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Just incase anyone wants to follow Charlie and Myself on the rally here is a short intro video with links to You tube and facebook.

We will be uploading video each day for your enjoyment.

We have 4 fixed point cameras in the car and 2 "roaming" for some weird shots!

Should be rather interesting!

 

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So what's the story with this? Getting some very bad press on FB.
 

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So what's the story with this? Getting some very bad press on FB.
Guy running it is a freakin con artist.

None of the promised stuff happened.

No top gear track.
No nurburgring laps unless you paid extra.
Hotels supposed to all be 4 or 5 star, some unrated.
All top dj,s never at parties.
No security for cars as promised.
No mechanics on rally as promised.

We went off rally on day 3 after the nurburgring fiasco.
Rejoined for last four days now wish we had not in some respects!

In the end the rally participants started calling it the peoples rally as we made it work not the dick head "running it"!
The old blitz spirit kicked in.
 

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Very sorry to hear that mate. I did another rally last month and was a gamble as I didn't know what I was getting, but thankfully I had a little more luck.
 

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The spec on the site is a little different now it's passed for the previous event

***8226; Only one package for all giving you value for money
***8226; All hotels on the rally (including breakfast) included in the price
***8226; Travel via Euro tunnel included
***8226; FREE entry to all PureRally parties
***8226; FREE entry for track event
***8226; Pre-rally party at Spearmint Rhino
***8226; Winner***8217;s and pool party at Ocean Club Marbella
***8226; FREE Goodie bag
***8226; Member of staff on call 24 hours in case you need us
***8226; 24 hour FREE legal support from our legal sponsors to help deal with any speeding issues that may happen
***8226; Great last day pool party
***8226; FREE tee shirt for each team member
***8226; FREE stickers for your car
***8226; The experience of your life not to be missed!
 

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The spec on the site is a little different now it's passed for the previous event

***8226; Only one package for all giving you value for money
***8226; All hotels on the rally (including breakfast) included in the price
***8226; Travel via Euro tunnel included
***8226; FREE entry to all PureRally parties
***8226; FREE entry for track event
***8226; Pre-rally party at Spearmint Rhino
***8226; Winner***8217;s and pool party at Ocean Club Marbella
***8226; FREE Goodie bag
***8226; Member of staff on call 24 hours in case you need us
***8226; 24 hour FREE legal support from our legal sponsors to help deal with any speeding issues that may happen
***8226; Great last day pool party
***8226; FREE tee shirt for each team member
***8226; FREE stickers for your car
***8226; The experience of your life not to be missed!
Yep noticed that yesterday! Unfortunately for him there are copies of what was originally offered on sites he can not change!

Even his Facebook page is changing as he removes negative posts from the guys on the rally!

Almost changes as much as his terms and conditions which are nothing like what we signed up to before paying for the rally!

Have my lawyers on them at the moment as they contravene fair contract legislation as they are heavily biased in his favour up to the point that he will not give a refund under any circumstances and you can not go after the company or him for non-performance!

We had the situation that we either pay up more money or the rally would be postponed or you would get shifted to the next rally, no option for refund! Same with terms and conditions, any changes even if you didn't like them were arbitrary!
 

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Yep noticed that yesterday! Unfortunately for him there are copies of what was originally offered on sites he can not change!

Even his Facebook page is changing as he removes negative posts from the guys on the rally!

Almost changes as much as his terms and conditions which are nothing like what we signed up to before paying for the rally!

Have my lawyers on them at the moment as they contravene fair contract legislation as they are heavily biased in his favour up to the point that he will not give a refund under any circumstances and you can not go after the company or him for non-performance!

We had the situation that we either pay up more money or the rally would be postponed or you would get shifted to the next rally, no option for refund! Same with terms and conditions, any changes even if you didn't like them were arbitrary!
Were you coerced into this contact in some way or were those terms always available for you to review before you selected this?
 

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Were you coerced into this contact in some way or were those terms always available for you to review before you selected this?
I'm referring to cancellation and date change not the none delivery of service within the scope of the agreement.
 

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Were you coerced into this contact in some way or were those terms always available for you to review before you selected this?
He has a clause in the terms and conditions that reads!

22. Terms and condition changes.

The organiser has the right to modify these terms and conditions regulary subject to informing individuals of the modifications. You shall be considered to have approved the changed terms and conditions by taking part in this event!

Which is great but if you don't approve there is no way you can get out of the event without loosing all your money thanks to this little clause!

15. Refunds

No refunds of any kind including the entry fee will be made under any circumstances!

Classic damned if you do damned if you don't!
 

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Was reading some of the day by day blogs and could see the wheels were falling off. It was the chap from The Sun Newspapers blog and seems little bias but some bits still made me chuckle.

Back at the hotel, complaints are coming in to Oliver from some disgruntled customers.

A meeting’s called before evening dinner as a chance to explain what has been a painful day. It’ll be the first time since leaving for London that everyone is together.

To his credit, the LA paparazzi-turned-Rally-founder holds his hands up and apologises for the lack of organisation.

After all this is his first foray into the world of motoring, and there are bound to be teething problems with a trip of this size.

He fields awkward questions. Mostly about Pure Rally being different from advertised.

Complaints range from the lack of glamour girls (there’s only two, not the supposed seven), the missing Top Gear track day, and the advertised free laps of the Nurburgring earlier today.

Not every customer is unhappy however. Tristan Hartley, is on his first rally and is determined to enjoy it.

“Things have been cancelled and changed which is disappointing but I think the price was far too cheap to begin with.” He tells me.

“We’re having a good time regardless. It’s the first time he’s done something like this so there are bound to be some issues”.
At a food stop (Burger King, if you’re wondering), I ask the guys what they think of their Pure Rally experience. They all agree that it’s not what they were expecting and say they’d be having more fun if the Spearmint Rhino girls were on the Rally – as previously advertised.

So much so, that they decide to make some enquiries to the Gentleman’s Club themselves, to see if they can have some of the models they met on a Pure Rally photo shoot, flown out to join the party.

Not only are they organising their own girls, the chaps have now decided to make their own route too – and invite me to join them.

The ‘official’ plan for tomorrow is a ten-hour drive to Barcelona instead of the advertised stop in St Tropez. Feeling that is too long of a journey after today’s mammoth ride, Simon books seven rooms in a Monaco hotel to break the journey up.
Originally the Pure Rally fleet was meant to be off to St Tropez, but late team cancellations mean a loss of funds for booking hotels, so it’s now a long six hundred mile (estimated nine hours) journey straight to Barcelona.
 

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Was reading some of the day by day blogs and could see the wheels were falling off. It was the chap from The Sun Newspapers blog and seems little bias but some bits still made me chuckle.
That doesn't say anything about the sun guy telling the organiser that he works for the sun not Pure rally and he will talk to whoever he wants, after Mel tried to push people his way that would give favourable quotes etc.

The swarve guys stopped doing videos after day 4-5 as they were as pissed off as everyone else.

The videos they made make it look superb!
 

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Neil, you should have done the GTROC Tour, well organised, planning was excellent, great route and hotels. Plenty of wine and an excellent group of Nissan enthusiasts on the trip.
 

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Neil, you should have done the GTROC Tour, well organised, planning was excellent, great route and hotels. Plenty of wine and an excellent group of Nissan enthusiasts on the trip.
Believe me wish I had now Barry.
 

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There's always next year Neil! Not sure the ladies would have liked the Spearmint girls.....
They didn't go!

Neither did any of the superstar DJ's

or the glamour models!

All we had were hotels that were crap for the most part!
 
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