Fellow Capri Owners - it's taken quite a bit of pain, toil and trouble from a Ford insider (me) but we have got there in the end! There will be a Capri 50th Birthday event that Ford Motor Company will host at their grounds. Woooohoooooo! Ford, at this stage, have only provided the grounds for the event. The charity that place together a fantastic classic car and bike event is the St Francis Hospice and it is them who will coordinate the show. Ford have not come to the party, in name, as the official coordinators of the event. I am not sure why. I believe it was for security reasons and the fact it would have to be mid-week because Dunton closes at the weekend etc etc. But that might turn to be a blessing because to drag people to an event mid-week is more difficult. But no matter, we are at Ford Motor grounds in Dunton, under the blue oval AND we are exclusively on their race track (assuming we can get 100 cars). Frankly, who cares who is coordinating it. You are at a car show with your Capri on Ford grounds with lots of other Capri's (hopefully) and on the track that your car was proven, as it was used as part of the R&D and press releases through the years of production. Don't forget that the SVE division was based at Dunton. I will roll out details as we get more. It is a provisional at the moment but will be sealed in Jan / Feb 2019. there is good hope this will be done. Please take a look at the following clip to see what St Francis Hospice (Frankie's Classic Car Show) and Dunton do. I attended last month (Sept 2018) and it was immense. Make no mistake, this is a full on classic car show, with facilities, disco, band, things for the kids to do, for the family to do. This is probably more than what Ford could place on as these guys have been doing this for years and the set up is very, very good. Just hold there for the moment and I'll give the green light. I would like to know, provisionally, is there some interest amongst this group. I recognise that this is also in close timing proximity to the Brooklands 50th Birthday but that might count as a blessing as the 50th birthday events roll out across the summer. Also, please give me some pointers - I want this Ford based event to succeed with popularity, given its meaning. What other forums / Capri clubs should I address. I have some ideas, but please push them forward in case I miss any. Thank you and if interested, stay very tuned.