• Nov 12, 2007

Foose Design and the man for which the company is named, Chip Foose, announced last Friday that it is severing all ties with Unique Performance. The Dallas-based company had agreements with Foose to produce the Foose Mustang Stallion (pictured), Foose Camaro, Foose Challenger and Foose Motorcycle, as well as handle the sales and marketing for the Hemisfear. The break up comes after Shelby ended its relationship with the Unique last month, and a police raided Unique's facility last week for suspected title washing. Foose Design wants to let its customers know that it now has no affiliation whatsoever with Unique Performance, and that Unique does not have any rights to anything regarding Foose for any project. Follow the jump for the official press release from Foose Design.

[Source: Foose Design]

PRESS RELEASE:

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2007) - Foose Design announced today that effective immediately it has terminated all licensing and all business activities with Texas-based Unique Performance, Unique Performance Concepts and related companies. This termination includes the limited production of all vehicles formerly licensed to Unique including but not limited to, the Foose Mustang Stallion, Foose Camaro, Foose Challenger, Foose Motorcycle and the sales and marketing of the "Hemisfear", also known as the "Foose Coupe", manufactured by Metalcrafters. Foose Design has clearly stated that it no longer has any affiliation with Unique, and encourages customers to understand that Unique no longer has any rights to Foose intellectual property, the Foose name, image, likeness, logos or designs regarding any project.

Chip Foose, the winner of an unrivaled three "Ridler" Awards, and the Foose Design team have worked for more than eight months to resolve issues relative to Unique's problems but ultimately found it necessary to sever their relationship with Unique Performance.

Foose Design does not manufacture production vehicles rather it specializes in designing and fabricating custom built, one-of-a-kind custom cars. Foose Design created the concept for a prototype vehicle to be built under its license to Unique.

Chip Foose builds a special bond with every Foose vehicle owner and it causes him great stress to see this situation occur. Chip has worked tirelessly through the years to build his company, brand and image, which it works diligently to protect, both for itself and Chip's collectors and fans.

Foose Design is working with its legal staff to consider possible action against Unique Performance.



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Shelby through Shelby Licensing, took money from UP for Shelby's name
      to be on those cars to be in the registery. The money trail goes back
      to Shelby.

      They all lied.

      In Shelby's press release and in Foose's press release, they said they had been working for months to get UP to get the cars out.

      Looks like Shelby and Foose knew all along UP was in trouble and they did nothing months ago. No warnings.

      I bet Shelby and Foose got their cut.
      • 7 Years Ago
      More modd'd Mustangs...soon we'll have the "my little pony" edition or the "rainbow bright". The latter just to diss the born-again american family association types.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Frank143 where did you find the Bankruptcy? Please reply or help. Or how did you find this information.
        • 7 Years Ago
        GN60,

        I can't say just now, but if you look deep into the North Dallas Bankrupt files, it should be there, or on its way.

        I know its bad news for all of those UP people who bought these cars, but its the truth. All if those actors have all confirmed the bankruptcy.

        Note, for all of the men and woman who have bought the cars from UP, remember the reason why, the name SHELBY. No other reason. Make sure that if any of you are going to bring suit, name all of them in it.

        Doug Hasty, Kerry Keating, Bobby Sign, and Carrol Shelby Lic.

        Just some thoughts for now..
        Keep up the fight.

        Ciao..
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is this the same Unique as in "Unique Whips" on Speed Vision?
        • 7 Years Ago
        No not evenly remotely related.
      Usa=CeoCons
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ouch ! ? Ive never met chip foose. But i would bet he had ZERO to do with this. Theres no way, i can believe that talent would do this. As a kid i was homeless & i didnt steal. My upgrade in living was a pinto station wagon. Ive had many jobs in homes, { they were out of state etc} i didnt rifle thru their belongings, steal their antiquities, art work, etc etc. Theyre are only a few people ive seen on tv, that i have an immediate sense of trust for. Chip foose is one of them. I hope im not wrong again, like i was with lance armstrong.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This just in, Unique Performance is Dead, not Unique Motorcars. This is the parent company that owns it all.

      The UP company is going chapter 7 (liquidation of all assets).

      But for some reason, Unique Motor cars is still alive.

      All I know is that all of the people of the CSL/UP mess need to get on one page.

      Call your local FBI, and sign a complaint against all of the actors in Texas, & in Cali.

      Who you might ask are the actors? Well I will share that with you.
      1.Doug Hasty
      2.Kerry Keating
      3.Bobby Sign
      4.Jerry Jones
      5.Carrol Shelby lic.

      I know that the FEDS is as serious as is gets, but come on people, its 150k to 250k. If that's not enough to get your goat, then what is?

      Ok, enough talk for now. Talk all to you soon.

      Ciao..

      Frank.
      • 7 Years Ago
      When it rains, It pours... Unique Performance down for the count....

        • 7 Years Ago
        I just heard that UP has filed for bankruptcy!! All the docs will be for all to see on Tues or Wed of this week..

        Go to the Texas courts, and just search.