BRENTWOOD, UK – The last Ford Capri ever produced by Ford is featuring in celebrity chef 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, which debuted on Channel 4 last night: “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 having a Ford Fiesta, 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 to a stop speed of 127mph.
Food Fight Club airs Thursday evenings at 9pm on Channel 4 and can be seen on demand on 4oD.