The Story of Build 002

2017

 

Sorry about the sudden jump of five years - will sort out the missing bit later!

 

Tickford Owners Club 20th Anniversary
 
Sunday 23rd July 2017
 
And co-incidentally the 35th anniversary of the Tickford Capri's creation!
 
 
 
 
Dave Wood, who was Tickford's Service Manager and Shaun Skinner,
Chairman of the Tickford Owners Club worked extremely hard to
host a stunning get-together of Tickford owners and people
associated with the marque.
 
Twelve Tickford Capris made the journey from as far afield as Ireland
and the four corners of the UK.
 
 Steve Saxty travelled all the way from New York to be the guest of honour!
 
Several of us arrived on Saturday evening to stay overnight before the main
event on Sunday - a tour around the Power Torque factory where
Dave Wood and Dave Wilcox now work, followed by a convoy
back to the Weston Hall hotel for a photoshoot and buffet.
 
The Club will be publishing a full report on the event, but in the meantime here
 is a collection of (mainly) my own photos from the weekend, with thanks
  to Shaun Skinner, Steve Saxty, Claire Delacy Norenberg (Build 004),
and Russell Arundell (Build 100) for providing a few extras.
 

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The chance for 002 to meet old friends and make new ones!
 
   
A full car park at Power Torque The Black Tickfords
   
   
Build 002 was the oldest Tickford Capri in attendance and was built Build 004 travelled all the way from Northumberland and
at Aston Martin Blakelands rather than the Tickford factory was the other Blakelands-built car in attendance
   
   
   
Red and White Tickfords Green and Flaxen Mist Tickfords
   
   
Came all the way from Kildare in Ireland! A Cosworth RS500 joined the party
   
   
Build 100 in Silver Inside Power Torque's Factory
   
   
The company's Dax kit car used for engine testing Finished engines waiting to leave
   
   
Dyno-testing a marine engine The workshop for bespoke engine parts
   
   
The convoy ready to leave Who cares about yellow lines on a day like this!
   
 
On the way back to the hotel
 
 
Tickford Capris as far as the eye can see!
 
   
Weston Hall Hotel 12 Tickfords in line
   
   
   
   
Even the rear ends look good These two last spent time together in 1991
   
   
In the hotel's conference suite For an excellent buffet lunch
   
  Dave Wilcox (L) and Dave Wood (R)
Dave Wood (L) and Steve Saxty (R)  
   
   
The only green Tickford ever built With its unique interior
   
   
The only automatic Tickford ever built With its immaculate engine bay
   
   
The only Flaxen Mist Tickford ever sold With the later Black Ash interior
   
 
It was great to see the Flaxen Mist car, in the flesh as it were,
for the first time and even better to learn that it is
going to be restored.

 

Haynes Motor Museum Rare Breeds 100 Show
 
Sunday 3rd September 2017
 
I plan to be attending the Rare Breeds 100 Show at the Haynes Motor Museum
along with Club Chairman Shaun Skinner and his Ford Racing Puma.
 
The show is always a fantastic day out and it would be great to see you there!

 

 

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