Does Ferrari Go After Kit Car Owners?

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    kevinmanuel
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    @kevinmanuel

    HI,

     

    I didn’t know that Ferrari went after kit car owners who copied their design. Or is there some rule that if the car is only 90% accurate then it is not considered a copy. Any car enthusiasta know anything about this?Also if you rip out the original body of your original car and install some fiberglass replica body, does that affect safety in case of a crash???

    Please help.

    I did not find the right solution from the internet.

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    Thanks

    #304812

    pmossberg
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    @pmossberg

    Hi Kevin,

    In the 1990’s Ferrari went “huge” against some replica manufacturers. Put a few out of business as I recall.

    I haven’t seen anything recently.

    To the crash safety, I’m not an engineer, but I’d say definitely yes! Everything structural in a modern car affects it’s performance in a crash, that includes the body skin. It’s all part of energy management.

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #304814

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    I don’t think Ferrari or any company ever went after an individual car owner for copyright or trademark infringement.

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    scubasteve
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    @scubasteve

    I found this and mentioned it a couple of months ago:

    http://www.lamborghini-talk.com/vbforum/f4/petitioning-against-lamborghini-kit-car-replica-companies-6917

    You would think others would be flattered. Or too busy PAYING for their cars than worrying about us little people!

    To quote George Bernard Shaw,” The only thing WORSE than being talked about, is NOT being talked about!”

    Amor Conquista Todo

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