Hello to all member's old & new. Well here we are another show season over and done with - where did that go ! I hope you all had a good show season, as the weather was on our side for most of it and so into the winter we go.
It gives us a chance to sort out any maintenance program's youíve got. I know I've got plenty to do this time. I've got to rebuild VAB's engine and I am going onto unleaded cylinder heads as I keep getting fed up with resetting my tappet's every 500 mile's. So I am going to bite the bullet and get them done once and for all. While Iím at it I will change the camshaft gear to the aluminium kit. I had one go on my other car so its engine out time. I just hope your plan's are not that drastic.
So onto the usual Guild business. Donít forget all the standard services that we offer. (All our contacts can also be also found on the inside cover of the Mag.)MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
John Kempson the guild secretary has sent 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. I know its an expensive time of year for many, just a quick reminder once Christmas and the New Year is over please donít forget to renew your membership if you have not already done so, thank you.GUILD WEBSITE
Martin Ecott is the Guilds Webmaster, so all the picture's you may have taken throughout the year or any Granada picture's from times gone bye please send them to him and he will put them on our Website Gallery section. I will be doing up some CD's for him from my photo collection. Also any items wanted or for sale send them to Martin and he can put them up for you. Remember itís a FREE service to Guild members.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.YOUR CAR'S THE STAR
Every Granada has a history and would be great to read it, it doesnít have to be a million word's so please send something in with some piccy's its an interesting read and may encourage other's to do the same and keep's the mag buzzing. So please send them into John Kempson our Mag editor.REGALIA
Mark Marsden is the gent who run's that department and has some great new idea's for 2014. So keep an eye on the Website and the ad in the Mag. He is constantly thinking of new ideas so the Regalia does not get stale and stagnant. Click here to see our Regalia page.SPARES & PARTS
Richard Garrett is your contact if you donít know who to get in touch with. Try Richard he can guide you to the right person that may be able to help you.FACEBOOK
It is a very popular page with many of you and Granada fan's around the world. It has brought many people together sharing picture's otherwise we would not get to see. There's more Granada's still alive than we think. Also it would be nice if one or more of you wouldn't mind sending them across to our guild web site. I ask because not everybody does the face book thing.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 upto date with the current Granada price's and many member's have used his service's and been very happy with his valuation. This may be of interest to our new member's who may not know of this service and think the general insurance they have for their Granada is sufficient. Please be careful - what you think is the correct value maybe a very different kettle of fish.GUILD CALENDAR
Is still available at the price of £5.00 excluding postage which is £1.20 so treat yourself today. See the advert in this issue of the Mag. I am looking for 6 Mk1's and 6 Mk2's for the 2015 calendar next year so if you haven't appeared on the calendar yet, so please donít forget to let me know. I donít need pristine condition Granada's for the calendar. Its your Granada and your pride & joy, even if its in mid restoration, so donít be put off by thinking my Granada is not good enough. Call me on 01634 320770 you can also choose the month that you want to appear in and I will do the rest. And it makes a nice change from having 2 fluffy kittens in a basket type calendar Ė doesnít it ! Please make your cheques payable to FORD GRANADA MK1 & MK2 DRIVERS GUILD.
I and the Committee would like to thank you all for your support that you have given to the Guild in 2013 and we wish you a very happy Christmas and a very happy New year. See you next year.
Finally a big thank you once again to everybody for your help and support that keep's this club alive.
Take care, your chairman,