Exactly. You confirmed it with someone at the company. You didn't go to an online forum and ask what the general the consensus was with people that wouldn't have a clue. Being a distributor(any distributor, not specifically you), I wouldn't expect a person to know much of anything about the goings-on at a company. Distributors aren't part of the company technically. Why would they be 'in the know'?GARY C wrote: ↑Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:32 amThats assuming that they would actually tell you or that the person you would talk to actually knows if a change had been made.midnightbluS10 wrote: ↑Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:46 pmContact them and ask. That's the only way you'll get facts. Otherwise it's speculation and rumor and that's it. I've done it with plenty of companies. Last one was Callies. Somebody claimed they had been sold and were making stuff overseas now or some bs.
Nope. Still owned by the founder with no plans of selling to anyone at anytime. Yet there are multiple people who thought for whatever reason, maybe somebody busted their crank and got mad and was talkin shit, that Callies had been sold and was making inferior products. IMO, that's the most likely possibility. But instead of finding out the truth, they got inline and spread it around to others.
Call em. Email em. Find em on social media. Most times, they'll answer your questions. At least they do for me.
How many people know the VP racing fuel was bought out be a big corporation? As a long time distributor I only found out from the driver that delivers my fuel, then confirmed it with my sales rep.
It was probably a year or so before this was even mentioned and few know or will admit to any product changes they may have taken place.
That may be your single experience. As I posted, I've heard multiple rumors about multiple companies. Every time I've asked one about whatever was being said, I received a reply that matched exactly what I saw happen after that. They said 'no sale' and the company didn't sell. I asked another place about where their blocks were manufactured after everybody was convinced they were made in China. Turns out, their engines shared the same core box with a well known, American made engine block whose name I can't recall at the moment. Why do you think I suggested contacting the companies? It wasn't because no one would talk to me or tell me the asmwer to my question.
I didn't just make that stuff up.