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Chelsea Cruise & Black Swan. June 2021...

Post by Taff50ish » Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:12 pm

Hi all,

Well, its been a long time coming, but we are finally getting some meets to get out to!!! So last week I got down to the Chelsea Cruise 46th Anniversary, which was brilliant, I got there quite early on though and left quite early too, but I even managed to park up in the Park!!! I followed a cracking Black XR2 in... here we go...

Image20210529_195002 by jon taylor, on Flickr

So this was followed by a little walk round and I did thoroughly enjoy myself... This was too long coming!!! So here are just a few of the brilliant motors which were there early doors....
So I got into a mini, Mini line up...
Image20210529_194838 by jon taylor, on Flickr

There were some amazing Escorts there too, here's a small sample...
Image20210529_194911 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210529_194944 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210529_195108 by jon taylor, on Flickr

I was blown away with some of these...
Image20210529_195809 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210529_195438 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Stunning Sierra here too. I saw this today also at the Black Swan. Pics to follow...
Image20210529_195353 by jon taylor, on Flickr

So the Chelsea Cruise wouldn't be complete without the Americans....
Image20210529_195405 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210529_195526 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Also a stunning little 205 GTI....
Image20210529_195426 by jon taylor, on Flickr

A simply Stunning Stag!!!
Image20210529_200031 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Everyone's welcome. Who doesn't love a Beach Buggy????
Image20210529_195915 by jon taylor, on Flickr


So, the weather was still very hot and I had brought my Dad with me as he's visiting currently. But the heat was a bit too much, so we headed off after too short-a-time... But I still thoroughly enjoyed this and I'll defo be going back again. It is many years since I went to the Chelsea Bridge, in fact the last time, was probably on the bikes on a Friday night??? :o :o :o

So then, onto this Sunday morning, up before the Sun and threw a bucket at the Cappa and headed off to the Black Swan. I'm so glad I did, as what a meet / show this truly is!!!! Blown Away with this. Well set up, loads of guides to help the traffic and a Massive field to park in, which they need the amount of motors that were there. This really was for everyone, there was a full spectrum of cars here, so I only have a few pics again as my dad started to overheat and his new knee got a full test out on the field!!!! Oops!!!! Anyhow, enjoy the pics I have here. I really enjoyed taking all these...
So I'll start with myself this time, then follow up with a few more Capri's then I'll go random... Cheers...
Image20210613_091524 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Stunning...
Image20210613_092326 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_092358 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_092415 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_092650 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_092906 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_093612 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Kris,
where were you buddy??? I had a good look round for you, but no luck. I trust you had an amazing time??? Your Cappa is looking amazing!!! Keep up the great work!!!
Image20210613_093522 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_093532 by jon taylor, on Flickr

I know I've seen this before, but not with the Minilites I don't think???
Image20210613_095009(0) by jon taylor, on Flickr

OK, easing out of the Capri's now.... So here's a random selection for you to enjoy???
Image20210613_093448 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_094942 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Get you're pants on!!! Close enough....
Image20210613_094923 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Was this Bond's theft proof Lotus???
Image20210613_094851 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Some of these Escort's looked so at home driving across the field!!! Perfect setting for them...
Image20210613_094053 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_093636 by jon taylor, on Flickr

I love these, but my dad didn't like his back in the day. His new one on the M62 driving home, the door fell off....
Image20210613_093929 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Anyone watching No27? Not his but great cars... And possibly the best looking Ferrari....
Image20210613_093624 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_093341 by jon taylor, on Flickr

I do like the Trans Am.....
Image20210613_093151 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Love the MKII RS2000....
Image20210613_093141 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_093044 by jon taylor, on Flickr

I think it was Walton Bridge I saw 5 or 6 of these together.... Weird seeing just the 1....
Image20210613_093004 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_092949 by jon taylor, on Flickr
Image20210613_092937 by jon taylor, on Flickr

The Austin Allagro. But now breathed on!!!
Image20210613_092830 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Which of these 2 has the biggest engine??? :xd: :xd: :xd:
Image20210613_092735 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_092658 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_092555 by jon taylor, on Flickr

There really was just so much to see here... It just kept coming...
Image20210613_092535 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_092523 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_092507 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_092345 by jon taylor, on Flickr

My dad wanted the keys to this one!!!!
Image20210613_092119 by jon taylor, on Flickr

I wanted the keys to this one!!!
Image20210613_092231 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_092152 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Simply stunning, both of these.....
Image20210613_092054 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_092003 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Image20210613_091708 by jon taylor, on Flickr
Image20210613_091722 by jon taylor, on Flickr

Well, that was my morning in a nut shell... What a brilliant place & meet this truly was!!! Strongly recommend this. I'll defo be going again. Well, this is all for my first report from 2020 & 2021 together!!! Keep safe everyone, cheers,

John... :lowrider: :lowrider: :lowrider:

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Re: Chelsea Cruise & Black Swan. June 2021...

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:25 am

Hi John,
What a glorious way to spend the weekend! As you say, it's great that some events are beginning to be organised again.
Lots of fab cars amongst your photos, although one of them steals both shows..... :D :D

Sorry to be a car bore, but you're right, TYU333S was at Brooklands (seems like a looong time ago now) and didn't have minilites then.

I hope that your Dad has recovered now, I'm sure a ride in your gorgeous Capri was enough to make him forget any discomfort !

Thanks for posting so many wonderful photos, I really enjoyed looking through them.

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Re: Chelsea Cruise & Black Swan. June 2021...

Post by andyd » Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:29 am

Great pics John was a lovely weekend for it :cool:

Missing the shows now, most have been cancelled around here and with the uncertainty I can see more being cancelled too. Hopefully 2022 will be back to normal but I won't hold my breath :?

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Re: Chelsea Cruise & Black Swan. June 2021...

Post by Mk3 Mags » Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:01 am

So that clarifies the mystery of who owns OLE. I took my Capri to the Black Swan yesterday. It’s the first show I’ve taken the car to since 2019 and, my goodness, didn’t it feel wonderful to be going somewhere with a purpose instead of driving aimlessly round at weekends just to keep the car running! I wandered round the field looking in particular for other Capris. Spotted OLE in the middle and almost came over to introduce myself and find out who she belonged to.

You will see TYU all over the place. The car belongs to a fellow Surrey Capri Club member and he’s very enthusiastic about car shows.

Can’t agree with you more about the excellent way the event was organised. Been thinking of going to the Black Swan for some time but never got round to it and I was very favourably impressed. A great place to meet your mates and other enthusiasts. Unfortunately I was finding it a bit hot and there was nowhere to hide so I left somewhat early.

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Re: Chelsea Cruise & Black Swan. June 2021...

Post by Major_Tom » Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:44 pm

Awesome pictures, those wide-arched MK2 Escorts are amazing.
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: Chelsea Cruise & Black Swan. June 2021...

Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:07 am

Nice one John , I did spot your capri in a you tube video at Chelsea bridge not been there for many years . Glad you had a good weekend and some great pictures :cool:
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: Chelsea Cruise & Black Swan. June 2021...

Post by T.M. » Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:17 pm

Great cars and great photos! ;)


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