Wallace Performance in Aberdeen ceased trading

Wallace Performance in Aberdeen ceased trading

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8bit

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2,827 posts

105 months

Friday 6th January 2017
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Just read a post from them on Facebook that they have closed down with immediate effect. Sad news, only used them a few times but been to a few rolling road days, always found them very good. Not sure if any of the staff are members here but if so then best of luck in the future.

Chuck328

1,228 posts

117 months

Sunday 8th January 2017
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8bit said:
Just read a post from them on Facebook that they have closed down with immediate effect. Sad news, only used them a few times but been to a few rolling road days, always found them very good. Not sure if any of the staff are members here but if so then best of luck in the future.
Sign of the times perhaps, downturn etc who knows?

Rolling road is one thing, looking after you pride and joy is another. I took my Evo there, was not impressed (AYC pump issues that was fixed properly else where).


Rod200SX

7,077 posts

126 months

Monday 9th January 2017
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Good friend of mine worked there up until a couple weeks ago but I haven't asked him, then their main welder/fab guy was made redundant (Grapevine so don't take it as fact). I think there's been something funny going on by the new owners.

That said, I imagine a lot of trade for a place like that was someone getting a big pay packet and saying "I want this, this and this for my Evo/Subaru/etc etc, go fit it and map it"

can't imagine there are as many people dumping a couple grand at a time with disposable income.

BillyWhizz888

770 posts

103 months

Tuesday 10th January 2017
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Read on another forum russ left and went to ra motorsports in Perth

8bit

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2,827 posts

105 months

Tuesday 10th January 2017
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Russ Paton? He left years ago, he went to HQ in Dalgety Bay. He left there recently to go to RA I think.

Davie

3,075 posts

165 months

Thursday 12th January 2017
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Wallace Performance for me was always the good old days of Gavin and Russ... fitted a phase chip to my Cavalier Turbo back in the day and Russ did a few dyno sessions with it over the years. I always considered him the best in the business for that sort of thing.

martin mrt

3,190 posts

151 months

Friday 13th January 2017
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I remember the Wallace Performance of old when it started with Gavin selling DBA brakes from his bedroom in Kemnay.

It started off initially when he was trying to get a trade deal on a set of wheels for his Cavalier SRi, when the supplier asked who was calling he blurted out Wallace Performance, and so it began.

That would be knocking on the door of 17-18 years ago now, time passes quickly as you age

Davie

3,075 posts

165 months

Saturday 14th January 2017
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martin mrt said:
I remember the Wallace Performance of old when it started with Gavin selling DBA brakes from his bedroom in Kemnay.

It started off initially when he was trying to get a trade deal on a set of wheels for his Cavalier SRi, when the supplier asked who was calling he blurted out Wallace Performance, and so it began.

That would be knocking on the door of 17-18 years ago now, time passes quickly as you age
Ha ha, yes I remember being told that story too... fair play to him!

I got my Cavalier in 2001 so yes, would have been soon after that the chip was fitted... randomly it was fitted by Gav and Russ whilst they were half way through a BBQ at his house "Here, can you hold my beer whilst I get the ECU unplugged"

Scary to think how long ago that was.

gerrith

15 posts

40 months

Sunday 19th February 2017
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That's a shame, used them when I had my B8 S4 and they were a pleasure to deal with. I wonder if there is going to be a replacement Revo dealer up here, haven't heard the best things about other remapping services in the NE.

Renny

201 posts

189 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2017
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MB Garage Services are in Ellon www.mbgsms.co.uk Matt Lawson (ex Wallace Performance) and Brian Rennie are there

They have a Revo dealership too