The Ace Cafe 2019

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The Ace Cafe 2019

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:26 am

Hi all,

Had a brilliant day at The Ace Cafe spent in superb company. The day started off quite funny as after Tom popped over to me we stopped at my local petrol station to top up. Just as I was going to start filling up a police van pulls up...two coppers get out and the big Broad officer comes over and says "how the bloody hell do you keep your Capri so clean" :lol: Spent about 10mins showing them round B112 and engine bay and he asked me if he could take some photos. Had a really good chat. Caused a bit of interest from other people too, especially when Tom pulled around and parked up behind me... :lol: :lol: We got some attention Tom :lol:

Spent the whole afternoon chatting to prople from the forum and from Facebook so very sorry but did not really take many pictures this year. But I did make sure I got the forum convoy first thing...

One, yours truely
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Became two with Tom
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Became three with Jason
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Became four with Jeff
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Became five with John
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Jeffs amazing 3.0S :D
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Jason's stunning 2.0 Laser :D
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Tom's delightful 1.6L :D
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Johns always superb 2.8i Special :D
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And my 2.0 Laser :)
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Was having a great chat with Danny and his dad re his plans for his three Capris. Especially what he has planned for the 3.0S.Good luck mate and really looking forward to seeing how this comes along. I never even thought to take proper pics of both his Capris... sorry mate... But here is one I did take of his made to order S/S Exhaust manifold :)
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Also was brilliant to see Paul ( Paul G) too. Had a really decent chat and catch up with him and really great to hear the progress he has made with both his Capris. Hope to see the Laser soon Paul :)

So as said sorry did not take many pictures this year as I was having too much of a good time chatting to everyone. Just want to thank Kris and Co for organising this again this year especially as I know how busy they have been with Brooklands.

Today really was about the prople and their cars and the great company from the forum guys here.....and the Pinto Breakfast was just stunning. John being the proud owner of a 2.8i Special ordered the........ Special breakfast :lol: :lol:

All the best

Nick

Ps Sorry some of the pics are not the best angles this time but hope you get the gist how great this day was
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Re: The Ace Cafe 2019

Post by andyd » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:19 pm

Nice pics Nick :applaud: Looks like it was a good day!

Glad the Rozzers approved of your car too. Your wheels look great, might have to put a set of those on my Xmas/Birthday list one year as a present to myself :D

:cheers:

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Re: The Ace Cafe 2019

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:34 pm

andyd wrote:
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Nice pics Nick :applaud: Looks like it was a good day!

Glad the Rozzers approved of your car too. Your wheels look great, might have to put a set of those on my Xmas/Birthday list one year as a present to myself :D

:cheers:
Thanks Andy. Great day indeed! Yeah was very funny when the old bill got out his mobile to take some photos :lol:

Those wheels would look stunning on your Capri Andy ;) :)
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Re: The Ace Cafe 2019

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:46 pm

Hi Nick,
Great photos, as always! All the forum cars look absolutely stunning.
It's good to hear that the weather was kind to you all, I couldn't bear the thought of you and Jason driving in the rain again! :)

It's great to see that there was a decent turnout at the Ace Café, I mean the Pinto Café, as there was concern that some people weren't bothering due to the close proximity of the Brooklands event. There looks to be plenty of cars there.

Glad you all had a great day!

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Re: The Ace Cafe 2019

Post by Caprifan Rob » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:57 pm

Looked a great day out for all of you. Glad you enjoyed it, great looking convoy & good company. What more do you want, cheers for posting :cheers:

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Re: The Ace Cafe 2019

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:58 pm

Thanks Andrew. Numbers at The Ace were not as high as last year but still a good turnout and some lovely Capris... and it stayed dry.!!! :lol:

Yes quite a few meets close together but I always put Brooklands as the big one for me and the 'must get to' one. Always great to meet up with friends from here. Cracking company and some really good chats. Prob because it was a tad quieter it was easier to meet people from fb I had not seen before so really enjoyed it. Jason was up to no good again by sneaking his' PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH' sign onto B112 when I was not looking. Bet other people thought who's the knobhead with the do not touch sign :lol: :lol: :x

Just a couple more pics. Don't get to see many pics of forum Capris in convoy. These are cracking pics of three of us. Chap on fb tucked in behind me, Jeff and Tom. Jason and John were just behind. Great photos. Dont get to see many 'on the road pics' . Guy was really nice. Came up to me in The Ace and took my email to send them to me. I can see my new furl tank :lol:


