Welcome to 911UK
The only place for Porsche, 911uk is the definitive enthusiast and resource site for the Porsche 911.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so join up today for full access to the site and benefit from latest member offers.

Porsche Classifieds
Sell Your Porsche on 911uk
Create a Free Classified Advert
Search Ads
Classified Adverts FAQ
Trade Classified Information
Buyer & Seller Fraud Protection
Consumer Rights Act
Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Porsche Car Sourcing
Porsche Cars Wanted
Official Porsche Centre Reviews
Model
Stock
Porsche 911
992 : 2019- 0
991 : 2011- 22
997 : 2004- 60
996 : 1997-2005 29
993 : 1993-1998 3
964 : 1989-1993 0
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 2
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 1
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 1
Early 911 : 1964-1977 1
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 0
Boxster : 1997- 26
Cayman : 2005- 19
Cayenne : 2003- 5
Macan : 2014- 4
Panamera : 2009- 0
912-914-924-928-944-968 0
959 - CarreraGT - RaceCar 0
Car Parts For Sale & Wanted
Other Items For Sale & Wanted
Wheels Tyres For Sale & Wanted
Number Plates For Sale Wanted

Porsche Services
Porsche Body Shop Repair
Paint Protection & Wrapping
Porsche Classic Insurance
Porsche Classic Parts
Porsche Classic Restoration
Porsche Design Collection
Porsche Engine Gearbox Rebuild
Porsche Heritage & History
Porsche News
Porsche Picture Gallery
Win a New Porsche 911

Porsche Parts
Body Parts, Body Styling
Brakes, Clearance
Electrical, Exhausts
Engine Cooling, Engine Electrical
Engine Rebuild, Heating Cooling
Interior Incar, Lighting
Rubber Seals, Service Parts
Steering, Suspension
Transmission, Workshop Tools
Early 911, 911 - 930, 928 - 968
964 - 993, 996 - 997, Boxster
Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche Model Range
911 [992] 2018-Current
Porsche 911 [992]
911 [991] 2011-2019
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-2012
Porsche 911 [997]
911 [GT] GT1-GT2-GT3
Porsche 911 [GT]
911 [996] 1997-2005
Porsche 911 [996]
911 [993] 1993-1998
Porsche 911 [993]
911 [RS] RS-RSR
Porsche 911 [RS]
911 [964] 1989-1993
Porsche 911 [964]
911 3.2 1983-1989
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
911 SC 1977-1983
Porsche 911 SC
911 [Early] 1964-1977
Porsche 911 [Early]
Boxster & Cayman
Porsche Boxster & Cayman
Cayenne & Panamera
Porsche Cayenne & Panamera

911uk Site Partners

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
jonttt
Long Beach


Joined: 20 Aug 2012
Posts: 6558
Location: Liverpool


PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ShadesOfRed wrote:
Sorry he sold you a dodgy car. I genuinely am. I hate to see people get shafted, especially when in pursuit of a hobby or passion. I can understand your emotion and your anger at the man.

But there's also a huge difference between caveat emptor and fraud. In my book neither is ethical and neither is right. Sadly only one is illegal.


Wow, don’t you get it, it should have been caveat emptor BECAUSE of the fraud, but it wasn’t because organisations like the PCGB fell for it .......and then when they finally woke up and realised there really is no smoke without fire they kept quiet........or am I reading this wrong and you aren’t trying to defend his actions Dont know
_________________
1997 Porsche 911 993 C4S My Journal
2011 Porsche 987.2 Boxster Black Edition My Journal
Ex 2014 Porsche Boxster GTS My Journal
2017 BMW 740 Msport
2017 RR Evoque Autobiography
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
ShadesOfRed
Nürburgring


Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 492
Location: UK


PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dicker, I'd like to offer you a sincere apology. While I'm fairly sure I read your original posts the date at which things took place escaped me and I was under the misconception that Andrew's shady dealings only began fairly recently. This is clearly not the case. Again - my apologies.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Dicker
Newbie


Joined: 17 Apr 2019
Posts: 36



PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ShadesOfRed wrote:
Dicker, I'd like to offer you a sincere apology. While I'm fairly sure I read your original posts the date at which things took place escaped me and I was under the misconception that Andrew's shady dealings only began fairly recently. This is clearly not the case. Again - my apologies.


Thank you. All we all want is this type of behaviour - leaving a trail of frustration, anger, wasted time, effort and our hard-earned money - to be eradicated from our passion for the marque.

