A BIT ABOUT US
The New Zealand Capri Car Club was formed in Auckland in September 1978 by a group of Ford Capri owners who wanted to enjoy using their cars together, mainly for social events and outings. Since then membership has grown from strength to strength with membership from all over the country. There are branches covering the entire country, with local events for members to enjoy.
How to become a member
Joining the Capri Car Club of New Zealand will give you the opportunity to take part in club events with Capri owners who share a passion for their cars and have a combined communal knowledge to keep these cars on the road. Membership is open to all people interested in Capris, from the early 1960’s Consul Capris through to the Australian assembled 1990’s convertibles, however most members own the Mk1, 2 and 3 Capris from the UK, Germany and Australia.
Some of the benefits include:
- Access to events such as track days, car shows, fun runs, quarterly magazines full of great content.
- Technical advice and help in locating those hard to find parts.
- Great people; it’s not just about the cars.
As a club we hold and attend a number of events/car shows/get-togethers during the course of the year with the two major events being our AGM and our Summer Camp. Local areas organise their own get-togethers, which all members are welcome to join.
Held over Labour weekend at a different location each year, gives members the opportunity to socalise and enjoy fun activities. A highlight is the Concours, which sees members presenting their cars for judging against a marking criteria.
Note: Please let the President know if you are attending the weekend, for catering numbers.
Is a more relaxed Capri get-together held over a weekend around February/March each year. Summer Camp also moves to a different venue each year giving members the opportunity to get their cars ‘out there’ and to explore different parts of the country.
In March 2019 our club celebrated 50 years of the Ford Capri with a tour of New Zealand starting at Cape Reinga and finishing two weeks later at Bluff. 19 Capris made the whole journey and around 70 more Capris joined this tour along the way. Initial planning on ways to celebrate 55 years with a different tour are being investigated.
Racing for club members
The club encourages members with a racing interest, both experienced and new-to-race-driving, to get their cars out and ‘give it a go’. Club members compete for Club Racing Trophies, awarded at the AGM, by accumulating points gained entering race events throughout the year.
KEEP UP WITH US ON FACEBOOK
Keep current with what is happening within the club. Open discussion for members regarding upcoming events, member build progress, cries for help for parts and knowledge and general Capri related banter.