Discussion in 'Members Capris' started by ADB, 21 February 2019.
I never been to the NEC classic car show, there's always been various reason why not, cost being one of them, but to be invited to take Stardust along to the NEC by Kev Hickling of the MkII register was a surprise and an honour I couldn't possibly miss.
Trailer hired and collected on Wednesday evening after work, loading her up on Thursday morning in monsoon amounts of rain, the awful drive to the NEC along the A42/M42 in sheets of rain.
But after that, the sun came out, we unloaded her, dried her off and set her up along side three other MkII's and four Mk1's, all beauties !
What a weekend !
Thursday morning, getting very wet !
Back home safe and sound !
All tucked up till its needed on a trailer again
Cant see me ever hiring and using trailer again, it was purely a one off to keep the miles down, keep it out of the shit on the roads, weather and other drivers wise and convenience of leaving it there and then sharing the time and the tow car for commuting between Nottinghamshire and the NEC during the show weekend.
I do hope your NOT suggesting im one of those who trailers my cars everywhere ???
Because in the 30 years I've owned, maintained and driven the my Laser, this is a first !
I also own other classics and drive them to what ever event I go to.
But Im not going to drive a car that has cost me a lot in time money and care on the M42 in November in the shit weather.
Its also my car and I will do exactly as I chose !!
I did see her looking resplendent on Friday when I was there with my dad, told him the story as best I could remember it.
Glad she got an opportunity to shine at the show mate
Its a very rare car you have, great to be invited, was talking with a mate on Saturday and he was going on Sunday and invited me, but unfortunately my daughter had won VIP tickets for Alton Towers, l would have sooner gone to see cars like yours, but alas l was press ganged into the latter option, to be fair the weather behaved itself and the rides are either getting better or l am losing my bottle, the Wicker Man in the dark is brilliant, free alcohol and free food, and the firework display is one of the best in the country.
Well done for making it in that weather, a stunning car and a great weekend I'm sure.
No need to defend yourself for trailering your car there, you went to a lot of effort and done it the way you felt was best so that you and everyone else could enjoy your car . Everyone should be able to do these things their way without feeling bad about it.
Oh great glad you got to her under the bright lights
Yes I made the best of it
Shame you were 'ganged up on'
Hope the photos made it seem like you were there
And Thanks, I spent a lot of time of the details whilst restoring her
Its was yes, and a once in a life time opportunity of owning , loving and maintaining classic cars that I couldn't miss
I feel as though I should defend my reasons for doing things, forums give people a 'voice' that normally when face to face they wouldn't say to someone they don't know anything about.
I certainly did go to a lot of trouble, days off work and expense to get her there in the best possible condition.
If it had been anytime between April and October I would have driven her there, just like I did to the Lanc event in Sept and Warley down in Essex in July.
She's never driven that far in one trip in her life.
Thanks again, yes I totally agree
This is really great. The fact that you were invited proves again that you're work is truly stunning.
It's a same that this is so far for me, otherwise I would have paid a visit.
It was a pleasure to show the car and to have some of the lovely comments I received here and during the show
Happy new year to everyone
2019, was a good year for stardust, I got her completed by mid June and have had a series of trips with no issues.
She been a pleasure to drive and to show.
All the hard work payed off, when I was invited to stand her with the MkII register capris at the November classic show at the NEC. A first for me. and a pleasure in every way !
She certainly looks different now to when I found her in 2017
Got her out for a drive in-between Xmas and new year.
Cora is all tucked up for winter, out again in April for more adventures with both of them
Here's to 2020
Winter done yet?
She only came out once this year
when you wrote that... Who would have known ...
Stardust made it into the covers of classic ford magazine this month
All good with both capri’s
Neither went far last year for obvious reasons.
Let’s hope 2021 gives some hope for events beginning to happen again.
Just read it, well deserved.
What an absolute beauty!
Excellent to see she is now "published"
Most definitely very well deserved mate
Copy ordered. Thanks, Andy, well done..
What a gem and such lovely write up.
well done great feature
Well done Andy - remember talking to you about the car at the NEC - she's a beaut!
Thanks for you’re kind comments
Seems a lifetime ago doesn’t it
Cheers for that
Very nice article, congratulations!
owing to too much work, and personal stuff to sort out, not had a chance to look at my latest delivery, will put that right this easter break, well done on your article look forward to reading it, stunning car , a great credit to you
really good article, really nice Capri..
I think one of things it points out is - Chrome Hub-Caps ... How good do they look in the photos..
well done .. Keep banging the drum.
Arrived, internationally renowned, as it should be..
I like the rest of the magazine, too.
Hey Andy, Good to see you at Thoresby today and finally put a face with the names and cars. Hopefully I will bring my Capri next time, that or another XK
Hi mate, apologies for the slow reply, yeah good to meet you too, see you next year
Apologies for the lack of updates, time fly's I guess.
All good with both of my ladies, Cora and Stardust have been out and about as a pair and separately to local classic events and pub meets this year.
I've really enjoyed the positive comments I've received about Stardust.
She and Cora both went through their respective MOT's without issue.
And of course Classic Ford magazine published a lovely article in April about Stardust.
A proud moment for me personally.
Here's a few photos of this year since March.
Cora is now Sorned until next year, Stardust isn't as she's tax free, so I will be out and about when the weather looks dry.
Uncovered after winter storage, March 2021.
First public show since 2019, Papplewick pumping station Notts
Old fashioned tuning session, just to make sure I got it all set up correctly when I rebuilt it, and yes I did !
First pub meet, The Dovecot Inn Laxton Notts
Cora, all shined up
Thorseby classic show May 2021
My 20 year old son 'just, and only just' beginning to take a slight interest in dads hobby
The 5 minute drive to the Wonderland show site on the Friday evening prior to the event.
Saturday morning servicing session
Cora MOT time, all good
MOT day, it pissed down on the way there !!
Beautiful summers evening drive
A very very very dusty Thorseby show.
Brand new boots all round
She got wet !! lol !
Cars living well, with a little help from a friend.
The last pic does make me wonder, do all raindrops start out the same size? Has anyone ever checked?
And last time at the parts store, I got confused real quick on the waxes. Should I get "Brilliant shine", "Deep, lustrous", "Gleaming", "Mirror finish"....? Or more than one in a proper sequence?
Nothing in the Ford manual on either question....
Good question, never given it any thought lol
Separate names with a comma.