Tag: Capri

Back from the Gathering

Back from the Gathering

Hello internet folk.

Yes GFB attended, together with Racer86.com and some other friends.
Words cannot express how this trip rocked, not only the show but the camping and the general atmosphere. I’d like to have lots of photos to show you, but again I fail! I was too busy enjoying the show or the company to even remember to get the camera out.

Over the next few days I will grab some photos off other attendee’s that will show you what an EPIC show you missed.


Box Fresh#

Box Fresh#

Well summer is here, the Capri has been pimped at as many shows as I can get to…….With FRESH PAINT!!!

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That’s just a selection to show you how nice its come out!
The Front end was in drastic need of paint since I bought the car in 2010, however I seemed to put it off and thus it got worse. Also with the sudden addiction to “Clean and Sleek” looking cars I decided enough was enough and got it booked in.

I have to shout out a big thanks to Paul Carlton Crash Repair who did all the bodywork and spraying….To say this paint looks like glass is an understatement, its really that good.

GFB Development highly recommend CCR, so any reader who would like their paintwork to be just as good send me a message on here and I will pass over the details.

Anyway I’m off to enjoy the Sun and a V6 rumble.


Back from the castle!

Back from the castle!

Hello Internet folk

So we are back from the Castle Retro Show and WOW!
I’m used to retro camping events, I’m also used to the knobs it’s started to attract in recent years so I went to this show thinking the same (queue drunk idiots in Mk2 Golfs driving around a camping field). This was not the case, the whole vibe was chilled and calm, no idiots and not pestering from staff (Apart from asking you to have a good time).

Now us GFB folk pride outselves on camping, we also like to “Out-Do” ourselves on each trip, which is getting pretty hard…….However with the inclusion of a HD projector we can consider that mission accomplished!

As usual we camped it up with good friends in some excellent motors, so life is good right now!
We were havin such a good time that I forgot to take photo’s so here are some I’ve found on the tinterweb.


Hello from over here……

Hello from over here......

Winters Setting in, most of the cars shows have been and gone, tax is expiring………………………..Dont be glum look back (Not in anger) but in happiness…

Yes folks its been a good and bad year at GFBdev, we had success on our first stand @ Retro Rides Gathering, and an amazing time to boot!!!
The Beetle got sprayed and is 90% there…….
The Capri decided to Launch its diff, but a rebuilt item was found just in time for the summer shows.

So Winter…The Capri is officially off the road, I dont like using it in wet weather and the fact being a ford RUST is not an optional extra but a added feature :(.
I hear you ask “So whats the plan for the long cold months (Feels like years TBH), well my Idea was to sling the GT in for a MOT so I at least have a Retro to roll in. Rust and Wet dont bother me so much with this as the car is so well waxoiled (note oil leaks too) that it should be fine, also the front end paint work is Shite to say the least.

However “Plans” are always ruined (not by a spotty fat ginger kid this time), but by a blown head gasket well thats what we thought. The cars only been driven in and out the garage over the last 2 years since being taken off the road, and I think the head actually came loose GULP… So Ive ordered the bits to freshen the top end up and will perform a little “OldSchool” Mods on it whilst its off.

Apart from that I have nothing else to report, Im still waiting on Leebo to get the window rubbers for the beetle so she can at least see daylight. Once thats out of the Garage the Austin needs to come back in as the brakes seem to have seized :-(.
Ill get some photos uploaded from the past year to show you people.