In 1988, just two years after Capri production ceased, the Capri Club of Northern Ireland was formed and registered as a Regional Branch of Capri Club International (CCI).
Formed by a gathering of Capri enthusiasts, the club”s aim is to bring together like minded fans
of the “car that kept its promise”, to display and enjoy their Capri’s in a club format. The club also gives help, practical support and assistance to club members regarding Capri restorations, repairs and servicing.
Members come from all over Ireland, both North and South, and meet once a month for an informal discussion on all aspects of the clubs activities. A monthly News Letter is mailed to all members in the show season and gives details of events attended, upcoming events and general club information.
As well as attending many vintage & classic Ford events, and a variety of static shows and cavalcades throughout the country, the Capri Club Northern Ireland hosts a “Regional Day”. This is a day organised for all things Ford but of course mainly for the Capri’s and on Sunday 22nd July over 100 cars roared into the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Cultra for that annual show.
With a glimmer of sunshine the day stayed dry and a good crowd attended to view some
classic Fords in all their glory, much appreciated by UsedCarsNI it has to be said.
Words and Photos: Graham Curry