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  1. Bugatti Fan's Avatar Established Member
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    Hi Guys........Anybody know if Stephen Pombo is still operating? No replies to any emails I have sent although his website is sti!!.operating and my emails are not getting rejected. He bought out all the plans service from Gerald Wingrove in order to keep the service going after Gerald retired. I understand that he sent plans to some buyers then suddenly stopped for no apparent reason, and since then cannot be contacted. Anyone know of his whereabouts, or if he has sold the plans service on?
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    Hi Bugatti fan.
    Yes ! Stephen Pombo has almost evaporated right after he bought Geralds plans and masterpatterns etc. My guess is he still has the copyrigt though.
    I was in contact with Stephen and after I told him I made masterpatterns for Alfa Romeo 2300 and 2900 myself and after advice from Gerald made my own plans wich is not that difficult he seemed surprised and asked me to send him pictures ... After that I never heard from him again and Pomboworks has changed / disappeared .
    If its his choice to ceep all the goods in his drawer its his right to do so. I learned then he was an inventer and had several patents so maybe the project is of no interest for him anymore. At that time there were a lot of Starwars models and other stuff he built on the internet.
    It could just be he chose not to go further with the Wincol services as he has other projects .
    I agree its a shame though .
    After that Gerald always directed people to the Blueprints on the internet and a lot of portfolio is available on the internet too.
    In his Books is several plans and I even found factory drawings of AlfaRomeo one time. Simon More’s books has plans in them and the best portfolios available .
    This is only AlfaRomeo I know but we can do without Stephen Pombo
    Jens Andersen
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    Hi Jens, thank you for the further information about Stephen Pombo. Do you happen to have a postal address for him. I know of a couple of publishers here in the UK who run plans services and may be interested in buying the plans service back from him and running it as intended. From what I heard from another source, Pombo had a nervous bteakdown some time ago, that may explain his site being dormant for ages.
    Kind regards Noel Smith
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    I will try look for it but I changed my computer since then :(
    I think it was still Wincol at that time . Spombo@ is my best bet today.
    Its a splendid idea to buy them back and I thought of too but could not find him again .
    He had an agreement not to use them as a moneymachine . They should be available for hobbyist and because af that Gerald was reluctant to talk about it or to give out his emailadresse . In fact he felt cheated somehow :( .. sad story .
    Aparently Stephen had partners who might know of his situation. I did understand some of his patents was for a “smart” headset .
    I found information about a Boba Fett helmet with that gadget installed Stephen aparently “invented”
    That would be sad if he sits in a mental institution not knowing of the treasure be bought back then .
    Could it just be the SPombo who made the Vortex car ?? I think so .
    To help out I emaled Vortex and 3 Wheelers to see if he is there !
    English is not my everyday language I hope a small wrongspell or misplaced word is in order ;)
    Where there is a will there is a Way
    Jens Andersen
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