Complaint / review text:
WRAL TV 5 Needs your help!!! They are trying to do a follow up story on Brian Clark and the new crooks on the block James Grosslight and his new company playing the same ole tricks called American Classic Car Restorations. Please read the email I got from them WRAL and give them a call and help put Brian Clark in the slammer I also posted an update on my car.
(This is an update on my car the 1965 Carolina Blue Mustang)
I took the car to some guys that I can put you in touch with with that actually finish cars and they look amazing! They are just finishing up on a 1956 Chevy and it looks stunning! They will only work on your car if they think it is worth restoring and they do not take a wad of cash up front. They do it the right way. My car has been torn back apart and is getting ready to go through the whole process again. The one good thing right now is that I will not have to buy as many new parts because I already had most all the parts needed. I did have to buy some parts again since Brian said he lost them. I doubt that is true. I think he has been selling our parts for some quick cash. I have some people out there watching to see if some special items come up that I know are mine. This has been a hard lesson! If you ever decide to get a car restored please ask around! There are so many cars that just get torn apart and never ever get restored! There are so many crooks out there! Brian Clark and James Grosslight are just a few that I can think of. James Grosslight tries to push you around because he thinks he is some rich wise guy that is better than you. Just read some of Mr. Grosslight's responses on here. The guy is just as bad as Brian Clark! Why else would these two be doing business together and he has Brian Clark on his payroll!
(This is the email I got from WRAL)
Im contacting you because you previously complained to us about Brian Clark and The Classic Chassis.
Im sure most if not all of you are aware that back in April, the business was bought by James Grosslight and renamed American Car Restoration. Http://www.accrestoration.com
For some and possibly all of you, this makes no difference because you have your cars back and will still have to go after Brian for any money you have paid him for work thats not complete.
For those of you whose cars are still there, Id like to know if you have had the new company do any work and what your dealings with them have been so far. Good or bad. Im trying to get an overall feel for how things are going.
Im going to speak with the new owner for his take on things, so I want to have as much info as possible before I do that.
From what I can tell, Brian has not filed bankruptcy yet. He did file in 2009 naming himself and the company, but did not follow the payment conditions, so his case was dismissed about a year ago.
Id like to do a final follow-up on this, so Id appreciate your updates.
Thanks for your help.
Lori Lair, Producer
WRAL 5 On Your Side