Why Was the 90s' Biggest Porsche Tuner Killed By Gangsters?

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Iconic Porsche tuner Gemballa was the brainchild of German businessman Uwe Gemballa. His life ended tragically in 2010 and his aspiring-tuner son was left struggling to carry on his father’s legacy, because his own name now belonged to someone else. How crazy is this story? Well, there’s a vehicle full of homemade remote-controlled machine guns, so there's that.

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  1. pedro Nonofyourbusiness
    pedro Nonofyourbusiness
    10 tundi tagasi

    Got a little factoid to toss in At no time in the history of the 2 currencies was 390000 DM worth 700000US$ .. try it the other way around and from the 80's on you'd be close 700K DM = about 350US$

  2. Michael Justen
    Michael Justen
    10 tundi tagasi

    390.000 Deutsche Mark were not 700.000$. 390.000$ were 700.000 DM Check your Math

  3. JOJO1000
    16 tundi tagasi

    Its funny to Hear German words Form Englisch speaking people

  4. DjSaint._
    18 tundi tagasi


  5. Petr Beneš
    Petr Beneš
    Päev tagasi

    for anyone who wants there is 2 movies (part one and two) named Gangster Ka about Radovan Krejčíř's live how he got the powe ;) It describes 90s in centre of Europe

  6. parth
    Päev tagasi

    You should mention how long the sponsorship segment is, I get so annoyed trying to skip it properly

  7. G M
    G M
    Päev tagasi

    Wow! What drama!

  8. Sloppy
    Päev tagasi

    His name is uwu

  9. Vincent Haseth
    Vincent Haseth
    Päev tagasi

    A man by the name of Mr. O.R. FROM Willemstad CURAÇAO thought about and ordererd the 911 with a slant nose design from porsche back in 1979, and the car was build with the design company BB for him. So making him the first to put this concept into production. The car had a cell phone and a sony tv build in the dashboard. Freezer in under back seat, and many many more features, the car was stationed in the Dominican Republic,

  10. ayeapprove
    2 päeva tagasi

    6:11 - wait how did you come up with 700k USD? In 1983 1 USD = 2.55 DM so 390k DM would've been 156k USD back then!

  11. George F
    George F
    3 päeva tagasi

    I hope mark brings his father’s legacy back too the forefront of tuning cars… oh wait he has (project sandbox)

  12. Zion Dolly
    Zion Dolly
    4 päeva tagasi

    i mean but look at the mirage GT now... 1 of 25 super rare

  13. Eddi W.
    Eddi W.
    4 päeva tagasi

    Very nice video, much facts I didn't know 👏

  14. accobrajim
    4 päeva tagasi

    opening add too long. im gone

  15. Peter Heves
    Peter Heves
    5 päeva tagasi

    Good old czech gangsters..

  16. Island Community
    Island Community
    5 päeva tagasi

    that price is soooo wrong. the carrera gt not gemballa mirage package goes for over a million

  17. John Dough
    John Dough
    5 päeva tagasi

    So dude didn't just hop out and put his hand straight in his pockets right in front the police? Ok.

  18. Mark Jamison
    Mark Jamison
    5 päeva tagasi

    Hope the best for Mark Gemballa .

  19. Mighty Phil
    Mighty Phil
    6 päeva tagasi

    They should make a movie about him like they did DeLorean

  20. Joshua
    6 päeva tagasi

    15:30 I'm South African and trust me, you don't wanna be in a South African prison🙏

  21. ian wisniewski
    ian wisniewski
    6 päeva tagasi

    The ordinary discovery quantitatively sigh because rose preliminarily blot barring a quizzical force. cultured, equable process

  22. Michal Hluchý
    Michal Hluchý
    6 päeva tagasi

    :))))))) Radovan Krejcir - James Bond of Czech republic :)))) A video with him, playing a football with Oscar Pistorius is slowly becoming a legend.

  23. Voodoo Illusion
    Voodoo Illusion
    7 päeva tagasi

    Yeah that guy is a big time criminal in South Africa unfortunately south africa has been unsafe since 1994 and is even worse now in 2021

  24. yabbadabba1975
    8 päeva tagasi

    I was stationed in Germany in the 1980's. The exchange rate ran from 3-4 DM/$. Pre Euro days. I had a lot of buddies that bought exotic cars for relatively next to nothing and shipped them to the states. Your 390,000 DM car would have cost $100K at that time.

