- Report: #258336
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: F1 Hoverpod Racing
F1 Hoverpod Racingwww.fihoverpod.com Internet United Kingdom
F1 Hoverpod Racing SCAM RIPOFF SOUTH YORKSHIRE Internet
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Complete Denial to the irresponsible allegation posted by Reaction International to which is Liable
*Consumer Comment: My IDEA
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Response to comments by Mr Chris Barrell
*Consumer Comment: Chris Barrell
*Consumer Comment: F1 Hoverpod & Discovery Beach Australia
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Response & Reaction
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F1 Hoverpod; CON - Run by the prominent Peter Hulbert Esq..
The F1 Hoverpod Racing and group of companies are nothing but a facade, with no substances or finance.
Check out www.f1hoverpod.com and www.f1hoverpodracing.com
You will find the following points of information
a) Governed by and registered with the "World Hoverpod Federation", Geneva, Switzerland - this is printed right across the bottom of the website. I understand that this federation does not exist; the intention was to create a myth to hide behind some sort of connection at Swiss Bank, and to create a wall to hide behind, from any litigations. (Clever Really).
b) Partner links:
- Southern BTF. The directors are alleged to have been involved in fraud, the company is not trading. try to communicate with them and you will not get far.
- www.Isle-of-Man.com & Government sitesI understand the sites are included into the F1 HP site, these are public sites and to get links is easy, the trade off for the links is, I believe, Peter made a promise to call the first craft Manx GT, a reference to Isle of man.
- Ginetta cars. In speaking with Ginetta cars, they have no involvement with the project. The company involved in contract work is a company called FibreForm, which build cars for Ginetta, and again it looks like the Great Peter Story, was holding them captivated, but has not been progressed.
- Discovery Beach Australia. The Chairman, Bernard OBrian, was recently asked why after two years of association with the project, there has been no investmenst or investors to bring this to life, He replied, that he could not trust "Peter Hulbert"and though the project is one of the best thing he has seen in twenty years, you would dare not invest or bring investors to the table, whilst Peter was running the program.
I understand the engine manufacturer refused to offer any exclusive deals and refused permission for the Company's name to be linked to their website. I believe the company is called Webber Motors, based in Germany.
c) Local Clubs. No clubs exists, although one has been formed in London, and they have resigned to the fact they have lost 20000 in license fees.
The program for F1 Hoverpod is based on buying a Hovpod, the current designers are based in Southampton, and a company called Reaction International, Pete Ward, the owner of Hovpod did not want to be involved with Peter Hulbert. I understand Peter Hulbert, finally purchased one on eBay, from the proceeds of the London license to be scanned in Essex, and than, sell the so called blue prints to manufacture (under license off-course), to any body that bought in to the program. The Hoverpod was to be distroyed once copied. Annual license of 100000 pa per country. Although there is genuine and legitimate business out there, people that did come forward, quickly retracted once they meet Mr. Hulbert. (I think its called sixth sense). Under such a license, you would than sublicense to other contractors. One group of licensee recently lost 20000 as the F1 Hoverpod are not in a position to honoring the agreement, and the company is not liquid to get any money refunded back, any chance of litigation would involve waste of further monies. Instead Peter Hulbert, when questioned resorted to threats of violence and intimidations. He is also accused, I understand of theft from a fellow director / partner, and is now being investigated by the Companies house, and the DTI for malpractice as a director. He is a real con artist, he is meticulous in his plots and mind games, and then attacks. I also understand that one of the investors has received violent threats and has been bullied; to the end I believe the police have now actually cautioned Peter Hulbert.
I also understand the bullying extended to friends and too their families. I have seen all correspondence and can verify of their existence. I created this Blog under anonymity, as I dont wish to be associated with the likes of Peter Hulberts of this world, or to expose my friends and families to the intimidation that his previous victims have suffered, but to expose this man for a CROOK, BULLY, and a LIAR, and too warn people if they wished to be associated with this man personally or in business, than they should be careful of this man. They should at the very least check to see if all their fingers are still there after shaking hands with the man. His intimidation and mind games extended to a such level that he recently reduced a bereaved mother of a young child aged 12, to near breakdown, with promises of building million dollar deals, and cutting her into it to help her and young son, than when his stories got too much for him, he changed numbers on his phones, he arranged to meet her at a station, and kept her waiting by not showing up on purpose to teach her a lesson and I am reliable told it was to get her out of his life. He actually lied and told her he was over in the US on business, and would not be back for a while. This poor lady was inconsolable from what I hear. I understand he is so financially secure that he has to live with his parents, his bullying even extended to the fact he reduced his parents in their late 70's to call the police, to have him removed from their home. I am also reliably informed that he is so flushed with success that only gets incoming calls on his top up mobile phones, his business runs on VoIP, so nobody really knows where he lives, and again the VoIP is used for incoming calls only. Looks like Mr. Hulbert is a real wheeler dealer in the finance world, doing his multi-squeelion $$$ deals. Nice one Peter, may be we could all set up a collection for you, what say you?
If this is not enough proof take a look out how popular this guy really is, log in to http://www.hovercraft.org.uk/hcgb.htm follow the link to the Bulletin board, click on to General section scan pages 1,2,3 and look for anything with "Mental Health H" login sign. Even the call sign is a real give away.
I also believe he was also involved in trying to bully a Kip McCollam, a prominent figure as a designer, a man of immense integrity and reputation in the Hovercraft fraternity, and his son, who unfortunately lost his eye sight to an illness into working with him. When they refused, Mr."Hulbert" tried to destroy him with his threats, but not only him but his family. All that remains to be said, is buyer beware, PETER HULBERT is a really nice piece of work, to be in business with or associated with. Do not entertain him with privileged information as it only stays privileged till it suits him, this is some thing else that has been mentioned in confidence by another victim
Statement from Reaction International Ltd, manufacturer of the Hov Pod.
We wish it to be known that we have no connection with F1 Hoverpod Racing.
We consider the use of the Hov Pod videos and images on F1 Hoverpod Racing website as unlawful and misleading.
We understand that F1 Hoverpod Racing has tried to copy our product design.
If any individual wishes to contact us for further discussions regarding purchase of the Hov Pod, for leisure, commercial or rental use, please contact us through our website: www.hovpod.com
a) Governed by and registered with the "World Hoverpod Federation", Geneva, Switzerland - this is printed right across the bottom of the website. I understand that this federation does not exist;
The website for the "World Hoverpod Federation", Geneva, Switzerland is shown in the promotional company material as being: www.worldhoverpodfederation.com
This site is currently not active, but when it was a few weeks ago, it appeared to be a site with something to do with what appeared to be a multi-level marketing business.
The actual World Hovercraft website is: www.worldhovercraft.org
Others global sites include:
UK - www.hovercraft.org.uk
America - www.hoverclubofamerica.org
Denmark - www.hovercraftclub.dk
New Zealand - www.hovercraft.co.nz
And if you are interested in the Hovercraft World Championships that has been successfully running since the late 80's, check out the 2006 website:
Here is some footage from the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VFJ0L5OQ_s
The promotion of the World HOVERPOD Federation, is that the word Hoverpod is the trademark name of their Hovercraft Machines, as well as the Events they are running.
They effectivly have no association with World HOVERCRAFT, and if anything, are going to be in competition with existing events currently happening on most global continents.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/02/2007 07:26 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/F1-Hoverpod-Racing/internet/F1-Hoverpod-Racing-SCAM-RIPOFF-SOUTH-YORKSHIRE-Internet-258336. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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