I called Tony Sinclair this morning and agreed to meet him at 1:30 PM to see their third location in David. This is the site that was in the recent video that Tony referenced on a comment on the previous post on Super Replica. I see that this video was uploaded on July 31 and is consistent with the photos I took today.
The photos that I took today are basically the same as they were in the video of yesterday.
The video says that this is their fiberglass shop. Tony said that there was a truck of finished products coming from Guatemala that will be registered in Panama and shipped out of Colon. This is supposed to be here next week. I had hoped that today would be the last day of this project. While you may be disappointed that I didn’t get any photos of finished products, I am disappointed that I didn’t get any photos of the good looking women that were in the videos. We all have our disappointments.
Maybe the next time they will have the women to show me the cars. That would be a nice touch!
UPDATE: Apparently the subject, of SUPER REPLICAS, is a hot topic and prone to “flaming comments”. To try to keep a modicum of decorum, I am going to do a couple things. Comments that say things in the manner of “These guys are crooks, scammers, etc” without any source of foundation will not be allowed. Chiriquí Chatter was not created to be a site for flamers.
I have no problem with anyone leaving a comment pro or con, but I want it stated civilly. I want it to be personal experience and have factual backup.
I personally can’t attest to Super Replicas being a legit or non-legit operation. I have been to three sites in David, and all have the Super Replica name. That in itself doesn’t make it legit. I have seen parts and pieces that go into products. That in itself doesn’t make it a legit
I have scheduled two meeting with representatives of Super Replica and they have met me at the agreed place and the agreed time. That in itself doesn’t make it legit.
I have looked at some of the replica car forums and it is evident that they can become a source of flaming by trolls and boasts by providers. Boasts and YouTube videos don’t by themselves provide the credentials of legitimacy.
I intend to make at least one more trip to Super Replicas and that will be to take photos of actual cars. Even with that, I will not be able to say who built them or where they came from. It is up to any individual client of any company to do the due diligence to verify that the company is what it says it is.
If they call and say it is time to go and there are no cars, than I will post that and it will be my last post on the subject. If they don’t call, then this will most likely be the last post. While I like to help local businesses, this has all the earmarks of becoming a tar baby and I don’t intend getting stuck in it.
I hope you understand my position.
UPDATE TWO: As you can see, I have closed comments on the two Super Replica posts. After reading some of the Car Kit forums, I didn’t want this blog to become a haven for the disgruntled commenter’s of those forums.
I still intend to follow up with Super Replicas in David and take photos of any finished car they notify me about. From the looks of things, it would be in their best interest to make some models available for a Photo-Op. They know how to get in touch with me.