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 Magazine Issue 108
Editorial - Magazine Issue 108

Another full edition this time and my thanks to those who have contributed. But I am always looking for more write up’s for future issues of the mag, especially more car is the star write ups. If you are restoring or carrying out repairs put a few photos together and a few words and send them in to me. We can then share in the fun and the pain of keeping these icons on the road.

Editorial - Magazine Issue 108
Another full edition this time and my thanks to those who have contributed . But I am always looking for more write up’s for future issues of the mag, especially more car is the star write ups. If you are restoring or carrying out repairs put a few photos together and a few words and send them in to me. We can then share in the fun and the pain of keeping these icons on the road.

As we approach the 2022 show season, (which looks like it is going to be a great one) I have 5 pages of diary dates for you to have a look at. Lots of Guild stands will be out there so I am hoping that you don’t forget to get some photos and do some write ups for the next few mags.

This year’s AGM will be held at the Northey Lodge Camp site Nr Peterborough. We have booked their Rally Field for 21 to 24 July so for details on booking please see the advert on page 8 of the mag. We hope to see many of you there as we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the launch of the Consul & Granada which will be a big event this year. So please come and join in the fun.

Given it is 50 years since Ford introduced the Consul & Granada models I thought some of you may want to know a bit more about the launch. So I have put together an article which includes some of back ground to the launch & some info from the Ford’s 1972 sales data book sent out to Ford dealers in Feb in 1972. The full data book is 38 pages and it includes all the background to the design and all the details on what models were available, and much more. I trust you find it interesting. I have also mentioned in the article that we will put a full copy of the Ford launch data on the web site next month.

I am glad to say that nearly all membership renewals are in and along with the recent influx of new members to the club our membership has swelled quite a bit, up 15% on this time last year. Many thanks to you all who have renewed and welcome to all our new members.

Finally we are pleased to inform that we have 2 new area co ordinators. Paul Tyler has taken on the Lincolnshire & Cambridgeshire area from Jason Davies & David Crouch (who joined us last year) has taken on the Sussex area. Our thanks to both for stepping up and please give them all the support you can.

Magazine deadline

The next issue of News & Views No 109 will be going to press on 14 June 2022. So if you want to get an article in or advertise spares for sale or spares wanted requests please send it in to me by 10 June latest.

Advertising

Any member can advertise a vehicle or spares free of charge and may include up to 2 photo's, the advert will automatically be included on this website unless specifically requested otherwise. Business or Trade advertisments for services is £25 per Issue or £90 for a year (4 Issues) Commercial rates for full or half pages on application. Non members can advertise services, vehicles or spares for a charge of £10 with photo. Advertisments will run for 1 issue and will then be removed, if you wish to continue advertising, please contact the Editor.

That’s all from me this time. Keep Your Granada Alive.

ED - John Kempson