May 2014 Newsletter ~ Issue No 62
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Hi ,
and welcome to our May 2014 Nissan Figaro Owners Club Newsletter.
 
OWNERS HELP RAISE A WHOPPING £605 AT THE ACE CAFE
With the chance of winning a holiday or exclusive Figaro watch (not to mention a host of other fantastic donated prizes) we were very hopeful that members would dig deep to raise money for the clubs chosen charity CLIC at last month's event. However even we couldn't believe the amount taken in raffle ticket sales. Indeed one winner made his feelings well known by telling everyone that the bottle of plonk he'd just won had cost him £50! But it was all taken in a great spirit and as I pointed out to everyone 'It's not the winning but the taking part that counts'  Thanks a million to everyone for supporting such a great charity. 

CARFEST NORTH & SOUTH MEMBER OFFER    
We have a small number of spaces available for members who would like to exhibit their car in our 'Figaro Static Display' and attend these exclusive events in aid of Children in Need.
 
The ticket cost will be just £85 and this will provide parking in our Figaro Display and two tickets for all 3 days! That's a saving of £125. There is also an option to camp and buy additional day tickets for the £50 each.
To qualify you must be a member of the club and be prepared to park your Figaro in our Static Club Display for all 3 days. Read More

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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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NISSAN BRAND DAY 12th JULY 2014 

We are looking for 2 Figaros to represent the club and attend an exclusive Static Display at Nissan Brand Day ~ Donnington Park Race Circuit. This day is FREE to attend and includes Nissan drift cars offering passenger rides, static display Nissan vehicles new and old and high-speed passenger laps, owners clubs, racing teams, children's entertainment and food stands. If you are interested then please complete our Contact Form 

RECORD 38 CARS SIGN UP FOR HOLLAND

In just under 4 weeks our overseas rally to Holland will commence. With 6 months planning behind us we hope the 38 figs (from England, Wales, Scotland, Austria, Luxemburg, Belgium, Channel Islands and of course the Netherlands) will be ready for some interesting convoy driving and the attention!

 

Seen on FIGARO TRADER 
We really like the colour of this Figaro.
It's Miami Blue and is very unusual. Great condition, imported & refurbished by the Figaro Factory in 2007, only 7,000 since.

New MOT, taxed in eye catching Miami Blue. Garaged & used on sunny days only great example. read more
SEEN ON FACEBOOK
Joanna Ford  
Just searching Figaros like you do on Pintrest and found this! What on earth. I love prints like this but not sure about it on a figgy!
Seen on our TECHNICAL FORUM
Figarodating.com

This is Arthur. A Figaro enthusiast and owner.
He's single and enjoys days out and nights in.

He doesn't talk much and would like to meet someone with similar interests.
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Ace Cafe London Meet 2014
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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  

 

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.

BOOK PLACE NOW 

 

HOLLAND FIGARO RALLY 2014 - EVENT REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED  

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.

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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.

BOOK PLACE NOW   

 

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Engine running hot       
HELP! I used a scourer on the paintwork!  
I buckled/bent the top boot    
My engine's been running hot ever since Ace Cafe, I've done longer trips than that and we even took that fairly leisurely so I'm not sure why it's started to run hot, it gets even hotter while I'm waiting for the turbo to cool down, reaches half way point when I do this after 15m of driving :S any ideas before I call the garage?

About halfway on the gauge is 'Normal' position ,how far up was it going before ,do you hear the fan cutting in? has the coolant level gone down? If in any doubt get someone to check it. nick

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HELP! I was a very silly lady and having not been able to shift some pretty stubborn marks from the exterior of my car, I resorted to a green kitchen scourer and some washing up liquid (as you can tell i'm not very good with my car knowledge!) I managed to remove the marks, but have been left with some light scratches and also cloudy patches :o I am devastated! Please someone tell me that A) I'm not the only person who's done this B) There is an easy solution such as polish??? HELP! 

HELP! I was a very silly lady and having not been able to shift some pretty stubborn marks from the exterior of my car, I resorted to a green kitchen scourer and some washing up liquid (as you can tell i'm not very good with my car knowledge!) I managed to remove the marks, but have been left with some light scratches and also cloudy patches :o I am devastated! Please someone tell me that A) I'm not the only person who's done this B) There is an easy solution such as polish???

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Evening folks, Just a warning fro everyone. I went to a car show on Tueday night . car show pics Great show nearly 500 cars there I recon. The only stippulation for the show is you must have chrome bumpers. So I take the roof down & clip it in. then at the end of the evening i put the roof back up & lock it down then go around the back & close the top boot & drive home. Wednesday morning I open the garage & the boot just doesn't look right. On closer inspection i discover that when I closed it the previous evening the one of the clips had got stuck inbetween the boot lid & the gutter close to one the boots chrome hinges. so the lid is now slightly buckled. I recon i'll be able to fix it but thought i warn everyone to be carefull. i'll put photos up later   

 

I've always thought this must be what's happened to mine in its past life as I have a funny little 'outwards' dent in my top boot! Not too noticeable however. A friend tried to help me (!) last summer by closing the top boot for me, but the same thing happened and the buckle snapped in half. Didn't dent the lid this time thank goodness but yes, defo one worth bearing in mind....  

 

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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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