50 years Ford Capri

The 1960s were wild: whether it was clothing, hairstyles or music. The world was in upheaval, and the young people rebelled. The automobile market underwent changes as well, because in Europe, classic cars were passé and the young people longed for sports cars like the ones in the US. As the sales of car manufacturer, Ford plummeted and the trend was recognised, the European answer to the Ford Mustang was developed, and thus the Ford Capri saw the light of day in 1969. The coupe was not only to become the sports car of ordinary people, but also the hip and affordable family car of the time. For many, the Capri still awakens memories of their own childhood or youth today: holiday with the family, one's first own car, or cheering on at motor sport championships. Even after 50 years, the car has lost none of its fascination, and fans from all over Europe are celebrating the Capri's big birthday.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the cult car a special exhibition is dedicated to the Ford Capri at the Technik Museum Speyer. Until 20 December "50 years Ford Capri" features a cross-section of three generations of the Ford Capri, as well as pieces from the 25-year history of the European Capri Post Meetings. The exhibition will be held in the museum's space hall (Raumfahrthalle) and will be included in the regular entrance fee.