Ripon Racecourse, North Yorks, HG4 1UG
August sees the club exhibiting at a new event, the Ripon Classic car show. A few members visited last year and were very impressed with the event so this year it has been included as a Regional Event.
Sparkford, Nr Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7LH
It has been a couple of years since we last visited this museum and since then it has had a major refurbishment and overhaul with many new features and cars being added to the collection.
With 17 different bespoke collections in 12 halls ranging from Minis to Ferraris there is sure to be something for everyone.
Entry cost is £10.95 per person, payable on the day and we suggest arriving between 10 and 10.30 as there is a lot to see. There is a café onsite for refreshments.
For more information on the museum please visit http://haynesmotormuseum.com/home/your-visit/collections.php
This is an event that we last went to a couple of years ago in support of a local member which, apart from the cars on display, featured a flypast of a Spitfire and Hurricane.
The event is held at the Cricket Club grounds and starts at midday. There is live music and arts and crafts stands to visit.
This was a new event last year and members need to register before the event using the link: http://www.sudeleycastle.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Classic-Car-Rally-Registration-Form-2016.pdf. Please make sure that you put “UK Crossfires” in the club name. This will ensure you will be directed to our display area.
Following feedback from the recent survey we will be holding both National and Regional events.
The National events will be totally organised by the club with Regional events being hosted by local members who have kindly offered their services to help organise.
As always this information may be subject to change but we believe that this is unlikely. Of course, we will be sending out further information closer to the event dates but please make a note in your diaries of these dates.
The club 2016 calendar is now available to order at a price of £9.95 including postage.
We thought it worth while letting you know of a potential issue related to our cars. You may have read in the national press about a Crossfire that set on fire shortly after the owner purchased it. Coincidentally one of our committee members had spotted an issue with the fuel line on his car. We are passing on this information from Karl Edmondson.
Daily Mail story :
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Given the fact a Crossfire suddenly caught fire due to a fuel problem it may be worth checking your cars. All you need to do is jack up the rear offside wheel, take off the wheel then you can check the lines all around the fuel pump and filter. Don’t just look at the lines feel the lines for signs of any wear.
UK Crossfires Club
With the Chrysler Crossfire going out of production the question of the availability of spare parts was bound to come into question. Indeed, body panels, trim, interior parts and mechanical components were never easily obtainable from dealers when the cars were still in the showroom. We now hear of instances where Crossfires are being written off due parts shortages and the exorbitant cost of any items having to be obtained abroad. As the Chrysler Dealerships lost interest in the car, stocks of new spares has dwindled; over the last few years much has been disposed of through eBay etc; some bargains were found for anyone wanting to store parts for possible future use.