Classic Ford Show

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  1. MarkW

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    Went today, cracking weather. Travelled down from Lincoln around 08.30 and arrived around 10.30, did not see a single Classic Ford on route, the only time I saw any was when I got there, however did not que to get in which was good. Is everyone darn sarf? Have to say it did sound like an episode of East Enders rather than Last of the Summer Wine walking around. (Joking of course!)I do think its like one big car park these days though, cars everywhere on concrete,and was much better on the grass however I guess its because of the weather given the problems some of you had on entry and the mud. One thing that I am disappointed at these days is the amount of 'Chavs' and the stench of cannabis at every corner. I wish they would stick to Ford Fair and there 'ST Super500 RS Injection Mountune Cosworth Turbo M-Sport direct injection TDCi Ford-a-speeds'!!!
     
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    I with you on this one. Couldn't believe how many people were blatantly smoking de erb and also how many modern cars were on stands at a CLASSIC ford show. That said it was a fantastic day great weather and good to see some of you.
     
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    I'll echo that too, there's only a number of times you can look at a blue Mk1 focus RS. I can appreciate a few of them there but not when they take over the entire show.
     
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    i dont go anymore for that the reason it was very expensive last time and the ammount of rs focus's etc was too much.
     
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    The dope smoking was everywhere really brought the tone down ! Too much new stuff and when did it all get escortastic ! :boxedin:

    Is it me or is the scene getting chavvier ? I stayed an hour and left as it the pissed and stoned chavs made it feel rough this year my little one never stopped holding my hand. Not sure ill be back . :DeadHorse:
     
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    And then they all jump in their chavmobiles and drive off into the sunset right up to the scene of the next drug related RTA.... <_<

    Fat guys with baseball caps by any chance?
     
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    I didnt go again this year, was planning on going next year though but from what i've read i don't think i will bother!
     
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    I said the same thing two years ago and stopped going. I'm glad I was not the only one who felt that way inclined!!!
     
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    I went in my Audi and I bloody loved it!! Yeah there's Chavs and weed and a proper fight broke out but we laughed at them or ignored them! Great weekend and I will deffo be back next year! IN A FORD!!!!
     
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    shame to hear all these negative comments, 33 members turned up this year , and speaking personaly i really enjoyed it:thumbup1:/> i wasn't aware of any drugs unless you count alchohol. 1,300 classic ford and many many capris has got to be good in my book, each to their own but i thoroughly enjoyed it:guitar3:/> many thanks to Nial for arranging it and very nice to meet more members
    i will be defo back next year

    trevster:chug:/>
     
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    i thought it was a crackin show tbh, there was a bit too much modern stuff, but they weren't exactly taking over imo, though the twats smoking weed did lower the tone a little, if they wanna do it then thats perfectly fine, just do it in private
     
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    Potts CC will be back if you'll have us :childish: Nail did an excellent job & really enjoyed meeting everyone.
     
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    why thank you sarah ,was nice to finally meet up with you guys and your more than welcome to join us again anytime :thumbup1:

    must admit am with trev on the drugs issue ,i wasnt aware of any of it happening ,perhaps we were lucky and were not in the places it was being used ,also agree with tom as well ,there were a few newer cars,a focus on the fiesta stand next to ours and acouple more that i saw throughout the day along with a skoda fabia going down the strip (made me laugh that)on the whole though there were only a few in comparason with all the old school fords on display and it certainly didnt spoil my weekend ,in fact its the best one i have had there to date,and will definately be doing it again next year ,will admit there were a few "chavs" there but its all part and parcel with the show as if they want to support the show and pay to view the classic cars on display which ultimately keeps the show alive ,then they are more than welcome in my opinion,once again my thanks goes out to all that attended and look forward to having another capri power stand next year

    cheers nial

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    That was my point entirely Doc. I've been going since the start but I have missed the last 2 years due to being away. What I will say is a lot has changed in a short space of time; you could see it slightly changing a few years back but this year was very dissapointing. The whole scene is definitely getting chavvier and its a real shame. I feel sorry for your kids mate, hopefully it'll turn around.
     