I'm sure that you'll agree, our cars rarely frustrate us as much as some of the people that we chose or have to deal with!
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
jonttt
Long Beach


Joined: 20 Aug 2012
Posts: 6558
Location: Liverpool


PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a compnies house notice pop up today...

"Termination of appointment of Andrew David Mearns as a director on 23 July 2019"

I'm surprised that has taken the administrators so long to do Dont know

......the wheels of justice role slowley ....... but hopefully the process will be something like....

- adminstiration - which allows detailed fact finding to support.....
- criminal case - leading to a conviction for fraud......
- proceeds of crime..... BOOM!

Slowly slowly, catch the monkey Judge
_________________
1997 Porsche 911 993 C4S My Journal
2011 Porsche 987.2 Boxster Black Edition My Journal
Ex 2014 Porsche Boxster GTS My Journal
2017 BMW 740 Msport
2017 RR Evoque Autobiography
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
911UK
Porsche Community
Porsche Community


Joined: 15 May 2002
Posts: 10324
Location: 911UK

1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:56 am    Post subject: Re: STOLEN 930 Reply with quote

JonTT, I think the administrator lost interest when they found out the company had been completely stripped of all assets.

but to add some extra spice to this saga, there was a recent post asking for the info in the whereabouts of the 1987 930 Turbo Cab that was up for sale at £105k a few months ago that had 'disappeared'...

It turns out a major HNW Insurance company had actually paid out on a car after the owner who had the car up at Gmund on SOR had it allegedly stolen. This supposedly happened on 12 June 2019 from Gmund Cars Ltd according to Andrew Mearns based on someone suspect (cue the irony) taking '9' cars for a payment of debt they were owed from him/Gmund.

Since the Insurer has a policy of pay their HNW clients 1st and ask questions later they have 'assumed' title of the car and have been trying to recover this vehicle, as their own.

Not convinced they have legal title but no doubt they will claim this as part of the Gmund Fraud, but if that's the case then the money paid to 'dpc' from the sale of Pagoda1966's car should be paid from dpc to Pagoda1966.

Maybe the other 8 missing cars should have been reported as stolen and paid out on.

At the end of the day Andrew Mearns can add insurance fraud to his record.

Also to note the number of victims have increased as not everyone was accounted for during the Administrator phase !

Tim@ wrote:
On 12 June 2019, A 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet was stolen from Gmund Cars Ltd, Unit 14, Nidd Valley Business Park, Lingerfield, Knaresborough, HG5 9J. The vehicle has not yet been recovered. The theft has been reported to the North Yorkshire Police under crime
reference number: 12190116233.

Vehicle Information
1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet, Grand Prix White, Right Hand Drive.
Vehicle Registration No.: D21 AMO
Engine Size: 3299CC
Chassis No.: WP0ZZZ93ZHS020071
Engine No.: 67H00513

All tips may be submitted anonymously and on a confidential basis.

Please DM.

_________________
Get a Porsche Car Insurance Quote


FOLLOW 911UK ON TWITTER
 



1987_porsche_911_turbo_171.png
 Description:
 Filesize:  965.06 KB
 Viewed:  3507 Time(s)

1987_porsche_911_turbo_171.png


  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
   
darkhorse
Monza


Joined: 24 Feb 2019
Posts: 211
Location: under the car


PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The plot thickens...

Hard to make out from the details if it was theft of the car when nobody was at the premises ... or was it taken with 8 other cars as payment for a debt when the ex director was present?

And if it was taken with suitable documentation by bailiffs and a court order, then how can it be reported as stolen by the SOR owner?

Alternatively if it was taken by force with none of the above in place that would effectively seem to be robbery, and even North Yorkshires turgid police force might put their muffins and tea's down to 'have a look see'.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Dicker
Newbie


Joined: 17 Apr 2019
Posts: 36



PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: STOLEN 930 Reply with quote

911UK wrote:
JonTT, I think the administrator lost interest when they found out the company had been completely stripped of all assets.

but to add some extra spice to this saga, there was a recent post asking for the info in the whereabouts of the 1987 930 Turbo Cab that was up for sale at £105k a few months ago that had 'disappeared'...

It turns out a major HNW Insurance Company had actually paid out on a car after the owner who had the car up at Gmund on SOR had it allegedly stolen. This supposedly happened on 12 June 2019 from Gmund Cars Ltd according to Andrew Mearns based on someone suspect (cue the irony) taking '9' cars for a payment of debt they were owed from him/Gmund.

