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Meets & Events / Abarths at SuperCar Fest, Sywell Aerodrome - 24 May 2020
« Last post by Colin on November 18, 2019, 03:20:13 PM »
Such was the success of the inaugural SuperCar Fest at Shelsley Walsh in 2019, that the organisers are going to run two events in 2020. They will be repeating the Shelsley event, and there is a separate event created for that one, but they are also going to hold an event at the Sywell Aerodrome, in Northamptonshire, on Sunday 24th May. Although the concept is similar - that of gathering together a large number of supercars for static display and to be seen in action, as well as car club displays - this is likely to have a very different feel to it, as the setting is a complete contrast to the challenge of a hill climb.   

I've registered Abarth Owners Club for own dedicated parking area and discounted tickets. May  2020 might seem like a long way away, but space is limited, so you are advised to book early. You can do so by going to https://www.supercarfest.co.uk/events/car-clubs-supercar-fest-the-runway . In the “buy tickets” and “checkout” section the form will ask for a club membership number, just put n/a, as we do not have these. Most importantly, use our unique code ABOC65. 
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Meets & Events / Abarths at Shelsley Walsh Supercar Fest - 30th August 2020
« Last post by Colin on November 18, 2019, 03:15:25 PM »
Such was the success of the inaugural SuperCar Fest at Shelsley Walsh in 2019, that the event is being repeated in 2020. There's a new date - it is now going to be held on the 30th August, but all the elements that made it such a great day out will be retained, though I can't promise that we will get our own exclusive lunchtime run up the hill, sadly! What you will get is a paddock full of just about supercar that you can think of, and probably a couple you would not, as well as Car Club displays, all in the picturesque setting of Shelsley Walsh, home of the oldest motorsport venue in Britain, dating back to 1904. 

I've registered Abarth Owners Club for own dedicated parking area and discounted tickets. August 2020 might seem like a long way away, but space is limited, so you are advised to book early. You can do so by going to https://www.supercarfest.co.uk/events/car-clubs-supercar-fest-the-hill. In the “buy tickets” and “checkout” section the form will ask for a club membership number, just put n/a, as we do not have these. Most importantly, use our unique code ABOC65.          
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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Internal Heater & air con Not Working
« Last post by Geoffxb on November 18, 2019, 02:27:56 PM »
If its new take it back if there is an easy fix let the dealer do it
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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Internal Heater & air con Not Working
« Last post by jjuk26 on November 18, 2019, 08:10:34 AM »
Hi Guys, my daughter has a new 595 Green Abarth, today she has called to say the fan heaters, air con is not working last night it was working fine, before i call the dealer is it as simple as a fuse that i could look at?

I tried the search function but could not find a similar thread

Thanks

Jason
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Abarth 124 / Re: Automatic Gearbox
« Last post by Geoffxb on November 14, 2019, 04:13:55 PM »
Mines the same in my opinion its the best colour and you are right the black is a bit to much lovely when its shinny but a big to keep clean.
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Abarth 124 / Re: Automatic Gearbox
« Last post by rsk289 on November 14, 2019, 01:44:16 PM »
1972 Corsa Red, matt black heritage bits, black and red leather seats - perfect.  I would say that, as it's what we specified for ours.  I have a mate with an all-black Scorpione, and it's way too black for my taste.  My memory of 124 Spiders back in the day is all Italian Racing Red (Corse), which is surprisingly dark.  The '72 Corsa is spot on, very classy.

A word of caution - do not use a shampoo that contains wax, or your matt black bits will gradually become gloss black.  Not such a good look, but not apparent until you park next to someone who's not bothered to check - big difference.
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For Sale / Re: Key fob for sale
« Last post by classicsky on November 14, 2019, 11:05:00 AM »
Update

I had this reply this morning "Hi, Will you take £6 for your fob inc delivery in UK?"

The original invoice from my local dealer says £132.37 inc vat to buy the fob and £45.00 inc vat to have it programmed.

I will accept £50 for it and will post it within the UK. Hope this clarifies the position. Thanks to all those who have looked at the ad.
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Meets & Events / Abarths at Brooklands New Year's Day meet - 1st January 2020
« Last post by Colin on November 14, 2019, 05:08:23 AM »
What better start to the New Year could there be than to attend one of the many Car Meets that take place that day? You might think that the nation spends the 1st January recovering from the celebrations of the night before, and whilst that is doubtless the case for some, plenty are only too keen to get out of the house and to go and look at cars.

The largest New Year's Day gathering of all in the UK takes place at Brooklands, and the site is typically packed with in excess of 1000 cars of all ages, from those which are over 100 years old to modern supercars . Abarth Owners Club attended in 2019, with a display of a dozen cars, and I've now registered us for the 2020 event so we can enjoy it all over again. After some rather unpleasant interactions with a neighbouring Club in 2019, I have agreed with the Brooklands staff that we will be parked in the "Sports and Supercars" part of the event, which is, honestly, where we belong. I have also promised that there will be no repeat of anyone revving their engines relentlessly, which occasioned a complaint that reached my in box a couple of days after the event.     

Car Club arrangements are different to those pertaining to those with a single car to display. That means that you need to remit your payment to me, before 14th December, I will then get the tickets with requisite parking pass and distribute them to you all.

Adult tickets cost £14.50. There is a slightly reduced rate for "seniors", and children's tickets are £8. Brooklands members get in free, but I still need to order a ticket for you with a parking pass, for which I will need your membership number.

If you definitely want to come, please contact me directly - via PM on the forum, on Facebook Messenger or by email, colin@abarthownersclub.com

I look forward to welcoming in 2020 with as many of you as possible.
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Abarth 124 / Re: Automatic Gearbox
« Last post by Geoffxb on November 13, 2019, 06:05:29 PM »
mines exactly the same as that one but with the heritage pack and the same year as mine I think that's a good price and the red inserts on the seats look fantastic go for it.
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Abarth 124 / Re: Automatic Gearbox
« Last post by Tenruh on November 13, 2019, 04:08:28 PM »
Thanks for all the great advice, I've decided to go for a manual box, and a solid colourway preferably the 1972 red, so if there's anyone in the offing do let me know. At the moment Motorpoint have a 67 plated for £17,599 but the heavy red leather on the seats puts me off that particular one.
Maybe I'm a bit too fussy
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