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Singleton Park Swansea

Post by Caprifan Rob » Mon May 06, 2019 2:42 pm

Came home off my hols this weekend & went straight to a classic show in Swansea. This used to be a big show but it’s getting more of a family fun day now & the cars are just a sideshow now. Still, there were 6 Capris there, all different models so made my day. All cars great to see, some i’d seen before & some I hadn’t.
1.6 S
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GT4
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2.0 Laser
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Spotted these 2 in car park
Bumperless satin black number
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1.6 Cabaret 2
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There were loads of other nice fords there, took a few pics;
Stunning rally prepped escort
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Early XR3i
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Late XR3i
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RS mk1
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Nice MK1 Fiesta
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Anglia with banded steels
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Savage MK4 rally Cortina
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Harris engined MK2
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2.0 GT MK3 Cortina, want it !
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Bullet Mustang (for hire)!
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Good morning out, bumped into friend Becca who was at Simply Ford & blew the engine on her Laser while up there. She’s getting a new one rebuilt & will be taking it to Brooklands for the 50th. Good luck getting it done Bec.

Cheers,
Rob

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Re: Singleton Park Swansea

Post by Jasonmarie » Mon May 06, 2019 3:04 pm

Some great pictures there Rob love the mk111 Cortina also the mustang some nice capris as well . So was that yesterday she blew the engine ? Glad to here it’s going to be fixed
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Post by andyd » Mon May 06, 2019 3:44 pm

Nice one Rob :)
Looked a bit chilly there, but dry that's the main thing :cheers:

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Re: Singleton Park Swansea

Post by Caprifan Rob » Mon May 06, 2019 4:07 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
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Some great pictures there Rob love the mk111 Cortina also the mustang some nice capris as well . So was that yesterday she blew the engine ? Glad to here it’s going to be fixed
Yes, yesterday. She was there with husband Jonathan, they've got a spare 2.0 pinto & have ordered a new cam etc and will have to build it up ( in between extending their garage !). Hopefully they'll get it done in time for brooklands.

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Post by Caprifan Rob » Mon May 06, 2019 4:09 pm

andyd wrote:
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Nice one Rob :)
Looked a bit chilly there, but dry that's the main thing :cheers:
It was colder than it looked, bloody freezing. Had tea & a burger to warm up, some quick pictures were taken & we left in the comfort.... of my sons classic Mini :D

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon May 06, 2019 4:28 pm

Hi Rob,
Looks like a great show and thanks for uploading the superb photos. 8-)
I was going to go along myself, sadly I've been too busy with some DIY jobs around the house. :banghead:

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Post by Caprifan Rob » Mon May 06, 2019 4:50 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
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Hi Rob,
Looks like a great show and thanks for uploading the superb photos. 8-)
I was going to go along myself, sadly I've been too busy with some DIY jobs around the house. :banghead:

Andrew.
Glad I went, just to see the Capris. I'd say it was about a third of what it once was though. Nothing like it was when we saw you there. Done a bit of DIY since I got home, wish I'd taken another jacket now & braved the cold for longer :D

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Post by andyd » Mon May 06, 2019 5:08 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 4:50 pm
Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 4:28 pm
Hi Rob,
Looks like a great show and thanks for uploading the superb photos. 8-)
I was going to go along myself, sadly I've been too busy with some DIY jobs around the house. :banghead:

Andrew.
Glad I went, just to see the Capris. I'd say it was about a third of what it once was though. Nothing like it was when we saw you there. Done a bit of DIY since I got home, wish I'd taken another jacket now & braved the cold for longer :D
At least you had a show....Nothing around here again for bank holiday :(

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Post by Brooksy » Tue May 14, 2019 7:27 pm

Hi Rob,
Thanks for the great photos.
Some very nice examples there (great to see the GT4 and Cabaret 2 models).
That Mark 3 Cortina is nice too.
Hope you had a good holiday too.
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Post by Caprifan Rob » Tue May 14, 2019 9:58 pm

Brooksy wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Hi Rob,
Thanks for the great photos.
Some very nice examples there (great to see the GT4 and Cabaret 2 models).
That Mark 3 Cortina is nice too.
Hope you had a good holiday too.
Cheers Nige, I did enjoy :D .Yes great to see GT4, must be pretty rare & Cabaret a nice model too. Still fancy a nice spec Mk3 Cortina, getting further away every year mind...
All the best, Rob

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Re: Singleton Park Swansea

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:37 pm

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Saw Adrian and his GT4 at a show today.

I know it's early, but here's a quick heads up about the Singleton Park show next year. Adrian told me that next year May Day bank holiday is moving to Friday to commemorate the anniversary of VE day. Therefore the show will either be on bank holiday Friday, or more likely Sunday instead of the usual bank holiday Monday slot. This show has been growing steadily over the last few years, and I've been told that they rigorously enforce their pre-1988 only rule so it's classics only. One for your diary for next year.

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Re: Singleton Park Swansea

Post by Caprifan Rob » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:42 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
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Caprifan Rob wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 2:42 pm
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Saw Adrian and his GT4 at a show today.

I know it's early, but here's a quick heads up about the Singleton Park show next year. Adrian told me that next year May Day bank holiday is moving to Friday to commemorate the anniversary of VE day. Therefore the show will either be on bank holiday Friday, or more likely Sunday instead of the usual bank holiday Monday slot. This show has been growing steadily over the last few years, and I've been told that they rigorously enforce their pre-1988 only rule so it's classics only. One for your diary for next year.

Andrew.
Thanks Andrew, it’s a rare car that, think it’s the only one I’ve seen about. I’ll make a note of the date change for the next show. Thanks for letting me know. :cheers:

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Post by Jasonmarie » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:29 pm

Sorry did you say bank Holiday Friday ? Only ask as they were talking in the village about the VE Day and that they were having a street party with the road shut . Never new it was going to be a bank Holiday .
On topic nice Capri .
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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:00 pm

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Sorry did you say bank Holiday Friday ? Only ask as they were talking in the village about the VE Day and that they were having a street party with the road shut . Never new it was going to be a bank Holiday .
Yep. I didn't know anything about it either, but when I got home I looked it up. Next year there won't be a May Day bank holiday Monday, it's going to be a bank holiday the following Friday instead (8th May). That'll confuse a lot of people!

If you need to organise catering for your street party, I hear somebody on here bakes a mean rhubarb pie! :D

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Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:20 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Jasonmarie wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:29 pm
Sorry did you say bank Holiday Friday ? Only ask as they were talking in the village about the VE Day and that they were having a street party with the road shut . Never new it was going to be a bank Holiday .
Yep. I didn't know anything about it either, but when I got home I looked it up. Next year there won't be a May Day bank holiday Monday, it's going to be a bank holiday the following Friday instead (8th May). That'll confuse a lot of people!

If you need to organise catering for your street party, I hear somebody on here bakes a mean rhubarb pie! :D

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8th May that’s my capris birthday :cool: that’s true the famous Laser Pies :lol:
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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:46 pm

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8th May that’s my capris birthday :cool:
I managed to persuade HM the Queen to commemorate the date with a bank holiday, especially for you. That puts the Spitfire flypast you organised for Peter in the shade! :lol:

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Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:46 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Jasonmarie wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:20 am
8th May that’s my capris birthday :cool:
I managed to persuade HM the Queen to commemorate the date with a bank holiday, especially for you. That puts the Spitfire flypast you organised for Peter in the shade! :lol:

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That’s Amazing I might have to get our pie/cake person to bake a cake and use the official tea towel on that special day that the whole of the U.K. are having the day off . :cool:
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