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    Honestly Nail it was everywhere; you were very lucky if you didn't smell it or see it. I only came today (couldn't get there early enough for 8 start so couldn't take up your offer but appreciate it all the same). I agree with you in that 'all should be welcome and welcome all' supporting events but that said do I want to associate with the group of people taking drugs and drinking all day? Not at all really. I felt very disappointed as some of the cars and efforts made were outstanding but it was all a bit messy to me. When the show first started there were cars and passionate people making the event but today its like a scene from a drop out nightclub in places; the only thing that would add to it would be an appearance from Jeremy Kyle for some to discuss paranoia and social problems. I will say they were the minority but still too many to ignore. The other thing that disappoints me of late is Classic Fords persistent chase for bhp figures and the relentless Escort fitted with space frame front end Zetec Hybrid on Twin 40's. I know I won't speak for everyone but I'm more into originality and nostalgia with sensible period mods. Think I'm going to stick to specific events with Classic Cars of all makes. I'm pleased you had a good weekend all the same and the CP stand was as always very good :thumbup1:

    Cheers
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    Interesting comments. I didn't go, but I wouldn't take my kids...who are starting to get to the age where I could take them to shows. The drugs thing was a new feature for this year.

    I do think this show needs a bit of a shake up though. Hard standing is OK, but the cars are parked as if they are in a carpark, so no room for an even slightly imaginative display. On the grass and having a bit more space would be better. Last year there year there were large number of modern fords...I remember trying to get past a very late model Mondeo to get into our stand last year. There should be a strict cut off date that is enforced. Finally, the location is pretty central and the drag strip is good, but it always has been a chavy place. You probably need to change the venue to have much of an effect there.
     
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    I appreciate everyones views here, but it was my first time at classic ford and I thoroughly enjoyed it, part of the problem for you guys is if you go every year then ofcourse it will become stail, old fashioned, and always seem the same, as for opinions on chavs and drugs etc, it takes all sorts to make the world go round, and when its a public show, allsorts will turn up, deal with it rather than moan about it, you will never change who actually turns up to the shows, but if someone shows interest in my car, then i dont care if there a drug taker, a alcoholic, or a chav, i will still give them the time of day as regardless of their own personal life, they still hold a passion for an old ford, which is surely what its all about
     
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    Sounds like a good collection of Ford's and an eclectic mix of people and it's true that it takes variety to keep things interesting. I was not in a position to go and I am pleased I wasn't as my car is a family interest, be it a biased one. The obligatory pockets of potty mouth are one thing but fights and wide spread drug abuse! I certainly will not be wittingly exposing my children to those elements.
    I am no innocent and was even guilty in my younger days of the above but the invisible line that protects kids and respects people has blurred or in some instances disappeared.
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    couldn't make it this year but i saw on the classic ford show facebook that on saturday night all their banners were stolen by people during the night... i know people want a garage wall hanger... but really?
     
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    Sounds like the old bill needs to police venues like this with the drug unit dogs like they do at train stations and stuff. I bet they would get their monthly quota of arrest's in minutes!...
     
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    They need to rename it Modern Ford Show. Folks with classic cars don't seem to go to these shows in big numbers any more. I go to general classic car shows now, ones with many different makes of classic motors. The last one I went to had quiet a few Capri's some I haven't seen before and aren't even in Capri circles! No drug smell either just folk have a great day.
     