  25. xNYCMarc
    8 päeva tagasi

    Anybody notice the typo in the graphics @15:43 "Maxium", lol

  26. Calys Agora
    Calys Agora
    8 päeva tagasi

    Am I the only one who thinks Gemballa's cars were hediously effing ugly and tasteless? I remember being a kid in the 80's, growing up seeing those cars in magazines, and I always thought that they were just vulgar and silly. I guess I was more of a MAKO fan back then...

  27. Playdory
    9 päeva tagasi

    Horrible. Take classics shoot them in the face with the ugly gun and charge a million dollars.

  28. M1000 RR
    M1000 RR
    9 päeva tagasi

    I had a poster of an Avalanche on my wall when I was a kid!!! It was right beside a CJ7 jeep poster and that was my two dream rides! I had to settle for the CJ7 which filled that hole pretty good😎

  29. evil snapp #stanevil
    evil snapp #stanevil
    9 päeva tagasi

    If nolan goes missing we know where to start looking. We will save you nolan you sweet angel.

  30. -skuaz-
    9 päeva tagasi

    I want them to modify a tycan turbo shaha

  31. The Trip
    The Trip
    9 päeva tagasi

    2and a half minutes of advert is too much man

  32. Jaja Jaja
    Jaja Jaja
    9 päeva tagasi

    Man do I remember these cars .

  33. Kriss Olson
    Kriss Olson
    9 päeva tagasi

    CGT's are trading currently for way over a million dollars.

  34. false N eutral
    false N eutral
    9 päeva tagasi

    R.Krejcir is probably the most infamous criminal from Czech rep. ( former Czechoslovakia for all you non Europeans 😎 ) You can make a whole episode about him. There are even a few movies made about his life. He is most famous for his escape from his mention where he was taken back to after his arrest and the place was literally full of cops, he just ask if he can go take a leak and vanished 🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️ Karma got to him and now he is fighting for a transfer back to Czech prison which he tried to avoid so much 🤣

  35. Gravis 13
    Gravis 13
    10 päeva tagasi

    390 000 dm was not even close to 700 000 usd, it’s 220k usd

  36. Caleb Josef
    Caleb Josef
    10 päeva tagasi

    the fuck did I just here? Euro-payan I can guarantee you it’s pronounced yr-uh-pee-uhn

  37. Ellory Bocox
    Ellory Bocox
    10 päeva tagasi

    All of that stuff he gets from bespoke post is trash other than the book. "Stuff valued more than the subscription" no way. The company couldn't afford that

  38. Tristan Groenewald
    Tristan Groenewald
    10 päeva tagasi

    Being in South Africa he definitely has internet bud 😂😉 probably watches Netflix every night

  39. mk private
    mk private
    10 päeva tagasi

    16 minutes of my life wasted. I guess I´l set my alarm clock 16 minutes earlier for tomorrow.

  40. Onyx_HyundaiElantraGTS
    10 päeva tagasi

    If you guys could do a series for true crime of the car world. That would make my whole life

  41. Qhashbba
    10 päeva tagasi

    He was killed because someone wnated to get his buissness but he refuse it.

  42. Rolf de Jonge
    Rolf de Jonge
    11 päeva tagasi


  43. Mad Mod Mechanics
    Mad Mod Mechanics
    11 päeva tagasi

    Lol he keeps saying gemballa wrong

  44. Markus Patients
    Markus Patients
    11 päeva tagasi

    So everybody that had a tricked out Porsche in the "80's" was on Cocaine, or more like Crack Cocaine?

