February 2014 Newsletter ~ Issue No 59
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Hi ,
and welcome to our February 2014 Newsletter.

JOIN US ON THE 23rd FEB FOR THE BIRTHDAY FUN RUN      
This February the Figaro will be 23 years old so why not celebrate this with a winter shake-down fun run!  We will be joining members of the Surrey & London Figaro Owners Club for a cruise down to the coast, a spot of lunch and some showing off along Brighton Beach :) read more 

 2013 FUN RUN GALLERY - Click here 

A BIG WELCOME FROM ME

To all our new members. Please remember to pop over some pictures and or stories about you and your love for your Fig!!

Catch you next month.
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 FIGARO BUYERS GUIDE WEBSITE
With over 1,000 editions sold we thought our Figaro Buyers Guide website required an overhaul so we went about re-designing the site to include key areas of the car that require attention when viewing.

Edition V13 Now includes a useful check list allowing you to tick items off read more
HAVE YOU NOTED YOUR KEY-CODE?

Just imagine losing your key? After searching everywhere you have no choice but to order a replacement. The first thing they will ask you is your 4 digit code?  

 

If you don't know it and the car is locked things will get even more interesting! So do it now and note your 4 digit key code read more

 

SEEN ON FACEBOOK
We really like this wallpaper banner from our dutch friends 'Figaroteam Holland'. Although we know the image is photoshop'd it makes you think about what designs would like good on a Figaro?

Let us know what you would like on the side of your Figaro?  read more 
SEEN ON FIGARO TRADER

These are a pair of (two) Figaro special edition plaques which were originaly on 1500 Figaros only. The inscription on them is as follows; TOKYO NOUVELLE VAGUE 1991, The FIGARO enables us to experience the real essence of elegance and sophistication. It is ideal for the person who enjoys savouring life one day at a time. read more

SEEN ON FORUM
Does anyone know what this mystery item is? Apparently it fell from the cylinder head while one of members was working on it. it's about 14mm in diameter??

If you think you know what this is then please join in the forum chat here. read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

THE FUN OF CONVOY DRIVING AND MEETS!
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.

 

BIRTHDAY FUN RUN 2014
ORGANISER: London & Surrey Figaro Owners Club

DATE: FEBRUARY 23rd 2014

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

ABOUT:
Starting at Epsom Downs Racecourse, our journey winds its way through the scenic roads of Surrey and Sussex ending at Shoreham Airport. A stunning Art Deco building steeped with character and history. We then have lunch in the airports restaurant. Views of the airfield, from both inside the restaurant and the outside viewing area, make it a unique place for a meal or a snack whilst watching the aircraft take off and land, with the spectacular views of Lancing College and the South Downs in the background. Also take the time to view the many exhibits on display charting the history of aviation.We will then drive down in convoy on the A24 to Shoreham Airport for lunch followed by a lovely cruise down to the seafront to Brighton for some posing. Returning to Epsom around 16.00 pm.

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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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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.
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HERTS AUTO SHOW 2014     

ORGANISER: Neil Castle

DATE: MAY 18TH 2014  

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

ABOUT:
The Herts Auto Show take place on Sunday 18th May 2014 at the Stanborough Park, Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6DQ. The show is being held in aid of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Charity http://www.make-a-wish.org.uk/ and we are seeking participants to show their vehicles. Read more about the event here http://www.hertsautoshow.co.uk/ The event will be free entry to Figaro Owners Club Members and there passengers.

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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!!

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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.

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HISTORIC VEHICLE RALLY/VINTAGE FARE (FIGFEST NORTH) 2014     

ORGANISER: GEORGE WARDLE

DATE: AUGUST 19TH 2014

ENTRY COST: £5 PER CAR 

ABOUT:
Join our Nissan Figaro Car Section and 100s of beautiful Classic Vehicles on the 31st August at the stunning Wentworth Woodhouse The Figaro Owners Club (FigFest North) Display Stand will be sharing these stunning grounds with a Fun Fair and Childrens Activities, Arena for Vehicle Interviews plus Entertainment and Refreshments available. Visitors to the Historic Vehicle Rally will be entitled to Special Event Half Price Wentworth Woodhouse Tours at £5.00 per person.

BOOK PLACE NOW   

 

ISLE OF WIGHT 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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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.

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

Bonnet Alignment    
Idling Problems    
Is my Exhaust Finished 
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. Liz

Hi Liz, when you mean it's not straight do you mean the whole bonnet is to one side, ie bigger gap between it and the front wing? Or that the bonnet section nearest the window is not flush, at either\both sides, with the body part below the window? If the latter then it is the bonnet rubbers and you carefully (if they old they may break off) turn them to screw them in or out to raise or lower that section.

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Having problems with idling with my fig, it runs at approx 750-850rpm when engine cold, but after being on a run of approx 30 mins goes up to 1300rpm and will not return to normal. Have changed the lambda sensor but has made no difference, not sure what to do next, advice required.

Hi, it should run at more than 750-850 when cold more like around the 1200-1300 if the 'cold start valve' is working. when it's hot is the idle a constant 1300 or does it surge up and down - it may have an air leak somewhere on the induction side , there is a small pipe at the back of the manifold where the servo hose joins which should have a blanking plug on it which sometimes splits or falls off. Nick

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1st I'm a new owner am absolutely in love with my little fig! The thing is, I have a few issues. The main problem is my exhaust bumping about and pretty much scraping across the floor! I'm way to scared to drive him in this condition so I'm hoping for some help :) Any advice would be much appreciated. I've checked the boards and think I might need a new belly band, but I have searched and searched for one and don't know where i can get one. 

 

Can you take some more pics of it from both sides and the front of it, with flash if possible.  

 

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ABOUT THE CLUB 

Our Mission Statement
"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

 

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Postal Address

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


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