Chairmans Chat - Magazine Issue 86

Hello to all member's old and new, Not much to chat about recently as I have been up to my elbows in moving house and I can now report I am up in Lincolnshire now and getting settled in.

Good to see you at the recent AGM and all those great cars on the field. Not to mention I will be on the look out for Mk1's and Mk2's for the 2017 Guild calendar. If you not at the AGM donít worry. If you have a few photos of your car (and every one has) get them over to me. Iím not interested in the perfect car its your Granada that is more important to the Guild so please donít think yours isnít good enough - it is.

That's it from me this time but just to say, keep up the good work that you all do, and enjoy the rest of the show season and I will see you soon.


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. As many of you know weíve been on Facebook for 4 year's and has been very successful in bringing people together sharing pictures and experiences, and visitors at shows joining through face book the Guild. Many new friendships have been made reinforcing the Granada as a magnet to the general public and stirring many fond memories that we often hear on the show circuit.


Guild calendar's have gone very well again so thank you, but I still have some left so if haven't bought one yet, there still time.


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 are still going to stock mugs, pens and key rings but we have been in contact with clothing companies that are keen to supply our club with T shirts, Polo shirts and Fleeces. The deal is members will be able to contact the company and place orders. Payment will be direct to the company supplying the items. See GUILD ONLINE CLOTHING STORE items can be purchased via their online shop.

Thank you & take care

Your Chairman

Bryan stone