Race Car Replicas along with Chris Melia, Rick Chattel of Thruxton Sports Cars and Ron Earp have been working hard to find solutions to RF customers dilemma for the past month.
After Chris,Ron and myself had a meeting at RCR's facility we came up with a range of proposals.
One of which was RCR's commitment to help as many RF customers as possible.
The European contingent have been offered a solution involving the substitution of their RF with an RCR model and some individuals have taken advantage of my offer and will be receiving RCR kits very soon.
Rick will be handling the distribution and Chris will be available for tech advice and support for Europe.
I made the same offer to Hershal Byrd to take to his affected customers.
As I have had very limited response from the US group I am unaware whether the RF dealer actually took RCR's proposal to all involved.
Well done Fran - and chaps. IMHO, whatever deal you've made available to the affected RF guys, it's an opportunity for them to minimise their losses and benefit from the 'next generation' of GT40 replicas. Now you've got the deluxe kit available, it sounds even more attractive. Good job.
Thanks. Yes, me again! I wont be beaten by any of this you know..... I am pleased to say that I am now the official importer of the RCR (GT40, Porsche and Lola) for the UK and Europe.
This is great for two reasons:
1. It is a top car and we deserve to have the opportunity to buy it in this country.
2. And most importantly, it has given me the ability to service my existing UK and European RF customers and I am very happy to say that 9 out of the 10 of them who are financially affected by the RF problem have a deal on the table which will result in them receiving a GT40 from Fran Hall through me if they wish. I cannot go into any more details at this time for obvious reasons. I am working very hard for the 10th guy (you know who you are) - he has been incredibly understanding and patient - and I WILL put him in a car as soon as I possibly can.
I have a lot more to say on this topic, but I will wait until what needs to be done is done and the dust has settled. I have received many messages of support from UK and overseas and I am very grateful for them. It is fantastic that the vast majority of people on this forum really do care about these cars and the people who want one, or drive one.
Lastly, thanks to Fran Hall and Chris Melia - two people who know how to do the right thing.