• Feb 23rd 2010 at 4:31PM
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This business with Uwe Gemballa just keeps getting sketchier and sketchier with each passing day. And by business, we mean business.

The founder and namesake of the Porsche tuning outfit was reported missing a couple of weeks ago upon a trip to South Africa. Initially the news was taken at face value, but then more reports began pouring in, indicating that the German authorities had raided the Gemballa headquarters and seized all the vehicles therein. Speculation ensued that Uwe's "disappearance" might not have been quite so accidental.

As the plot thickens, the latest reports suggest – verified by public records – that Uwe Gemballa opened a second company, with his 79-year-old mother as the sole stockholder, and had his wife (to whom he granted power of attorney) register the existing company for bankruptcy. And the kicker? The last time Uwe updated the company records was on February 5, only days before he vanished to Africa. Cue the "Unsolved Mysteries" theme song.

[Source: Cars UK]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      [Uwe] If you only knew the power of the Hennessey Side
      • 5 Years Ago
      Some rumors that may in fact be wrong, say that he staged this to duck German officials.

      Others say that he was taken hostage, and is being held for a 1M Euro ransom in Johannesburg, and his wife is now acting in command.

      It would be good to hear what is actually the truth so far.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That theme music freaked me out when I was little...and it still does today. But, it's so awesome. Now it's stuck in my head.

      And I mean the real one with Robert Stack, not the lame reboot with Dennis Farnia.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Unfortunately, the only theme music that popped into my head was the theme from X-files. While incorrect, it is fitting with the picture for this article.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh snap, son.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "He" is alive and well, playing tennis.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe he'll be the new Hennessey.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Screw this guy. There was all this outpouring of support and concern after we had first heard of this... and he's really just scamming everyone.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sounds like Uwe may be wearing a pair of cement boots at the bottom of the Indian Ocean right now.
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