I have to agree with a lot of comments on here, as some know for 10 years I ran the Norfolk & Suffolk Regions of, at the time the biggest VW Club in the UK....Club GTI which started back in 1987.
This is how Clubs worked back then and everyone used the forums, but as most have mentioned FB has taken over the running of a lot of clubs mainly because its easy and so accessible, but on the flip side of that it's become very diluted with every man and his dog setting up splinter groups because of bickering etc
FB wasn't around back then for us
All the hard work has gone out of setting up clubs and paying for hosting costs, php, domain names, etc.
For me FB is great in some ways as I explained to Martin, that if I have a problem working on the car I can pretty much get an answer within minutes but may have to wait for someone on the forum, so it has it's uses.
I met some fantastic enthusiasts who I still keep in contact with now and that's not just Ford, it's VW's, Family I never knew I had and actually met in Atlanta, USA last year, Rugby, Caravaning and so on.
I would never have found some of the parts for mine including the Recaros if it had not been for FB.
I know most of you hate FB, but please don't push it too far away as it could help us greatly and help promote the club further, there are still old skool out there, we just need to point them in the right direction.
I would like to keep the FB Page updated with events and the photo's from yesterday but have no way of uploading albeit one at a time in a post/message.
I posted to some of the other groups and everyone is fine, it's not a poaching agenda, just look at the fun we had with these awesome cars although Mondeo-Owners took it down straight away lol.
Let's prove we can keep up with the others.