25th Birthday Party 2016
As 266 cute Figaro cars gathered at Wroxall Abbey on Sunday for the car’s 25th birthday celebrations, even the sun smiled down on them. Preceded by a glittering gala dinner dance on the Saturday evening, glorious weather put the final touches on the Pimms-soaked festivities as more than 500 Figaro fans congregated to party in vintage style on the show field. With prizes for best turned out in each of the original classic colours, Topaz Mist, Emerald Green , Pale Aqua, Lapis Grey and a class for their funky ‘custom colour’ siblings, everyone was out to impress – but in friendly spirit. Club founder Kevin Fagan explains “The ethos of the club is to have fun, we don’t take ourselves too seriously and cars were judged not just for their condition but for how much the owner captures that Figaro fun and enthusiasm for their car. It’s not about mint condition but how well-loved they are.”
The award for ‘Furthest Travelled’ went to Heiko Hilsher, who had driven 1,152kms from Germany to attend the celebrations with his Lapis Grey named ‘Forest’, while vivacious Vron Wootton of Scotland was an outright winner for Best Party Car embracing the essence of Figaro ownership in her quirky and stylish Emerald Green ‘Roxanne’.
Warwickshire locals were treated to the spectacle of the cars travelling a 14 mile circular route convoy rally featuring flag waving and tooting along Birmingham Road (A4141) and Old Warwick Road (B4439).
A charity raffle and proceeds from the Pimms, cream teas and other activities raised £995 for childhood cancer support organization CLIC Sargent.
Enjoy our video of the day
Take a look at just a few of the hundreds of pictures taken on the day