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Tribute Automotive 20th December 2015 20:33

TRIBUTE AUTOMOTIVE take over the MIGLIA SPEEDSTER
 
Following discussions with Mike Hughes at Automotive GRP Solutions, Tribute Automotive will be purchasing the Miglia Speedster moulds and jigs. Production will start from 5th January 2016. Any changes to specification, design or pricing will be announced once the 1st kit has been produced in the Tribute workshop.

Mike has chosen to sell the Miglia Speedster moulds as he feels it no longer fits in will his core business at his extremely busy Automotive GRP Solutions company. Mike would like future customers to receive the service with regards to timescales of delivery that they deserve, but is less likely to achieve in the future due to his ever expanding business going in other directions.

Tribute Automotive will not be taking over any outstanding Miglia Speedster builds or supply of outstanding parts.

For more information call Chris at Tribute Automotive on 07901 544241 or email: info@tributeautomotive.co.uk

The Tribute website ( www.tributeautomotive.co.uk ) will be updated with Miglia detail soon and will absorb the existing www.migliasportscars.co.uk website in the near future.

More news on the TRIBUTE MIGLIA SPEEDSTER will follow in the New Year.

Paul L 20th December 2015 20:43

Tribute - Good luck with this Chris. :cool:

There does seem to be a lot of interest in the Miglia, so hopefully some certainty about production will help.

I'll update the various useful info threads with the news when I get the chance.

Cheers, Paul. :)

Tribute Automotive 20th December 2015 21:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul L (Post 73520)
Tribute - Good luck with this Chris. :cool:

There does seem to be a lot of interest in the Miglia, so hopefully some certainty about production will help.

I'll update the various useful info threads with the news when I get the chance.

Cheers, Paul. :)

Thank you as always for your selfless use of time to update the Tribute Info. You are racking up a good discount on your next kit!!

Paul L 21st December 2015 06:02

Chris - You are more than welcome & there is now an impressive collection of finished Tributes on display. :cool:

Seeing your various kits develop has really given me the confidence to tackle the numerous problems with my own kit.

E.g. This was my attempt to re-shape a rear wheel arch a few days ago, but I just wish I could work as fast as you and Dan.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-c...o/DSCF5048.JPG

Take care, Paul. :)

PS
Hopefully DaveCymru will be able to provide you with some useful feedback on the Miglia Speedster following his build.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...psdjia7nps.jpg

priceofhistoys 22nd December 2015 02:16

Good to see a company expanding. I would love a tribute kit one day to cruise the east coast of the US lol

davecymru 22nd December 2015 07:03

COOL!

Does this mean I'm being adopted? :)

OnePaintedMan 2nd January 2016 12:20

Any further updates on this? My New Years resolution was to build one of these so I'd like too know what's happening with pricing, specification changes and supply.

Tribute Automotive 2nd January 2016 13:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by OnePaintedMan (Post 73833)
Any further updates on this? My New Years resolution was to build one of these so I'd like too know what's happening with pricing, specification changes and supply.

I am collecting the Miglia moulds on Monday and we are producing a kit immediately. This will give us a chance to gauge production time and hence pricing, but it is unlikely to increase much, if any, above the £1950 that Mike was charging originally (he increased the kit price to £2300 on his website just before we came to a deal).

I have someone locally who will be building one, so will take that opportunity to assess the need for any changes/improvements, but until then the product will stay generally as Mike was producing it.

Please keep an eye on this Forum over the next two weeks for updates.

reneanglia 24th January 2016 05:24

It is 3 weeks already..................

EL PRIMER 26th January 2016 17:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by reneanglia (Post 74468)
It is 3 weeks already..................

Nothing wrong with your calendar reading ability then !!

reneanglia 26th January 2016 18:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by EL PRIMER (Post 74523)
Nothing wrong with your calendar reading ability then !!

Learned it at elementary school where i also learned to keep my word and promises..........:boink:
I'll guess Tribute is too busy....................:fish2:

Roadster 26th January 2016 19:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by reneanglia (Post 74525)
Learned it at elementary school where i also learned to keep my word and promises..........:boink:
I'll guess Tribute is too busy....................:fish2:

To be honest I haven't noticed Chris on for a while, although I know his mum is still recovering.
The workshop is busy and he has been working most Saturdays.
He is juggling lots of projects including the 275 and my mutant.

If you need info about the Miglia before the update arrives here I suggest you give him a ring.

reneanglia 26th January 2016 20:00

I don't need info before updates arrive,don't give him a ring,can understand if his mum is ill(just lost mine)and admire the Tribute crew for putting in the hours..........
My first post was only a way to see IF there was a update,El Primer responded sarcastic so i responded back.....
I still think chris had to post a small notice the updates will come at a later time,had cost him 1 minute of his precious time.
That's all,nothing more.
René

Tribute Automotive 26th January 2016 20:12

Now that the first Tribute Miglia body and panels have been produced (see below) we now know the labour and material costs involved. What we are still not sure of is the framework as the jig and an example frame have not yet been delivered by Mike's original subcontractor, hence the delay in updating details on this forum.

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psb39qkqai.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psbeon0lna.jpg

reneanglia 26th January 2016 20:49

Thay's the way to reply Chris!
Body looks nice,

swifty 1st February 2016 08:53

The shell looks great, looks to have a good finish and a ballanced look, i could be tempted for the next build.

Looking forward to see how this project devlops.

davecymru 3rd February 2016 07:08

The Shells do look good and it's it clear that all of the time and effort Mike put in to the design has paid dividends.

But that is standalone and i would suggest that based on my build experience, until Chris has the shell + frame + a-donor and had chance to evaluate the fit / alignment etc. to 'his' standards then we won't know what changes (if any) are needed to make this a Tribute product!

I know i shared my experiences in my build thread and i will talk to people 1-2-1 about my personal opinions, but it'll also be interesting to see what Chris finds out for himself :)

Roadster 3rd February 2016 09:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by davecymru (Post 74699)
The Shells do look good and it's it clear that all of the time and effort Mike put in to the design has paid dividends.

But that is standalone and i would suggest that based on my build experience, until Chris has the shell + frame + a-donor and had chance to evaluate the fit / alignment etc. to 'his' standards then we won't know what changes (if any) are needed to make this a Tribute product!

I know i shared my experiences in my build thread and i will talk to people 1-2-1 about my personal opinions, but it'll also be interesting to see what Chris finds out for himself :)

Very diplomatic Dave
So what you are saying is that while the Miglia is a more developed model than the Sammio, it still shares some of its traits :)

Triumph Special 4th February 2016 12:48

There seemed to be two Heralds being used as donors outside Mike's place today, though didn't see any GRP 'shells.

EL PRIMER 6th February 2016 19:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by Triumph Special (Post 74737)
There seemed to be two Heralds being used as donors outside Mike's place today, though didn't see any GRP 'shells.

Those two Heralds are actually Bisto34's next 2 projects . He has been commissioned to build 2 LHD Sammio's for a German guy and just happens to be in the unit next door but one to Mike .
He sourced 2 Heralds locally last week and I believe has found 2 s/hand Sammio bodies too .


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