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Re: The Ace Cafe 2019

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:03 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:57 pm
Looked a great day out for all of you. Glad you enjoyed it, great looking convoy & good company. What more do you want, cheers for posting :cheers:
Thanks Rob. Wish I had taken some pics of the other Capris at The Ace but for once was too busy chatting all day but that's what these days are about, meeting old and new friends and chatting a nd laughs. If anyone loads up more on fb I will copy and post here. Thanks again Rob
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Re: The Ace Cafe 2019

Post by andyd » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:07 pm

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Those wheels would look stunning on your Capri Andy ;) :)
Tbh, I think they look great on most Capris.

Would need to sell my 7 spokes first as don't want those and the Pepperpots taking up room in the garage, and that would help to fund the RS4's.
I would keep the tyres to put on the new wheels :)

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Re: The Ace Cafe 2019

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:24 pm

andyd wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:07 pm
Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:34 pm


Those wheels would look stunning on your Capri Andy ;) :)
Tbh, I think they look great on most Capris.

Would need to sell my 7 spokes first as don't want those and the Pepperpots taking up room in the garage, and that would help to fund the RS4's.
I would keep the tyres to put on the new wheels :)

:cheers:
Think you should treat yourself some new tyres with your new wheels Mr Andy ......
Can pick them really horrible wheels and tyres up in August mate so they will be out your way . :cool:
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Re: The Ace Cafe 2019

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:25 pm

Yes had a great time at the Ace some good pictures there Mr Nick
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Re: The Ace Cafe 2019

Post by Wideboy » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:53 pm

Thanks for a fantastic day out yesterday...Great meeting up at South Mimms and chatting to you all and the members of the public who stroll over...Also love the road piccies its not something you see too often.

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Re: The Ace Cafe 2019

Post by Taff50ish » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:20 pm

Hi Nick,

Some good pics there, I did take a few, not many but if I can piggy back on your thread??? Here you go for a few more....

Here's one of my favorites of the show...
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Another cracking MKI
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Another very nice MKI for you...
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A final MKI for you all...
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A very tidy Cossie conversion here. Nice plate too.......
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I hope the pic does the colour justice one this Cappa, amazing colour this one was...
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Another great conversion here..... All round the Pinto....
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All sitting on some very nice wheels....
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Tom just squeezing in the background there too....

A Very Nice 'S'.....
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And a gorgeous 'E' plate 280i
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And I'll finish up with Danny's 2 Cappa's. Great to see them again Danny and your working on a Third... Brilliant stuff...
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Well, that's about my lot I'm afraid. I didn't get that many myself, very sorry if I missed you out... I'll try harder at Brooklands...

A great day out was had though, so that's the important thing here and I didn't fall out of my chair!!! Bonus!!! Cheers for now all, all the best,

John...

P.S. I'll check my dash cam for Convoy footage in the next day or so.... Cheers....

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Re: The Ace Cafe 2019

Post by andyd » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:32 am

Thanks for the extra pics John :)

Some great cars there :cheers:

Andy

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Re: The Ace Cafe 2019

Post by D366Y » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:06 am

Couple of extra pics we took as well

The driveway before we left
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Also, obligatory picture of Nicks engine bay - the cheek of that sign! :whistle:
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Re: The Ace Cafe 2019

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:42 am

Great pictures John and Danny. Thanks for uploading them. Some cracking Capris there ! Always so good to see the forum folk and their Capris :)
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Also, obligatory picture of Nicks engine bay - the cheek of that sign! :whistle:
:lol: :lol: :lol: That pesky Jason and his "Please do not touch" sign.... :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Ace Cafe 2019

Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:25 pm

Yes I did spot that on nicks engine bay :lol: great pictures there Dan
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Re: The Ace Cafe 2019

Post by andyd » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:00 pm

:cheers: Danny

How clean is Nicks engine bay :o

I would keep the bonnet shut in fear of dust getting in there :lol:

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Re: The Ace Cafe 2019

Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:02 pm

andyd wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:00 pm
:cheers: Danny

How clean is Nicks engine bay :o

I would keep the bonnet shut in fear of dust getting in there :lol:
We did spot a finger print on nicks dip stick was pleased that Tom had a police finger kit what we used and the results should be in soon .
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