1st January, 2015 Newsletter. ~ Issue No 71
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Good Morning ,

Happy New Year
From me and Sue and all our members & supporters.

Winter Housekeeping
Winter is typically a quiet time for any car club however this gives us time to catch our breath and do some much needed IT housekeeping. The Club Website is the first thing on our list with so much information to navigate it's more important than ever to think how articles are titled to make searching easier and faster. Our Technical Forum is also undergoing extensive upgrades and changes by moderator Simon Smith who we would personally like to thank as he's doing an absolute sterling job moving, re-posting and creating new categories to make things easier for you to navigate to the growing number of A-Z posts (Over 11,000 at the last count!)

Mildew and Damp Issues    
You can always tell its winter as my inbox fills up and our technical forum comes alive with posts from owners who have mildew on their seats and water in their footwells! Many don't have the luxury of keeping their figs undercover or in a garage and although they may own a cover do not use it as often as they should. We asked expert Toby Brooks from The Figaro Shop for advice on this subject and below is a really useful article which we hope will help you identity any leaks you may have and more importantly how to prevent water getting into your car. 

Welcome to all our New Members 
If you're new to the club please remember to pop over pictures and stories about you and your love for your Fig!!

Catch you next month :)
Me doing what I do best
POLISHING & CLEANING!

Warmest Regards

Kevin

Kevin Fagan  

Figaro Owners Club Founder 

sales@figaroownersclub.com 

    

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NEW CREAM ROOF
Looking to replace your roof this year? European Trimming's Company  (ETC) have sourced a Cream Vinyl which is very very close to the original colour hood and have manufactured this as a premium product. The cost is £180.00 inclusive of VAT and £30.00 for the rear section. See our website for more details Click here  
CLUB WINS ALL STAR AWARD  
Whoop whoop we're delighted to announce our little club received the 2014 All Star Award from Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor 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 non-profits organisations.

 

FIGARO TRADER
WINDOW MOTOR - LH/RH - £138.99
Heavy Duty Unit, This is an alternative to replacing the complete window regulator - our uprated unit is supplied to most of the Figaro specialist in the country. £138.99 incl free delivery. For sale from Auto Japanese Spares are a leading supplier for Nissan Figaro Cars. Read more 
FACEBOOK FAN PAGE
Happy holidays to all our Dutch friends who sent in this:) What do we think this is? My guess is a tea cosy!

Read all the other suggestions and make yours. Read more

 

FORUM STORIES
STRIP & RE-BUILD HELP
I got my fig from a dealer in Manchester 8 years ago and love it It was my every day car for 7 years but I took it off the road last year for a resto. I stripped the engine bay to clean it and replace any worn parts about 3 months ago (i Know im slow). In one of the pics  Read more
YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Our channel includes 50 Figaro videos. Watch the latest Figaro Shop at the Classic car Show NEC 2014. In addition to chating about the stand Toby takes you around one of his latest creations which is worth a peek
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This picture was taken during our Holland Figaro Rally 2014 where on the last day we had 44 Figaros in convoy. 

 

THE FUN OF MEETING OTHER LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE AND TAKING ABOUT FIGS  

Bringing along your car and meeting other owners can be so valuable. Not only can you share your love for your car its also a great opportunity to pick others members brains on any ownership issue you may have.    

 

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. 

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2015 EVENTS 

 

ACE CAFE LONDON FIGARO MEET 2015      

DATE: 11 APRIL 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS 

Figaro Owners Club first event of the year kicks off at the superb Ace Cafe London. Last year we had over 70 cars attend. If you've never been before its well worth the drive!

BRIGHTON INCARNATION 2015      

DATE: 25 APRIL 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS 

Calling all Petrolheads! On Saturday 25th April 2015, from 10am - 6pm, Brighton's famous seafront road, Madeira Drive will again host the UK's finest on four wheels.

DONINGTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL 2015      

DATE: 2-4 MAY 2015
CLUB DISCOUNT CODE - YOU WILL NEED THIS TO SAVE MONEY! >> FIGDHF15 <<
ENTRY COSTS...
£20** Saturday, Sunday or Monday - 1 day ticket - £20 Two for One Offer

£32** Saturday, Sunday or Monday - 2 day ticket - £32 Two for One Offer
£45** S
aturday, Sunday or Monday - 3 day ticket - £45 Two for One Offer

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. Includes a possible Club Parade around the race track!

