SEP 1, 2019 @ DUNTON, FORD – THE EVENT YOU ALWAYS PROMISED YOURSELF

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Re: SEP 1, 2019 @ DUNTON, FORD – THE EVENT YOU ALWAYS PROMISED YOURSELF

Post by Peter-S » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:06 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:That’s great yes I have booked and just hope to be about for this fingers crossed . Just thought it’s a good chance to go around the ford Dunton test track .
Done mine too :)
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Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:13 am

Peter-S wrote:
Jasonmarie wrote:That’s great yes I have booked and just hope to be about for this fingers crossed . Just thought it’s a good chance to go around the ford Dunton test track .
Done mine too :)
That’s great peter looks like we have two busy weekends .
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Post by Daz-RSK » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:55 pm

Good afternoon folks - been a long time since I posted on here - even on this thread.

I am pleased to report that the numbers have just been steadily plodding away, as we have seen people enter into this event.

We are up to nearly 170 Capris now booked in and I am aware of 20/25 who have yet to enter (and want to enter). So I think we'll get near to or even reach 200 Capri marker. You never know. The 11th hour flurry may see us way over 200 Capris. Who knows and let's see where it all falls out.

The idea is to park them in 2 lines, 100 in each line (or whatever the sum is, then divisible by 2) all along the race track that the R&D was completed.

What a fantastic sight and a real credit to you who are participating to form this. Thank you. Every Capri counts to form one the longest rows of Capris in this country this year for this iconic event.

Just to give you an inkling of what 100 cars in line looks like, side by side, herring bone style of parking, leaving space to avoid door dinging (no Tescos car park issue), we are looking at over a third of a mile in length.

So nearly three quarters of a mile of Capris in total. You measure these sorts of volume in miles or fractions of miles because of the sheer size. But because the parking is linear, the magnitude is clearer.

For those of you who have wanted to enter but yet to do so, there is still time. The closing date is 17th August.

For those of you who are undecided, please do come along to this one time, last ever Ford event for the Capri. It won't be done again at Ford and you are entering into an iconic show that not only has volume, but has significance.

200 Capris, one race track, Ford premises - now that sounds like a proper Fest!

You have seen the feedback on the recent Ford Warley event and how so many people loved just being there. We expect the Dunton event to be the same.

Thanks again for participating and entering. Here is the link for any of you who are yet to consider entering / want to enter.

https://www.sfh.org.uk/frankies-classic-car-show

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Post by Daz-RSK » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:41 am

OK - now we really are cooking. So we have:-

Rod Mansfield talking about R&D on performance Ford models
The rest of the SVE team talking as well
Harry Calton - how Ford Europe got together
Steve Parker - product planning around the Capri
Stuart Turner - motorsport world
Peter Lee is talking Transits

All the while, Graham Robson is compere for the day.

We are looking now at getting Steve Saxty to talk over the cars with each owner. So a selected Capri version comes down to the stage area and the Steve presents this to the audience. The respective club owner will be interviewed by Graham at the same time.

This people is looking a mouth waterer. How can you possibly not be here to listen to all of this?? :D

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Post by Daz-RSK » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:19 pm

We now have as many as 20 of the ex SVE team coming and they will mingle with the Capri owners, help each one find another 20-30 horses (stuff that you don't find in the Haynes - stuff you only find under testing) and all that good stuff. Also, we will have some tales from them - what they did, cars that never made the street, experiments that went wrong in pre-production.

This really is a feast of good information to show the workings inside the manufacturer.

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Post by Daz-RSK » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:05 pm

We are now a smidge away from 200 Capris attending.

