January 2014 Newsletter ~ Issue No 58
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Hi ,
and welcome to our January 2014 Newsletter. We hope you had a great Christmas and Happy New Year!

MAKE 'GO TO A FOC EVENT' YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTION    
In addition to cutting down on the booze and cigs why not make 2014 the year you load your Figaro to the limit and take her on an adventure! We have lots of events to choose from (many are FREE). read more  

6 YEARS ON
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In April 2008 the club was born. From the start it was always our intention to publish comprehensive information and make it easily accessible to owners so we can keep these wonderful little cars on the road. With the addition of our mechanical and electrical data our website now includes over 300 pages of information.

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT
Last year was a record breaking year for the club with 492 new members. Our technical forum was busy too and now has over 2,000 members and almost 20,000 posts. And don't forget our Facebook fan page which also has nearly 1,000 followers. Finally the welcome addition of our new Figaro Trader website will help you buy and sell your items.

There is still lots to do but we think the future looking very good for the Figaro. So join me and lets raise a glass of bubbly to the next 6 years!  

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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NEW ELECTRICAL WIRING DIAGRAMS
We have been busy over the Christmas break adding extensive wiring diagrams to our website!

We have 13 new electrical wiring diagrams including aircon, seatbelts, CD Radio, cold start testing, ECCS & MAF Diagrams and more...
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NEW MECHANICAL DIAGRAMS TOO

In addition to the above we also added 21 new mechanical diagrams including door panel removal, rear hub, rear drum brakes, pinion seal and more... read more

ace cafe ACE CAFE LONDON EVENT 12TH APRIL
Have you registered yet? Our first meeting of the year will soon be here and this year we are planning for the biggest yet.

In addition to winning prizes and trophies you could also star in our clubs video! We are planning on making a promotional video on the day so
hope you can make it. register now
NEW! SEAT RESTORATION PRODUCTS
One of the main appeals of the Figaro is its superb leather seats. To keep these in tip-top condition the club now works with the Leather Repair Company who produce a range of quality leather care, repair & restoration products.

Members also enjoy 15% Discount  read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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!

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 2014  

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 

 

FIGAROS GO JURASSIC IN 2004     

ORGANISER: Figaro Owners Club

DATE: JUNE 29TH - 2014

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

ABOUT:
Thanks to Dorset based member Suzy Compton for organising this rally which will take place on Sunday the 29th June 2014. The day will explore the stunning Jurassic Coastline of Dorset taking in some wonderful villages, lunch stop and beauty spots. Kicking off at the Smugglers Inn at Osmington Mills, Dorset at 10am and finishing (35 miles later) at the Weymouth Pavilion Theatre for a static display of our wonderful cars to the public.

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

Top Boot Struts?   
Broken Seal    
Door Panel Removal 
Our top boot doesn't lift at all when released and when manually opened is prone to falling shut. Basically, the struts are not doing their job. Has anyone used SHS
Click here

Yes I have. Good service and easy to remove and reattach the struts.

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Has anyone got any advise? Since the weather has turned cold I've been getting horrendous amounts of condensation on the inside, particularly on the back window. To the extent that it won't clear by using the heaters and I have to wipe it with a cloth. Started getting bits of mould on the back seats due to it being so damp in there and me not using it everyday so the damp lingers for a few days at a time. Could this be down to a broken seal? Has anyone else had this problem? 

Make sure your heater control is not set to recirculate and you are using the aircon (switch up) - this not only brings fresh air into the car but it also dries the air too.

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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!

 

Argh!!! I'm trying to replace my old speakers with new clarion ones. The door panel wouldn't come off at the top but I worked round that problem. The new speakers don't fit the old holes. Clarion assured me I wouldn't need to drill New holes and I don't own a drill. Any advice? Even if I did drill New holes I don't think it would fit anyway! Help!  

 

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WE NEED YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS!
THIS IS YOUR CLUB and everyone is welcome to contribute in any way you feel. Why not...

* Write a story *     * Send a picture *     * Create an event *
 

 

Why we like to be different
Unlike other car clubs we don't have a large committee and more importantly we don't spend your money on bureaucratic pen pushers and administration staff.

"Our Mission Statement is to provide comprehensive advice and information to both present and future owners (in addition to having lots of fun in the process) and to ensure these wonderful cars and their providence is preserved for the next generation of owners"

So how did the club start?
My son 'Daniel' had always wanted a Figaro having seen the car at our 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 but 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

 

Club Websites

Club: www.figaroownersclub.com  

Facebook: www.facebook.com/figaroownersclub  

Forum: www.figaroownersclubforum.com 

Merchandise: www.thefigarostore.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/figaroowners

 

Postal Address

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


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