Road Tests and Reviews

 

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1982

 

Autocar - October 1982
Ultimate Capri
First known article, timed to coincide with the Motorshow debut of the prototype car
Written by John Miles himself
 

   

 
 

Automobile Sport - December 1982

Tickford's Super Capri

Short report, again written well before production started

 

 

 

Custom Car - December 1982

Just a tick, Ford

 

A short article on the last column of the page

 
 

 

1983

 
Unknown Source - Early 1983
FMJ624Y
 
Written and photographed by Roger Watt
 
 
(With thanks to Russell Arundell for finding this one)
 

 

Club International - April 1983
Affordable Aston
Yes....Club International....as in the MENS MAGAZINE....but don't worry there aren't any nudes!
 

       

 
 
Alternative Cars - June 1983
Talking Tickford
Interview with Simon Saunders, Tickford's Chief Designer
 

       

 

 

Autocar - October 1983
Capri with a Touch of Aston

Review by John Miles himself

 

           

 

 

    Cars & Car Conversions - October 1983
Tickford Ford Capri 2.8T

 

           

 

 

Motor - October 1983
Cut-Price Aston Road Rocket

 

   

 

 

What Car - November 1983
Newcomers

 

 

 

GTS Magazine - November 1983
Brute Force and Elegance
 

           

 

 

Car - December 1983
Tickford Tornado

Includes some nice photos showing the interior of the prototype car

 

   

 

 

Performance Car - December 1983
Tickford Turbo

 

       

 

 

Executive Car - Late 1983
Tickford's White Lightning

 

   

 
 
Unknown Newspaper - Late 1983
The 15,000 Capri with a Touch of Aston Martin
 

 

 

1984

 

Capri Club International Magazine - Early 1984
Ticket to Ride
 
   
 
 
Capri Club International Magazine - Early 1984
Faster than a Jet
Build 002 and 005 racing against an RAF Hawk Jet !
 
 
 
Motor Sport - February 1984
Ford with a Touch of Class

Build 004 was used for this road test

 

       

 

 

Motor - April 1984
Son of Vantage
Personally, my favourite review of the Tickford Capri

Features Build 016 who is currently on the "missing" list

 

           

 

 

Autosport - May 1984
Tantalising Tickford

Features Build 016 who is currently on the "missing" list

 

   

 

 

Fast Lane - June 1984
In a Tick

 

       

 

 

Motor - July 1984
The Rivals

Compares the Tickford Capri to some of the competition at the time

 

 

 

Capri Mild to Wild - October 1984

Something Different

Features Build 016 who is currently on the "missing" list

 

 

 

Drive - December 1984
Blown Glass

Features Build 016 who is currently on the "missing" list

 

           

 

 

1985

 

No articles at present

 

1986

 

Capri International - April 1986
New Tickford

Short article about updates for the 1986 model

 

 

 

Fast Ford - November 1986
The Tickford Treatment
 

Magazine also carried a Tickford advert for D registration orders

 

       

 

 

Hereford Times - December 1986
Capri Turbo is Ending Run

A short report detailing updates for the 1987 model

 

 

 

1987

 

   
Performance Ford - June 1987
That Tickford Touch
Features Build 089, who was the 1987 Flaxen Mist demonstrator car

 

               

 

 

Autocar - August 1987

 

 

Fast Ford Fight - Capri vs RS500
Another article featuring Build 089

 

                   

 

In Utmost Secrecy
Interview with Tickford's Managing Director John Thurston

 

   
           

 

 

1988

 

Capri Club International
February 1988
Special Tickford Edition
Very detailed story with rare photos from the production line

 

 

               
     
               

 

 

1989

 

No articles at present

 

1990

 

Performance Ford - May 1990
First Among Equals
Features the only Heritage Green Tickford, Build 027
 
           

 

 

Autocar & Motor - June 1990
Insider Dealing
John Coates talks about his experience with a Tickford Capri

 

 

 

1991

 

Performance Ford - February 1991
Fulfilment at the 4th Attempt

The fascinating story of my own car, Build 002

 
           

 

 

Performance Ford - December 1991
Tickford Treats
The story of Build 008
 
           

 

 

1992

 

Fast Ford - October 1992
Wings of Desire
Features Build 040

 

                       

 

 

1993

 

Ford Heritage - June 1993
Performance with Flair

Features Build 040

 

           
 
 
Performance Ford - December 1993
One Careful Owner
Story about Build 089, the 1987 Flaxen Mist demonstrator car
 
