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 September 1st 2011 Newsletter ~ Issue No 31


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The club is delighted to offer 30% Discount off at enrollment plus an ongoing 10% discount at renewal (please note that these discounts are based on the AA standard prices and are better in the long run compared to any tactical offers that you might see on our website). Learn more

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Hi and welcome to our September Newsletter. This edition looks at plans next year with the official launch of the Jersey Figaro Rally 2012. We also show you some great images from Milton Keynes plus the normal technical updates, members cars and more...


bucketspadeJersey Figaro Rally 2012 

It's on... We're delighted to announce the launch of the very first Jersey Figaro Rally 2012 which will take place during the week of May 12th - 18th

The rally will provide a unique opportunity for members to enjoy the fantastic island of Jersey in the company of other Figaro Owners.

See more details below 


kevinwithawardFigaro Owners Club wins club of the show at Milton Keynes    

Wow what a result! Our little club whipped the bottoms of much bigger car clubs at the Milton Keynes Car show on the 7th August. 12 Members braved the temperatures and turned up to take this must prestigious award! <<< This Award now sits proudly in the Figaro Office


dwoningstreete-Petition to restore rolling  

30 yr tax exemption

Forum Member Carol raised an interesting post on our forum concerning restoring the FREE 30 Year Exemption for car tax. Although this is still a few years off for us to worry about knowing the speed of the government it would be worth adding your name. At the last look it was just over 5,000 and as you may be aware once the petition reaches over 100,000 it will have to be heard in parliament. Add your name to the Click here 


calendarfrontcoverFREE 2012 Figaro Wall Calendar Offer 

We are fast approaching that time of the year again we we start to plan for Christmas... To entice you to enter your car this year we are offering a FREE Calendar to all the owners who's pictures are selected.  See below 


A warm welcome to all New Members

It's great to have you on-board and thanks again for your kind donation.  Don't forget to send us your pictures Click here 



My favorite pastime is polishing all that chrome! 

We'd love to hear from you!   

Don't forget to share your love for your Figaro and pop over pictures and stories. We're now getting ready for the Surrey show so hope to see you there :)



Kevin Fagan  

Editor and general Tea Maker 

Figaro Owners Club Founder      


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 2011 EVENTS - Visit our website to see all - Click here  

Surrey Classic Vehicle Gathering - Tilford 18th Sept 2011

Join the following members...
Kevin & Sue Fagan
~ Michelle Wall ~ Aruna Buchanan Brown ~ David Sherratt ~ Belinda Wanless ~ Barbara Gent ~ Heidi Fox ~ Jon Beams ~ Richard Latham ~ Helen Buckfield 

The club has been invited to attend this great event by Figaro enthusiast 'Dirty Den' (Remember his Pink Figaro and matching Trailer!) 


Register Free To Members - REGISTER NOW


Sunday 18th September 2011 - 10.00am - 5.00pm Tilford (supporting Shooting Star Childrens Hospice & Tilford Rural Life Centre)


400 + classic & veteran vehicles expected ~ Classic & veteran motorbikes display ~ Car clubs & individual entries ~ Autojumble stalls ~ Arts and crafts stalls Bird display with Owls, Hawks Buzzards & Kestrels ~ Café / Bar Steam railway for adults  and children ~ Country life museum with displays showing life in the 1800's ~ Village hall, Victorian Laundry, Schoolroom, Chapel, Forge etc. Displays of period tools & trades dating back over 150 years Annual event in partnership with Tilford Rural Life Centre. 


The Rural Life Centre is a country life museum run by a charitable trust. It is located in 10 acres of beautiful woodland and comprises a large number of reconstructed outbuildings & realistic period displays showing implements and devices marking over 150 years of farming and social history - a real delight !!


Fantastic day out for classic car enthusiasts Loads to do for children & all the family Bring your own picnic , or visit the Café

For additional information including feedback from previous visitors plus pictures of past events & booking forms for this years' show, please refer to the attachments to this email or visit our club website

GALLERY - Visit our website to see more - Click here 

Each month we feature cars from our Members in all their glory! Why not pop a picture of your love and joy to us and we will feature it in our Next Months Newsletter. Send Picture Now  



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Wheel Maintenance


We often find that with Figaros we purchase or ones which come in to us for repairs have the tool kits missing parts, spare wheels are in a poor state, parts missing or are non existent! We also know that an owner can damage the car by not fitting the spare correctly or jacking at the wrong point.  


We thought it would be useful for owners to have a guide to the parts they should expect to see in the boot and also how to change the tyre. This may seem straightforward but we thought a guide would be useful.


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TECHNICAL FORUM - Visit our website to see over 1,300 topics - Click here 

tools2QUESTION 1
Does the Figaro have a main beam warning light?
tools2QUESTION 2
Scrollwork Bonnet Graphics   
tools2QUESTION 3
Immobilisers and ClassicLine Insurance?
Please excuse what may seem a dumb question but I have only had my Figgy a few days (after having wanted one for ages!) and have noticed that there doesn't seem to be a main beam warning light anywhere on the dash. There looks like a covered over little hole in the speedo face towards the bottom - should this be it, or were they never fitted? If it's a blown bulb are these easy to replace? Hope someone can help Iggyfiggy



Hi there and welcome to the club Don't worry, no question is regarded as a dumb one here, you should read some of mine! I am pretty sure there is a main beam light on the dash (been a while since I drove mine at night) check the fuses to start with. Update: Just checked and yes, the small dot between the fuel and temp guages should light up a bluey green colour when full beam is on. Caz    

My Figaro has the traces of a scrollwork motif on either side of the chrome bonnet badge. I am a little worried about removing this in case the paintwork beneath ends up a different colour to the rest of the car. At the moment, the remains of the transfer give this area of the bonnet a mottled appearance. The only other option I can think of is to refresh the motif. Does anyone know where I can obtain one of these or get this work done? I have seen a couple of other Figaro's with the same motif so am guessing it may have been an optional extra when new. Iggyfiggy



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Got my renewal documents through from classic line yesterday and the price is about the same as last year which is fab £265 for me and husband, breakdown cover, fully comp with guaranteed value and business use. Can't complain. Happy with the price but had a note with it saying they require all figaro's to now be fitted with an immobiliser and i have 7 days from renewal to fit it ........eek I know this is because of the recent spate of figgy thefts but any idea how much this will cost me? Had budgetted for the insurance this month but not immobiliser and garage bills to fit it? thanks all Victora   


Most companies are now recommending the fitting of a thatcham approved immobilser. We fitted one to Figgy for under £100 and its well worth the money! Kevin 

About the people behind the Figaro Owners Club
My son Daniel had always wanted a Figaro and after saving for years (plus a small contribution from his mum and dad!) he brought an Emerald Green one in May 2008. That was it - I was hooked too! Even now we spend many a happy weekend polishing her in the garage. We just love all that chrome... After buying the car we started searching the internet for ownership help and advice and although a forum existed there was no real club so in December 2008 we started designing and building the web site which took around 4 Months.

The club was formed in February 2009 and launched on 1st March 2009. 

Kevin Fagan (Figaro Owners Club Founder)
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