A Stunning surprise from Jason

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A Stunning surprise from Jason

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:57 pm

Hi all,

I got the most amazing surprise yesterday at Brooklands as totally unknown to myself Jason had been in talks with a guy we know from Facebook called Chris Doyle who is an amazing artist who has been drawing sketches and creating oil paintings for many Capri owners of their beloved Capris, Jason included! I had actually been planning to get Chris to do me an oil painting of B112 and was going to have a word with him when I met him in person for the first time yesterday BUT I was in for a very big surprise as after having a nice chat with Chris after meeting for the first time he popped off for a few mins and returned with a wrapped picture of some kind. He then presented it to me and told me that Jason had asked him to create a painting for me as an early 50th birthday present and wanted it done for Brooklands 50th so Chris could present it to me at the show!!

Wow.!!! I could not believe it. What a truly amazing thing for Jason to do. I can honestly say it brought a tear to my eye. Not only that but the painting is exactly as what I was going to ask Chris to do for me. An oil painting of B112 with The Ace Cafe in the background. I had mentioned my plans to Jason to try to get Chris to incorporate B112 with The Ace a few weeks back and he obviously took notes :lol: as this is what I got presented with....

What a totally stunning painting.

It's called "Ace Pinto Cafe" 2019 and is signed by Chris himself

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The detail is amazing....
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But get this, Chris actually painted The Ace Clock to show the time 1.12 (B112). How bleedin cool is this :) And the Pintos R Ace banner is just brilliant !!
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This is me with Chris who created this masterpiece
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A very very happy me.!!!
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Jason seeing the delight on my face after seeing it
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So thanks once again Jason from the bottom of my heart for this absolutely stunning present you organised for me. You could see how blown away I was !! I will cherish this forever !! And Mrs Fordoholic loves it as well so its going up in pole position on the lounge wall where I can enjoy it every day.

Cheers Jason. :cheers: :)
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Re: A Stunning surprise from Jason

Post by Peter-S » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:17 pm

Some years ago, when we used to get a few more people to do our camping weekend we used to do a few trophies. One was called 'spirit of the Laser Page'. I think Jason would lay claims to keep it. Nice one mate, I must say I was impressed. Obviously the flypast was better but Nick deserved the runner up spot :D
Seriously though that was a nice touch Jason and Nick was a more than worthy recipient.

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Re: A Stunning surprise from Jason

Post by Jasonmarie » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:40 pm

Thank you kind sir , I had chris do me a few paintings of my Capri and my grandads capris and what a great job he does . So after hearing you talk about the Ace and us two always taking about the best Engine in the world ( did here there’s a book on this ) I thought well we are both 50 this year the same as the Capri . And like all of us on this forum we are like a small family now so happy birthday Mr Nick .
I did say somebody is going to picture us at Brooklands :lol:
I know the day went so fast and we all never really sat down as a forum for a group photo or hug ( two boys from the south west division mention hugging )
But our star photographer Mr Andrew and the one and only Tom said about a meet up somewhere even if it’s in a pub or coffee shop midway and have a get together . But life goes fast and family comes first also working weekends does not help but it would be nice if we could do this over the winter months ....
But a great day everybody and Mr Pinto Nick your a star and you even at to help me out the car on the banking what in my mind would be like getting a whale ( mother in law ) in to the sea :lol:
Also can I thank John for my headunit that was a surprise sir as I love my music and now I can here the music over that sound of the pinto engine .
Also thanks for my mug and pinto coasters from you Mr Nick , just laugh when marie said only today “ I thought you had a Capri not a pinto “ :lol: she just don’t get it :cool:

I did hear Noel , Nigel , Andy , John , Tom ,Peter ,Andrew Jeff ,Dan with one ,Dan with Three +dad, Rob & Mrs Rob shoutout Fix they got the banking . What they don’t know is we were on a secret mission from NASA .

Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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