CCC Monthly Meet – April 2016

Monday 4th April 2016

Last night saw the monthly meeting held at the Windmill Pub just off the M6.

It certainly was a busy one with a good turnout from CCC Members.

Im sure Mike informed you all of how 2016 Membership Renewals are now due. If you wish to pay there are now 2 options available: cash or Paypal

As always the renewal of subs brings in some money for the club to invest, if you have a suggestion or can think of something which would help the club at indoor or outdoor shows please get in touch!

As you will be aware the Website is currently undergoing some critical construction after a major breakdown earlier this year. For help putting together the Members Cars Pages which will hold info about each individual motor in the club, we would like to request that ALL members send in a bit of info on you car. I.e the story behind you finding/buying it, your previous, current, on-going or future work you have carried out and a bit of a spec.

This would be a huge help to the team carrying out the update. Please email to the clubs address:

It was great to catch up with everyone and certainly put a few of us in the right mind ready for our first outdoor show!

The next Monthly Meet lands on the Bank-holiday Monday so we are looking forward to a good turn out that May usually brings as well as the possibility of a couple of Capri’s being there! (Monday 2nd May 2016)

On another note the Clubs Magazine was well received from both Members and non members. If you have have an article you wish to publish within the next issue please get in touch!

Finally the club is always open to sponsorship wether it be a business you run personally or a friend may own etc this is a great opportunity to get some great coverage for a bargain price of £50! Once complete the site will host a link to your website aswell as a mention throughout the year at each of the shows and a big thanks at the Annual Awards Weekend!

See you all at the next meet!

Who's this lovely looking bunch!

Who’s this lovely looking bunch!

NEC Practical Classics Resto Show Pics

Hi All

A few pics from NEC earlier this month. Courtesy of Adam, If anyone else has any more please send over for us to post up.




‘Ians Stunning low mileage 2.0S’


‘Adam enjoyed his audience whilst giving her a clean!’


‘Hello Cheeky!’


‘Thats a lovely bum!’


‘7 Cars on a 3 Car stand it was a squeeeze’


‘I spy with my little eye’


‘Always in the fast lane’


‘Birminghams best Curry House!’


‘ooooh shiny!’




‘Cruising on home’


‘Typical Manc weather’


‘3…2…1….. Go!’


‘Looking clean’


‘Barnfind RS3100’


‘Its Paddy from Emmerdale…but wheres Marlon?’


‘He had to get a coach photo!’


‘Who let him our on day release?’

Keep your eyes peeled for more to come!

Event City 2016 – Hotel info etc

Hi Everyone .

Here is the details for Event City Classic car show 17th and 18th September 2016.

Arrive at Event city in your Capri at TBC o’clock and help setup the stand.

A Belle Vue coach will pick us up at the front of Event City at 18:00 and transfer us all to the wonderful Manchester Copthorne hotel in Salford Quays (Just a short walk away from Manchester United and the Lowry outlet village where there are plenty of shops and restaurants etc)

Saturday and Sunday morning at 08:30 we will be collected at the hotel again by coach for the short transfer to Event City, for those wanting a lie in its a short taxi ride away and again there will be a coach outside Event City each night at 18:00 for the transfer back to the hotel.

Hotel costs are only £50 per person per night and includes a full English breakfast and is payable upon arrival at Event City to Mike.

Here are a few links for your assistance.


Lowry centre.

Classic Car show.

Event city Exhibitor entrance is on Mercury Way, M41 7RR (NOT THE FRONT ENTRANCE)

Hotel Booking Ref: 211791187

Can everyone please confirm their interest

As always I’m here to assist.

We don’t have stand size yet so we don’t no how many cars we can accommodate


Membership Renewal Time!!

Hello boys & girls

It’s nearly that time of the year (1st April) for me to start chasing you for club funds … Ya got 2 weeks to save up ha ha, I’ll remind you again near the time… Pay pal address ..

Any one got any ideas for what to buy for the club please put them forward, id like a couple of slow cookers to make stews curries etc ?? they use hardly any energy & the Genny will have no problem running them, (make a change from burgers) ??

CCC Website – Update

Hi All

As you can see the clubs website recently encountered a few issues with the layout. Well club member Dom has stepped up to the mark and built the club a custom website to encorporate all that we used to have and more!

Please bare with us while we get the website back to what it used to be! We appreciate your patience.


NEC Practical Classics Restoration Show – Show Report

NEC  – March 4th – 6th 2016

2016 saw Cheshire Capri Club return to the NEC for the second time! We have been trying for the past 6 years to get into the November show without any luck so far but with the NEW Practical Classics Restoration show this was our chance to get a foot in the door! It’s fair to say we left a good impression with our packed stand and with many visitors stopping to have a chat and rekindle some stories or memories.

Friday saw Mike, Alex and Kasey arrive early knocking on the door of the NEC to ensure it was all set up before the arrival of the rest of the members and their cars. As we always say its not a CCC weekend away without any drama and this show was no exception!