           
 
 
1994
 
Performance Ford - August 1994
Why I Drive a Tickford Capri
Features Build 023
 
       
 
 
1995
 
No articles at present
1996
 
Capri Club International Magazine - January 1996
Tickford Jigsaw
 
The restoration of Build 019 by Shaun Skinner, Tickford Owners Club Chairman
 
       
 
 
Fast Ford - January 1996
Made to Measure
The story of Build 040
 
               
 
 
1997
 
Capri Club International Magazine - January 1997
Tickford Reunion
 
Visit to Tickford HQ in Milton Keynes
 

   

 
 
Ford Heritage Issue 18 - January 1997
Tick Talk
Features Tickford Owners Club Chairman Shaun Skinner's car (Build 019)
and the ex-1985 demonstrator (Build 078)
 
                   
 
 
1998
 
Classic Ford - January 1998
Supermodel
The story of Build 025
     
               
 
 
Capri Club International Magazine - June 1998
Tickford - The Most Exciting Capri
 
Article written by Steve Saxty
 
       
 
 
1999
 
Classic Ford - February 1999
Royal Rocketship
The story of Build 090
     
               
 
 
Classic Ford - October 1999
Body Snatcher
Story of Build 099, initially restored using a Zender bodykit instead of the Tickford panels
     
           
 
 
 2000
 
Practical Classics - July 2000
Readers' Cars
Brief mention of Build 019, belonging to Shaun Skinner
 
 
 
2001
 
Classic Ford - August 2001
Lucky Ship
The story of Build 075
     
           
 
 
2002
 
No articles at present
 
2003
 
Tickford Owners Club Magazine - August 2003
Tickford Capri - Total Rebuild
 
The restoration of Build 031 owned by Brian Hollins
 
   
 
(Article is courtesy of the Tickford Owners Club)
 
 
2004
 
Classic Ford - March 2004
Happy Days
The story of Build 007 and Build 017, owned by a father and son
     
                   
 
 
Capri Magazine - July 2004
The Tickford Capri
 
           
 
 
2005
 
No articles at present
 
2006
 
Classic Ford - April 2006
Tickford Capri
Features Build 083
     
                   
 
 
Tickford Owners Club Magazine - August 2006
One of the Best
 
The Story of Build 005
 
       
 
(Article is courtesy of the Tickford Owners Club)
 
 
Classic Ford - November 2006
We Drive - 1984 Tickford Capri
Quick review of Build 004 - the car previously featured in the
Motor Sport article of February 1984
 
   
 
 
2007
 
Classic Ford - October 2007
6 Capris pay a Visit to Tickford
 
               
 
 
2008
 
Tickford Owners Club Magazine - May 2008
The Tickford Capri - What If!
Part 1 - The Product
Written by Steve Saxty
           
Tickford Owners Club Magazine - August 2008
The Tickford Capri - What If!
Part 2 - Marketing
Written by Steve Saxty
           
(Articles are courtesy of Steve Saxty and the Tickford Owners Club)
Tickford Owners Club Magazine - September 2008
Rare Visitor
Update on Build 005 that now lives in Germany - translated from
a German car magazine article
               
(Article is courtesy of the Tickford Owners Club)
2009
 
Classic Ford - May 2009
Excerpt from Top 5 Capri Specials article
 
 
 
Tickford Owners Club Magazine - May 2009
 
The story of Protrim - the company that re-trimmed the interior of Build 002
 
           
 
(Article is courtesy of the Tickford Owners Club)
 
 
Tickford Owners Club Magazine - August 2009
Superb interview with Chris Bale - the lead engineer on the Tickford Capri development
 
                        
 
(Article is courtesy of the Tickford Owners Club)
 
 
2010
 
Retro Ford - May 2010
Tick Tock
The story of Build 037
     
                   
 
 
2011
 
Classic Car Weekly - January 2011
Tickford Capri Restored
Short feature on the restoration of Build 001
 
 
 
Tickford Owners Club Magazine - May 2011
Tickford Capri C444HOE
 
The story of Build 079, the only automatic Tickford Capri
 
           
 
(Article is courtesy of the Tickford Owners Club)
 
 
2012
 
Retro Ford - January 2012
The Reborn Identity
Tracy Brown's amazing restoration of Build 001
     
                       
 
 
2013
 
Classic Ford - March 2013
Buyer's Guide - Tickford Capri
 
Features Build 096
 
               
 
 
2014 - 2017
 
No articles at present

 

 

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