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Old 8th January 2014, 12:51
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Whats all this about?..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TEMPESTA-M...item4d17204489

Tempesta motorsports MX250 kit?
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Old 8th January 2014, 13:12
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Must have been easy to find in the barn, as its only been there a little while!
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Old 8th January 2014, 13:59
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Hmmm, I look forward to hearing the story behind this...........
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Old 8th January 2014, 17:05
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I thought the same - In fact my first thought was "tell the boys at Tribute that someone's taken moulds off their car!", then reading further down they say 'photos with permission' etc. If it's true (no reason to believe it's not?) then it looks like Tribute have an Essex Distributor.
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Old 8th January 2014, 17:18
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That's just what I first thought Mitchelkitman!

Can't help being a little amused though. We are all spending lots of time
and money copying Jaguars, Ferraris, alphas, lancias etc. But the minute a stranger we don't know copies a copy of a copy of a copy, it causes outrage! You have to see the funny side of it :-)
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Old 8th January 2014, 17:37
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That's just what I first thought Mitchelkitman!

Can't help being a little amused though. We are all spending lots of time
and money copying Jaguars, Ferraris, alphas, lancias etc. But the minute a stranger we don't know copies a copy of a copy of a copy, it causes outrage! You have to see the funny side of it :-)
Just pop over to the Ribble/Miglia thread and see.........
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Old 8th January 2014, 18:25
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That's just what I first thought Mitchelkitman!

Can't help being a little amused though. We are all spending lots of time
and money copying Jaguars, Ferraris, alphas, lancias etc. But the minute a stranger we don't know copies a copy of a copy of a copy, it causes outrage! You have to see the funny side of it :-)
Ah - but there's a copy and there's taking moulds off, and there's passing off as.
3 different scenarios, and (unless someone knows more) different legalities.
The tribute isn't a direct copy of, and (unless you put on certain badges) isn't pretending (directly) to be, and no moulds were taken off an original. If you took moulds off a Tribute and started selling it as your own product that would surely be illegal?
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Old 8th January 2014, 19:39
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Yes I'm sure you are right, and I take your point.

If the company is telling the truth in the ad, perhaps they are legitimate, but time will tell.
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Old 8th January 2014, 20:49
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Yes I'm sure you are right, and I take your point.

If the company is telling the truth in the ad, perhaps they are legitimate, but time will tell.
Or a comment from Tribute!
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Old 8th January 2014, 21:16
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Or a comment from Tribute!
Right, back home, uploaded Geoff's progress pictures for him.......

Dan from Tempesta came to visit us at the end of last year to order an MX250 hardtop kit. He explained his car building history and his business plans. He asked if it would be OK with us if he purchased kits and offered them for sale, at a profit, and/or build part finished/finished cars.

I have no problem with anyone trying to turn a profit from a kit purchased from us, that's business, as long as we are selling kits. Still a few details to sort out with Dan at Tempasta, but that's it.......

Fast "n" Loud is on the telly, bye.....
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Old 8th January 2014, 22:17
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Look at DB replicas - same concept
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Old 9th January 2014, 08:40
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Trib, maybe Dan could join the forum?
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Old 9th January 2014, 09:29
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Now that all is in the open, perhaps Dan's chances of making any profit are slipping away as anyone reading this forum would just buy from Trib and save cash.
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Old 9th January 2014, 11:47
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Fast "n" Loud is on the telly, bye.....
Im hooked on Fast n loud, whenever they announce their plan for a build I always think that it will look awful then some how when its done I wish that I was stood there with a pocket full of cash to give them. Aaron is a genius!
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Old 9th January 2014, 16:08
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Couldn't agree more Gaz, really love what they do and just as importantly how they do it, no theme cars thank god, loved American Chopper when it started but the Theme Bike thing soon wore very thin for me.
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Old 9th January 2014, 16:24
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Never seen fast and loud, will be on the lookout as it's so well thought of!

When my build in done it's going to be loud with the side exhaust, but fast?

Not with a Spitty engine methinks!
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Old 9th January 2014, 16:34
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Never seen fast and loud, will be on the lookout as it's so well thought of!

When my build in done it's going to be loud with the side exhaust, but fast?

Not with a Spitty engine methinks!
Don't worry Scottie, I can assure you that it'll feel fast even if it isn't.
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Old 9th January 2014, 16:41
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Ha Ha! Being that low, it surely will!
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Old 9th January 2014, 16:52
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With the custom side pipes, mine is LOUD and the 2.8 straight six makes it reasonably fast too.

Shall I post a picture... ;-)
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Old 9th January 2014, 18:19
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Don't suppose we can prevent this, so go on then!
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