Come 2001 I was getting thoroughly pissed off with kit car scene and wondering if I should stay in it.So in April 2002, I went off to Spain for a couple of weeks rest and contemplation, and promptly had a massive heart attack. I believe it was brought on by the strain of the one year hassle and court case and my continual battle with the IPO over liar Busbridge. it wasn’t as if the Cobra market was huge, and certainly having someone selling an exact copy of what you created and brought onto the market, building up a tremendous goodwill in the name and design, was stopping me selling all I could. For every kit he sold, was one kit less that I sold. So after the heart attack, my mind was made up for me, and I retired.
I sold my company to a bloke in Bournemouth who was already building up kits, who could have continued on with it and with fresh injection of enthusiasm it could have got a lot better.
It wasn’t to be and I can never understand why the bloke just sat on it. He sold it on the a bloke up in Nantwich he did absolutely the same and then sold it onto yet another plonker east of Manchester to die a death.
That left liar, liar, to make money out of my designs and trade mark. However I wasn’t about to let the t/m fall into his hands and I have fought to stop him all the way. It has really annoyed me how he has continued to lie through his back teeth to the public about how he came to get to make the Viper. Lying about me and what happened with Brightwheel Replicas Ltd back in 1989 and all that. He just couldn’t get on with running his ill gotten business and keep his trap shut, and everytime he’s opened his big lying mouth, he makes me more determined to stop his lies and make life as difficult as I can for him.
In 2004 for some reason best known to him only, he got Tanner to help him in his rediculous
quest to blacken my name. The fact I had retired in early 2002 seems to have escaped him, so what was the purpose of all this. Tanner started in 2004 to write articles praising Busbbridge and spinning unbelievable lies about me. Saying I had stolen money from customers at Brightwheel, I was a crook, I had deliberately run off to Switzerland to get away from BRL’s creditors (in 1989)and so on. All lies, as I had formed Classic Replicas straight after my partners closed down BRL(Sept 1989) and was supplying Busbridge as my agent, and I did not go to Switzerland until June 1991 to escape the recession and I never owed any creditors a penny. Directors of limited companies do not owe creditors, that’s why Busbridge ran TWO limited companies and that’s why Tanner has a limited company….the bloody hypocrits.
I suppose both of them (Tanner and Busbridge just get a high from slagging off anyone, and Tanner does it all the time as I show you on my blog on him) However the worst aspect of Busbridge’s continuing lying, is how he is duping the Public in his website advertising. Look on his site and all the reproductions of magazine articles he shows, which show pictures of various cars which you would assume were made by him and glowing articles about these cars, all calling them Cobretti Vipers……are in actual fact old magazine articles all dating back to 1990/1991 AND FEATURING CARS I PERSONALLY BUILT, OR CARS BUILT BY MY CUSTOMERS, OR CARS BUILT BY BUSBRIDGE FROM MY KITS FOR HIS CUSTOMERS, WHO OF COURSE ARE ALSO MINE INDIRECTLY. You just cannot get a more blatent example of outright lying and deceiving of the public than this. The fact that his copy of my car looks the same, makes no odds as that does not alter the fact that his copy need not necessarily be of the same quality and specifications as mine was. It also does not alter the fact that each of those cars was and still are Classic Replica Vipers, not Cobretti Vipers. Saying they are his, is breaking the law and is known as ‘PASSING OFF’. I have taken steps to try and get this stopped, and I will be seeing Busbridge in court soon.
So you have a person who has thrived on a diet of lies ever since 1991,starting by lying to Chrysler that he owned the trade mark Viper in order to screw much money out of them. Then has gone on to breaking the law by copying someones elses product, and has lied to the public over that. Has lied consistently in articles and adverts, has lied to all his customers over the provinence of his kit, and continues to this day to do so. Has conducted shady businesses since 1991, using many different names, has taken his customers money and not supplied what he said he would and I know of two cases of that. He has lied to the Insolvency Service over his bankruptcy, and to Companies House over his limited companies. This by never ever putting in any company returns or accounts for those two companies he traded with. Has lied over and over again to the Intellectual Property Office in his actions with them. Has committed perjury over and over again, and lied and perjured himself to the Police, to have me arrested and charged on trumped up charges. Has lied through his back teeth about me in order to blacken my name, yet has never showed any evidence to prove his allegations. (because there was none) He has lied to his local Council over the fact that he has carried on a business from his home for 17 years and kept it quiet thus, doing the local tax payers out of higher council taxes.
IS HE A FIT PERSON TO BE IN THE KIT CAR INDUSTRY??????? However one thing he is extremely good at is putting on a persona that oozes an aura of ‘butter wouldn’t melt in my mouth’ This way he gets peoples sympathy and they are taken in and think he’s hard done by, by others. I am every ones friend and I would do anything to help you and so on.
BEWARE OF THIS MAN, HE IS NOT TO BE TRUSTED IN ANY WAY.