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.
Katikati Big Breakfast and Cruise
Sunday 20th October
Who else has heard great things about the Big Brekkie and Car Display at the Talisman Hotel in Katikati and never been?
Every third Sunday of every month the Talisman Hotel hosts this $12.50 big brekkie for petrolheads just like us.
What’s the plan?
Meet up bright and early ready to leave the Wayward Pigeon carpark at 2A Gordonton Rd, Chartwell, Hamilton by 7:00a.m.
Yes it’s early but breakfast is only between 8:00 to 10:30a.m.
Head to Katikati via Paeroa, Waikino, Waihi.
Arrive Talisman Hotel at 7/9 Main Rd, Katikati between 8:30a.m – 9:00a.m.
Leaving Katikati approx 11:00a.m we’ll head back the way we came but with several stops.
First stop will be at Bowentown where we’ll explore Anzac Bay and the lookout.
Next stop Waihi where we could possibly look at a very big hole in the ground and visit the dump truck on the hill. The old Cornish Pumphouse at Seddon Street is also in Waihi.
We’ll leave Waihi and drive off in the direction of the Karangahake gorge.
We’ll cross the bridge over the Ohinemuri River and stop at The Falls Retreat, 25 Waitawheta Road opposite the Owharoa Falls.
This will be our lunch/toilet stop.
Over lunch we’ll decide what eveyone feels like doing, there’s lot to see and do including a number of interesting walks.
Bring a UHF radio if you have one – channel 17. These are great when travelling in convoy for keeping in touch, getting directions and general banter.
Haven’t got a running classic? Come along in your modern and enjoy a day out.
Dave 021 1149613
Ange 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)
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.