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.
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.
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 mid year AGM and our Summer Camp. Local areas organise their own get-togethers, which all members are welcome to join.
Come join us on a cruise to the historic township of Thames.
The Boilerhouse Brewery is going to open early just for us.
The food is great and the beer is cold, and there’s heaps of off street parking for our cars.
Admire some of the amazing classic Fords from the Thames area who will also be joining us.
After a leisurely lunch we’ll head out of town for an interesting shed visit.
When: Sunday 15th September 2019
We’ll meet up at the Wayward Pigeon carpark on Gordonton Road, Hamilton ready to leave at 9:00a.m.
10:30a.m Arrive at The Boilerhouse Brewery 300 Cochrane Street
1:00p.m Finish lunch and cruise out of town for a shed visit.
3:30p.m Head for home
Many thanks to John Bloor for organising this day for us, and to The Boilerhouse Brewery for hosting us.
John Bloor 021 08334735
Dave Harris 021 1149613
Ange Harris 021 2848457
Here is a list of some upcoming events that we might like to join in (one of which is a event I’m planning just for us)
25th Aug Daffodil Day Rally – Starts at the Vintage
Car Club, McLeans Island 10am with
there being several different runs to choose from $10.00
1st Sept Rock n Wheels – Amberley
29th Sept Lunch Run to Timaru – Proposing to leave
ChCh at 10.00 and travel to Timaru for
lunch. Meeting other Capri’s from Dunedin and surrounding areas
10th Nov All British day – Vintage Car Club,
McLeans Island $10.00
24th Nov Selwyn Motorfest
Held over Queens Birthday 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.
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.