|It's the 'People' that make Figaro ownership such a wonderful experience!
Last weekend it finally hit me as to why we
love owning our Figaro so much. Up until then it was all about the car, the unique shape, the
admiring glances and the conversation it starts up every time you park it. But
at Fig09 it struck me that it's also about the people who also own this great car. We are the 'new kids in town' and they all were so friendly and complementary about our web site. We are so grateful to be part of this new big family. The
convoy down to the coast on Sunday will live with us for many years, it really
was unbelievable. Read more
I took this picture which sums up the story above >>>
Massive thanks to
the people behind Fig09.
Paul & Richard, Graham,
Lou Lou, the scooter boys who did such a great job closing off those
roundabouts, everyone who donated to the raffles, David, Yarmouth Police, Glam
69 and the DJ, Mrs Evens, CLS Offshore, Roxy Lovewell, and finally Paul and Sue.
We bring to you this month some information about changing your disc brakes. The job is not that hard and can save you a few bob! Read more
Our forum is growing nicely with almost 100 members now. Its a great place to post questions and answer both technical and ownership issues. Read more
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Roof down, Warm days and clear roads :) Kevin and Daniel
|Car of the Month
One of our members Cars our featured in all its glory
Congratulations to Madeline & 'Dirty Den' Wilson for Baby Girl & Baby Girl Too (Trailer).
We saw this fantastic (and very practical fig) at Fig09 and snapped away with our camera. It comes with matching pink umbrella which as Den told me he puts up next to the car so he can find it again!
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|Fig09 June 20th - 21st Figaro Weekend
We report on the Figaro Event of the year
Having driven from High Wycombe (3 1/2 hours) our little Fig was in need of a rest when we reached the venue on mid-day Saturday. A warm welcome from Richard and orange wristband was followed by handing over £40 for two cars and two tents. This is fantastic value for money when you stop to consider it includes all the facilities and evenings entertainment.
The afternoon was wet and with the weather against us we
pitched out two tents in a superb idyllic location next to a 9 hole golf
course. Next time I will bring my clubs! The afternoon was spent dodging rain
showers whilst we explored the lovely surroundings.
The evening disco and hog roast was a real hit with
drink and great music flowing into the early hours. My Son Daniel and his
friend Becky made quite an impression on the dance floor! The next day we were
all nursing hangovers as we prepared for the convoy.
As we drove into the field we were faced with a
fantastic site of around 50 Figaro's in a large circle around the field. We
took our place and chatted to other owners as more and more tuned up at the
gate. Around 9.50am the call went out to get into your cars and get your engines
running. As the cars made there way down the lane towards the main road the
site of 85 Figaro's was awesome.
The convoy drove towards Great Yarmouth horns honking
and drivers waving at everyone. The scooter boys did a great job blocking
roundabouts to ensure the convoy was not broken. A short stop was followed by
the trip down to the seaside and more honking. The convoy then became a bit
broken as some cars went back and others parked.
The trip back to the field was lead by the scooter
boys. Bang on cue the sun came out as we drove into the filed and lined up. We
handed out our Figaro Owners Leaflets to spread the word and talked to loads of
owners as we exchanged stories.
At 4pm we walked back to the hall for prizes giving. Congratulations
to the following owners of the cars.
Best Car of show - FIG 4454 (Nick & Alison) Click here
Best Figaro Emerald- FIG6164
Best Figaro Topaz- H343 FHG
Best Figaro Lapis- J938 PBT
Best Figaro Aqua - FIG 8120
Best Figaro Custom - ARA 273A
Best Cube - AU53 OKW
Best Pike Series /Other - S - Cargo
As we packed up our two tents we reflected on a wonderful weekend where we made
so many friends. Thanks again Richard & Paul.
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>>>> Video Clips Cruise 1&2
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Did we get the world record for the most Figaro's?
Paul is telling us that he has sent in the pictures and completed the application forms. It takes 6 weeks to process so watch this space!
FigFEST 2010 - 17th - 18th July 2010
Next year the event will be known as Figfest 2010. Because of all the positive feedback about Fritton Lake Paul and Richard have now booked it for next
year. They have changed the dates, so as to not interfere with Fathers day and Glastonbury.It will be held on the 17th and 18th of July 2010.
|On the Forum
Every month we look at what's on our owners minds!
skipdale writes: Has anyone had their figi resprayed? how much am i looking to pay? Either in a flat colour or metallic, i am just looking for a ball park figure.
lucinda writes: Is it easy to get an immobiliser fitted to a Figaro? Does it effect the value at all?
jonneyclash writes: hi guys my wife is expecting out first child and i was wondering how the fig's cope with car seats etc,
tink writes: Iv just purchased my Figaro after a lot of looking ,
sadly she is in need of a new roof . I have been to Wimbledon to a
Figaro specialist, who has quoted me £250 fitted which seems fair . Has
anybody any other Places they know I live in Hitchin Herts
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This Month we look at how to change your Disc Brakes
If your brakes are feeling a bit spongy or have just lost that bite then it may be worth checking to see the state of your disc pads.
It's not a huge job and can be done if you are reasonably practical. Read more