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 April 1st 2012 Newsletter ~ Issue No 38    
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Hi and welcome to our April Newsletter. This  month we're testing car covers and providing extensive information on changing your cambelt which is not for the faint hearted. We also bring you the latest news about the Ace Cafe London Event and the usual technical updates...

Don't panic Mr Mainwaring!
As the fuel strike might hit after the Easter Holidays now it may be worth popping some fuel in the Figaro to ensure you have enough for the rally! See you in London :)

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Club wins all stars marketing award for the second year running! 
The club has received the 2011 All Star Award from Constant Contact®, the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organisations worldwide. Each year, a select  group of Constant Contact customers are honoured with the All Star Award for their exemplary marketing results.  The Figaro Owners Club results ranked among the top 10% of Constant Contact's customer base. Read more

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Ace Cafe London ready to attract bumper numbers 

Following months of planning our first event is just a few weeks away. After all the lovely weather of late we are hoping it will hold out! Registrations are 20% up on last year so it should be a great turn out. If you haven't got around to registering there's still time.

     

     

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How to change the Cambelt and Water Pump (in 20 steps)       
Having put together this article this project may be to much for most owners as you can see the work involved! Thanks so much to member John O'sullivan who provided extensive pictures and technical information. Red more below.
 

coversProduct Test (New Feature) on Car Covers           

As a club with such a strong web presence we are constantly approached by suppliers to sell their products. We felt that it would be a great idea to actually test some of the products we feature to ensure they provide value for money and quality! Read more below. 

 

 

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This is me polishing the chrome on 'Figgy' 

A very warm welcome to all  

new Members!

It's great to have you on-board and thanks again for your kind donation.   

 

Don't forget this is YOUR CLUB so please pop us over your pictures and stories Click here  

 

Kevin

 

Kevin Fagan  

Editor and general Tea Maker!  

Figaro Owners Club Founder 

figaroownersclub@o2.co.uk      

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 ACE CAFE LONDON PREVIEW - 14th April 2012  

With over 150 people and 70 cars registered everyone is buzzing about the Ace Cafe Event.

 

14th April 2012  

Event: Ace Café Meeting

Location: London  

Cost: Free to Members (Ensure your membership is up-to-date)     

Our first event of the year kicks off at the superb Ace Cafe London. It's well worth the drive if you've never been to this venue. The Cafe has loads of memorabilia and pictures of times gone by... 

 

SOME GREAT REASONS TO ATTEND 

Free Entry (Members Only)

FREE Figaro Owners Club Windscreen Sticker

FREE Ace Cafe London 2012 Windscreen Sticker   

Meet our fantastic Members and see their Figaro's

Shop at our Trade Stands

Win a Prize at our Raffle - (money goes to charity)

All Cars are entered into our Car Competition

* Car of the Meet

* Best Custom

* Best Classic

* Furthest Travelled

* Longest Owned   

Meet the Figaro Owners Club Team!

Enjoy some great food

See this amazing venue

 

COMPANIES EXHIBITING 

TRACKER - Speak to the Security Experts
FIGARO SHOP - Meet Toby and his team!
FIGARO BOB - Bob will be bringing down loads goodies
FIGARO DOCTOR - Nick will be on hand for advice and help
    

 

RAFFLE 

Prizes for our Raffle include, TRACKER Stolen Vehicle Recovery (worth £249) , Sunroof (worth £125), Centre Drinks Console and loads of other goodies!

 

PRIZES  We have ordered the 5 Trophies
Car of the event ~ Best Custom Colour ~ Best Classic Colour ~ Furthest Traveled ~ Longest Owned (New)  

   

 Some images from last years event


MEMBERS ATTENDING (As at 29th April)

Linda Pitts, Sue Eustace, Linda Rogerson, Carole-Claire Gilbey
Sue Eustace, Angela Smith, Brigitte Caro, Karen Bexter, Lydia Hardy, Linda & Steve Pitts, Lee Elson, Heather Buttle, Donna williams, Vicky Clift, Tanja and Edwin Hess, angie morgan, Helen Buckfield, Sandy Briscoe, Fiona Woods, Michelle Wall, Robert Forrester, victor taylor, Nikki Walton, Alex Burch, jackie kavanagh, Louise, owen jesseman, vikki dawson, dan haines, Delaney Bucknor, Heidi Fox, Carole-Claire Gilbey, Paula Langer, Madeline Wilson, Vicky Clift, Christopher Smith, Julia Nicholls, Sarah Gill, Aruna Buchanan Brown, Carol Beard, Linda Rogerson, dawn gren, Nick Cann, CHRIS SMITH, Nicola Bridges, Barbara Gent, David Palmer, Alison, Barbara Gent, Sam Clegg, Sue Hales, Elayne Saunders, paul atyeo, Irene Andreou, Maria Guilfoyle, Victoria Goff, Joanna Langford, Danilo Helin, Glynis Robshaw, Susan Hare, Sophie Damoglou, Figaro Bob - Figaro Bob, Toby Brooks - Figaro Shop, Danielle Stanley-Watts - TRACKER  


TIMETABLE
 
11.00 - Event Opens

12.30 - Competition 
Judging cars from the following categories: Car of the event ~ Best Custom Colour ~ Best Classic Colour ~ Furthest Travelled ~ Longest Owned (New)

13.00 - Group Photo Shoot
Say Cheese! We would like everyone to stand by
their cars as we want to take a group picture from
the roof of the Café.


