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.
Rotorua Swap Meet & Mid Winter Day Run - Sunday 14th July
Join us for a fun day in Rotorua.
Starting with the Rotorua Vintage & Veteran Car Club Swap Meet – Show Cars display.
Can a Capri win the $100 Show Car prize money up for grabs on the day?
Lunch at the The Factory Smokehouse and Grill.
A cruise around some of the scenic lakes ending with a visit at a trout hatchery.
If you’re joining us from Hamilton, let’s meet at the Wayward Pigeon car park ready to leave at 7:00a.m.
Otherwise join us at any of the times below.
Arrive at Rotorua swap meet approx. 8:30a.m, look for signs or possibly ask directions to show car entry which may be different to main entry at Paradise Valley Speedway, 105 Paradise Valley Road, Rotorua.
Those not arriving in their classic car, park in main parking area and meet up at the Show Car area by 9:00a.m.
Depart swap meet approx. midday and head to The Factory Smokehouse and Grill, 170 Old Taupo Rd, Utuhina, Rotorua.
After lunch, cruise some of the scenic roads around the lakes ending at the trout hatchery – approx. a one hour drive.
Finish up and head for home approx 3:30 – 4:00p.m.
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.