Fwd: Sad Demise of Carver
- Cross-posted from the TTW list.
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> 1a.Hopefully ATLC Will Flourish Later On ! Re: Carver Files For
> BankrupPosted by: "Mitch Casto" mitchcasto@...
> birdaaaaaaaaThu Jun 25, 2009 6:22 am (PDT)
> Hi everyone,
> It's sad news that Carver Europe has gone bankrupt, but car
> manufacturing was never their real aim. What they wanted to do was
> license their tilting system, "Dynamic Vehicle Control" to
> established vehicle manufacturers. Just think if Porsche, Lotus,
> BMW, or Ferrari had had the guts to give it a shot instead of using
> refined 75 year old technology derived from a subconscious
> slavishness to a horse cart technology. The car companies have in
> essence been improving the horse carriage bit by bit over the past
> century and ultimately found that the only way to improve road
> holding is to increase the width and reduce the suspension range
> until it is hard as a rock just enough not to crack the chassis
> (Formula One).
> But, there is hope because ATLC ( Advanced Technology Licensing
> Company ) still exists.
> And that is the real Carver, Phiaro, and VentureOne
> Carver Engineering Dynamic Vehicle Control
> Venture One
> Harry Kroonen, Chris Van Den Brink and many others the were among
> the founding members ( first 5-10 ) of our Tilting group. Harry
> Kroonen ( coinventor with Chris ) with his extraordinary English
> skills as well as his amazing ability to make complex mechanics and
> dynamics seem simple, gave us quite a boost from the beginning
> around 1997. ( They'd made it onto CNN TV News and it was called
> the TriCone.)
> One complaint that people commonly make about the Carver reflects a
> general stupidity among the public. They say that it costs too
> much. They'd never say this about a hand built exotic car, in fact
> that adds to the panache of a Ferrari, Porsche, or Lamborghini.
> But, after having driven all those, Jeremy Clarkson on the BBC Top
> Gear car program and who has a reputation as a very harsh vehicle
> critic said: "I have to say, absolutely hand on heart, that I've
> never had so much fun in a car, really and truthfully, and I don't
> think I'd ever tire of it." He didn't say that about the cars he
> drove that cost 2X, 4X or more. So, why isn't worth that much Joe
> Public ? Do you base vehicle worth on the number of cylinders or
> the peak horsepower or the top speed ( you will Never reach 75
> percent of it's top speed for 4 seconds in the lifespan of a
> supercar). Maybe you're too much based in silly fantasy and as for
> your latent communism regarding price - scrap your car, buy a
> discount bicycle and give away 80 percent of your monthly income to
> the 3rd World.
> Vehicle Collectors would be smart to buy up what Carvers they can
> find for sale and investors would show a real progressive streak
> investing in ATLC instead of EXXON and WalMart.
> Keep Leaning the Right Way ATLC !
> -Mitch Casto
> ps the news article is translated to English below
> ARTICLE translated by Google Language Tools from Dutch to
> Wednesday, June 24, 2009
> Manufacturer of tricycle Carver bankrupt
> By DEBORAH Jongejan
> Carver Europe, the' s-Gravendeel company behind the tilting three-
> wheeled sports cars, is bankrupt.
> PHOTO Joep VAN DER PAL / ROEL DIJKSTRA
> A beautiful Dutch product by the current crisis does not exist
> anymore,''says director Wim Verheul.
> The new type of vehicle, a cross between a motorcycle and a car,
> got worldwide fame thanks to include the TV show Top Gear.
> Too few people wanted the ingenious sports car to buy 50,000 euros,
> says Director Verheul. We had about 300 vehicles sold per years,
> but in two years we have only 200 were purchased.''
> When a major sales deal in May because of the economic crisis was
> postponed, was on the cake.
> For designer Chris van den Brink and his family, which many have
> invested in the company, bankruptcy is a hard shot. The Carver is a
> supergaaf product, so it is very unpleasant that we are not this
> difficult time drawing. We have had times that the production was
> too slow for the question and then turn suddenly to the other side.''
> Nine workers get their jobs lost. At Carver affiliates still exist.
> END Of Article