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    You would if they through up all over it! Or nicked something off it to buy more drugs :rolleyes: :DeadHorse:
     
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    Having said that, on the Saturday a chav was coming into the grounds in a 106 that had been driven thru Halfrauds and had everything stuck to it. He had 4 cases of bottled beer in the boot taken off him. We got a call off Martin's friend Johnny who was p***ing himself down the phone to us. :rolleyes:
     
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    I had a cracking weekend. Thanks to all that made it happen. I even managed to make it back without my gearbox whining :)
     
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    In a lot of ways mate I agree with your first point and they can get stale; that's really why I haven't been bothered for the last 2 years and gone away. I still had a reasonable day and enjoyed most of it, my point really is that its being spoiled by a certain few (that seem to be growing in numbers). There was far too much modern stuff as well and £20 is on the steep side to look at a Tesco Car Park or local dealer, I mean I own an '86' XR3i and I think the XR's have crept in for the first year and so they now should in my opinion but Mondeo ST and Focus RS CLASSIC FORD? You are also right in that you can't change whom might turn up but I don't want to be surrounded by thieves drug takers and chavs; I think it makes it less of a group of enjoyable people and more of group avoidance day, It makes me angry that you get young kids with their dads walking around cannabis taking people. Just not my type of event (It isn't Glastonbury). I'm pleased you had a good day though buddy and I enjoyed most of it. Don't think I'll go again though and just stick to universal classic events and the local Capri events,
     
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    I had a great time myself and glad I made the trip! I do agree with many of the points above though about some of the 'clientele'. Not many families, or even women there.

    Massive respect to the marshal at the end who didn't let though a load of chavs in sierras and bmws that had pushed to the front of the queue, despite the aggro they were giving him!

    On a positive note there was a huge selection of cars, our stand looked great, the jet and drag cars were awesome, I had a good chat with one of the retro Ford mag guys and drank my body weight in (bottled) ale on the Saturday!
     
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    I do agree with the majority of comments on here about the balance between classics and 'classics' that were in attendance yesterday and some of the folk that were there. :DeadHorse:

    But you can't take away the fact that all in all it was a great show and a great turnout, I heard them say they estimated nearly 15,000 people had turned up. The drag racing was very good as was the drift and rally experience. The jet car demo was amazing and some of the cars that were racing were incredible, although I was a little biased toward the American Fords that were running. :boxedin:
    And to top it all off, we had some great weather, had it rained we would all be complaining about that and how much fewer cars and people would have shown up.
     
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    just heard lee costello with the big wing'd mk1 escort that was on show got broken into during the night and someone tried to knick the steering wheel! :DeadHorse:
     
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    Just sums up society really, not just the show. Although I thought it was rough 4 years ago and havent been since.
     
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    Sorry to see the comments about the chavs and their antics at the show. But a reminder -- Among you, there were others at the show who have outgrown their "chavness", who were just as objectionable a few years ago themselves.
    Among the group of chavs were a few individuals, acting as part of that group for the day, but who will live to move away from that group and develop more as the individuals they are. As that happens, they will form other interests, and from the exposure to this show, it's quite possible that one of those interests will be cars, maybe even Fords, maybe even classic Fords. In the same way you hope your kids will get an experience for their future by taking them to such a show, these guys are doing the same. And you did the world a favour by sharing with them. (I hope we all live long enough to find that I'm at least partly correct.) :rolleyes:
     
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    i had a great time.. and always do.. there was a limited trade section this year but i presume thats down to the current economy.

    was really good to see my old capri again (and on the road) cheers heyhomes

    hopefuly next year ill have my capri ready and attend with you guys..

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    No probs mate, am glad that you didn't ask for it back :D Hopefully I'll see you at another show so I can ask more questions about the build and stuff. You got a thread on the car you're working on now?
     
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    I have to disagree when my 7 year old is frightened by drug taking fighting chavs !

    Im alll for the wider world attending shows but drug taking is offensive and illegal , a bit of weed no one bats an eye lid so why don't we let them smoke their crack pipes next !

    I have been going for years and as cars get older they become classic i understand that think sierra xr4i 2.8 but RS Focus are way off . Anyways i wont be back . <_<
     
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    I agree with this im afraid. I would want to bring my family as well but as it stands, not a chance with the sort of people turning up now. And to pay premium ticket prices to watch chavs do drugs and other stupid behaviour? I can think of better places to attend than what looks like the future Fast Ford Show.
     
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    I've been going every year for the past 5 years and I reckon that's the biggest it's ever been. I didn't smell any weed or notice must of been to drunk, I'll be there next year as I enjoyed every part of it.
     
