The Fairway Owners Club.
The new Fairway owners club site is dedicated to a true British classic icon, the Fairway London Taxi. Now, nearly all are in the private hands of enthusiasts, this club site is for them.
Check out the benefits of joining us and becoming part of a like minded commumity, at least as far as the Fairway is concerned.
Serving up the right menu.
A succesful club needs to serve up the right ingredients for members to feast on right from the start. Here at Fairway Owners Club, we bring together knowledge, fun, help, discounts, events, accessories and a great forum.
So if you're as crazy about your Fairway as we are about ours, why not
fill your plate and register now!
Want Fairway Taxi News, Tips and Tricks, Maintainance "How tos", Help and Advice or just some friendly banter with like minded enthusiasts.
Join us at the Fairway Owners Club Forum
Members Site Home Page Preview
Here's a sneak preview of the members home page.
Classic Motor Show 2014
The Fairway Owners Club have been accepted to apply for a stand at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2014
It does not guarantee us a stand but registers our interest.
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The Fairway was introduced in February 1989., fitted with a 2,664 cc Nissan TD27 diesel engine, making the FX4 a faster and more reliable cab. It had full wheelchair accessibility, in line with a new law that came into force in January 1989. The Fairway was the best version of the FX4 ever built, and enabled LTI to sell to overseas markets, as well as move into provincial UK markets they had not been able to tackle.
Sales increased as local authorities insisting on wheelchair accessiblity for Taxicabs being used in their areas. Between 2011 and 2012 the "It's on the Meter" expedition drove a heavily modified FX4 43,319.5 miles around the world, travelling through more than fifty countries, and setting a new world record for the longest journey ever by taxi and the highest altitude ever reached by taxi.
As part of a programme to develop a replacement model, AP Lockheed were commissioned to design and develop front disc brakes, and in conjunction, GKN designed a new suspension system to allow disc brakes to be fitted whilst maintaining the mandatory, famous 25 feet diameter turning circle. This new model with the modifications, the Fairway Driver, was introduced in February 1992.
The last Fairway ever made, was built on 1 October 1997 and was presented to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.
It's registration mark is a very fitting .
A good club is only as good as its' members. We have a really keen and friendly membership already, from all over the UK and a member from Paris and one from the USA. There is also interest from other countries, including Canada & Holland, so should make for some great potential events and groups.
The club opened on November 1st 2013.
History in the Making
Fairway Owners Club is a member of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs Limited.
London Taxi Black Cab Fairway, testing & construction.
Our members are all over the UK
If your company needs the Classic Fairway taxi for Film, TV, Photography, Promotional, & Media Work contact us and we'll ask our members.Beryl Cook Images reproduced by kind permissions of The Official Beryl Cook Website All Rights Reserved.