Streetbeast folks: I'd like a direct answer to my question about the ownership of Fiberfab/Innovative Street Machines/Classic Motor Carriages/Auto Resolutions/StreetBeasts. I understand that such a direct answer may jeopardize your employment with StreetBeasts. Sending in an opts guy or a parts manager is appreciated, but it's probably not the best way to handle this situation. Someone with lots of experience in media or press relations would be the ideal candidate to address this gracefully. In handling the public or the press, just as in building cars, experience counts.
Bashing the Miami New Times, calling your letter to the editor a "retraction letter", and beating around the bush about StreetBeasts's ownership are all blatant red flags to me. It's extremely obvious that you're concealing something, and we're going to research it, document it, publicize it, and hold you accountable for it.
This situation has escalated to the point where I'm now going to contact The Miami New Times reporter, as well as Curt Scott, whose Kit Car Buyer's guide is the publication to which I'm assuming you're referring.
I understand that CMC filed a lawsuit against the consumer activist who contacted your customers (Stuart Rado), and Curt Scott, and members of the North Dakota Attorney General's office. I've seen the docs, and the discrepancy between the official documents and your spin on the situation is yet another red flag for me.
A blood-and-guts forum free-for-all isn't going to ruffle my feathers. Nor is a lawsuit threat. We've already gone up against multi-billion dollar corporations, and made them back down, and publicly parodied their executives
. This isn't our first rodeo, and it's not going to be our last. This is all going to be documented in the wiki, and it's all going to be high-ranked in Google, and it's going to get plenty of attention. If you want some time to get a media relations person to address this, that's fine. You can contact me by email privately, and we can go from there.