Chairmans Chat - Magazine Issue 81

Hello to all member's old & new. Now we are well into 2015 it wont be long before we can get back out in our beloved Granadaís and get on with what we like doing best - thatís showing and shining

Iím hoping that your up to date with your winter downtime maintenance project's, its quite surprising the amount of little jobs that can crop up during a busy showtime calendar and you might think Iíll save them for winter. As for myself Iíve got to change the diff on vab and have a bit of metal work and paint done hopefully before the season starts - VAB'S FALLING TO BITS ! I also have another Granada project on the go as well. So not enough time, room or hands as Iím juggling between Granadaís, do a bit on this then on that one its like a production line at the moment, but I will get there in the end, FINGERS CROSSED.

So to Club business . . .


MARTIN ECOTT runs our Website, he would like your pictures that you have taken at show's or of your own car so that he put them into our gallery section. For sale or wanted - just send your enquiry to him and he will do the rest for you.


As you may know we have a Facebook page that can be very interesting the amount of information that be found on there, if you want get onto it, get yourself accepted by CAMEL BOXALL or RICHARD GARRETT and the world is your oyster. Weíve been on Facebook for 3 year's and has been very successful in bringing people together sharing pictures and experience's, and visitor's at shows joining through Facebook the Guild, many new friendships have been made great stuff the Granada is more than a car its a magnet to the general public stirring many fond memories as we often hear .


The 2015 calendar was a total sell out and we had to have 2 print re-run's. Iím hoping to do the same again this year. I will be looking for 6 Mk1's and 6 Mk2's again this year if you havenít been on the calendar yet, well donít miss this year. The Mk1's are getting a bit thin on the ground as most of them have been on the calendar before so I may have to start filtering them back on. If your car hasnít been in yet and you would like to go in the calendar please contact me and I will do the rest.


CAMEL BOXALLCAMEL BOXALL is our agreed value insurance officer and is recognized by most classic car insurer's. He is up to date with the current price's and their true agreed value. Many of you have taken the opportunity to have your Granada valued by him and been pleasantly surprised by his valuation so if you have not tried him out yet give him a call. Please note: the valuation is only valid during the time you are a member of the Guild.


JOHN KEMPSON is the Mag editor and would like your articles, write ups on any show's you went to over the last year - with piccyís please. And do not forget your car is the star feature. Every Granada has a story to tell so come on and tell us please & send some picture's as well, it make's a great read. If you have anything you want to advertise - all free to members.


RICHARD GARRETT is the your man if your looking for that part or info of who's got what, or if you want to get rid of any bits he maybe able to help you with people who buy spare's to stock them to sell on.


We still have Regalia but not have bought any new stock yet. The committee has still got to come up with some new ideaís and make sure we get it right as in price's and good value for money. I may have explained before that many regalia stockists only want big order's which can mean that we can have a lot of stock sitting around for a long time and thatís no good for the Guild.

One final thing - Overseas trips

1st to 3rd May - Loreley in Germany - on the bank's of the river Rhine.
7th to 9th August Ė Zonhoven in Belgium.
Give me a call if you are interested in going.

That is all from me looking forward to seeing you all again this year so take care and thank you for your continued support to the Guild.

Take care and safe driving.

Bryan Stone.