Ford Capri featuring in Jamie Oliver’s Food Fight Club
The last Ford Capri ever produced is starring in Jamie Oliver’s latest TV project – Food Fight Club.
Jamie has joined forces with his old friend Jimmy Doherty to take brilliant British food to the Continent in the most entertaining way possible.
Partly filmed in front of an audience in a café on Southend Pier, Essex, the show aims to bring the country together in their love of British food. Jamie has high ambitions for Food Fight Club. He says, “It’s set up to be the most exciting, interesting and funny cooking show ever to be shown on TV.”
The Ford ‘Brooklands’ Capri was chosen by Jamie since he and Jimmy have been friends since the 1980s and despite owning Ford Fiestas, the Ford Capri was the car that they both aspired to when they were growing up together in Essex.
Developed by the then Ford Special Vehicle Engineering (SVE) division at the Dunton Technical Centre in Essex, the Ford Capri 280 was limited to a production run of 1,038 units. It has a five-speed, manual transmission and a 2,792cc V6 OHV engine capable of propelling the coupé to a top speed of 127 mph.
Food Fight Club airs on C4 on Thursdays at 9pm, or you can catch it online at 4oD.