14.00 - Raffle/Awards
We will draw the raffle and announce the winners of the above competition.

15.00 - Event Closes

FREE TO ATTEND
REGISTER NOW 

CLOSING DATE 7th APRIL 2012

 events2012 Events Calendar  

summersizzlerPREPARE YOUR FIGARO!   

2012 will see more events than you can shake a stick at. The club promotes and attends its own events and a number of other rally's and meets organised by other clubs.

"If you've never attended an event before we
urge you to give it a try this year"
 
There is something special about joining other Figaro owners and showing off these great cars. All events are Figaro Owners Club Members Only Events marked* are hosted by the Figaro Owners Club. All other events are 'Invitation' by a 3rd party.  

 

MAY 

14th May to Friday 18th May 2012  

Event: Jersey Rally*  

Location: Jersey (Channel Islands)  

Venue: Westhill Country Hotel http://www.westhillhoteljersey.com  

Cost: £15 to Register / £45 a Night / £195 Car Ferry (Return)  

Join other Nissan Figaro enthusiast for a week packed with fun and adventure on the wonderful island of Jersey. We have 26 cars and 52 Members registered for this unique event.   Find out more

REGISTER HERE

 

  

cherished vehicles27th May 2012  

Event: Chippenham Lions Club Cherished Vehicles Show  

Location: Chippenham (Wiltshire)  

Venue: Allington Farm  

Cost: Free to Members  

The show is intended as a fun day out - Cherished Vehicle drivers and their vehicles have free entrance if registered in advance - other visitors are £2.50 and children under 10 are free. There will be good food - the famous Allington Farm sausages and burgers -There's a parade ring as well as auto jumble, other stalls and things for the children.  

REGISTER HERE  CLOSING DATE 23RD APRIL 2012 

 

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JULY  

6th, 7th & 8th July 2012  

Event: FigFest 2012  

Location: Great Yarmouth  

Venue: Broad Farm Caravan Park  

Cost: £3 Per Car per day / £12 Two Nights Camping / £18 Three Nights Camping  

We invite you to attend what will be a fantastic weekend of 100% pure figaro fun! The team who brought you FigFest 2011 will be working hard in the background to create an unforgettable festival to be enjoyed by present and future owners of these wonderful little cars.  

REGISTER HERE 

 

13th, 14th & 15th July 2012  

Event: Vintage  

Location: Northamptonshire  

Venue: Boughton House  

Cost: £125 for the Weekend - (We are negotiating Club Discounts) 

Whether your thing is swing, rockabilly, mod, soul, funk, disco, ska, film, art or design, or if you just want to dress up and get an authentic make-over for a day, Vintage Festival is a sensual delight, a big dressing-up box, a collector's dream and a joyous creative feast for all ages. A special area is going to be provided for our club.  

REGISTER HERE  

 

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AUGUST 

19th August 2012  

Event: Milton Keynes Car Show and Suzuki Family Day

Location: Milton Keynes  

Cost: £6

A small show but if your local its worth a visit. This year the event has been expanded to include a number of other features and attractions. Last year we won 'Club of the Show' what better reason do you need to attend!

REGISTER HERE

 

 

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SEPTEMBER 

2nd September 2012  

Event: FigFest North 2012    

Location: Between Rotherham and Barnsley

Venue: Wentworth Woodhouse Stately House      

Cost: £3 to Members  

This is a new event. Join other members and owners of Rolls Royce, Humber, Morris, Mini, Jenson, Jaguar, TVR, VW, MG, BMW and more for a spectacular day out at the amazing Wentworth Woodhouse Stately House!

REGISTER HERE 

  

   

16 September 2012  

Event: 11th Surrey Classic Vehicle Gathering  

Location: Tilford  

Venue: The Rural Life Centre  

Cost: Free to Members  

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

REGISTER HERE  

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 HOW TO... Change the Front Indicator and Side Indicator Lights   

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I noticed that my indicators are still flashing after the ignition is off. Is this - a) something I can get sorted out at the next service(wiring mixed up) b) serious - the car might explode! or c) a Japanese car thing? I suspect strongly that it's "a", but if anyone has any views I'd be glad to hear them.

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For some reason the indicators still work (using the stalk) with the ignition off! This is normal. Baz






















Can anyone think of a reason why I shouldnt do this....The top boot is prone to condensation which runs down inside the boot lid when it is opened, no I dont have a garage and the skig has to live outside I have cut some bits of polystyrene and wedged them into the gaps between the structural frame of the boot lid which seems to prevent condensation from forming on the lid. I know there is a drain hole but I am considering squirting expanding foam into the hollow sections of the boot lid to prevent condensation from forming in the places I cant see........I cant help wondering if I'm a genius or an idiot.

A 
You're right, there's always lots of condensation under the boot lid as the cold air lands on the flat outside surface. Boot lids don't seem to suffer much from this as it dries up quickly as soon as the Fig gets warmer. If you're worried, the best thing might be to give the inside of the lid a good covering of waxoil which you can get in aerosol or for use in a spray gun. Baz 
Q  I was hoping that someone could tell me the function of the first warning light to the right of steering column. Looks to be an exclamation! Thanks David

A 
Hand brake warning! As on most cars. Also low brake fluid level Baz  
   
About the Figaro Owners Club
MY CARMy 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

Warmest Regards

 

Kevin Fagan

Figaro Owners Club Founder

Email: figaroownersclub@o2.co.uk  

 

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