March 2014 Newsletter ~ Issue No 60
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Hi ,
and welcome to our April 2014 Newsletter.

OVER £1,500 PRIZES TO BE WON AT ACE CAFE - 12/04/2014 
We have to start by saying THANK YOU to all the companies who have donated towards our charity raffle. Including a fantastic one-off Figaro Holiday, Figaro Watch, Clarion CD Upgrade, Figaro Roof, Car Cover, Boot Rack and more... The prizes this year are simply awesome..

JOIN OUR FIGARO DISPLAY AT DONINGTON - 03/05/2014   

This 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. Read more

WELCOME
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 :)
Me on our Normandy Figaro Rally last year

Warmest Regards

Kevin

Kevin Fagan  

Figaro Owners Club Founder 

sales@figaroownersclub.com       

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RESTORATION SHOW 12/13 APRIL 2014
Restoration Show will offer inspirational restoration advice, demonstrations, hands-on experience and must-have products. The club is delighted to offer discount code RS14NC to all members to attend this show for just £11. If you are restoring a Figaro in your garage or simply love classic cars this is a must-attend show for you.  Register Here
CLUB RECEIVES 2013 ALL STAR AWARD

For the second time we has received the All Star Award from Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing adviser to more than half a million small organizations worldwide. Each year, Constant Contact bestows the All Star Award to a select group of businesses and nonprofits that are successfully leveraging online marketing tools to engage their customer base, and drive success for their organization.  

 

SEEN ON OUR 'FACEBOOK FAN PAGE' 
Every owner should have one of these... This sign (we found on the web) went down very well. Maybe we should see of we could get them manufactured and ask dealers to stock them. Have your say... read more
SEEN ON 'FIGARO TRADER'

Brand New Turbo Kit. OEM Quality, direct replacement for your Figaro. £399 Includes fitting kit, which includes Gaskets and Studs, ( 1 gasket is now discontinued by Nissan! - we had it developed by Auto Jap Spares )  read more 

SEEN ON 'TECHNICAL FORUM'
Figaro Birthday Cake. Happy Birthday to Belinda Wanless who posted... 'Picked up this fabulous Figaro birthday cake today, curtesy of my husband who found a local cake lady and gave her the spec. Birthday on Sunday, so two days to admire before the knife goes in......  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.

 

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EVENTS THIS 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 


BRIGHTON INCARNATION 2014
ORGANISER: Ace Cafe London

DATE: APRIL 26th 2014

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

ABOUT:
With stands, displays and entertainment on the Ace stage, if the roar of an Italian V10 engine is music to your ears, or a tyre shredding drifter gets your adrenalin pumping, make sure you don't miss this unique, free to attend, seaside event - InCarNation Brighton 2014, which will also be celebrating the cafe's 76th anniversary of having originally opened in 1938.
BOOK PLACE NOW       
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EVENTS NEXT MONTH

DONINGTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL - BOOK BY 23RD APRIL TO QUALITY FOR DISCOUNT!!!
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

  

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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CHERISHED VEHICLE SHOW
ORGANISER: Lions Club
DATE: JUNE 1ST 2014

ENTRY COST:  

Free to all members of The Figaro Owners Club
ABOUT: It's intended as a fun day out - Cherished Vehicle drivers and their vehicles have free entrance if registered in advance - other visitors £2.50 and children under 10 free. There will be plenty of parking and easy access to the site - Allington Farm, Chippenham, Wiltshire. There will be good food - the famous Allington Farm sausages and burgers - as well as others, and drink and ice creams. We have ordered good weather specially! There will be many different car marques to see and plenty of opportunity to show and perhaps judge your own vehicles. There's a parade ring as well as auto jumble and other stalls.
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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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FIGFEST 2004     

ORGANISER: Paul Atyeo

DATE: JULY 4TH/5TH/6TH JULY 2014

ENTRY COST: Apply to Paul for costs    

ABOUT:
Figfest july 4th, 5th & 6th. we need/want as many figs as possible to join us to remember fellow fig owner Richard Turner and raise as much money as possible for the air ambulance which runs on charity and none of us know when we might need them. His wife Rebecca will be there so it would really mean a lot to her.
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THE CASTLE HILL FESTIVAL 2004     

ORGANISER: Castle Hill

DATE: August 9TH/10TH 2014

ENTRY COST: £5 for both days to all members of the Figaro Owners Club   

ABOUT:
The club has been invited to bring our Figaros and display them at this event. The cost is only £5 per car, for two people, for both days - unbeatable value Event takes place during Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th August 2014. The Festival is a celebration of classic and modern motoring and also features action on the track for motorsport fans to enjoy. We once again look forward to meeting with owners and seeing so many fabulous cars.

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HISTORIC VEHICLE RALLY/VINTAGE FARE (FIGFEST NORTH) 2014
    

ORGANISER: GEORGE WARDLE

DATE: AUGUST 31ST 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.

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

Replacing valve stem seals - what else whilst I'm doing it?       
which oil to use?     
Booked in for a respray     
Hi, Like a lot of old Figs my one smokes on start up so probably valve stem seals have gone. My question is: while I'm doing this, is there anything else thats common to Figs that i should get done? Gonna change cam belt too, but any other suggestions? Thanks for any help/suggestions Greg

Hi Greg, Do the water pump, cam tensioner, crank and cam oil seals and the rocker securing kit plus if any rocker bits are warn like the metal spring clips. Let me know if you need the part numbers.

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What gearbox oil should I buy? Any ideas? 

You need Dextron 3 or DIII automatic transmission fluid ,transmission should be hot ,engine running in P or N handbrake on when you check the level,the dipsticks awkward to get at and can be difficult to read sometimes and awkward to top up. Don't overfill. Nick

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So, after a year of deliberation and some hefty engine bills, I have booked Beep beep in for a respray. She is Lapis Grey, but I wouldn't mind something slightly different in a finish. Is it worth the hassle and cost, or should I keep it original colour? I will be fitting wire wheels of a larger variety, I just want that different look without turning it pink. My 11 year old wants me to paint it black with flames going up the side, but I fear the engine wouldn't do that justice!  

 

Sorry to say I'm a traditionalist so I'd keep it lapis Grey. Although the flames idea does bring a smile to my face. If I was to do that I'd get mike lavalle true fire. His work is amazing. 

 

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


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