count me in too. As Andrew says, such an amazing day out for the 45th. Can't wait. I'll probably see you round and about, so I'll pass on any ideas I have, as n when. Can't wait, cheers for putting this together with Calvin again. All the very best,

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

Postby -JC- » Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:25 pm

2litreScapri wrote:suggestions


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

Postby 2litreScapri » Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:14 pm

Want to. what would you pay for the hillclimb as enough interest will make it cheaper

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

Postby -JC- » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:48 pm

Hmmm, good question. Wouldn't pay a lot as it's something that's over very fast - unless you'd get multiple runs? I've never actually seen it done there so don't really know the ins and outs, all I know is that there is a track (if that's the right word?) for one!
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Re: 50 Years of the Capri - Historic Brooklands Circuit & Museum - 8th September 2019

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:56 pm

-JC- wrote: I've never actually seen it done there so don't really know the ins and outs, all I know is that there is a track (if that's the right word?) for one!


Hi mate,

Its actually called "Test hill" and was originally used to test the brakes coming down and the ability to climb steep hills. I was looking at it when I went there for the 45th. The top section which sounds a bit hairy to say the least, but I would be more than happy to watch some of you chaps flex your muscles a bit :lol: Heres a little link

http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/index.p ... test-hill/

and a quick video :shock:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XiiB3u6yJY

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

Postby 2litreScapri » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:33 pm

190 days to go! That's how long there is until this grand event! So much to do and so many other anniversary events to go to as well! So let's give you an update on the day.

As soon as you drive in you will be guided by our marshals with many other Capris of all models and styles. Our merchandise is available on the day. We will be drawing the raffle for the banking photos and everyone can come to view this. Test hill will be open to those registered and paid (see our website for full details on restrictions & cost) so watch the Capris go up a hill steeper than you think! We'll give everyone time for lunch and then awards will be presented. And, as a treat, Steve Saxty has spoken with myself & Calvin last week (thank you very much for that teleconference) will be providing the heritage 280 Capri and others and will give a talk about Capris. This and more will make this one of the best events to remember, turning 50 is a massive celebration so let's do it in style! We want you there as part of the Capri collective!

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

Postby Cosmicbike » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:44 pm

Cracking idea, and since it's only 5 miles from me it would be rude not to. Whether or not the car is on the road is a different matter...

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

Postby 2litreScapri » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:34 pm

Cosmicbike wrote:Cracking idea, and since it's only 5 miles from me it would be rude not to. Whether or not the car is on the road is a different matter...


If you're only 5 miles down the road, a push there will suffice, or trailer in! As long as it's there, you're part of the day!

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

Postby Steve Saxty » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:01 am

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

I'm looking forward to chatting to everyone and I'm pleased that everyone looks forward to it - Calvin and Kris evidently did a great job last time. I'll bring the last 280 along - well I'll likely chicken out and have Ford ship it there as I'm far too lazy to clean or fix it on the M25.

My question is should I ask people to submit questions first, what would people want to ask - or just hear me drone on like I did at Dunton?

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

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:18 am

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

Postby Steve Saxty » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:04 pm

Jasonmarie wrote: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 rains - in which case there is the huge chance it will 1) have to be washed, 2) the likelihood of me spinning it on the mini roundabout at Brooklands.