1st February, 2015 Newsletter. ~ Issue No 72
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Good Morning ,

Coming soon - Figgyworld
Next month sees the launch of 'Figgyworld' our brand new Quarterly Club Publication which we hope will be well received and supported by our membership and partners. We're very excited about it and although it's a huge amount of additional work to produce we feel now is the right time in the clubs development for such a publication. Our current 'Monthly Newsletter' will continue between the quarterly issues but may have slightly less content depending on timings of stories and feature submissions. Figgyworld can only flourish with great content and stunning pictures and this is where you come so please get involved. I am more than happy to burn the midnight oil to produce it but cannot do this on my own so please help me and get involved :)

We will need for future issues... Cover Stories, Ownership Experiences, Lots of high quality pictures, Why you love your Fig, where you've been in your Fig, Ownership Upgrades, In fact everything to do with you and your car!  

Our new mag will provide extensive ownership help and more...  

   
Ace Cafe London
Find stuff you need (and some you don't)

Our first event of the year kicks off in a few months time on the 11th April 2015. In addition to showing off your car and maybe winning a trophy the day is a great opportunity to chat to other like-minded people about any issues you may have with your car. Or you could do some shopping and buy some goodies from our trade area. We will have a host of technical people on-hand so if you have any niggles then this is a great place to get them sorted too. 

MOT Advisory Notes
This is more for members looking to buy a Figaro. Take a look at the story below and ensure you read any MOT Advisory Notes!

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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ADVERTISE YOUR FIGARO HIRE WITH US
Just to remind all members that we have a HIRE A FIGARO area of our website which is FREE OF CHARGE to advertise your car and rates. We now have 4 cars available but need more (especially in the north of the UK and even other countries! If you would like to offer your car then get in touch  Click here  
ORIGINAL MANUFACTURED DATE?   
Over the past few months we have received
enquiries from owners trying to establish exactly when their Figaro was built? Some have been fuelled by the cars forthcoming 25th Birthday which will quality it as a US Import! Good news we now have the procedure to get this info - Click here 

 

FIGARO TRADER
Put something more interesting than milk in your trolley!
Cars are selling fast in our dedicated website where you can choose by colour, value and distance from you.  Figaro Trader allows private & trade users to advertise Nissan Figaro Cars, Parts & Accessories. 
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FIGARO APPAREL & MERCHANDISE
Looking for the latest Nissan Figaro Apparel & Merchandise? Choose from a wide variety of our official Nissan Figaro clothing for both Men, Women, Children and even Pets!

All products are in stock and delivered within a days. Read more

 

YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Join our YouTube Channel which includes 50 Figaro videos. Watch the latest Figaro Shop at the Classic car Show NEC 2014. In addition to chatting about the stand Toby takes you around one of his latest creations which is worth a peek Watch Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 

 

BIRTHDAY FUN RUN 2015      

DATE: 15 FEB 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS 

Join Members of the London & Surrey Figaro Owners Group for the 24th Birthday Fun Run - Sunday 15 February 2015
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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.
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DRIVE IT DAY - THE HERITAGE MOTOR CENTRE 2015        

DATE: 26 APRIL 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS 

The club has been invited to attend this event at the wonderful Heritage Motor Centre near Gaydon on Sunday 26th April 2015, from 10am - 6pm
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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!

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HERTS AUTO SHOW 2015      

DATE: 17 MAY 2015
ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS
Our club have been invited to display our cars at this prestigious event. The show is themed on anything with an engine which means that it should tick the boxes for the paying public and also makes the event interesting for other exhibitors. The show is a charity event which all proceeds raised by exhibitors and the paying public all goes to Make-A-Wish Foundation UK.
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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.
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CHERISHED VEHICLE SHOW 2015      

DATE: 7 JUNE 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS 

The Lions Club of Chippenham are hosting a Cherished Vehicles Show near Castle Combe race track in Wiltshire to raise money for Lions Charity work.
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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!

 

BATH FESTIVAL (PAGEANT) OF MOTORING 2015       

DATE: 20/21 JUNE 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS 

Our club have been invited to display our cars at this event. As exhibitors our entry will be free but donations towards the charity will be sought but not demanded.
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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!

NISSAN BRAND DAY 2015      

DATE: 18 JULY 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS  - ONLY 5 SPACES AVAILABLE 

The club is again invited to attend this FREE ENTRY exclusive Nissan event on the 18th July 20015 at Donington Park. We have 5 car spaces available which will have a great day with all the 'Nissan' crowd - they were a well organised, friendly team. Only 5 SPACES AVAILABLE
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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! 

 

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End Cap Boot Trim?
Gearbox Mounts?
Seat Belts no Recoil?
QUESTION
How do I put on the End Cap (this is the Triangularly shaped piece of trim at either side at the rear of the car), It seems to just clip on but I can't get it on. I bought a new piece from the Figaro Parts Shop who are (by the way) excellent - maybe a bit pricey but they have the parts and send them quickly - even to Australia!!!!!!!!!... Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.


ANSWER
Is They should just push on but quite often don't especially if there has been some damage at some time ,I have had to unscrew and remove the metal clip and put a washer behind it on some to bring it out a bit to be able to fit the new one on. Also check the metal clip isn't bent.

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QUESTION 
I wonder if anyone can help me. I am a recent owner of a Figaro, and to be on the safe side, I took it to a local Classic Car specialist here in Bournemouth for a cambelt change and service as I was not sure of the standard of any previous work. The garage have said that the engine mountings at the gearbox end are coming to the end of their life. Can anyone tell me if these are Micra parts as I have found some adverts for Figaro engine mounts but not gearbox. Is there a chance that someone can help possibly giving me part numbers?

ANSWER
If it's the actual mounting on the gearbox ,nearside front ,it's the same as a Micra K10 automatic. Nick

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QUESTION 
Hi,Hey guys can anyone tell me why my drivers side seat belt comes out but needs feeding back in is it twisted? Or is the drum or spool defective ? Also is it easy to access the base of the belt to see the problem and is it repairable im pretty sure that's also an mot fail regards

ANSWER
Its very possible that the belt has folded on itself somewhere down the line. To start, pull the belt all the way out.

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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

 

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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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