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Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby oldfords » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:51 pm

I'm off to the Ace on Saturday and was wondering if anybody else is and might fancy meeting en-route or at South Mimms for a cruise down the A1 to the Ace.
I am travelling from Harlow can go via either M11 or A10 then M25--A1
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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby Arya2.0S » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:02 pm

Be sure to make a video! Im hoping someone from youtube will be there to catch all the burnouts and spins.

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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby sheff » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:20 pm

See you there..... I'm heading into London from the south, meeting with a few other Capri owners on the A3 to convoy in with :D

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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby Paul G » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:30 pm

I'm hoping to go but I'll have to hide my old Skoda round the corner!

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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:36 pm

oldfords wrote:I'm off to the Ace on Saturday and was wondering if anybody else is and might fancy meeting en-route or at South Mimms for a cruise down the A1 to the Ace.


Hi Jeff.

I have just been onto John (taff50ish). We are meeting up then we can pop over to meet you and anyone else at South Mimms. What time were you thinking fella bearing in mind getting to the The Ace in good time ? Think we got there about 11 am - ish last year ??

Neil look forward to seeing you mate and hopefully Mark too. Presume you are convoying up with Mark via Hindhead ( :woot: ) then meeting Kris and the Surrey boys on the A3 ?

Paul be really great to see you again mate if you can make it.

Hopefully Danny and Jason are coming too and maybe more ?? Should be a good forum turnout !

Until Sat then chaps.

All the best

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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby D366Y » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:46 pm

I'll definitely be there chaps! But seeing as the Ace is only a 20-30minute drive straight down the A40 I think I'll pass on the massive detour to South Mimms or down the A3!?

Look forward to seeing you all there tomorrow :)

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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:55 pm

D366Y wrote:I'll definitely be there chaps! But seeing as the Ace is only a 20-30minute drive straight down the A40 I think I'll pass on the massive detour to South Mimms or down the A3!?

Look forward to seeing you all there tomorrow :)

Cheers
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Nice one Danny. Yep looking forward to seeing you at The Ace tomorro fella...oh and 'hearing' your 3" straight through too :lol:

All the best mate

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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:28 pm

Just been reading over on Capri World that Kris and Calvin are asking us not to arrive before 11am expecting to get into the car park as this causes problems for the Cafe. Arrival for carpark entry is 11am. See you there !
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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby andyd » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:28 pm

Have a good one.
But may need your umbrella's...... That's all I'm saying :whistle:

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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:17 pm

one or the girls that's works for me has gone sick so if she back tommorow I will be there even if it's rains .

If not :crying: have a good one .

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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby oldfords » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:24 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
oldfords wrote:I'm off to the Ace on Saturday and was wondering if anybody else is and might fancy meeting en-route or at South Mimms for a cruise down the A1 to the Ace.


Hi Jeff.

I have just been onto John (taff50ish). We are meeting up then we can pop over to meet you and anyone else at South Mimms. What time were you thinking fella bearing in mind getting to the The Ace in good time ? Think we got there about 11 am - ish last year ??

Neil look forward to seeing you mate and hopefully Mark too. Presume you are convoying up with Mark via Hindhead ( :woot: ) then meeting Kris and the Surrey boys on the A3 ?

Paul be really great to see you again mate if you can make it.

Hopefully Danny and Jason are coming too and maybe more ?? Should be a good forum turnout !

Until Sat then chaps.

All the best

Nick


Hi Nick
I reckon the Ace is about 30 mins down the road from the South Mimms...If you still fancy meeting up I'll look to arrive at the services about 10.15 and we can shove off about 10.30.. If you are up for it I can PM my number over later Jeff

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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:38 pm

oldfords wrote:I reckon the Ace is about 30 mins down the road from the South Mimms...If you still fancy meeting up I'll look to arrive at the services about 10.15 and we can shove off about 10.30.. If you are up for it I can PM my number over later Jeff


Hi Jeff.

Sounds like a plan mate. Will get onto John but yep 10.15 sounds ok to me. I will be arriving with John so just keep an eye out for two Lacquer Red Capri's. We usually park up down the far end of South Mimms Services near the exit. I will pm you my number too.

Until tomorro morning then Jeff....

All the best

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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:00 pm

andyd wrote:But may need your umbrella's...... That's all I'm saying :whistle:


Bleedin Hell Andy....remind me not to invite you to my 50th !! :lol:

Mate if today is anything to go by then hopefully it will turn out better than 'forecast'. Today was supposed to rain all afternoon according to forcast this morning....no rain at all...so am hoping tomorro is similar. But i will go no matter.....honestly....... :wave:

Jasonmarie wrote:one or the girls that's works for me has gone sick so if she back tommorow I will be there even if it's rains .

If not :crying: have a good one .


Hey Jason. Hope you can make it mate. Surely its gross misconduct if she makes you miss Capris at The Ace !!! :lol:

Seriously be great if you can pop along. If not hope to catch up another time.....
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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:42 pm

Hi Chaps,
Have a great time at the Ace tomorrow.

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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:31 am

I am gutted as it's sunshine and Iam going to miss the Ace cafe .... hope you all have a good time :beer:
On holiday as from tommorow so I want loads of pictures

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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby Peter-S » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:50 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:I am gutted as it's sunshine


Me thinks you spoke too soon!
Hope Ace didn't get the downpour we had an hour or so ago :roll:
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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:41 pm

I did really we also had a big storm here that went on for sometime . My car would have got wet . It's not been rained on for sometime in its life . Iam still gutted as I was looking forward to this one with my kids .

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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:58 pm

Peter-S wrote:Hope Ace didn't get the downpour we had an hour or so ago :roll:


Peter....ermm...let me put it this way mate.... :crying: :banghead: :crying: :banghead: :crying: :banghead: :crying:

Can you guess........ :lol:

Had a brilliant day considering the weather....the bleedin dam weather.....that horrendous torrential rain.......BUT and its a very positive 'but' I actually felt a massive weight lifted off my shoulders whilst driving in the monsoon conditions. But I have to say I was trying to see out of the windscreen past those bleeding wiper arm thingies that kept getting in the way every 2 seconds was a bleedin nightmare !!!!!! :wave: :lol:

Chaps not a massive turnout at The Ace but still a great day and met some old and new friends. Not too many pics I'm afraid as I spent most of the day drying off the car :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Will post the few up over on The Gallery in a moment.

All the best

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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:24 pm

So sorry Nick as I really wanted this meet up at the Ace as it's on my bucket list . But as they say another day . I even filled the Capri up with petrol and gave my car a good wax . So that rain would have beaded on that long bonnet .

Glad you had a good one and will wait for them pictures .

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Re: Capri's at Ace Cafe 05.08.2017

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:37 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:So sorry Nick as I really wanted this meet up at the Ace as it's on my bucket list . But as they say another day . I even filled the Capri up with petrol and gave my car a good wax . So that rain would have beaded on that long bonnet .

Glad you had a good one and will wait for them pictures .


Hey Jason, no worries fella.

Yep was a shame you did not make it today, as was looking forward to meeting up at last, but as you say another time for sure mate. Bet you felt like you were all dressed up and nowhere to go after waxing and filling up your Capri mate :lol:

I can highly recommend this meet not just for the Capris but for the fact its The Ace too...great combination indeed...and they do a great 'big breakfast' as well, although John went for the 'special breakfast' to match his Capri :lol: :lol:

Just posted up some pics mate. Check em out !

All the best Jason. Have a great weekend.

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