March 1st 2013 Newsletter ~ Issue No 48  
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Hi
Welcome to our March Newsletter. A couple of Sunday's ago when we joined the London and Surrey Figaro Owners for their 22nd Birthday Fun Run. It was a family affair with my Daughter Jessica crammed into the rear seat and Sue driving (I was the elected map reader). Okay the weather helped but what a brilliant day we had which finished with a walk down the pier, a 99 Ice Cream and this picture of the sun going down. A perfect end to a perfect day.

 Parked up on Madeira Drive, Brighton to watch the sun go down...
 
News this month from Tanja and Brigitte from Figaroteam Holland that they are planning a 2nd Figaro Tour of Overijssel and the Province of Gelderland in Holland. The event will take place on Sunday 2nd June 2013. See Events Rallies below for more.

Did you know?
4 years ago today (1st March 2009) we officially launched the club! After pressing the 'publish button' on our website we waited to see if anyone wanted to join? Within a week we had 10 members, a month 35 and a year 478, and today... well at the last count 1,685! Its our 4th Birthday so thanks again for all your support.

Lastly this month we're ordering Trophies, sorting out Trade Stands and buying Raffle Prizes as we prepare for the Ace Cafe London

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This is me cleaning the Club Figaro!
Catch you all next Month :) 

Warmest Regards

Kevin

Kevin Fagan  

Editor and General Tea Maker!  

Figaro Owners Club Founder 

figaroownersclub@o2.co.uk    

 

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REGISTER NOW FOR THE ACE CAFE  
Next month (13th April) it's the BIG ONE! The Ace Cafe is a fabulous day out and typically attracts over 150 people and 70+ cars. Trade Stands ~ Win a Prize at our Raffle - (money goes to charity) ~ Win a trophy (we have 5 to give away) All Cars entered into our Car Competition and more.
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NEW LOOK FORUM - OUT NOW
Our new forum is now online. The forum (which is still in Beta Testing) has been designed to match our NEW WEBSITE and provides a number of new features and user experiences. Feedback so far has been very positive and members are enjoying the additional benefits.
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22ND BIRTHDAY FUN RUN REVIEW
The weather was perfect with wall to wall sunshine as 16 Figaros made their way down to Shoreham Airport. It was also the first time that we used our new toy! A Go Pro Video Camera which allowed us to video the whole day. The results of which can be seen below or on our website
SEE PICTURES/WATCH VIDEO - Click here
LIMITED SPACES FOR LAKE DISTRICT!
22 Cars are already booked to participate on our weekend rally but we've been advised that due to the time of year and the fact that our event is over a weekend hotel rooms within the area is limited. If you are thinking of attending the event we urge you to BOOK NOW.
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22nd Birthday Figaro Fun Run - Sunday 17th February 2013
22nd Birthday Figaro Fun Run - Sunday 17th February 2013

 

 

The club promotes and attends a number of events throughout the year. If you've never attended a get together or rally before we urge you to give it a try!  There is something very special about joining other Figaro owners and showing off these great cars!  

 

See all our events Click here 

  

EVENT: Ace Cafe Meet

NUMBER OF FIGARO CARS REGISTERED AT PRESENT: 48 

ORGANISER: Figaro Owners Club

DATE: APRIL 13th 2013

ENTRY COST: Free to all members of The Figaro Owners Club 

ABOUT: Our first event of the year kicks off at the superb Ace Cafe London. Last year we had over 70 cars attend. It' well worth the drive if you've never been to this venue.  

BOOK PLACE NOW 

 

EVENT: 3rd Annual Incarnation Brighton 

NUMBER OF FIGARO CARS REGISTERED AT PRESENT: 15 

ORGANISER: Ace Cafe 

DATE: APRIL 28th 2013

ENTRY COST: Free to all members of The Figaro Owners Club

ABOUT: Join us to convoy down to the event! We intend to meet up somewhere south of London and make our way down to the event in a long snake of Figgy's.  

BOOK PLACE NOW 

 

EVENT: Cherished Vehicle Show Chippengham 2013   

NUMBER OF FIGARO CARS REGISTERED AT PRESENT: 7 
ORGANISER: Lions Club  

DATE: JUNE 2nd 2013

ENTRY COST: Free to all members of The Figaro Owners Club

ABOUT: hosting a Cherished Vehicles Show near Castle Combe race track in Wiltshire to raise money for Lions Charity work.

BOOK PLACE NOW 

 

EVENT: Dutch 2nd Figaro Tour 2013   
NUMBER OF FIGARO CARS REGISTERED AT PRESENT: NA
ORGANISER: Figaro Holland 

DATE: JUNE 2nd 2013

ENTRY COST: £10.50 per Person 

ABOUT: This 2nd tour will include a beautiful drive through the Province of Overijssel. Starting in Province of Gelderland. Between 10.45 and 11.00 the participants gather at "The Gallery" in Brummen. There is a reception with coffee and cake, of course you can look around, we would like to start between 12.00 and 12.30 for the 1st stage of the journey...