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    If you start putting cut off dates for cars that can show then your going to stop alot of people turning up and certain clubs wouldnt be able to show at all, plus the club organisers would loose out on funds so thats never going to happen! Ive stopped going to Ford Fair and the bigger shows mainly due to funds but i know it did feel stagnent sometimes with looking at same cars, i personally enjoy the local mixed shows ive been going to like Tatton classic as it had everything from all ages and manufacturors. The shows are what you make them, your not gonna be able stop people smoking or drinking so wouldnt worry about it.
     
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    The only sourness about the day/night was towards the rubbish comedians lol. Everyone seemed to be enthusiastic, friendly and keen to chat.


    Will definitely go next year was a great laugh.. I can see how its not exactly a family friendly event though.

    Cheers

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    Got to admitt i never smelt or saw people smoking it, but i did find it strange having modern cars there too eg mk2 rs focus. Even stranger there was a yellow evo on show too! But it didn't spoil my day i thought it was a great day
     
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    i do agree with you on certain comments there mark ,the sierra xr4i should have pride at a classic event as it was released in 1983 and the rs cosworth sierra in 1986 whereas the mondeo didnt go on sale until i think 1992/3 ,but its the same old question that never seems to have an answer.....when does a car become a classic?,most insurance companies now deem a 15 year old car a classic which would make pre 1998 cars classic(mondeo,focus etc would all fall in that bracket if thats the case),the goverment deems pre 1973 cars as classic/historic which makes the newer capris none classic ,stupid i know ,as a whole personally i tend to think of pre 1990 cars as classics except the marina which in my books will never be one :rolleyes: ,any views on this would be muchly appreciated

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    Let me just make it clear that in no way do I condone what these people choose to do, but I was simply there to show my car, enjoy the beautiful weather we had, admire the majority of the cars etc. Yes there were a few more modern vehicles there but you dont have to look round those, you can simply move onto the era's that you do like.

    If you started beefing up security or having police present and to marshall it in the way some people seem to expect it to be controlled, then what can we all expect to pay for entry??? A damn site more than it already costs now, that we could guarantee, then it would be classed as a rip off and the attendance would be poor!
     
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    i think we have consensus on the Marina LOL lolol :lol:

    Maybe whats happening is the show is getting too fast and too furious? ,,,,,, :nono:

    I have to say that this thread is being written in avery level headed way with lots of good debate . :thumbup1:
     
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    this was the first year i have missed in the last 6 :rolleyes: to me the pod has always been rough, but i see that as part of its bizzare charm :DeadHorse: a bit 'mad max', but with dodgems :guitar3: i wouldnt even consider taking my daughter, although the missus probably would'nt mind it (she is a biker) :boxedin: there have always been people smoking and drinking every year, as it gets a bigger show, that number will increase :stunned: remember it is a 'lads weekend away' for alot of folk :guitar3: i dont agree with people smoking weed around kids, but lots of people do smoke it on a recreational basis, so expect it to happen, especialy on the saturday :banana:

    i too have noticed the modern stuff creeping in over the years, but as with ford fair, i just ignore what i dont like and move on until i find something i do. I think there are generaly more cool cars than mundanoes, and last year/year before there was a ford KA with a v6 wedged in it :stunned: it was'nt any good, but at least i can say i have seen one :boxedin: if i would have gone this year, im afraid i would have been in a 2013 focus estate as that comes with free fuel :boxedin: but insted i was on a lovely family holiday in scotland :headbang::
     
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    I think you're pretty much spot on there. I told the missus when I got back that she probably wouldn't have enjoyed it much. But it was actually quite nice to go to a show with mates instead for a change, get drunk, not get nagged for not wearing sun cream, and talk about engines a lot! :D
     
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    At the end of day the shows name is just a name, you see audis at veedub shows, you see modern cars at classic shows, RSOC shows have every model etc etc they are never going to limit the age or model of cars at the show as it brings in good revenue for everyone involved, i smelt weed at Tatton and it didnt bother me one bit. If i wasnt driving and i was at the show id prob have a few beers as well especially if weather is gorgeous like it has been.
     