  45. Terrell Chapman
    Terrell Chapman
    11 päeva tagasi

    So sick

  46. Juš Dolenc
    Juš Dolenc
    11 päeva tagasi

    You massacred Akrapovič

  47. Van Man
    Van Man
    11 päeva tagasi

    Radovan krejir was shearing a cell with Oscar pretoris

  48. Felix Cat
    Felix Cat
    11 päeva tagasi

    There would have to be compelling reasons to get a high profile person to travel to South Africa from where they could be kidnapped and murdered! These are not acts undertaken lightly, and would have to be balanced against the media and International Police attention and investigations, especially if the kidnapping and murder was meant to convey a message or warning to others! Given that the kidnapping and murder could have been committed anywhere, to do it in the country in which the suspected party lives and runs their businesses from would only direct attention and suspicion on them, which by any definition is counterproductive... Whatever it was that led to the kidnapping and murder, there is only speculation, not established facts. The bereaved family have lost their beloved husband and father, but have no idea why or whom would do such a thing...

  49. Heavymetallord1
    13 päeva tagasi

    Gerome Sapphire... Well that doesn't sound like a made up name at all

  50. C W
    C W
    13 päeva tagasi

    Very Interesting and is that your car over there? Great story...

  51. Sebastian Rutkowski
    Sebastian Rutkowski
    13 päeva tagasi

    that's complete bogus!! 390k DM never was $700k.

  52. Roger R
    Roger R
    14 päeva tagasi

    Great. Interesting.

  53. Saad Nabil
    Saad Nabil
    14 päeva tagasi

    Porsche is the killer.

  54. Ahmed Klai
    Ahmed Klai
    14 päeva tagasi

    i thought that was Richard Branson on the thumbnail

  55. ScHr4nZii
    16 päeva tagasi

    Hey Guy with glasses. Check your statement. Porsche GT value is between 1M and 1.5M at the current market.

  56. Connor Cullen
    Connor Cullen
    17 päeva tagasi

    This guy when he says mile per hour 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 “mile perur” 🤣🤣🤣 ejit

  57. lescud
    17 päeva tagasi

    you flip-converted DM to $. 390K DM was more along the lines of $240K.

  58. Lawrence Norse
    Lawrence Norse
    17 päeva tagasi

    Repent to Jesus Christ! Are you a sinner? Mark 2:17 King James Version 17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

  59. Yo Metubewrx
    Yo Metubewrx
    17 päeva tagasi

    I was station in Germany from 1998 to 2006 and the German Deutsche Marks was never high than the dollar in 1999 15 dollars was 48.75 Deutsche Marks because the mark was 3.25DM to 1USD at that time, the value changed a lot, so how did you get $700,000 from 390,000DM because now it would be .604045 DM to 1USD which would be $234,000 USD.

  60. enter a name here
    enter a name here
    18 päeva tagasi

    Looks like he tried to turn Porsches into Ferraris

  61. Vi An MUSIC
    Vi An MUSIC
    18 päeva tagasi

    First off, you're an awesome presenter truly ! Congrats on your continued success here. Secondly, wow, what a story and life of father, and son. These designs are incredibly visionary, fun and yes, comical but it is so amazing I LOVE THEM ALL and I don't often say that about anything. I love adventurous, ambitious and personal designs, so passionate, and dedicated. Giving so much enjoyment and creativity to the world. I feel grateful and honored to know he existed but saddened by his terrible end ! I love the evolution through the son, of course right !?! Wow ! I could never afford a car but I love love love looking at them. I subscribed and liked. Best always and take care everyone!! -Vi An MUSIC

  62. Maplesalt
    18 päeva tagasi

    video starts at 2:36

  63. александря
    18 päeva tagasi

    like damn this Gembala guy is such a cool successful meme lord right after his missing ofc

  64. TheFlyBoy
    18 päeva tagasi

    Great video learned a lot thanks 👍

  65. Andrej Destradi
    Andrej Destradi
    18 päeva tagasi

    Radovan crazy serbian hahahaha ZIVELA SRBIJA💀💀💀🌹💣👊

  66. Pete Morbius
    Pete Morbius
    18 päeva tagasi

    gd info

  67. Daniel CS
    Daniel CS
    19 päeva tagasi

    I can’t believe they mention pup up headlights without the song :(

  68. CaptainAwesome156
    20 päeva tagasi

    I saw that MIG-U1 in Monte Carlo in 2012! At the time I just thought it was a pimped out Enzo...

