The 2024 Club Tour tookplace over the long weekend of Friday 17th to Monday 20th May.

This year we were based at the Broadway Country House Hotel situated just outside Laugharne – the final home of poet and writer Dylan Thomas.  It was also just a 15 minute drive from Pendine Sands – famed for its long hard sand beach which saw many land speed records set and broken in the early part of the 20th century.

A total of nine Capris took part in the Sunday tour.  Eight were based at Broadway Country House.  Organisers Duncan (Vice-Chairman) and his wife Sarah arrived on Thursday and were present to greet members as they steadily arrived from all over the UK on Friday.

After wet and cold weather preceding the event we were blessed with glorious sunshine throughout the trip.

On Saturday, for those brave enough, there was a trip to Pendine Sands and in late morning the cars gingerly rolled onto the famous racers beach.  Indeed, you might say we were the star attraction.  The sand was very firm and the sea had retreated someway from where we parked so, hopefully, we avoided the salty sea conditions.  With our speed restricted to just 5 mph, it seemed highly unlikely we would throw up any unwanted salty spray.  In fact, the beach was dry.  It did however make for a superb photo opportunity especially with the race museum in the background.

Sunday dawned equally warm and sunny and with the final Capri joining us, we all set off from Broadway around 10.00am.  The seaside resorts of Saundersfoot and Tenby were taken in before a brief coffee/tea break.  Then it was on, inland, skirting Pembroke and Haverfordwest before reaching our lunchtime stop at the small village of Rosebush.  Tafarn Sinc provided us with a lovely Sunday lunch to set us on the final sector – initially north then east and south back to our base.  The views were spectacular, the driving, at times, exhilarating.  The complete circuit was around 100 miles.  For the most part, the convoy of nine Mk1 Capris managed to stay together with “modern” cars only occasionally getting in between.

For anyone interested, the 2025 tour is already in the planning and will take place around the same time of year but this time in the Peak District.

Contact Duncan our Vice-Chairman or the main Club e-mail if you are interested in taking part in 2025.