When we had our final celebration of fifty years of the Capri at the Classic Motor Show in November 2019, no one knew what was just around the corner and that it would be two years before we could come together again to celebrate classic cars at an indoor venue.
The organisers had done their very best to try to stage an event in 2020 and many of the clubs – ourselves included – were prepared to support it but, alas, the November 2020 lockdown put paid to that hope.
Fast forward to 2021 and many of the safety measures proposed for 2020 were incorporated into a show spread over seven hall and with wider gangways and more spacing between stands. Nevertheless it was great to be back and proudly displaying our vehicles.
We featured two members cars – an Ermine White early 1600GT and a striking Sunset Red 1600L – thanks to members Duncan and Karen for allowing us to display their vehicles.
There were a number of Capris distributed throughout the halls. Amongst those I spotted five more Mk1s. Two featured on the Capri Club International stand next to us – a Modena Green RS3100 with extended flared arches and a replica Perana race car.
Elsewhere the Meguiars concours featured a modified Silver 2000GT whilst in the sales area there was an Evergreen 3000E awaiting Silverstone auction and an eye wateringly expensive standard RS3100 in Modena green, with Absolute Classic Cars, priced at just under £79,000!!