Since the Insurer has a policy of pay their HNW clients 1st and ask questions later they have 'assumed' title of the car and have been trying to recover this vehicle, as their own.

Not convinced they have legal title but no doubt they will claim this as part of the Gmund Fraud, but if that's the case then the money paid to 'dpc' from the sale of Pagoda1966's car should be paid from dpc to Pagoda1966.

Maybe the other 8 missing cars should have been reported as stolen and paid out on.

At the end of the day Andrew Mearns can add insurance fraud to his record.

Also to note the number of victims have increased as not everyone was accounted for during the Administrator phase !

Tim@ wrote:
On 12 June 2019, A 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet was stolen from Gmund Cars Ltd, Unit 14, Nidd Valley Business Park, Lingerfield, Knaresborough, HG5 9J. The vehicle has not yet been recovered. The theft has been reported to the North Yorkshire Police under crime
reference number: 12190116233.

Vehicle Information
1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet, Grand Prix White, Right Hand Drive.
Vehicle Registration No.: D21 AMO
Engine Size: 3299CC
Chassis No.: WP0ZZZ93ZHS020071
Engine No.: 67H00513

All tips may be submitted anonymously and on a confidential basis.

Please DM.


I would not underestimate the legal resources available to a big insurance firm; this could be a whole new world of pain. They are likely to be unemotive and unrelenting but their recovery of any monies depends who gets 'first dibs' on any recoverable assets.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
jonttt
Long Beach


Joined: 20 Aug 2012
Posts: 6558
Location: Liverpool


PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As above, it is a whole new ball game if the insurance companies suspect insurance fraud from what I’ve heard they have a zero tolerance policy and put significant resource into pursuing through the criminal courts when significant sums such as this are involved........so I guess that will come down to whether the cars where actually stolen or if it was an insurance fraud carried out by Mearns........this could indeed get a lot more serious Judge
_________________
1997 Porsche 911 993 C4S My Journal
2011 Porsche 987.2 Boxster Black Edition My Journal
Ex 2014 Porsche Boxster GTS My Journal
2017 BMW 740 Msport
2017 RR Evoque Autobiography
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
patpending
Österreich


Joined: 11 Jun 2018
Posts: 926
Location: IoM


PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have little doubt that some people within this sorry debacle could be going to jail for theft, deception or fraud(or a combination thereof).

Splat RedCard
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
FZP
Estoril


Joined: 18 Jan 2015
Posts: 3922
Location: Cheshire


PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's assume that the Mearns Crew are the crooks that they're alleged to be. Should this go through the courts, and found guilty of all and sundry, do you think it would be in bad taste to organise a drive day to the sentencing hearing to watch these cretins get locked away?
I'd be keen as mustard for a drive day. I'm not even joking.
_________________
997.2 Carrera 2S GT Silver/Cocoa.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
spongebob squarepants
Long Beach


Joined: 20 Dec 2009
Posts: 6314
Location: Manchester and Iraq


PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FZP wrote:
Let's assume that the Mearns Crew are the crooks that they're alleged to be. Should this go through the courts, and found guilty of all and sundry, do you think it would be in bad taste to organise a drive day to the sentencing hearing to watch these cretins get locked away?
I'd be keen as mustard for a drive day. I'm not even joking.


Could make a day of it! Add in A tour of the various infamous “Yorkshire” Arfur Daley’s Thumb
_________________
991 C2S PDK - X51 430 Powerkit, Dynamic engine mounts, Carbon GT2 folding buckets, PCCB, PDCC, PSE, Carrera S alloys, Sports design bodykit with ducktail and Alcantara steering wheel. If Carling did a 991S...
“Herman yellow, the last of the naturally aspirated. ”YKIMS"

Simples ‘Yellow Porsche’s are the best’

 
  
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
   
Dicker
Newbie


Joined: 17 Apr 2019
Posts: 36



PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spongebob squarepants wrote:
FZP wrote:
Let's assume that the Mearns Crew are the crooks that they're alleged to be. Should this go through the courts, and found guilty of all and sundry, do you think it would be in bad taste to organise a drive day to the sentencing hearing to watch these cretins get locked away?
I'd be keen as mustard for a drive day. I'm not even joking.


