ust picked up the latest copy of Makes and Models magazine, June 2005 vol 6 issue 8. There's an article on page 66 by Brittany Jackson featuring the Ronaele body kit that seems a bit off. I'm not up on my legal skills but some of you may be and please correct me as you see fit if I am wrong. I'm not quite sure what the word is that I'm looking for, is it false advertisement, libel, or something else when you claim a famous person or company built your product. Bold print by me for emphasis.
These are direct quotes from the magazine and I have made my best attempt to credit the author and publication.
"Since the original 1967 "Eleanor" style Shelby GT500 is so rare and elusive to find now, Ford had an epiphany. They decided that their new project is going to be to recreate the classic 1967 Shelby GT500 and make it available to the public in the near future. Ford used the exact car from the movie, and mirrored the new, first ever, Ronaele Mustang after it so much, that's where it got its name... Ronaele spelled backwards is Eleanor, and is printed on the side of every vehicle produced."
"Yes, there will only be a select number of Original Ronaele 480HP's made. Ford has a specific reason for this."
"Not only will you be able to purchase your very own Ronaele, but Ford has made the option available to custom make your vehicle."
"This all-inclusive package can be yours for the price of $74, 950.00"
"There isn't anything on this vehicle that Ford did not include."
So, most of us know that Ronaele's "kit" was manufactured by Kaenen (sp?), the same folks that made Blow-By Racing's first. My question is how can they make statements about Ford like that? Kind of like saying my wife had your kid. I tried searching, but forgot that most of the posts had been deleted, anyway some of you might remember reading the original posts about Ronaele and they sound identical to the magazine article. Also, just noticed that the magazine's corporate offices are in Tampa, same place as Ronaele (Palm Harbor), not making any inferences, just funny I guess.
I think that dose of $.02 added up to $2.50.