Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Fake Eurekas upsetting the applecart.

Some comments from the PECCA page :-

Allan Purvis WRONG.. very wrong Detroit. And this is a MAJOR PROBLEM FOR THE PECCA CLUB & EVERY OWNER OF A PURVIS EUREKA. 
All the above have INVESTED in a product that they know has proven credibility. That credibility comes from knowing a “LICENSED” Company bu
ilt your Car. It comes from knowing the Automotive Engineers who designed/ created the first ADD NOVA in England. It comes from knowing that when these Cars
are built.. UNDER LICENCE.. the stringent (and VERY necessary )
SPECIFICATIONS for The fibreglass layup work required was followed through to the letter. This IS absolutely imperative... if the occupants are to survive a serious accident. This is when YOU will need RICHARD OAKES & PHILL SAYERS ....Engineering expertise surrounding YOU !!! AND... the REAL PURVIS EUREKA has ALL of that !!!
As does the STERLING and many other licensed ADD NOVAS produced around the world. 
CONTRASTING all the above,
are the cheap flops, R.I.P.-off’s 
around the world. There are plenty. Because there are people out there who only care about a QUICK DOLLAR . 
They don’t give a damn about your personal safety or anybody
else’s !!! They are happy to produce EGG SHELL copies, with NO regard for the people who will be travelling inside them. Or their SAFETY ! 
SO ! What are we left with here ? A very serious problem that’s what. AND .. you the PECCA MEMBERS and Purvis OWNERS at large, MUST play a
part in helping safeguard people who have an interest in buying one of OUR CARS. YOU WILL NEED TO EDUCATE THEM. Make them aware of what IS out there! Assist them to buy the REAL Purvis Eureka. NOT the eggshell. Paul Patton, You , as President of our fantastic PECCA Club, need to take this problem onboard ASAP PLEASE ! Perhaps the next AGM it could be discussed in open forum. We must do all we can to make members/owners & prospective members aware of this problem. And give them the tools to protect themselves. This IS what our Club IS all about. 
If one of those eggshells has a major accident & occupants are hurt or worse, then that would reflect on all of us VERY badly. 
I don’t have to explain why or how. All of you.. be diligent. And report the Pirates. Protect each other girls & guys ! ! ! I have needed to say this for a very long time. I apologise for not speaking out sooner.  
More to come..!


Shane Purvis So what my father (who is apparently in sensory overload from this) is trying to say is quite simple.

There are several of these Mako cars getting around. Essential they’re copied straight off a Eureka body and had a few minor cosmetic changes made in
 a pointless attempt to make the copies seem legit. The reason many have flat windscreens is due to the fact ‘someone’ went to Perth and put a hammer thru the windscreen of the car they pulled moulds from. The Eureka widescreen manufacturer had a good relationship with Purvis Cars and agreed only to sell windscreens to cars if they were first checked/approved by the factory. Hence the Mako had to go to a flat screen.

Anyway, the biggest problem with these cars is the quality of the construction is terrible. The fibreglass work is so bad it’s literally dangerous. Many sections of the car are so poorly built it would almost certainly result in serious injuries to occupants if one was to get in a decent accident.

Dad has lived in fear of someone getting hurt in one of these copies his whole life. It’s his name on the car and if someone were killed he would be devastated.

The risk these cars pose to every Eureka owner is real. Motoring authorities already scratch their heads when it comes to our cars and their safety on public streets. If one of these copies were to crumble and kill someone the entire marque could be put off the road permanently.

I feel for the people who unwittingly have purchased a copy. They’ve done nothing wrong. But by continuing to drive these cars on the road they put themselves at great risk and put every Eureka owner at risk of also losing their cars.


Shane Purvis So what my father (who is apparently in sensory overload from this) is trying to say is quite simple.

There are several of these Mako cars getting around. Essential they’re copied straight off a Eureka body and had a few minor cosmetic changes made in
 a pointless attempt to make the copies seem legit. The reason many have flat windscreens is due to the fact ‘someone’ went to Perth and put a hammer thru the windscreen of the car they pulled moulds from. The Eureka widescreen manufacturer had a good relationship with Purvis Cars and agreed only to sell windscreens to cars if they were first checked/approved by the factory. Hence the Mako had to go to a flat screen.

Anyway, the biggest problem with these cars is the quality of the construction is terrible. The fibreglass work is so bad it’s literally dangerous. Many sections of the car are so poorly built it would almost certainly result in serious injuries to occupants if one was to get in a decent accident.

Dad has lived in fear of someone getting hurt in one of these copies his whole life. It’s his name on the car and if someone were killed he would be devastated.

The risk these cars pose to every Eureka owner is real. Motoring authorities already scratch their heads when it comes to our cars and their safety on public streets. If one of these copies were to crumble and kill someone the entire marque could be put off the road permanently.

I feel for the people who unwittingly have purchased a copy. They’ve done nothing wrong. But by continuing to drive these cars on the road they put themselves at great risk and put every Eureka owner at risk of also losing their cars.

2 comments:

s nic said...

And the yellow one is for sale on perth Gumtree as an excellent condition purvis eureka. ...mmmm. something to always be aware of on any type of these types of cars. Club membership very worthwhile. ..

John L said...

All of that make were made in WA by someone who purported to be wanting to be the WA Purvis agent and that was thought to be the plan when they purchased their kit but instead they flopped a mould and manufactured under a different name.