November 2013 Newsletter ~ Issue No 56
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Hi ,
and welcome to our November 2013 Newsletter. This month sees the club exhibiting for the very first time at the prestigious NEC Classic Car Show. In addition to promoting the car and the club we hope the show will be an excellent opportunity to seek out some new products and services!

2014 Wall Calendar - 12 Inc Post/Packing (UK)  
Our 2014 Calendar is out now and is packed full of figs. Each month features a photo of one of our member's cars in stunning locations. The Calendar sized: 280mm x 420 mm (when opened) has plenty of room for you to write all those important dates on and even includes some key Figaro meeting dates and reminders. Ideal for your kitchen or office the Calendar is printed using premium gloss paper to ensure we bring the Figaro's to life! read more   

"Thanks to everyone who sent in their pictures for inclusion! With so many fantastic photos it was the hardest ever to judge!"


Figaro Watch update 
Last month we reported on the launch of a Figaro Watch and we're delighted to announce that over 50 watches have been sold which will be delivered before Christmas. read more 
 
Holland Figaro Rally 2014
As promised the club is off to Holland next year. The rally has taken extensive planning and organisation to ensure the 5 days are packed with stunning scenery, wonderful roads, old castles, famous cities, great food and even a mad hat dinner! read more

Welcome
To all our new figgy fans. Don't forget to join our forum and send us your pictures of you and your car (please don't be shy).

kevincleaningfigaro
Keep polishing! This is me cleaning the Club Figaro.
Lastly, for those of you attending the lakes next week, drive safety and please remember those hills we'll be climbing so give your car a good check over before you leave!       

Warmest Regards

Kevin

Kevin Fagan  

Figaro Owners Club Founder 

sales@figaroownersclub.com       

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FORUM EXCEEDS 2,000 MEMBERS
We are delighted to report our owners forum which was launched just under 4 years ago now has over 2,000 members. It also includes over 2,800 individual threads and 16,000 posts!
And if that wasn't impressive enough the A-Z Ownership board has over 150 subjects and over 1,000 threads. If you've not yet registered you can do so here. read more  
IOW RALLY - SEPTEMBER 2014

Join us over the weekend of the 13th/14th of September 2014 to explore the stunning scenery and outstanding natural beauty of the Isle of Wight. Two routes will be created. One for Saturday and another for Sunday. Each route will be different and include the islands most popular attractions. As with all our rallies we try to drive in convoy which is so much fun! read more  

THE FIGARO BUNTING -NEW 
Spice up your Figaro with this hand made bunting! You can customise with your cars name or maybe a message. Up to 12 letters/triangles. A fun little stocking filler this Christmas for the Figaro fanatic in you life!!! Bespoke bunting made for your Figaro in the colour of your choice to match the car of your dreams. read more
DID THIS CAR INSPIRE THE FIGARO?
This Germany image comes from Auto motor und sport 27th December 1991. Figaro arrived, Figaro there: the Nissan Figaro today is a beautiful rush copy of the Gutbrod from the year 1950 year. The Rollldach is a particularly authentic look plagiarism (English) JOIN IN THE DEBATE

 

 

 

 

 

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The club promotes and attends a number of events throughout the year... 

 

The fun of Figaro Convoy Driving!
Our rallies include compulsory smiling and waving at everyone you see on route! If you've never driven in a Figaro convoy before we cannot put into words how amazing it feels. The lead car sets off and you get into line as we make our way towards our first destination. Cars of every colour snake there way through villages and country lanes turning heads as they go.

 

THIS EVENTS SECTION WILL BE UPDATED NEXT MONTH 

 

ACE CAFE LONDON 2014
ORGANISER: Figaro Owners Club

DATE: APRIL 12th 2014

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

ABOUT:
Ace Corner, London, NW10 7UD. Join us to kick of our first event of the year at the Ace Cafe. This superb venue with wonderful food is worth a trip without all our members Figaros! Last year we had 73 Figs squeeze into the car park so be prepared for some very close parking!

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HOLLAND FIGARO RALLY 2014     

ORGANISER: Figaro Owners Club

DATE: MAY 29TH - JUNE 2ND 2013 

ENTRY COST: 359 PER PERSON  

ABOUT:
The rally has taken extensive planning and organisation to ensure its packed with stunning scenery, wonderful roads, old castles, famous cities, great food and even a mad hat dinner! Along with members from the Figaroteam Holland we hope to be joined by our members in Holland in addition to the UK, Germany, Luxemburg, Austria, France and more making it a truly one-off experience not to be missed! Furthermore each day will include compulsory 'convoy driving' with 'beaming smiles and extensive waving' Don't forget your Camera!!

