It has been a couple of years since we last visited this museum, which was called the National Heritage Museum. Since then a major refurbishment has been undertaken with new exhibits and a new exhibition hall which houses the “reserve” collection of cars.
We have been allocated a reserved parking area by the Conference Centre main entrance and we would ask that you arrive about 10am as there is an exhibition of Mini and Metro cars on the same day. Bit of nostalgia for some of us!
CANCELLATION OF EVENT
The club has unfortunately had to cancel this event due to lack of interest.
To date only two people have expressed interest in going to the event in Malpas, Cheshire, the Cholmondeley Power and Speed Festival on the Sunday 12th June
The organisers have kindly allocated a parking area for these two members.
This event is a major speed festival, very similar to Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a huge array of the most powerful and exotic race cars to be seen in one place. It features 10 track events, Hook Norton beer tent !!, military displays and lots more.
The committee apologise for this decision but we believe that the issue may well being the fact that all club cars have to be on site by 7.30am.
Perhaps next year?
Link to event is: http://www.cpop.co.uk
The club is pleased to announce that we have been given the opportunity to attend an event in Kent, the Hamstreet Festival of Transport on the Sunday 12th June and we have been allocated a club display area.
This is a new event for the club and local member Mike Webster is offered his services in helping to arrange the day.
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.