BOOK PLACE NOW 

 

HERTS AUTO SHOW 2015      

DATE: 17 MAY 2015
ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS
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

 

SCOTLAND FIGARO RALLY 2015      

DATE: 1 - 6 JUNE 2015

ENTRY COST: £318 PER PERSON (TWO SHARING) OR £50 FOR 'RALLY PACK ONLY'  

Join us for our biggest UK adventure yet when the club will be travelling north to explore the wild roads, castles and wonders of bonnie Scotland.

 

SHUTTLEWORTH OLD WARDEN MEET 2015      

DATE: 14 JUNE 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS + ENTRY COSTS  

The day will be informal and you can pick and choose what you wish to do after we have arrived and had a coffee. Our plan is to include a mini rally in our cars either before the day or at the end. We also hope we can all be together for lunch which depending on the weather could be a picnic or maybe a local pub!

 

FIGFEST SOUTH 2015      

DATE: 3/4/5 JULY 2015

ENTRY COST: A SMALL CHARGE WILL BE MADE ON THE DAY 

A fun weekend for anyone who owns a Figaro. Includes optional overnight camping, convoy driving, treasure hunt, fancy dress, dancing and buckets of laughs and fun with other owners. It really is a fantastic weekend away! If you want to see the fun of past years

WINGS AND WHEELS DUNSFORD PARK 2015      

DATE: 29/30 AUGUST 2015

ENTRY COST: A SMALL CHARGE WILL BE MADE ON THE DAY 

Our club have been invited to display our cars at this prestigious event which is firmly established as one of the UK's most popular family days out , Dunsfold Wings & Wheels will be returning to the historic setting of Dunsfold Aerodrome (home of BBC's Top Gear), Guildford, Surrey. The Show had an outstanding variety of dynamic aviation and motoring displays, iconic cars, shopping and arena attractions.

SURREY CLASSIC VEHICLE GATHERING 2015      

DATE: 20 SEPTEMBER 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS  

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.

We will be adding more events next month! 

 

SEND YOUR RALLY/MEET SUGGESTIONS - CLICK HERE 

 

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

Really Annoying Noise?
Correct Colour Mats?
Push Button on Gears?
QUESTION
Hi,i have owned BUZZ since 2003 and there has been a really annoying rattle inside the car,sounds like its coming from the passenger side somewhere,it sounds like a key ring being shaken,a metallic sound that doesn't seem to be there when the roof is down, i have asked my wife to help me check it out as it only happens when we're driving,she say's "i dont know what ya talkinG' about,i cant 'ear anyfing,(shes cockney,like me!), anyone out there know what im talking about?.Also the battery went flat on Saturday from full charge,i think i have a faulty drivers side window switch that doesn't click off when the window is fully closed,the question is....will i be able to repair this myself before i replace it?,i know how to get to the switch but aint great on electrics,i am colour-blind,any feed-back will be appreciated


ANSWER
Is the rattle coming from the door or in the footwell area? If the switch is stuck down then it will cause issues. The switch just comes out the arm, just carefully pull out from one of the small end firs

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QUESTION 
Hi what colour should the mats be in an emerald green Fig?

ANSWER
If your talking about the original Nissan mats I don't think there was a 'correct' colour ,They were options from the accessory catalogue in grey or sort of beige colour .I've seen green Figs fitted with both the colours.

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QUESTION 
Hi, I'm a new Figgy owner and I wonderd what the little orange push button is on the gear lever? I have a tag that is with my manual, but it's all Japanise to me!

ANSWER
t's the shift lock release button.If you push it you can release the gear lever from park position if you have a power failure [flat battery] or shift lock control unit packs up.

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WE NEED YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS - This is your club so please send your pictures, stories & events




If you've been on an adventure with your Figaro or just had a wonderful day why not get in touch.
We love to publish pictures of you and your car so don't be shy and pop over a picture.

Fancy orgainising and event or meeting? We are more than happy to help you and promote this to all our members. 

 

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

 

Club Websites

Club: www.figaroownersclub.com  

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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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