BOOK PLACE NOW 

 

EVENT: Normandy Figaro Rally  
NUMBER OF FIGARO CARS REGISTERED AT PRESENT: 26

ORGANISER: Continental Car Tours / Figaro Owners Club

DATE: June 10th - 14th 2013 

ENTRY COST: £349 per person (two sharing)  

ABOUT: Following on from our successful Jersey Figaro Rally 2012 the Figaro Owners Club has joined forces with Continental Car Tours to bring you the Normandy Figaro Rally 2013. The Rally will take place during the 10th -14th June 2013 in the beautiful and ancient port of Honfleur providing an excellent base for exploring the delights of Normandy.

BOOK PLACE NOW 

 

EVENT: FIGFEST 2013   
NUMBER OF FIGARO CARS REGISTERED AT PRESENT: 0  

ORGANISER: Paul Atyeo 

DATE: July 5th - 8th 2013 

ENTRY COST: £TBC per person 

ABOUT: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.

BOOK PLACE NOW

 

EVENT: Lake District Rally
NUMBER OF FIGARO CARS REGISTERED AT PRESENT: 22
ORGANISER: Figaro Owners Club
DATE: September 7th/8th 2013
ENTRY COST: £10 Saturday / £10 Sunday or £15 for both days 

ABOUT: Make a date in your diary for this rally which combines some of the Lake Districts magnificent highlights - such as the Kirkstone Pass (one of the most stunning roads in Europe), Ullswater, Thirlmere, Coniston Water and Lake Windermere - with a few places you might never have come across before. Have you ever visited the beautiful Brothers Water? If not, then this drive is for you, and, by way of a bonus, you will be sharing this experience in the company of other club members and their cars!

BOOK PLACE NOW

EVENT: Surrey Classic Vehicle Meet 
 
NUMBER OF FIGARO CARS REGISTERED AT PRESENT: 1  

ORGANISER: Surrey Classic Vehicle Club 

DATE: September 15th 2013 

ENTRY COST: Free to all members of The Figaro Owners Club 

ABOUT: A Fantastic day out for classic car enthusiasts loads to do for children & all the family Bring your own picnic , or visit the Cafe.

BOOK PLACE NOW

 

KEEP AN EYE ON THIS DIARY FOR MORE EVENTS TO BE ADDED

 

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POSSIBLE 2014 RALLIES?


HOLLAND FIGARO RALLY 2014

In association with the Dutch Figaro Owners Club we are planning to organise a rally to this beautiful country.


ISLE OF WHITE FIGARO WEEKEND RALLY 2014

Steeped in history with 60 miles of stunning unspoilt scenery and a wealth of attractions, the Isle of Wight is the prefect destination for our Figs! With some great clifftop roads, historic sites it would make a great destination.

 

SEND YOUR RALLY/MEET SUGGESTIONS - CLICK HERE 

 

VIDEO GUIDES

Prevention is cheaper than the cure and this is especially true when it comes to Figgy gearboxes. It's important that there is always enough oil in the gearbox as this can help to prolong its life, as well as making gear changes feel smoother.

 

So, this month, our helpful Hints and Tips video shows you exactly how to check your gearbox oil and what to do if there's a problem.

 

Our 2 minute Figgy wiper blade training course will teach you all you need to know!

 

Nissan Figaro Gear Box Oil Check By The Figaro Shop
Nissan Figaro Gear Box Oil Check By The Figaro Shop


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What is the cost of bumpers?    
Door will not unlock? 
Wet Carpets!     
Where is the best place to go for new bumpers? I took mine in to be re-chromed but they said they were too far gone. Angie from Bolton  

  

These are the prices I got from Nissan:
  • NI6201737B00
    Bumper Front Left
    £91.35
  • NI6201637B00
    Bumper Front Right
    £91.35
  • NI6202237B00
    Bumper Front Center £266.94
  • NI8502537B00
    Bumper Rear Left
    £97.12  
  • NI8502437B00
    Bumper Rear Right
    £97.12  
  • NI8502237B00
    Bumper Rear Center £119.62

    All Plus VAT  
The drivers door on our figgy will not open . Is there a way to get access to the lock mechanism , has anybody removed the door card from inside and opened the door . I have tried spraying oil and WD into all areas i can get to but its not working , i assume a broken spring or something like that in the catch . Help ? Thanks, Dale

Hi Dale could be couple of things either door handle on the out side make sure the chrome pin that you open door with is all the way out closest to the door. the other is in side the door the door pin which come down from chrome outside handle gets bent and will not allow you to open the door just will need bending back but only problem is very hard to get door card off while the door is closed.. Hope this helps Dan

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Right I have checked all the points in the roof and the boot to see if they clear and they all run out onto the pavement so I am now stuck as to what is making the carpet behind the drivers seat wet!! When i took it did a service to my local non fig garage I asked them to check underneath and they say it was fine and not rusted but wether the actually checked I don't know! So do we think its a simple fix or am I looking at a Very poorly fig?? :-( 

 

Try opening the top boot & check the gutter under the rubber seal along the bottom edge of the rear window. It could be badly rusted away letting the water run under the rear seat & onto the carpet. If the carpet under the drivers feet is dry then it's most likely from the rear window. If you pull out the rear seat cushion,(it clips into holes at each front corner) you'll probably see the water on the metal on each side. Baz

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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

Warmest Regards

   

Kevin 

Figaro Owners Club Founder

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