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 June 2012 Newsletter ~ Issue No 40   
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Hi and welcome to our Special Edition June Newsletter. I hope like me your planning on celebrating the Jubilee with a glass of bubbly or maybe going for a picnic in your Figaro. Sue and I are still getting over the Jersey trip and have been on such a high for so long since we got back. It really did go off so well and you can read all about our adventure below. The summer is here so now is the time to enjoy your car and plan some trips of your own or join us at FigFest 2012. Although it may be a long drive its always worth it so don't delay book your place today.

This edition includes a product test on a boot rack which it maybe worth reading if you're planning some overnight trips. We have loads of pictures of us at Jersey and last weeks Cherished Vehicles Show  so ENJOY...

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Please look out for an email from us regarding a new discount code that will come into force on the 1st June 2012. 

Chris EvansChris Evans promotes Jersey Rally 
Did you hear it? Chris Evans promoted our Jersey Rally (twice) on his Radio 2 show on Monday 14th May. The first we heard was when we were all on the  Ferry making our way to Jersey. The broadcast was heard by some of our Jersey owners too. What a great way to start a rally ah? High fives to Chris :) 

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More Product Tests 
Our Product Tests continue to go down well. This month we carry out a full test on the Boot Rack including assembly and fitting. Its a great way for the club to 'recommend' products having actually installed them onto our car. Next month we look at Scuff Master which is claimed to renovate your seat leather. 



FigFest 2012

Are you ready for Figfest?  

Its that time of year again. Get you Tent & BBQ out the shed and ensure you have you suncream ready. FigFest is a festival full of Figaro's, Fun and Friendship. Paul has given us an update to what he has planned and it includes Space Hopper Racing! If ever you needed a reason to go you now have it. See you there  



bookA good Read 

Member Michelle Wall contacted us about a book she had just finished called On The Holloway Road. It's about a road trip in a Figaro from the Holloway road in London to John o Groats. it won the Luke Bitmead Award. The book was published in 2009 but is still available on Amazon. Click here to view more        




This is me Kevin! 

Yes I know I'm very sad but at the weekend my favorite pastime is polishing all that chrome!!

A very warm welcome to all  

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It's great to have you on-board and thanks again for your kind donation last month.  Don't forget this is YOUR CLUB so please pop us over your pictures and stories Click here  




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Figaro Owners Club Founder 



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The Jersey Video (Intro by Chris Evans) 

evans small We recommend you view our Video. You get a real feel of what fun can be had on a Figaro Rally. It kicks off with Chris Evans mentioning the Figaro Rally on Radio 2 (he did twice) on the morning of the rally. !    



Once viewed, you'll want to join next years Rally!  


Figaro Rally 2012 JERSEY 
Figaro Rally 2012 JERSEY

 events2012 Events Calendar  

summersizzlerIf you've never attended an event before we urge you to give it a try this year!

There is something very 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 (in other words not our events but ones we've been invited to attend.  



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.  




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!




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!




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.  



At the recent Ace Café event, we completely sold out of our lovely hand-stitched tonneau covers! It's important to fit these covers correctly and it's too easy to stretch them if you haven't lined them up correctly.


So this month, our helpful 2 minute video shows you exactly how to fit your tonneau cover on your Figgy.

Of course, if you would prefer, bring your Figgy to us and we will fit the cover for you, free of charge  


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Putting my Fig in reverse

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Hi! I'm a proud new owner of a Figaro, which I purchased about a month ago. It's been running fine, but last night started to have a problem going in reverse. Basically, I'd put it in reverse and nothing would happen, until I eventually had to put my foot on the accelerator slightly, and then the car would jerk in to reverse. So, today I tried to put the Fig in reverse a few times to check it, first thing in them morning when it was cold, and again at the end of a 40 minute drive. Each time the car moved into reverse by itself, but it takes a few seconds i.e., I'll put it in reverse, take my foot of the brake, and nothing will happen for at about 2 seconds. Not a long amount of time I know, but it wasn't like that before and isn't the case when I move in to a different gear. Has anyone come across this before or heard about it? Would appreciate any info/advice! Thanks!
A high level can give problems. However you inferred that the car was OK initially then the problem developed. On the basis that the level cannot increase then high level isn't necessarily the cause of the problem in this case. Gear change etc may be a little more sluggish than usual in very cold conditions but only marginally so - not usually to the extent you describe. Don't be fobbed off with the usual "Figaros are like that in cold weather" type explanations - winters can be much worse in Japan than the UK!

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Hi all. I'm looking at getting a new exhaust back box for my Fig; can anyone tell me is it the same exhaust as a 1991 Micra automatic exhaust? 

Hi, No it is not the same as a Micra. Give Ray a call on 0191 2652907 and he'll get one delivered for you with gaskets

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after some **** bent my park stick beyond repair, i,m replacing it with same diameter stainless pipe- however the new pipe in its straight form fouls the wing- unsure if the bottom brackets bent/damaged-or if the pipe has a slight profile to it- if so could some kind soul upload a pic-it would be greatly appreciated  


It does slightly bend, I'll do a pic tomorrow, pouring with rain now and garage some way from house! 


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About the people behind 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

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Kevin Fagan

Figaro Owners Club Founder

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