• Dec 22, 2007

The effects of the recent collapse of Unique Performance continue to grow, and this time it's the employees who claim they are owed thousands of dollars in unpaid wages. According to CBS 11 News in Dallas, many of the employees were asked to stay on to complete several Foose Stallions that needed to be finished even after the company was raided by police on November 1. Foose, as well as Shelby have since severed official ties with Unique. The employees have yet to be paid for the work, and are owed more than $40,000 in back pay. Mike Luzader, former program manager for Unique Performance, claims that the funds simply need to be cleared and that the wages will be paid on December 26th. We wouldn't hold our breath.

Perhaps the most interesting part of the story is why employees stayed on despite the obvious signs that the end was near. Many of the workers cited their passion and loyalty for the cars, as well as how personal they took their jobs. While we love to see this passion in the automotive industry, it's also sad to see it taken advantage of. We hope for a positive resolution for all involved and will continue to track the story's progress.

[Source: CBS 11 News]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I went to school with with Mr. Hasty and even then he'd steal the Penny's out of a dead man's eye's ! Grand Prairie High School is Real proud of you doug .... yeah right , reap what tou sow !
      • 7 Years Ago
      I work for a staffing firm that actually staffed some of the office workers at Unique Performance. I've visited the shop numerous times to deliver both checks and invoices. They NEVER paid their invoices on time, telling our managers that they were having "cashflow" issues. I never guessed they were so shady. It's a sad story. Countless people were screwed out of their money.
      • 7 Years Ago
      what a sad sad situation because of the absolute disgusting idiocy of a few greedy bastards.

      I feel really bad for these talented guys at Unique because the Dallas market doesn't have many places for these guys to go, but I'm sure they will all find their way.

      What is the worst about this whole situation is that big names like Foose or Shelby will probably never take another risk on an outside source like Unique again... these two legendary brands have been tainted.

        • 7 Years Ago
        you can easily go broke when you sell customers cars with bad titles and advertise them as restored originals and sell customers 200k cars that end up being worth virtually nothing, i'd say your business is in big trouble then
        • 7 Years Ago
        I don't know anything about this story but it seems incredible that you could go broke selling people $200k Mustangs.