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Post by Wideboy » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:31 pm

1 nearer just signed up

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Post by Brooksy » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:40 pm

Daz-RSK wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:05 pm
We are now a smidge away from 200 Capris attending.
Just signed up. (comment on Brooklands event thread also noted). Due to the distance from Exeter, I might consider staying overnight the night before. :drive: Looking forward to it and hoping the weather is kind and that I can make Brooklands as well!
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Post by Brooksy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:57 pm

I live in Devon so due to the distance, I'm considering travelling up the afternoon before this event.
There are a few cheap rooms available but I don't know the area at all and wondered if any "locals" amongst you could suggest the best hotel/guest house? Looking to be quite close to Dunton and somewhere safe (as can be) to park my Capri.
I've seen reasonable deals at Premier Inn Thurrock West, Ibis Thurrock M25 & Premier Inn Rainham. Thanks in advance.
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Post by Jasonmarie » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:33 pm

Brooksy wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:57 pm
I live in Devon so due to the distance, I'm considering travelling up the afternoon before this event.
There are a few cheap rooms available but I don't know the area at all and wondered if any "locals" amongst you could suggest the best hotel/guest house? Looking to be quite close to Dunton and somewhere safe (as can be) to park my Capri.
I've seen reasonable deals at Premier Inn Thurrock West, Ibis Thurrock M25 & Premier Inn Rainham. Thanks in advance.
No don’t do Thurrock that’s not a good place to park a Capri . Steve fish lives in that neck of the woods he may be able to help . Let me think have a think .
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Post by Brooksy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:13 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:33 pm

No don’t do Thurrock that’s not a good place to park a Capri . Steve fish lives in that neck of the woods he may be able to help . Let me think have a think .
OK cheers Jason.
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Post by Brooksy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:19 pm

Daz-RSK wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:19 pm
We now have as many as 20 of the ex SVE team coming and they will mingle with the Capri owners, help each one find another 20-30 horses (stuff that you don't find in the Haynes - stuff you only find under testing) and all that good stuff. Also, we will have some tales from them - what they did, cars that never made the street, experiments that went wrong in pre-production.

This really is a feast of good information to show the workings inside the manufacturer.
:cool: :woot:
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Post by Not_Anumber » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:32 pm

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Post by Lord Flasheart » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:41 am

Brooksy wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:57 pm
I live in Devon so due to the distance, I'm considering travelling up the afternoon before this event.
There are a few cheap rooms available but I don't know the area at all and wondered if any "locals" amongst you could suggest the best hotel/guest house? Looking to be quite close to Dunton and somewhere safe (as can be) to park my Capri.
I've seen reasonable deals at Premier Inn Thurrock West, Ibis Thurrock M25 & Premier Inn Rainham. Thanks in advance.
A few folks including myself stayed here the night before the Ford Warley event, very nice place & although no secured parking, cars were tucked away in big car park well away from the road

https://www.derougemontmanor.com/

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Post by Brooksy » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:51 am

A few folks including myself stayed here the night before the Ford Warley event, very nice place & although no secured parking, cars were tucked away in big car park well away from the road

https://www.derougemontmanor.com/
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Thanks for the info, will have a look.
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Post by Brooksy » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:44 am

Brooksy wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:57 pm
I live in Devon so due to the distance, I'm considering travelling up the afternoon before this event.
There are a few cheap rooms available but I don't know the area at all and wondered if any "locals" amongst you could suggest the best hotel/guest house? Looking to be quite close to Dunton and somewhere safe (as can be) to park my Capri.
I've seen reasonable deals at Premier Inn Thurrock West, Ibis Thurrock M25 & Premier Inn Rainham. Thanks in advance.
Now staying with family in Kent the night before so all sorted. :)
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Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:23 am

That’s good I did think around Kent would be better . :beer:
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Post by Brooksy » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:17 am

Jasonmarie wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:23 am
That’s good I did think around Kent would be better . :beer:
Yep, it's ideal Jason as only 26 miles from the venue.
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Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:35 pm

Brooksy wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:17 am
Jasonmarie wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:23 am
That’s good I did think around Kent would be better . :beer:
Yep, it's ideal Jason as only 26 miles from the venue.
I should be there on the 1st September so hope to meet up
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Post by Brooksy » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:54 pm

I should be there on the 1st September so hope to meet up
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:agree: will be good to meet up and see your lovely laser
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