Ford Capri Gallery

 

Capri LV

Le Mans 1975
24 hour

Guérie/Fornage

Resin Kit

 

 


 

Jean-Claude Guérie and Dominique Fornage in the Shark Team Ford Capri LV were forced to retire after four hours with engine problems.

 


 

 

Ford Capri MK3

Top Hat
Groovy Baby Series

Julius Thurgood

Corgi VA10801

327 of 1510

 

 

Julius Thurgood's Top Hat organisation run a series of races for 1970's saloons under the title of 'Groovy Baby Saloons'

 


 

 

Capri 2600 RS

Le Mans 24hr
1972

Rouget/Guerie


Trofeu
2315

 

 

Jean-Claude Guérie and Jean-Pierre Rouget driving the Shark Team Ford Capri 2600 RS were forced to retire after 4 hours with oil pressure problems.


 

 

Ford Capri 3.0S

BSCC 1978
(Champion)

Gordon Spice

Vanguards
VA10804

 

 

 


 

 

Vince Woodman with co drivers Buncombe/Clark driving his Capri 111 3.0S finished 3rd in the 1981 Spa 24 hours.

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Ford Capri 3.0S that finished 11th in the Spa 24 Hour 1980 driven by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud - Jean-Luc Thérier.

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Ford Capri 3.0S

Spa 24 Hour
1980 (Winner)

Martin/Martin

Premium X
PR0008

 

 

 


 

 

Ford Capri 3.0S

Spa 24 Hour
1978 (Winner)

Spice/Pilette

Premium X
PR0008

 

 

 


 

 

Ford Capri 3.0S

BSCC 1982

Vince Woodman

Vanguards
VA10806

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Vince Woodman won 4 races during the 1982 BSCC in his CC Developments prepared Capri 3.0S.


 



 

 

Zakspeed is a motor racing team from Germany, founded in 1968 by Erich Zakowski. Their home town of Niederzissen is located not far away from the Nürburgring race track.

Zakspeed was the official Ford team in the German Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft (DRM) series, a predecessor of the current DTM.  The company constructed the Group 5 Capri based on the MKIII production model. During this period, the Zakspeed team achieved a number of victories including the overall championship in 1981 with driver Klaus Ludwig.

 


Ford Capri GR.5

Zakspeed 1978/79

H. Heyer

Mampe

Minichamps
430798552

 



This spectacular Capri was unveiled at the support race for the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim on 29/07/78 which was half way through the DRM championship. The Livery was the black and the red/yellow colours of Zakspeed's main sponsors Mampe (Mampe is a bitter-orange German liqueur). 
With only one day's testing, Heyer took pole position by 4 seconds from the championship leading BMW 320 of Harald Ertl. In the race the car was leading but only completed 5 laps, retiring with engine trouble opposite the Zakspeed/Ford hospitality box.
In the remainder of the season Heyer took 3  poles and a first victory for the Capri at the Nurburgring in October.



Ford Capri GR.5

Zakspeed 1979

H. Ertl

Sachs

Minichamps
430798501

 


 


 In 1979, Ertl left BMW and joined Heyer for a two car assault on Division 2. Heyer retained the "Mampe" colours but Ertl brought sponsorship from Sachs and his car was painted in blue/white.

Heyer and Ertl started with a 1-2 in the first race at Zolder in March. Seven more Division 2 victories followed but they were split between Heyer and Ertl.  Heyer was Division 2 champion and 2nd overall.

 Ford introduced a Division 1 version of the Capri with an uprated 1745cc engine for the September round at Hockenheim which finished third

Ertl was 1st at Zolder and Mainz-Finthen and finished 10th in the 1979 Division 2 Championship

 



Ford Capri GR.5

Zakspeed 1980

K. Ludwig

Kraus Hi-Fi

Minichamps
430808501

 

 


 In 1980,  Ludwig joined the  team to drive in Divsion 1.  Ludwig was on the podium at the first two races and won the next two rounds at Hockenhiem and the Nurburgring.

However a protest was lodged over the Division 1 Capri's new larger rear wing. The width of the structure  was slightly greater than the wheel arches and the design was eventually outlawed by the race authorities. Ludwig was stripped of the points gained from the two opening rounds at Zolder and the Nurburgring.  Ground effect tunnel and side skirts were introduced to compensate and won five Division 1 victories. This was enough to give Ludwig the Division 1 title, but the deducted points relegated him to third in the overall championship.

 


In 1981 Ludwig switched to Division 2. The 1981  livery was altered by reversing the black with red/white detail to white with red/black.

Niedwiedz also stayed with Zakspeed in Division 2 with the blue/black D & W car.

The team was joined by Jürgen Hamelmann in a Pentosin-sponsored green, yellow and black car.

A Division 1 car was raced by the Liqui-Moly team for Manfred Winklehock.

