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Re: Sleepin Around New Zealand: First Trip and More!

Postby Sheddie » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:14 am

Ford Capri Car Club Summer Camp February 2016.
On the other side of the basement garage is the workshop area where the cars were restored. To the rear of the workshop is the wife's domain.
Here are some examples of the beautiful handcraft she does. They certainly are a talented couple.
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Meanwhile outside, this guy was saying, "don't just stand there patting me, keep feeding me the apples".
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We headed on to Waitara and parked down by the river for a group photo then in to town for lunch.
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Re: Sleepin Around New Zealand: First Trip and More!

Postby pchast » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:44 pm

Love the quilts. :thumbsup:
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Re: Sleepin Around New Zealand: First Trip and More!

Postby Sheddie » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:36 pm

Ford Capri Car Club Summer Camp February 2016.
For the afternoonwe were off on a drive around Mt Egmont. This was a competitive trip with a quiz and games along the way.
Someone had found out that there was a car show on at the Inglewood school, so our first stop was there for a quick look around and to add a line up of Capris for them to look at.
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Datsun 120Y Coupe. Dales grandmother had one of these many years ago. 8)
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Wolseley 1500. My mother had one of these when I was at school. I sat my driving license in it. :thumbsup:
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For a little place there were lots of vehicles and a great variety, from this old Cadillac there were fins and wings,
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originals and imposters, like the one below. It may look like a Ferrari, but it is actually a Datsun 240Z.
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From Inglewood they lead us on a drive up Mt Egmont as far as the road would take us.
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On the way back down we stopped in a car park for one of the games, throwing pennies in paint tins.
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Some of the throws were not very accurate so a bit of time was spent retrieving them from under cars.
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This also gave a bit of time for some of the cars to cool down as the combination of a hot day in the
middle of summer, a mountain and some not so young cars was causing a bit of steem,
and I don't mean the mountain although it is an active volcano.
Fortunately I had spent a bit of time before the trip fitting an extra cooler to the engine in our Capri
to keep it a bit cooler when towing the TD.
From there our drive took us out through the Taranaki farm land winding over the hills and through
the valleys to our next stop at Lake Ratapiko.
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Here we had to throw rubber chickens and pigs in to buckets. The further the buckets were away,
the more points.
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Next stop after this was Stratford.
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Re: Sleepin Around New Zealand: First Trip and More!

Postby KCStudly » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:25 pm

Looks like fun! :thumbsup:
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Re: Sleepin Around New Zealand: First Trip and More!

Postby pchast » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:14 pm

Nice trip. Thanks again for the pictures.
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Re: Sleepin Around New Zealand: First Trip and More!

Postby Sheddie » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:33 pm

KCStudly wrote:Looks like fun! :thumbsup:

Hi KC, they sure are a fun bunch of people. There are young ones that have grown up with the club through to our oldest member at about 94 and he is still driving a Capri. The membership is spread from one end of the country to the other and although for a lot of us we only catch up once or twice a year, it's like a family gathering and everyone gets on so well together.
pchast wrote:Nice trip. Thanks again for the pictures.

Thanks Pete, nice to see you still tagging along. Sorry that it is taking me so long to catch up :?
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Re: Sleepin Around New Zealand: First Trip and More!

Postby Sheddie » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:55 am

Ford Capri Car Club Summer Camp February 2016.
At Stratford we re-grouped at King Edward Park for a game of lawn darts. (Sorry no photos, you will have to Google that one).
After that we went for a walk through the park, before heading back to the camp.
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It is quite a surprise after going through the bush area in the park, that when you look at the area on a map, how small it is and that it is in the middle of town.
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Re: Sleepin Around New Zealand: First Trip and More!

Postby pchast » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:51 pm

Nice park. Clean well maintained trails! :D
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