Jan 30, 2007
A couple of weeks late, the curious Firepower organisation came good with its promise to Crikey of providing the independent documents that purportedly show its fantastic pills and potions greatly increase mileage and reduce exhaust emissions. Well, not really.
Jan 25, 2007
Another week nearly gone by and still no sign of the promised proof from Firepower that their magic pills and potions work, but chairman Tim Johnston does seem to have something for believing shareholders: a night at the basketball.
Jan 22, 2007
Eleven days ago, Firepower CEO John Finnin promised a stack of reputable test results would be delivered to us last week proving Tim Johnston’s magic pills really do the unbelievable things they claim, writes Michael Pascoe. Let’s just say we weren’t surprised that they didn’t turn up.
Jan 16, 2007
Gerard Ryle is proving in the SMH that there are plenty of angles yet to pursue in the Firepower story while the rest of the media ignores it. Today he adds another colourful business connection, this time not West Australian, not Russian, but Romanian.
Jan 15, 2007
If ever there was a story that shows the world would be gobbling up Firepower products if they really worked, it’s this one: Europe’s Environment Commission is looking to bring in a car emissions standard so tough it could wipe out Europe’s manufacturers.
Jan 12, 2007
There were more hard-to-believe moments in yesterday’s Firepower media conference than the assembled hacks had space to report this morning – but there’s also a story in the missing stories in some media.
Jan 11, 2007
Firepower is only the latest in a long line of outfits that claim to do incredible things to improve fuel economy but never prove it.
Jan 10, 2007
Where’s the money really coming from for Firepower's Tim Johnston to splash many millions around on sports sponsorships? And what sort of interest might the ACCC be conducting into Firepower’s fuel additive claims and ASIC into Firepower’s corporate structure and fund raising?
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