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NEC classic car show 2018

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:31 pm
by Caprifan Rob
Went to the NEC classic car show yesterday, always amazed at the variety & standard of restorations on show. Was pretty blown away by some of the everyday cars that were once everywhere but are now coveted by their owners. Let alone the rare / American / one off specials & super cars that were there.
Prices were steeper this year for entry & parking (which is a rip off anyway) but it’s become our winter treat so we couldn’t wait to go.
There are far too many cars to post up here so here are the Capri pictures if anyone’s interested,

Gorgeous 3.0S

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Stunning 280

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As I’ve started with the mk3 I’ll add the others I saw dotted around the halls

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Cabaret
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X Pack
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Love this 2.0 S
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CCI stand mk3s
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CCI & Mk2 Stand, all great looking well presented cars

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Mk1 register & CCI car, miss mine now big time..

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Crayford club cars looked amazing

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And to finish, the coveted Meguires stand featuring 2 Capris this year. They’ve chosen a Capri to go on their stand for the last few years, shows their popularity now. Both too good to use, immaculate!

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This one won a trophy

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Enjoyed the show, looking forward to next year already :D
Thanks for looking,
Rob

Re: NEC classic car show 2018

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:42 pm
by Andrew 2.8i
Hi Rob,
All I can say is wow! All of the cars look absolutely superb, and the mark 3 on the Meguiar's stand must surely be the one of the very best Capris in existence.
It looks like you had a brilliant day, thanks for uploading so many wonderful photos. 8-)

Andrew.

Re: NEC classic car show 2018

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:47 pm
by andyd
Some lovely cars there Rob, thanks for posting :D

Expensive or not I bet it was packed all weekend....

:cheers:

Re: NEC classic car show 2018

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:40 pm
by Jasonmarie
Some great shots there Rob , i here it was taken to long to do the whole show so people were missing bits .

Re: NEC classic car show 2018

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:44 pm
by Caprifan Rob
Andrew 2.8i wrote:Hi Rob,
All I can say is wow! All of the cars look absolutely superb, and the mark 3 on the Meguiar's stand must surely be the one of the very best Capris in existence.
It looks like you had a brilliant day, thanks for uploading so many wonderful photos. 8-)

Andrew.

Thanks Andrew, I have to agree. That 2.8 is an amazing car, deserves to be a museum piece.
Surprising how many Capri’s were on show. The Uren Stampede car was there too in the entrance but didn’t take a picture as no one seems to like it .. :headscratch:

andyd wrote:Some lovely cars there Rob, thanks for posting :D

Expensive or not I bet it was packed all weekend....

:cheers:


Cheers Andy, there were some great vehicles there, can’t speak for the rest of the weekend but numbers did seem to be down on previous years, didn’t have to que to leave the car park which was a first. Still plenty of people to get in your way of taking photographs though ;)

Jasonmarie wrote:Some great shots there Rob , i here it was taken to long to do the whole show so people were missing bits .


Thanks Jason, there was an extra hall open this year (hall 8) which added to the time needed. We didn’t hang about & there was still lots we would have liked to have seen more of.

Forgot about this one in hall 8;

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Re: NEC classic car show 2018

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:32 am
by Fordoholic Nick
Wow ! Rob amazing photos of some simply amazing Capris mate. Thanks for sharing them. This really is a show I kerp meaning to try to get to but it never seems to happen. This really does look a great show to get along to and not just for the stunning Fords. Everything you could wish for all under one roof. Glad you had a great day Rob

Re: NEC classic car show 2018

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:21 pm
by Caprifan Rob
Fordoholic Nick wrote:Wow ! Rob amazing photos of some simply amazing Capris mate. Thanks for sharing them. This really is a show I kerp meaning to try to get to but it never seems to happen. This really does look a great show to get along to and not just for the stunning Fords. Everything you could wish for all under one roof. Glad you had a great day Rob

Cheers Nick, did really enjoy it, not enough time to see everything but well worth the trip.

Re: NEC classic car show 2018

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:57 pm
by Brooksy
Fantastic photos and thanks for uploading.

Re: NEC classic car show 2018

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:15 pm
by Caprifan Rob
Brooksy wrote:Fantastic photos and thanks for uploading.

Cheers, glad you enjoyed them.

Re: NEC classic car show 2018

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:42 pm
by ESSEXV6ESSEX
Thanks for posting. Great pics and a good variety. For me I really like the Cabaret, something about those special edition 4 cylinder cars.

Re: NEC classic car show 2018

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:59 pm
by Caprifan Rob
ESSEXV6ESSEX wrote:Thanks for posting. Great pics and a good variety. For me I really like the Cabaret, something about those special edition 4 cylinder cars.

Cheers, was offered a two tone Silver/Red Calypso by a workmate years ago for £250.. one of those cars you now wish you’d bought :doh:

Re: NEC classic car show 2018

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:33 pm
by andyd
Caprifan Rob wrote:
ESSEXV6ESSEX wrote:Thanks for posting. Great pics and a good variety. For me I really like the Cabaret, something about those special edition 4 cylinder cars.

Cheers, was offered a two tone Silver/Red Calypso by a workmate years ago for £250.. one of those cars you now wish you’d bought :doh:

A mate locally has one in red/silver that's currently in storage. It needs tidying and some welding iirc. Often talks about reducing his collection, but not sure if he would sell it....

Re: NEC classic car show 2018

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:45 pm
by Caprifan Rob
andyd wrote:
Caprifan Rob wrote:was offered a two tone Silver/Red Calypso by a workmate years ago for £250.. one of those cars you now wish you’d bought :doh:

A mate locally has one in red/silver that's currently in storage. It needs tidying and some welding iirc. Often talks about reducing his collection, but not sure if he would sell it....

Ask him if £250 would do it .. ;)

Re: NEC classic car show 2018

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:32 pm
by andyd
Caprifan Rob wrote:
andyd wrote:
Caprifan Rob wrote:was offered a two tone Silver/Red Calypso by a workmate years ago for £250.. one of those cars you now wish you’d bought :doh:

A mate locally has one in red/silver that's currently in storage. It needs tidying and some welding iirc. Often talks about reducing his collection, but not sure if he would sell it....

Ask him if £250 would do it .. ;)

If he says yes it's yours for £300 :wave: :lol:

Re: NEC classic car show 2018

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:54 am
by Caprifan Rob
andyd wrote:
Caprifan Rob wrote:Ask him if £250 would do it .. ;)

If he says yes it's yours for £300 :wave: :lol:

Cheers Mike Brewer :cheers: :D

Re: NEC classic car show 2018

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:45 am
by andyd
Caprifan Rob wrote:
andyd wrote:
Caprifan Rob wrote:Ask him if £250 would do it .. ;)

If he says yes it's yours for £300 :wave: :lol:

Cheers Mike Brewer :cheers: :D

Ouch :(