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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

michael johnson wrote:
took mario and sherry to arbitration. got judgement of $2000. now we are going in front of a district [judge].


Is that in addition to the $1500 you were awarded in Small Claims?

In either case, good show, and we look forward to the collection story.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no, the $2000 is the total judgement. but like i said earlier i am on a mission. keep watch for updates and if anybody has anything they wuold like to add to my case,or your case, i would certainly like to hear from you. please call me at 336-684-6894. please do not post anything mario gets off on all this. thanks mike
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

guess we got carried away, lol.

Anyhoo, man i hope yall do somehow get some type of compensation from him. Evern if they have to do like on guy said earlier, and auction off all his stuff. I doubt there will be enough to re-pay everyone from it tho, atleast from the looks of that crap hole looking property in the news vid.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW...I just spent my whole day at work and then some reading all 19 pages and the links in it. What a douche. I guess tomorrow I will google his name and shop so I'll have something to do. I have a '74 Super Beetle like Joan and mine looks a hell of a lot better and it hasn't even been restored yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is without a doubt the most insane thing I've ever read on thesamba, if not on the entire internet. To top it all off, Mario actually comes on undisguised and asks to be classed in the same category as Boyd Coddington or "Chip Foust". Ludicrous. Almost as ludicrous as the random apologists trying to intervene on his behalf.
PT Barnum once said "There's one born every minute" and Mr. Gavazzi is clearly well aware of this fact and takes advantage of every one who's ignorant enough to seek out his services. It's people like him that make me glad there's websites like thesamba to educate people who own a VW but know next to nothing about them or how they're actually restored and fixed. Why no one has taken it upon themselves to personally teach this guy a lesson is beyond me. Almost as mystifying as the fact that he continues to operate as a (licensed?) business after all these years of ripping people off.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope you get something out of the guy but beware ...... Mario likes to boast that he's "Judgment Proof", which is his way of saying he pretty much doesn't have a pot to piss in. I believe what little he "owns" is in his wife Sherry's name. Several have gotten judgments against him but I don't think anyone has collected.

Of course, Mario is so stupid that he thinks being "Judgment Proof" is a good thing. The guy walks around in some sort of alternate reality Bizzarro World where up is down, black is white, a concours restoration requires a 5 gallon bucket of bondo and excellent welding is accomplished with coat hanger wire and looks like chewing gum. Go figure.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeQ8UwWPP4Y
always fun to watch.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was looking for the thread about Joan's car. there was some mention about it in this thread, but wasn't there an entire thread about her car? if so, can someone post a link?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hazetguy wrote:
i was looking for the thread about Joan's car. there was some mention about it in this thread, but wasn't there an entire thread about her car? if so, can someone post a link?


I think it ended up in the rants?



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i really don't know how i got this, but this email showed up this morning:

----- Original Message ----
From: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Sent: Thu, September 30, 2010 9:03:37 AM
Subject: parts

I'm selling everything off if your interested , I have tons of parts and project cars or it all goes to the crusher.

Mario
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y'all need to collect your judgments before it's all gone and he slides back under his drum of bondo for good.


hazetguy wrote:
i really don't know how i got this, but this email showed up this morning:

----- Original Message ----
From: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Sent: Thu, September 30, 2010 9:03:37 AM
Subject: parts

I'm selling everything off if your interested , I have tons of parts and project cars or it all goes to the crusher.

Mario

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bart Dunn wrote:

hazetguy wrote:
i really don't know how i got this, but this email showed up this morning:

Quote:
----- Original Message ----
From: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Sent: Thu, September 30, 2010 9:03:37 AM
Subject: parts

I'm selling everything off if your interested , I have tons of parts and project cars or it all goes to the crusher.

Mario


Y'all need to collect your judgments before it's all gone and he slides back under his drum of bondo for good.

Hmm, how much of "his" stuff actually belongs to him? Confused After reading all the stuff about him it's likely that anything you might get came from a dubious origin.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what the heck could he possibly have that anyone would want unless it is/was someone else's???

i mean, how many tubs of bondo would someone need?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hazetguy wrote:
i really don't know how i got this, but this email showed up this morning:

----- Original Message ----
From: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Sent: Thu, September 30, 2010 9:03:37 AM
Subject: parts

I'm selling everything off if your interested , I have tons of parts and project cars or it all goes to the crusher.

Mario


he's just missing all the negative attention he used to get... he posted this crap to RAMVA a day or two ago... if it's not just attention he's after, I hope he enjoys his Karma payback...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

whats even more messed up, is how there are actually people out there, who support what he's doing, like that so called club he's part of. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Marshal will tow/auction Everything michael johnson wants.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

-for immediate release-


I Hope All Air-Cooled Volkswageners & Karmann Ghiista Read This!

THE MOST HEINOUS CASE OF GHIACIDE IN THE 21ST CENTURY!!
THE GAVAZZIS RUIN A RARE COLLECTIBLE CLASSIC.

I'm talking about Mario and Sherry (Kelly) GAVAZZI,
dba VINTAGE WERKS/CUSTOM CREATIONS in BURLINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA. The victims of the crime are (me,of course) and my 1967 Karmann Ghia "Deluxe" Convertible [vin # 147421165].

You Volkswagen aficionados probably already know that that particular year-model is among the rarest and most collectible in the entire Volkswagen opus;there were only 4183 produced to begin-with,and only a small percent of those are estimated to still be on the road worldwide!

long long long long story short: The car was running fine-I drove it to North Carolina from Arizona with no problems,and have been traveling up and down the East Coast in it for many years-everybody loved it,and it was fun to drive and very very good to me-but after almost 40 years of heavy use, it was ready for a restoration to remove the usual rust and all the history of past bad damage-repairs and the miserable bondo-fills and overpaint jobs that we all know about.After YEARS of dawdling and procrastination,THE GAVAZZIS have managed to deconstruct my Ghia to the point whence it is worth LESS THAN ZERO;it is currently a rusty hulk sitting in the shop that has recently been ABANDONED by the aforementioned,and the status of divers and several ultra-rare parts and accessories supplied from my own collection that go with it is still as yet undetermined.

I have come to realize that restoring an antique car these days is pretty-much a wealthy man's (/woman's) hobby,and I simply do not have much expendable cash to put in to continue this project at another venue;I am sorry to say:

"The dream is dead...but, at least I HAD a dream"

Don't let this happen to you. I am releasing this message to the Volkswagen community and all other interested parties in the hopes that these CROOKED OPERATORS will someday be caught and prosecuted for crimes against this sweetheart of a Ghia in particular, and all of their ripped-off clients and their cars in general. I have heard many negative reports on THE GAVAZZIS before, but continued with them even beyond the seeming point-of-no-return because I kept HOPING-AGAINST-HOPE that my one-of-a-kind '67 would once again shine.
Rest in peace...and bad karma to M. & S.

THE GREATER PART OF KARMANN GHIA...IS KARMA!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nohurry wrote:
I Hope
I'm talking about
I have come to realize
I am releasing
I kept HOPING


who are you?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hazetguy wrote:
nohurry wrote:
I Hope
I'm talking about
I have come to realize
I am releasing
I kept HOPING


who are you?


Very appropriate screenname!

Registered 5 years ago and this is his first post. Now that's patience (and a great memory for old login info)!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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