  69. Omar Williams
    Omar Williams
    20 päeva tagasi

    I spoke to him personally around 4 months before his death. At the time I wanted to buy the Gemballa Cayenne Turbo S.

  70. Spencer Reinstein
    Spencer Reinstein
    20 päeva tagasi

    $18mil & He couldt Buy-His-Way Out in place like Africa? And even if they didt do-it that was, with $18mil as there budget Still couldt figure out how to do a prison escape?😳.Well he lived his life as a James Bond Villan & Now he'll prob die as 1 in Prison..I should of had a Life of Crime😂

  71. tedmich
    21 päev tagasi

    Car hero's are now anyone who fellates an oligarch? Sad.

  72. Tortuga_T4R Slownsteady
    Tortuga_T4R Slownsteady
    22 päeva tagasi

    A fax machine at 200 mph is an email

  73. Tio Mark
    Tio Mark
    22 päeva tagasi

    What about the blue gt at the beginning?

  74. KATV :  DogeRC
    KATV : DogeRC
    22 päeva tagasi

    Putin duh

  75. Jarno Bredau
    Jarno Bredau
    23 päeva tagasi

    well 390000 DM are 199404€ so idk how that gets to 700000$

  76. James J
    James J
    23 päeva tagasi

    I hear that South African bloke just escaped prison and apparently he is looking for you...

  77. Joel Sterling
    Joel Sterling
    23 päeva tagasi

    Whoa, bro, whoa whoa whoa...did you say 4 pop up, up and down head lights!?! 😳

  78. kolins2512
    25 päeva tagasi

    I would never say that I Will see Krejčíř on your videos 😂 Hello from Czech 🤭😁🙈

  79. dicegame26
    25 päeva tagasi

    Diplomatic Immunity…

  80. Agustin Lidén
    Agustin Lidén
    26 päeva tagasi

    Me to.

  81. Scott Smeaton
    Scott Smeaton
    26 päeva tagasi


  82. JoelG
    26 päeva tagasi

    I dont know ask the RUF guys???

  83. rick cherico
    rick cherico
    27 päeva tagasi

    gemballa engineers trying getting revenge

  84. Kerhuz
    27 päeva tagasi

    So the one guy that donated the Enzo actually has a one of a kind modded Enzo who's legendary creator died shortly afterwards. Hmmm.... Who's the dumb one now?

  85. Friday Californiaa
    Friday Californiaa
    27 päeva tagasi

    Damn, those Gemballa thingies are ugly ASF... There's not even one to save the trade, they are all disgusting...

  86. helloimthecaptain
    28 päeva tagasi


  87. Don Kremer
    Don Kremer
    28 päeva tagasi

    DM390.000 translates to aprox $195.000. the DM was half a Dollar, not nearly two.

  88. Kai
    28 päeva tagasi

    Because you asked nicely 👍

  89. MuffnMonster
    29 päeva tagasi

    What's horsepower? I thought it was hrspr

  90. Romain Spuyt
    Romain Spuyt
    Місяць tagasi

    Gemballa what a great man,I know who murdered the man.

  91. You Tube
    You Tube
    Місяць tagasi

    So Bespoke Post sent you a travel bag you already have, sounds like a waste of money.

  92. Brain Damaged
    Brain Damaged
    Місяць tagasi

    Booger sugar

  93. Matthew Melmo
    Matthew Melmo
    Місяць tagasi

    A lot of waffle

  94. Ryan Demond
    Ryan Demond
    Місяць tagasi

    I love this. Try to find info on me‽ I made the lifters in the 90’s. I raced those engines for months. We even would put them in boats! Hahaha. It was a fun time. I got pulled in because I was working on delayed timing systems for Nissan.

  95. Solersystem1996
    Місяць tagasi

    Love your videos bro!!

  96. ricky v
    ricky v
    Місяць tagasi

    Weird episode for you all. It is a piece of automotive history though. Hope you all do more?

  97. Mikee
    Місяць tagasi

    I can't believe someone from my country, Krejčíř, hired someone to kill an artist like Uwe. It puts a bad reputation on Czech flag 🇨🇿

  98. Jesse Morales
    Jesse Morales
    Місяць tagasi

    Now this is interesting we need more