Meet The Internet Frauds Who Want To Sell You A Top Gear-Endorsed…

When we were first alerted to the existence of poorly shot, poorly edited YouTube videos made by a replica car manufacturer that featured Tanner Foust and clips from Top Gear, it raised a number of red flags. What was Foust (and Steven Spielberg) doing endorsing this company? Can they really make you a Saleen S7 for… » 3/19/13 2:44pm 3/19/13 2:44pm

Foose Coupes Start Hitting The Road

After years of lusting for the shape he created as a student at Art Center College of Design in 1990, Chip Foose is finally selling his Hemisfear-inspired Foose Coupe to the public. This one is number 4, the second one on sale to Joe Public, and it's just been delivered to a buyer out Californee-way. You may be… » 7/18/08 4:45pm 7/18/08 4:45pm

Unique Performance Assets Going Up For Auction, Again

Though Unique Performance the company may be dead, the drama lives on. At least until Doug Hasty goes to jail, if that's what ends up happening. We mentioned earlier that an auction of Unique Performance equipment netted more than a million dollars, which was unfortunately only enough to cover taxes and not screwed… » 5/12/08 4:20pm 5/12/08 4:20pm

Unique Performance Federal Felony Update

Monday we reported that the feds weren't pursuing Unique Performance in the ongoing Unique Performance drama. We had some guesses for why federal prosecutors might pass on this particular case given the fact that a spokesperson said that federal crimes were obviously committed. Our best guess was that they looked at… » 4/17/08 5:00pm 4/17/08 5:00pm

Unique Performance To Avoid Federal Prosecution, Local Authorities…

An update on the Unique Performance saga, it turns out that the U.S. Attorney's office in Dallas will not be prosecuting Doug Hasty or the company, saying "Even though federal crimes have been committed" they're not going to pursue them. Though they haven't given a reason why, we've got a couple of guesses. The most… » 4/14/08 12:30pm 4/14/08 12:30pm

Unique Performance Auction Nets More Than $1,000,000 Dollars, But…

Because Unique Performance declared bankruptcy and had debts outstanding, what was left in the UP warehouse was auctioned off this weekend. The hope was that, after the $900K went to the government there would be some left over for the 140 individuals with claims (including 40 employees owed back-pay). According… » 3/27/08 8:50pm 3/27/08 8:50pm

Police Submit 25 Felony Charges Against Unique Performance Executives

Another development in the Unique Performance drama, as CBS-11 is reporting that the Farmers Branch PD has finished their investigation and submitted 25 felony charges against Unique Performance to the Dallas County District Attorney. The nature of these charges aren't clear, but they likely have to do with fraud and » 2/27/08 12:45pm 2/27/08 12:45pm

Unique Performance Employees Ask For Owed Wages

Many people have read All The President's Men, which covers the investigation into the Watergate scandal that eventually forced President Nixon to resign. Less people have read Final Days, the sequel, which chronicles the final months of the administration and the eventual decision to step down. But those who have read … » 12/21/07 12:45pm 12/21/07 12:45pm

Unique Performance Ex-Employee Alleges Company Holding Out on Employees

It's not a big surprise to us, but someone claiming to be a former employee of Unique Performance has said that employees that stuck around until the end haven't been paid yet. Given that Unique Performance filed for Bankruptcy, we're saying the odds aren't great that they're going to get what is owed them. Full email… » 12/06/07 4:15pm 12/06/07 4:15pm

NY Times Reports on Unique Performance... Finally

The Gray Lady finally catches on to something we've been reporting for more than two weeks and we learn absolutely nothing new. One thing the author focuses on is that the likelihood that the value of these cars, which was probably not going to increase anyways, could seriously decrease. What we know and what all of… » 11/26/07 7:45am 11/26/07 7:45am

Foose Cuts All Ties With Unique Performance

The ongoing Unique Performance saga continues, with Chip Foose and Foose Design joining Shelby as ex-partners. Not only is the company jumping ship, it's also considering legal action against Unique Performance. No one has gone to jail yet, but property has been seized and it looks like it's heading that way. Calls to… » 11/12/07 11:00am 11/12/07 11:00am

Fast Lane Daily Has A Bit Of A SEMA-ture Ejaculation With Chip Foose


Ashley Van Dyke over at the Lane that's Fast and Daily had a chit-chat today with Chip Foose where she doesn't even ask him what his promotional gameplan for Foosical: The Musical will be. Today's episode also includes a interview of Alex Zanardi by a man who's head is bald like a Gumball, has a last name of Roy and … » 11/02/07 4:45pm 11/02/07 4:45pm

SEMA 2007: Foose Flexes His Ford Muscles, Reveals Customized Ford Flex

Just for SEMA, Ford's let two designers have their way with their new people mover, the Ford Flex. First up is none other than the star of "Foosical: The Musical," Chip Foose. He's put his personal touch on the Flex by dropping Foose Design 22-inch wheels on the feet, and Eibach springs customized for "a lower appearance," … » 10/31/07 11:45am 10/31/07 11:45am

Chip Foose Looking to Build New Duesenberg With Metalcrafters

[UPDATE: It's not a done deal, just a what-if scenario fielded by Mr. Foose in an Automotive News piece] Word from Automotive News is that custom-car impresario Chip Foose could be plotting to revive the Duesenberg name — once synonymous with robber-baron luxury — with SoCal concept-car builder Metalcrafters. The plan… » 7/31/07 11:39am 7/31/07 11:39am