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Capri film shooting!

Post by Major_Tom » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:02 pm

So me and Daisy went to Rochester as they wanted to have "old and modified cars" in a music video, by a band called The Hunna. So we went down! It was filmed in an old Napoleonic (maybe?) fort, at Fort Borstal, near a prison.

In the wait before the shoot appeared a crazed spanner salesman with her selection of ring spanners.

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Then the crew arrived. They loved mine, stuck an emblem on the front and got shooting.

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Lead singer in my car. Nice bunch of people.

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"Can we sit on it?"

"Yes, but keep to the edges and avoid the sunroof."

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We had fun trying to find the place, including the fastest 180 degree turn in a Capri ever, no video of it unfortunately (unless the CCTV from the prison shows it :lol: )... they do love to pivot their weightless back end around the weight of the engine in the mildest dewy conditions don't they. If only there was some easy fix for it....... :whistle:

Had a good explore of the fort as well to kill time, brought torches and crept through lots of cellars and ammunition stores and gun emplacements, minus the guns. No pictures for some reason. There were two dwellings there too, I was astounded, I'd love to live here!

Before any moody old killjoys go on about it, all the cast and crew were tested before filming and Daisy and I were sensible.

Had a great time. Oh, and had a scary moment on the way back on the M25 at about 22:00 when I ran out of electricity. Alternator wiring has a fault, so don't want to replace it again until I've sorted it out. Anyway, thought it'd make it back, if it didn't thought I'd get some warning, but no apparently not, suddenly no lights, no spark, coasted to a stop on hard shoulder. But you can't get two cars alongside each other for a jump start on the hard shoulder, and I had no hazard lights or anything :shock:

Miraculously, an accident 30 seconds before (lorry ended up with a car perpendicular to its nose) meant the road was closed. Pushed 70 yards down the road into a runoff type area before Dartford tunnel, got alongside Daisy, quickly swapped batteries over, jump started her then and got home on her battery as she charged mine! About half way through that, the road reopened.

And a traffic officer actually was helpful by eventually coming over to see what was going on (they were watching us for ages) and putting his Landy behind us with his nice big hazards on.

Fun times!
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Re: Capri film shooting!

Post by Caprifan Rob » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:39 pm

That must have been an excellent experience Tom. Fun & a privilege to have your car as the lead in the video. If you get sent the link please post it up, great tattoos too on the ‘spanner lady’ :D

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Post by Major_Tom » Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:26 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:39 pm
That must have been an excellent experience Tom. Fun & a privilege to have your car as the lead in the video. If you get sent the link please post it up, great tattoos too on the ‘spanner lady’ :D
Will do 8-)
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Post by Fordoholic Nick » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:52 pm

Wow.!! How cool is this Tom. Love it.!!!! Can't wait to see the finished video. Hope they're a decent band mate and their music does your Capri justice...but having said this your capri will rock to any music fella :lol: :lol:

Great that Daisy looks to have got in on the action too. Love those bonnet stripes on hers !!
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Post by Major_Tom » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:57 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:52 pm
Wow.!! How cool is this Tom. Love it.!!!! Can't wait to see the finished video. Hope they're a decent band mate and their music does your Capri justice...but having said this your capri will rock to any music fella :lol: :lol:

Great that Daisy looks to have got in on the action too!!
It was Daisy that found the info actually. Yes, not sure if it's my thing music wise, but having said that I was whistling the tune for three days straight afterwards so maybe it is. Modern life is confusing like that. Very nice bunch of lads though, wish them the best. That lead singer was in love with the Capri... I told him he'd have to get one now 8-)
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Re: Capri film shooting!

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:50 pm

You was right on my door step , great pictures and looking good .
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Re: Capri film shooting!

Post by Mc Tool » Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:13 pm

lady and the spanners looked nice ,just the thing to tighten one's nuts. :lol:
The bonnet stripes do look good ,seems that everyones capri I have seen here has something I like ,and I have a bit of a montage to go off when I get mine painted.
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Re: Capri film shooting!

Post by D366Y » Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:18 pm

The stripes do look sweet, I've not seen many over here with stripes on and Daisy's looks great with them - really suits the car and colour :)
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Re: Capri film shooting!

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:52 am

That looks like a great experience and both cars look great.

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Re: Capri film shooting!

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:42 am

Thanks, yeah was fun 👍
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Re: Capri film shooting!

Post by Noel » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:21 am

I like two things in this.
1 Spanner ladies thighs
2 Slot mags.

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Re: Capri film shooting!

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:01 pm

A man of taste I see 👍
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