  47. Ste-V

    Ste-V Registered Capri Power Member

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    I had a great weekend! Definitely the best yet. I did for the first time notice 2 or 3 times a strong smell of cannabis, but you get that at any major event.

    As for too many modern cars, yeah I agree, I don't really enjoy looking at 600 blue Focus RS', but if you don't like them, do what I do and walk past til you get to what you like. I know it's 'Classic Ford' show and modern stuff shouldn't really be there, but they aren't actually doing anybody any harm. It'd be a dam site quieter if they didn't turn up, and it's not like they're taking up a strict number of spaces that could be filled by older stuff, or not that I know of anyway? Some of you may have seen it, but I brought my pals white Ka van on the back of me truck, A - because my Capri and Fiesta are off the road, and B - because he wanted to do the RWYB on the Saturday. He didn't show it, it spent the Sunday on the back of my truck, but on the way out I overheard various nice comments about the car from people in Classic Fords, and I didn't hear anyone moan, so there must be people there that still appreciate a bit of modern tin?

    Overall a fab weekend, good weather, BBQ, plenty food and a few quiet beers on the Saturday night, had a couple of runs in the Ka and a mates mk1 Fiesta on the Saturday which was good, and plenty to look at on the Sunday. Superb.

    Cheers, Ste.
     
  48. Doc

    Doc Registered Capri Power Member

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    :guitar3:/> i wouldnt even consider taking my daughter, although the missus probably would'nt mind it (she is a biker) :boxedin:/>

    I always take my lass to shows and she loves it , I had never noticed how rough it was before until i was in dad mode . After all im as bald and tattoed as the next working class guy make no mistake .

    Maybe it isnt a family day out anymore. It used to be more that way .
     
  49. Markthetart

    Markthetart Registered Capri Power Member

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    well. i took my dad and although the "Meet" with autojumble and trade stands was ok, its still not what it promises on the hype leading up.
    i didnt notice any weed, but io got there sunday lunchtime.
    i smoke weed, im 46, but i do it at home infront of my Hifi, NOT at at car show!!!
    never mind
    the strange thing is that i was asking people "Where are the CLUB Stands?"
    i was disappointed to see a "FEW" cars parked up at the end of the Trade stands!
     
  50. tazla

    tazla Registered Capri Power Member

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    I went and loved it.i didnt notice the canabis smokers.but thought it was a great turn out.met a few of you guys.didnt say who i was or what id got as i dont really kno everyone..bit shy as a newcomer lol.thought the capri turn out was great.i wasnt expecting as many.up to last year ii was on the rs scene and didnt mind the retro cars at any shows i went to.but i can understand peoples views.but at the end of the day its supposed to be a classic car day.it did bug me a bit that i had to hunt about to find the capris etc but just cracked on with it.i think the organisers should shove all the retro cars on one half and the newer stuff at the other.the show was huge so i think it would work.that way you can please yourself.
     
  51. MarkW

    MarkW Registered Capri Power Member

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    Sorry to bring my rant back to the top I know its an old topic, however today went to WONDERLAND, at first wasn't sure I was going to be anywhere as I was supposed to be working but at last minute managed to get the day off. Well what a cracking day. Having been to previous WONDERLANDS at White Post Farm and Southwell Race Course and having read the mixed reviews about last years event and change of venue to this at Ferry Farm Park Hoveringham, I have to say I thought the venue is very good, very picturesque in a nice village location etc. I didn't venture into the Farm part of it but if you have a family I am sure this event will please you, met a few more of you guys, nice to meet you chaps from the Midlands. On the original point of Classic Ford It was nice to get back to an event without idiots and cannabis - restored my faith. Well done to Mansfield & Notts crew for as always putting on and organising a great event; I know it all takes time and I appreciate the efforts. Big thumbs up and hopefully people will read this review and venture over next year :thumbup1:
     

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