December 2013 Newsletter ~ Issue No 57
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Hi ,
and welcome to our December 2013 Newsletter. Last month was very hectic with the club exhibiting for the very first time at the NEC. The show attracted over 20,000 people and it was a real privilege to show off our cute little cars to a whole new audience. 

'FIGARO TRADER' GOES LIVE TODAY! 
We're buzzing about our new website and know you're gonna like it. The dedicated website allows PRIVATE & TRADE users to buy/sell Figaro Cars, Parts & Accessories. And there's more good news as we are offering FREE 90 DAY INTRODUCTORY CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING!!!!

 
  
17 CARS REGISTER UP FOR HOLLAND
Our trip to Holland has seen exceptional take up with 17 booking the trip to-date. 5 days packed with stunning scenery, wonderful roads, old castles, famous cities, great food, lots of Figs and even a mad hat dinner! read more

LETS BE THE FIRST TO WISH YOU A 'HAPPY CHRISTMAS'
Well I know its a bit early but season greetings from Sue and me and we hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for all your support over the past 12 months :)

kevincleaningfigaro
Keep polishing! This is me cleaning the Club Figaro.

Warmest Regards

Kevin

Kevin Fagan  

Figaro Owners Club Founder 

sales@figaroownersclub.com       

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DONINGTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL
The club have been invited to attend this event which takes place over the weekend of the 3rd - 5th May 2014. We may also be able to go around the track in our cars!

You can buy 2 for 1 DISCOUNTED tickets using your Club Discount Code FIGDHF14   read more  
FIGARO WATCH UPDATE

Last month we reported on the launch of a 'Figaro Watch' and we're delighted to announce that the over 95 watches have been sold to date. 


We have been advised that these will be delivered in time for Christmas from timedrivers
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BUY AN OWNERS CLUB GIFT VOUCHER  
Our Membership Gift Vouchers makes an ideal xmas present for any current of future Figaro Owner!

Simply complete the form and we will issue a gift voucher for the big day. Perfect! 

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE SNOW?
Remember all that snow last year (UK). With the cold weather coming its worth spending a few minutes checking some important areas of your car!

Tyres
The minimum legal tread depth in Ireland is 1.6 mm, measured across three quarters of the road contact surface of the tyre. This effectively is the depth of tread that allows the water to disperse away as the wheel drives over a film of water. Ensure you have enough tread... Read our winter check

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Watch our Video about the NEC and see our new Club Car! 

NEC Classic Car Show Video - Nov 15-17 2013

 

 

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SO FAR WE HAVE 17 FIGARO'S AND 34 PARTICIPANTS

KEVIN FAGAN/SUE FAGAN - ENGLAND - PALE AQUA
DAN FAGAN/TBA - ENGLAND - EMERALD GREEN
ALAN HARVEY/SHEENA HARVEY - ENGLAND - LAPIS GREY
BRIGITTE CARO/ASTRID KEMPERS - NETHERLANDS - EMERALD GREEN
ELMA CARLE/DAVID CARLE - SCOTLAND - CUSTOM COLOUR
MICHAEL VIEIRA/MARC MEDLAND - JERSEY - CUSTOM COLOUR
TANJA HESS/EDWIN HESS - NETHERLANDS - LAPIS GREY
VANESSA MANTHORPE/CLIVE MANTHORPE - ENGLAND - PALE AQUA
ROBERT WILSON/JULIE WILSON - ENGLAND - TOPAZ MIST
JOHAN DE KONING/EDWIN MULDER - NETHERLANDS - TOPAZ MIST
MARY KELLY/MARION FICKLING - ENGLAND - TOPAZ MIST
ERIK DE LANGE/MARLENE SIPS - NETHERLANDS - CUSTOM COLOUR
NICOLA WALTON/MICHAEL WALTON - ENGLAND - LAPIS GREY
LIES DIESBEN/TBC - HOLLAND - CUSTOM COLOUR
MARC HOUGHTON/GWEN FLOYD - ENGLAND - LAPIS GREY
IAN MARTIN/LISA RIDING - ENGLAND - CUSTOM COLOUR 
SUE HALES/PENNY WILLIAMS - ENGLAND - EMERALD GREEN 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