Ford Capri GR.5

Zakspeed 1981

Winkelhock

Nigrin

Minichamps
430818555

 



This took six Division 1 wins and gained Winklehock second in class and third overall in the DRM championship

 


Ford Capri GR.5 

Zakspeed 1981

Niedzwiedz

D&W

Minichamps
430818521

 

 


 1st at Nurburgring and finished 5th in the 1981 Division 2 championship


 

Ford Capri GR.5

Zakspeed 1981

K. Ludwig

Wurth

Minichamps
430818502

 

 


With 11 Division 2 wins, Ludwig took the overall DRM Title




Ford Capri GR.5

Zakspeed 1981

Hamelmann

Pentosin

Quartzo
3026

 


Jurgen Hamelmann finished 6th overall in the 1981 Division 2 Championship



The two division structure was abandoned in 1982, to incorporate the new 'Group C' and 'Group 6' sports prototype cars. Zakspeed and Ford used the season to develop the
Ford C-100 but also raced a Division 1 Capri in several rounds. Ludwig switched between the two cars both in a new orange Jagermeister livery.  

Klaus Neidzwiedz raced a striped liveried D & W car

Ford Capri GR.5

Zakspeed 1982

Neidzwiedz

D&W

Mini Racing Metal Kit

 

 



1st at Zolder and Hockenheim, finished 3rd in the 1982 Championship

Ford Capri GR.5

Zakspeed 1982

Ludwig

Jagermeister

Quartzo
3064

 

 

Ford Capri GR.5

Zakspeed 1982

Ludwig

Jagermeister

Minichamps
430828501

 

 


Klaus Ludwig finished 4th overall in the 1982 championship



 

Capri RS3100

DRM 1974
Nürburgring

Lauda/Mass

Diecast Base
Custom Decals

 

 


Jochen Mass and Niki Lauda driving the Ford Köln entered RS 3100, failed finish after loosing a wheel, in the 1974
Nürburgring Nordschleife.


 

 
Capri RS3100

DRM 1975
Norisring

Jochen Mass

Minichamps
430758031

1 of 2352

 

 


1st in round 4 of the DRM at the Norisring 1975, finished 17th in the overall championship



Capri RS3100

ADAC-Eifelrennen
Nürburgring Nordschleife

Rolf Stommelen

Minichamps
430748002

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Rolf Stommelen in his V6 Capri won the 1974 Division 1 Int.ADAC-Eiferrennen at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, BRD.  It is interesting to note that the "Shell" decals carried denoted free petrol and oil for the season, this was as a result of the oil crisis.

 


 

Capri RS3100

ETC 1974
Zandvoort
(Winner)

Stommelen/
Mass

Minichamps
430748005

 


  

Capri RS3100

FIA European
Challenge 2005
(Class Winner)

Peter Muecke

Minichamps
400058000

 

 

 


 

 

Capri RS2600

ETCC 1971

Hill/Surtees

Trajectoire
Hand Built

 

 

An unusual entry in round 7 of the ETCC 1971 at the Paul Ricard Circuit, Le Castellet, France was this RS2600 driven by Graham Hill and John Surtees. The car won the first 6 hour heat but was forced to retire in the second 6 hour heat with rear axle problems.  The car carried a camera to transmit live in-car pictures.

 


  

Capri RS2600

Tour de France
1973

Rouget/
Routier

PMResin Kit K283

A most unusual model of Jean-Pierre Rouget and P. Routier's Capri 2600RS that competed in the 1973 Tour de France. The car was sponsored for a publicity stunt; Les Charlots are a French Pop group turned comedians ( very similar to the Monkies ) advertising their new film "Le Grand Bazaar"

 


 

Capri RS2600 Gr.2

Tour de France 1972

Larrousse/
Rives

Ripolin

Provence Moulage
Resin Kit

 

 

 

 

 
Ford Capri 2600 RS driven by Gerard Larrousse and Johnny Rives competed in Gr.2 of the 1972 Tour de France which was round 8 of the European GT Championship but finshed unplaced.

 


  

Capri 3.0S

Spa 1980
24 hour

Feitler/
Marquet/Bos

Mini  Racing
Resin Kit
0203

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Serge Power Ford Capri 3.0S was driven by Roman Feitler, Remy Marquet and Pierre Bos in the 1980 Spa-Francorchamps 24 hour race but retired with engine problems.




Capri 3000 GT

Silverstone 1972

John Bateman

Detail Cars
ART.306 

 

  

 


 


 

 
Capri 2300GT

Tour de France
1969 (6th)

Piot/Behra

Detail Cars
ART.307



 

 




 

 

Capri 2600 RS

Spa 24hr
1972

Franck/
Fritzinger

Trofeu
2312

 

 

Jean-Claude Franck and Klaus Fritzinger driving the Kent Frami Racing Team Ford Capri RS 2600 finished 9th in the 1972 Spa 24 hours.

Due to tobacco advertising laws Trofeu produced the model without the Kent decals and no pictures as to the actual car.  Pictures of the car at Spa are hard to find but this model is correctly decaled for that race.

 




Capri 2600 RS

Le Mans 24hr
1972

Birrel/
Bourgoignie

Trofeu
2301



 


The Ford Deutschland Team entry driven by Gerry Birrel and Claude Bourgoignie finished 1st in the Touring Special Class and 10th overall. 


Capri 2600 RS

Le Mans 24hr
1972

Glemser/
Soler-Roig

Trofeu
2302

 

 

The Ford Deutschland Team entry driven by Dieter Glemser and Alex Soler-Roig finished 2nd in the Touring Special Class and 11th overall.


Capri 2600 RS

Le Mans 24hr
1972

Mass/Stuck

Trofeu
2303

 

 


The Ford Deutschland Team entry driven by Jochen Mass and Hans Joachim Stuck in the Touring Special Class retired after 14 hours with engine problems.


 

 

Capri 2600 RS

Spa 24hr
1972

Mass/Stuck

Trofeu
2306

 

 

 

The Ford Köln Team entry driven by Jochen Mass and Hans Joachim Stuck finished first in the  Spa-Francorchamps 24 hours 1972.


 

 

Capri 2600 RS

Le Mans 24hr
1973

Koinigg/Vinatier

Mini Racing Kit
0398 D

 

 

 

Jean Vinatier, and Helmut Koinigg driving the Ford Motorenwerke RS 2600, were forced to retire after 15 hours with valve problems.

 

Capri 2600 RS

Le Mans 24hr
1973

Birrell/Heyer

Mini Racing Kit
0398 D

 

 

 

Gerry Birrell, and Hans Heyer driving the Ford Motorenwerke RS 2600, were forced to retire after 3 hours with ignition problems.

 

Capri 2600 RS

Le Mans 24hr
1973

Birrell/Heyer

Mini Racing Kit
0398 D

 

 

 

Dieter Glemser and John Fitzpatrick, driving the Ford Motorenwerke RS 2600, were forced to retire after 20 hours with a failed con rod.



Capri 2600 RS

Le Mans 1974
24 hour

Guérie/Fornage

Mini Racing Kit
0498 D

 

 

 

Jean-Claude Guérie's  and Dominique Fornage driving the Shark Team RS 2600 were forced to retire after 16 hours with clutch problems.

 


 

  

Capri 2600 RS

Nürburgring  1972 24 hour

Fritzingeruir/Stuck

Trofeu
SPE 14

1 of 999

 

 

Klaus Fritzinger and Hans-Joachim Stuck driving the Fritzinger Tuning entered RS 2600 finished 2nd in the 1972 Nürburgring Nordschleife 24 hours.

 


 

Capri 3000

Tour de Corse
1972 (7th)

Vinatier/Thimonier

Trofeu
LMA 05

466 of 1204

 

 

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Capri 2600 RS

Paul Ricard
6 Hour 1972

Muir/Miles

Trofeu
2309

 


 

Brian Muir and John Miles, driving the Malcolm Gartlan Racing Ford Capri 2600 RS, gained an unexpected victory over the works Ford Köln cars in the 1972 Paul Ricard 6 Hour. 

 


Capri RS2600

Paul Ricard
6 Hour 1971 

Hill/Surtees

Trofeu
2313

 

 

 

The Paul Ricard race was a 2 heat affair of each 6 hours duration, the Capri managed to win the first heat, but retired in the second heat with rear axle trouble.


 

 
Capri RS2600

Paul Ricard
6 Hour 1972 (2nd)

Stewart/
Cevert

Trofeu
2304

 


 


  

Capri 2600 RS

Nürburgring 1971

Trofeu
TR2391

1 of 404

 

 

 

 The Ford Köln entered Capri driven by Dieter Gelmser and Helmut Marko won the Grosser Preis der Tourenwagen, Nürburgring Nordschleife 1971.  The Capri driven by Rolf Stomellen and Alex Soler-Roig did not finish due to an accident.

 


  

Capri 2600 RS

Spa 24 hour
1971

Glemser/
Soler-Roig

Trofeu
2305

 

 

Driven by Dieter Glemser and Alex Soler-Roig, the  Ford Köln Team Capri 2600 RS won the 1971 Spa 24 hours by 3 laps.  Watch footage from this race here 


 


Capri 2600 RS

Spa 24 Hour
1972

Birrell/
Bourgoignie

Trofeu
2307

 

 

The Ford BP Belgium Team Capri RS 2600, driven by Gerry Birrell and Claude Bourgoignie, finished 2nd in the 1972 Spa 24 hours.


 

 

Capri 3000

Hardie Ferodo
Bathurst 1000
1976

Seton/Smith

Diecast Base
Custom Decals

 

 

Barry Seton and Don Smith driving their Capri 3000 came first in Class D in the 1976 Bathurst 1000.



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