Shoe horning is the only way to describe what was originally given to us! 7 cars squoze onto a stand that was ideally made for 3! We worked together with both the club on the stand next door and the organisers to resolve this issue and soon found an answer all were happy with!

We now had an ample stand with plenty of space for show visitors to have a good look around the cars and mingle amongst club members on the stand!

It was possibly the quickest stand we have ever set up at CCC, which saw us quickly find the bar at the hotel! A good drinking session followed with the usual club banter being thrown around. It soon became apparent new members Phil & Paul (or Paddy & Marlon) were going to get on with the club very well! It was great to finally meet them and see the stunning S of Phil’s/Paddy’s proudly grabbing the attention on the stand.

If we learnt one thing this weekend it was if we were to anywhere as a club Liz would certainly be in charge of the itinerary. With a guide to Birmingham more comprehensive than a local tour guides we certainly weren’t going to miss a trick this weekend! You’ve earned yourself a new role within the club now Liz!

Another member who deserves a mention is Ian, the only man to go to the NEC with £200 and return with £450, in Mikes words he is tighter than cramp and no wonder he’s a millionaire. Although it was great to see his very low mileage 2.0s!

Friday night saw us venture to Resort World and head to TGIs for tea! I think everyone of us tried to blag that it was somebodies birthday just to get a free piece of cake! And well it worked as they were soon singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Mike while the rest of us were crying laughing! It must have been a god drinking session as once we returned to the bar I ordered myself a Guinness and well those who know me will know I have never ever drunk it! Its fair to say this night is just a blur in my memory!

It was great to see so many hung-over faces for breakfast the next morning with some opting to go for the half hour walk to the NEC to blow away the cobwebs! We arrived at the show fresh faced and clutching bottles of water! The show soon opened and thousands of visitors were flooding through the doors. All day the stand was packed and Adam soon received an eagle-eyed crowd as he polished up his wheels with his homemade polisher! Under pressure much?

Dom & Liz encountered a small problem on their way to the NEC… the wipers kept blowing fuses, well this was when Paul/Marlon came into his own.  As happy as a pig in poo there wasn’t one electrical component that went unturned! He soon tracked down the issue and resolved it to get them home without any issues!

Saturday night saw a few hung-over members struggling to get back on it! No rest for the wicked in this club and we were soon relaxing in the spa at the hotel after a long day before venturing back to the bar! Liz managed to find a local Indian restaurant that was very impressive! Iv never seen a restaurant so busy and we were quickly ushered in! Well done to Liz on finding this gem as everyone left very happy! Beautiful foods for an even more beautiful price of £17 a head!!

Sunday morning soon came around which saw a few struggling to get out of bed early! With breakfast out the way it was soon time to venture back to the NEC for the final day. With it being Mothers Day it was a little quieter than the Saturday but still plenty of interest in the Capris from the public! Again its not a CCC weekend away without an issue and Sunday saw Ian struggling to get his dipstick back in the hole (No pun intended honest!)

It was soon time to break down and let the chaos commence! With Gaz and Alex being penned up waiting to get in with the vans it took a while before we got chance to pack the stand in the van and get back on the road up north! Everyone worked together to break the stand down in record time! Have a look on the Facebook page to see the stunning sight of 3 beautiful Capris heading up the Toll its certainly an impressive sight!

As a club we would like to thank all who made the trip down to the NEC with us. We know its not the closest and isn’t the cheapest of weekends away but it is always a show that is full of surprises and great to be involved in one of the UKs fastest growing indoor show!

More fantastic memories to take away and a superb way to start the 2016 show season! Catch you all at the next one! A big thanks must also go to Alison Judge and all the team involved in organising this superb show I’m sure its no small task and is even more impressive year on year!

We will soon have a bit more information to share on the new cars in the club including Ian’s beautiful low mileage 2.0S, Paddy’s stunning BMW Grey S and the full story behind Dom & Liz’s wedding present Mk2, so keep an eye out in the clubs magazine, on the website and on the Facebook page!

(Pics will be posted soon)

March – A busy month for CCC

Hello All!

Well time is ticking now and it will soon be time to return to the NEC Practical Classics Restoration show! Last year this was truly an epic show with such a huge range of cars on display from barn finds to projects through to the full concourse beauties!

The dates for the show are 5th and 6th March but obviously if you are attending with your car you will need to be there on the 4th!

So as u can see this would mean we would literally be having the Monthly Meet the day after we get back! If you attended last year you will know that the day after this show is a right off for us all so we have taken the decision to cancel the March Monthly meet, If anyone had anything to bring up please don’t hesitate to have a chat while at the NEC


We look forward to seeing you all at the NEC then monthly meetings will be back to normal for April!



February Monthly Meet 1/2/16

Monthly Meet – February 1/2/16

What a great meet the first of the year was! A big turnout which was unexpected with the carp weather we’ve had recently.

Alan took a trip out in his freshly MOTd 2.8 – we are not talking about a minter here more of a bargain find which has easily made its way back on to the road. It sounded stunning! There was plenty of banter being thrown around and a lot of anticipation for the 2016 show season to start!

It was great to see so many faces thanks to you all for coming!

Catch you all next month!!