BOOK PLACE NOW  

 

DONINGTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL 
ORGANISER: Donington Historic
DATE: May 3/4/5 2014
ENTRY COSTS:
£20 Saturday, Sunday or Monday - 1 day ticket Save £20 Two for One
£32 Saturday, Sunday or Monday - 2 day ticket Save £32 Two for One
£45 Saturday, Sunday or Monday - 3 day ticket Save £45 Two for One  
You can buy 2 for 1 DISCOUNTED tickets using your Club Discount Code FIGDHF14
ABOUT:
With close-fought racing every day, over 400 historic racing cars spanning seven decades, historic rally car and karting action and a 'living motoring museum' created by dozens of car clubs displays - plus a host of other attractions - exhilaration and entertainment is guaranteed, whether you buy a ticket for one, two or all three days! On each day of the Festival gates open at 07.30am and the circuit activity starts at 9.10am, finishing at around 6.30pm.
BOOK PLACE NOW


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!!

BOOK PLACE NOW 

 

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.

BOOK PLACE NOW   

 

SURREY CLASSIC VEHICLE RALLY 2014     

ORGANISER: Surrey Classic Car Club

DATE: APRIL 21 SEPTEMBER 2014

ENTRY COST: Free to Attend 

ABOUT:
Fancy a fantastic day out with other Figaro owners and classic car enthusiasts? This event is great and there's loads to do for children & all the family. Bring your own picnic , or visit the Café.

BOOK PLACE NOW   

 

 

 

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TECHNICAL FORUM - Visit our website to see over 15,000 posts - Click here

Battery? Which is it? 054 or 154? 
Cigarette Lighter Not Working   
light switches
My trickle charger seems to be working but my 3yr old battery is no longer holding a full charge - too many short runs I suppose, my question is - do I need a 12v 054 or a 154 or are they actually the same? I ask because Halfords didn't seem to know anything about a 054 but they had a 154 and on another thread someone has stated that they use a 154. Anyone?

Halfords site doesn't list either, they are also generally more expensive. Looking at eurocarparts, entering a Fig reg dopes show up 054's. Also some others but I don't think they will fit. Good to go with a higher rating Amp Hours (Ah), Cold Cranking Amp: (CCA) I would go with this one based on spec and price, but check the layout and size will fit, you need Japan small terminals.

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Hi all. I was on a long journey across country the other day and needed to use the satnav on my phone. As the low battery sound bleeped, I plugged it into the cigarette lighter...only to find that it didn't work. I've tried it with a couple of other appliances to check, and there's no power coming from the lighter. Does anyone know if this is a common fault, and if so, what can be done to fix it? 

Hi, might just be a blown fuse ,quite common on cig lighters where people keep popping accesories in and out, if i remember rightly it's fuse No 10 which also does the stereo ,make sure u use the same rated fuse if it is, if not it might be a bad/loose connection on the back or a faulty lighter,check if you've got 12v and an earth at the connector on the back.

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Ok, so I've been having problems with my lights. I think the issue is I don't know exactly what the light switches Do. The first click is the side lights, second is main bream but which are the head lights? And what happens when you pull or push the switch back? I've been driving it with the switch on the second setting(line) and everyone keeps flashing me. Any ideas? 

 

1st turn is the side lights, (very small bulbs in front headlight) 2nd turn adds dipped beam bulbs in front headlight (normal driving head lights), Then pushing forward is full main beam in front headlight. Pull back to go back to dipped beam. You can also flash from dipped to full by pulling the stick back. Best try it against a wall and have a look. Also check on each turn the they are all working!

 

 

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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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