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ISLE OF WIGHT FIGARO RALLY 2014     

ORGANISER: Figaro Owners Club

DATE: APRIL 13TH - 14TH SEPTEMBER 2014

ENTRY COST: 20 PER CAR 

ABOUT:
Two routes will be created. One for Saturday and another for Sunday. Each route will be different and include the islands most popular attractions. As with all our rallies we try to drive in convoy which is so much fun! Saturday 13th September. The route briefing will take place at 11.00 giving enough time to catch the early morning ferry. We will set off at 11.30 stopping for lunch during the trip and will finish around 17.00.

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Lacquer on Bonnet

Starting problem  
Sunburn Marks Removal Process - It Worked! 
Some of the lacquer on my bonnet is coming off - does anyone know how much I should pay to get it fixed and can I take it anywhere to get it fixed? Or should I take to a figgy specialist? I am in Surrey near Guildford if anyone can recommend it? Thanks!

Hi, the whole bonnet will need to be flatted back to a sound base and resprayed ,I would get a few quotes from smaller bodyshops in your area and look at some of their other work , you don't need a Figaro specialist for something like this .If it's a standard colour and you need the paint code let us know. Nick

Here are the paint codes if you need them...
Emerald Green - JK2
Pale Aqua - DH5
Topaz Mist -EH0
Lapis Grey -WK4
White, roof/polos/mirrors - WK3

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Hope someone can help me. My car always starts first time, even after not being used for a couple of weeks. But recently, after I have taken a short trip and turned the engine off, when I get back in to start the car all the dashboard lights come on but the engine doesn't start! It sometimes works if I manually shift the gear into drive, but no idea why. Also, my CD player has suddenly stopped working too! I had the garage replace the bush at its last service, but still happens! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I'd say it is almost the "won't start in park" bush, I'd suspect it probably was replaced or done properly by your garage, take a look yourself, or get a friend who is into cars to look, it'll be obvious to anyone who knows just the basics about cars. Where are you located? Regarding the CD, is it the original factory player you have in your car? Does the radio part still work?

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I just wanted to share this with you guys. I asked a little while ago how I could remove these brown marks on the back on my rear seats. I was told they were sunburn marks from when they were in Japan and some told me to repaint the vinyl and someone else told me to use this stuff called 'traffic film remover' So I went and bought some on ebay, couldn't find any less than 5L, which was loads but not too expensive. It took a lot of elbow grease and a clean damp cloth but it soon started coming off! I still have a few bits to get off but look! It worked so well and no need to repaint either! So pleased :)  

 

I always use traffic film remover when I'm doing the insides works a treat ,you can also de-sticky the interior trim panels with it ,great stuff. Nick

 

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Unlike other car clubs we don't spend your money on employing pen pushers and administration staff such as a company secretary, treasurer, events co-coordinator, web-designer, marketing assistant etc... This is me in our little office where all the magic is created (well mostly magic anyway). Apart from Caroline (Caz) who does a fantastic job managing the forum everything is done by me!

The Figaro Owners Club was launched in March 2009 to provide comprehensive advice and information to both present and future owners.

So how did all this start?
My son 'Daniel' had always wanted a Figaro having seen the car at his local garage when he was just 16. After saving for a number of years (plus a small contribution from his mum and dad!) he at last brought an emerald green model in May 2008. Following the purchase we searched on the internet for a club in the hope we could attend events with other owners. We were amazed that no club existed so the Figaro Owners Club was born!
We decided to build a website and forum which took 6 months and on the 1st March 2009 we pressed the publish button and waited to see if anyone wanted to join? Within a week we had 10 members, a month 35 and a year 478. Today the club has almost 1,600 members worldwide and our website is used by over 45 countries!

Thanks to all our supporters and members for their support.

Warmest Regards

   

Kevin 

Figaro Owners Club Founder

Email: sales@figaroownersclub.com

 

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The Figaro Owners Club, 58 Earl Howe Road, Holmer Green, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP15 6QT, ENGLAND.

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