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      06-19-2009, 05:09 AM   #1
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Speed Religion

Hi Everyone,

I have decided to close Speed Religion and concentrate on the racing aspects that we are involved in with immediate effect.

Speed Religion has encountered numerous difficulties recently and when this lead to our customer service levels dropping, we lost a major key part of our business ethos.

I started Speed Religion to offer some of my knowledge and technical experience back to the BMW community and as businesses grow, they also change. Speed Religion changed from the online discounted parts supply service it was started as and our premises and fitting centre became the main focus. The time came when this consumed a greater amount of time for not enough reward and when this was coupled with our major web issues with still not having our website live - 12 months late and premises problems recently; I finally decided to close the business.

I would like to say a very warm 'Thank You' to all that dealt with us and wish you all the best in the future.


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      06-19-2009, 05:13 AM   #2
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      06-19-2009, 05:14 AM   #3
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      06-19-2009, 06:30 AM   #4
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On behalf of the forum, I would like to publicly thank you for your efforts and support to our community. It is a shame that you feel you are unable to continue with Speed Religion under its original auspices, but as we discussed on the telephone the wider picture in terms of a viable business is always of paramount concern.

I wish you all the best in your racing ventures, and trust that despite there not being Speed Religion, you maintain your presence on the forum as a valued member of our community


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      06-19-2009, 07:04 AM   #5
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Ant, sorry to hear you've decided to all it a day, but completely understand and wish you luck with the future. I'll give you a buzz as you've got my old tyres still in your garage

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      06-19-2009, 08:13 AM   #6
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Wow.

Some of the deals you offered such as on the performance braking setup, I hope can still be available from time to time? As they were excellent deals.

Good luck with your next venture Ant
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      06-19-2009, 08:27 AM   #7
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Wow.

Some of the deals you offered such as on the performance braking setup, I hope can still be available from time to time? As they were excellent deals.

Good luck with your next venture Ant
I am sorry to hear about your 'loss' Ant. One thing I guess many of us should be a little ashamed of is that we all kinda 'ribbed' SR over the past few months in various threads and then when you now realise there was a person behind it all, its harsh.

Course, if he still has a racing team, I dont feel too sorry for the bstard haha!!!!

Oddly enough, I would be in for the Brakes...

Do we feel another underground group buy coming on?

You wanna run this one MEGA hehe...

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      06-19-2009, 08:28 AM   #8
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I'm really sad to hear Ant has decided to close Speed Religion but would echo everyones thoughts and wish him every success in the future, excellent service and excellent service whilst trading.
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      06-19-2009, 09:00 AM   #9
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Do we feel another underground group buy coming on?



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LOL. I don't have a grand to drop and won't till atleast October as things stand But if your still interested by then ...
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      06-19-2009, 09:29 AM   #10
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Really sorry to hear that. Guess i will have to start looking elsewhere to have the 335 exhasut conversion done.
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      06-19-2009, 09:43 AM   #11
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Somehow this news doesnt surprise me - it has been on the cards for a while now. That said i personally wish Ant all the very best in the next business venture.
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Ant,

was great meeting you last year and enjoyed having a beer and talking cars with you. Your wife is lovely and i hope the babe is fine also

Good luck for the future!
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Best of luck, Ant, in your future endeavours. Sorry to hear you're closing but you need to do what's best from your viewpoint. Drop us a line every now and then with updates.
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Too late for a Closing Down Sale?

Edit: Guess so, the website's vanished.
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      06-19-2009, 03:27 PM   #15
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Like everyone has said, sorry that SR is is closing it's doors. All the best
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      06-19-2009, 03:38 PM   #16
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Hey Ant - really sorry about the business and best of luck in the future endeavours.
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Sorry to hear the Ant, There obviously is a market out there.

Sounds like you need someone to back a separate commercial part to the business that can take your product development and deal with the supply and fitting, you never know we may see a pheonix

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