Hello to all member's old & new, Iíve been asked to keep my write up short for this issue, as most of it is dedicated to the Guild's 20th year anniversary that we celebrated at Wicksteed Park back in July.
What an excellent show season we've had this year, there's been a Guild presence throughout the show circuit in one form or another as a club stand or a independent entry. I donít know exactly how many new member's we've attracted this year because they are still coming into the Guild from the UK and Europe. And that is down to YOU the member's doing what you do best, flying the guild's flag the way you do and making the general public feel a warm welcome when they venture on to a guild display. No one knows that they might be looking to join a Granada club or just reminiscing the good time's they had with a Granada, they are all treated the same, and that's important. So from myself, and the committee, a big THANK YOU to all the member's, the wives and the girlfriendís for your support , not just for this year but for every year, and year's to come.MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
John Kempson the guild secretary will be sending out the membership renewal's and there is no change in membership fee. It remains still only £18.00 for UK membership and £23.00 for overseas. So please do remember to get that sorted as ASAP otherwise John spends most of time processing membership form's instead of concentrating on other guild business, and we canít have that can we.GUILD WEBSITE
Martin Ecott is the Webmaster so please keep him busy by sending in your picture's in to him for our gallery section & donít forget your for-sale or wanted ads . You will be surprised who look's at our Website.MAGAZINE
John Kempson is the Guild Mag Editor and he's looking for stories of your Granada for our ďYOUR CAR IS THE STARĒ section. You know youíve got one so please send it in with some picture's. Donít forget your show report's with picture's and any advertisement's you may have. Remember you can advertise free of charge if you are a member.REGALIA
Mark Marsden has done a fantastic job again this year with supplying us the member's and non member's with what we want, and his selling power is incredible. He has many different ideaís and keep's his ear to the ground. Mark is open to any ideaís - so if youíve got any, donít be afraid to approach him, he's happy to listen. Also see the ad on page 32 of Mag issue 76 or click here.SPARES & PARTS
Richard Garrett is your man for your search or for-sale Granada parts. If you've got any enquiries give him a call and he may be able to put you in touch with someone matching your request. His contact number can be found in the inside the front page of the Mag.FACEBOOK
Has gained an incredible following since its birth since January 2012 and has attracted 526 (as I write ) member's world wide, and recently with the help of 2 guild member's (i.e.) John & Jeff Barton a face book member in TENERIFE was able to restore to the road a Series 1 Mk2 Granada. If it wasnít for the enthusiasm that the Guild face book page creates, that Granada owner may have given up hope and scrapped it. Well Done!AGREED VALUE INSURANCE VALUATION'S.
Camel (Camel) Boxall is our agreed value insurance officer and is recognized by most classic car insurer's, he is unto 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, his contact number can be found in the inside the front page of the Mag.GUILD CALENDAR
Will be for sale once again at £5.00 each plus postage so start getting your order's in to John Kempson. Due to the popularity of the calendar last year we are upping the production run to 150 copies. So go on GRAB ONE - remember they make great Christmas pressies! Please make your cheques payable to FORD GRANADA MK1 & MK2 DRIVERS GUILD.
Finally a big thank you once again to everybody for your help and support that keep's this club alive.
Take care, your chairman,