Could make a day of it! Add in A tour of the various infamous “Yorkshire” Arfur Daley’s Thumb


[In June Whitfield voice] “Just the one (day), dear?”
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
mikeluke
Watkins Glen


Joined: 03 Jun 2014
Posts: 2004
Location: Hampshire


PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spongebob squarepants wrote:
FZP wrote:
Let's assume that the Mearns Crew are the crooks that they're alleged to be. Should this go through the courts, and found guilty of all and sundry, do you think it would be in bad taste to organise a drive day to the sentencing hearing to watch these cretins get locked away?
I'd be keen as mustard for a drive day. I'm not even joking.


Could make a day of it! Add in A tour of the various infamous “Yorkshire” Arfur Daley’s Thumb


A day??!!!

You would need a week to go around them all!
_________________
Current:
981 Boxster S PDK
BMW X5 4.0d M Sport
BMW M140i (Mrs L's)
VW Polo Match 1.2 (the lad's)

Former:
996 Turbo S Cabrio Manual
996 Turbo Coupe Tip
968 Cabrio Manual
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Kryton
Nürburgring


Joined: 05 Mar 2005
Posts: 413



PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeluke wrote:
spongebob squarepants wrote:
FZP wrote:
Let's assume that the Mearns Crew are the crooks that they're alleged to be. Should this go through the courts, and found guilty of all and sundry, do you think it would be in bad taste to organise a drive day to the sentencing hearing to watch these cretins get locked away?
I'd be keen as mustard for a drive day. I'm not even joking.


Could make a day of it! Add in A tour of the various infamous “Yorkshire” Arfur Daley’s Thumb


A day??!!!

You would need a week to go around them all!


Floor true
_________________
Porsche fan
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
jonttt
Long Beach


Joined: 20 Aug 2012
Posts: 6558
Location: Liverpool


PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m up for a tour of Yorkshire dodgy dealers next year Cool
_________________
1997 Porsche 911 993 C4S My Journal
2011 Porsche 987.2 Boxster Black Edition My Journal
Ex 2014 Porsche Boxster GTS My Journal
2017 BMW 740 Msport
2017 RR Evoque Autobiography
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Johnd52
Montreal


Joined: 06 Oct 2014
Posts: 620
Location: North Yorkshire

2011 Porsche Cayman 987

PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothin to see here.....if they are all locked up.
_________________
2015 Cayman GTS. No more PDK but still red.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
dinga
Newbie


Joined: 28 Jan 2017
Posts: 1



PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:32 pm    Post subject: PCGB closing ranks Reply with quote

easternjets wrote:
In my experience of PCGB they are a business that is focused on bringing in and keeping as many members as possible.

I had a torrid time with our local region, R3 and when I turned to PCGB they closed ranks immediately to protect the regional organisers. To say that the 'managers' behaviour at PCGB was abhorrent is an understatement and it didn't just happen to me it happened to nearly a dozen other members who like me have all left PCGB.

We all realised early on that PCGB is a business and is not interested in individual grievances. In a meeting with a manager at PCGB, who knew I was an active member of 911uk.com, I was told 'why don't you run along and play with your friends at 911uk, the Porsche club is no place for you and your friends'!

As Graucho Marx said when resigning from the Friars club: 'I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member'
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
easternjets
Watkins Glen


Joined: 29 Apr 2016
Posts: 2182
Location: Darlington


PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a bit odd!!

A member since 2017 makes only 1 post and it's to regurgitate a post I made 2 months ago with no explanation!

Must be an R 3 member!
_________________
997 Turbo Gen 2
997 Turbo Tiptronic S
Porsche 968 Coupe 1992
Porsche 928 S4
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera 1985
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
911UK
Porsche Community
Porsche Community


Joined: 15 May 2002
Posts: 10324
Location: 911UK

1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

easternjets wrote:
This is a bit odd!!

A member since 2017 makes only 1 post and it's to regurgitate a post I made 2 months ago with no explanation!

Must be an R 3 member!


I would agree on all accounts.
_________________
Get a Porsche Car Insurance Quote


FOLLOW 911UK ON TWITTER
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
   
jonttt
Long Beach


Joined: 20 Aug 2012
Posts: 6558
Location: Liverpool


PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

easternjets wrote:
This is a bit odd!!

A member since 2017 makes only 1 post and it's to regurgitate a post I made 2 months ago with no explanation!

Must be an R 3 member!


I thought it was your “other” account Grin
_________________
1997 Porsche 911 993 C4S My Journal
2011 Porsche 987.2 Boxster Black Edition My Journal
Ex 2014 Porsche Boxster GTS My Journal
2017 BMW 740 Msport
2017 RR Evoque Autobiography
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   All times are GMT - 12 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... , 34, 35, 36  Next
Page 35 of 36

 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum