''We made a big mistake with that one'' recalled Dave Brodie on the Capri. ''I built it when I came out of Hospital having broke my legs into 23 pieces ,took me 2 years to learn to walk again properly. I wanted to build a quick club car to carry on from the Escort ( Run Baby Run ). So I did the spec and Ford said they'd give me the 3.4 G.A.A engine and when I asked them they ( only ) gave me the 2.8 . That's when I should have gone off and got a small block Ford V8 'coz the diff was strong enough to take 5 or 6 hundred bhp. It was a good handling car and a good looking car but it was never the car I wanted''

John Olding

When Brodie and his team decided to cut their losses the car was sold to MacMillan Publishing in 1976 who had an interest in saloon car racing. Driver John Olding had already raced in some special saloon races in the company's Chevy Camaro.
The car still under-performed and results are sketchy.

Bernie Harris

By 1981 the car had disappeared off the radar until bought by Bernie Harris ,apparently in delapidated condition for £4000. Harris had campaigned another unique supersaloon in the 70's in the form of the Vauxhall Viva V8 , see seperate page. A regular at Croft through the '70s Harris is one those drivers that despite interesting machinery rarely got a mention in Autopsort results . This can only be due to regulary finishing outside the top 3 in his class as ive failed to find any race dates for him in the Viva and the Capri ,which rather a shame.
In dazzling livery almost certainly inspired by the Zakspeed 'Mampe' Group 5 turbo Capri from 1978 the car appears to have finally got its overdue G.A.A. engine. The spec sheet seems to have a misprint as the usual capacity for a GAA is 3412 cc though it suggests it has a shorter stroke than normal. The car was track tested for Cars and Car Conversions in 1981 by retired racer Nick Whiting.

Capri mark 2 known results - 1981

DATE CAR NO. CIRCUIT RACE DRIVER RESULT
JUN 7th BRANDS HATCH Wendy Wools R9 BERNIE HARRIS 5th overall ( 3rd in class )

Capri mark 2 known results - 1985

DATE CAR NO. CIRCUIT RACE DRIVER RESULT
SEP 1st SILVERSTONE Wendy Wools R12 BERNIE HARRIS DNF - 0 laps

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