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. Joshua
    2 tundi tagasi

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

  2. ian wisniewski
    ian wisniewski
    7 tundi tagasi

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  3. Michal Hluchý
    Michal Hluchý
    9 tundi tagasi

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

  4. Voodoo Illusion
    Voodoo Illusion
    Päev 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

  5. yabbadabba1975
    Päev 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.

  6. xNYCMarc
    2 päeva tagasi

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

  7. Calys Agora
    Calys Agora
    2 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...

  8. Playdory
    2 päeva tagasi

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

  9. M1000 RR
    M1000 RR
    3 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😎

  10. evil snapp #stanevil
    evil snapp #stanevil
    3 päeva tagasi

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

  11. -skuaz-
    3 päeva tagasi

    I want them to modify a tycan turbo shaha

  12. The Trip
    The Trip
    3 päeva tagasi

    2and a half minutes of advert is too much man

  13. Jaja Jaja
    Jaja Jaja
    3 päeva tagasi

    Man do I remember these cars .

  14. Kriss Olson
    Kriss Olson
    3 päeva tagasi

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

  15. false N eutral
    false N eutral
    3 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 🤣

  16. Gravis 13
    Gravis 13
    3 päeva tagasi

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

  17. Caleb Josef
    Caleb Josef
    3 päeva tagasi

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

  18. Ellory Bocox
    Ellory Bocox
    4 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

  19. Tristan Groenewald
    Tristan Groenewald
    4 päeva tagasi

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

  20. mk private
    mk private
    4 päeva tagasi

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

  21. Onyx_HyundaiElantraGTS
    4 päeva tagasi

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

  22. Qhashbba
    4 päeva tagasi

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

  23. Rolf de Jonge
    Rolf de Jonge
    5 päeva tagasi


  24. Mad Mod Mechanics
    Mad Mod Mechanics
    5 päeva tagasi

    Lol he keeps saying gemballa wrong

  25. Markus Patients
    Markus Patients
    5 päeva tagasi

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

  26. Terrell Chapman
    Terrell Chapman
    5 päeva tagasi

    So sick

  27. Juš Dolenc
    Juš Dolenc
    5 päeva tagasi

    You massacred Akrapovič

  28. Van Man
    Van Man
    5 päeva tagasi

    Radovan krejir was shearing a cell with Oscar pretoris

  29. Felix Cat
    Felix Cat
    5 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...

  30. Heavymetallord1
    6 päeva tagasi

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

  31. C W
    C W
    7 päeva tagasi

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

  32. Sebastian Rutkowski
    Sebastian Rutkowski
    7 päeva tagasi

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

  33. Roger R
    Roger R
    7 päeva tagasi

    Great. Interesting.

  34. Saad Nabil
    Saad Nabil
    8 päeva tagasi

    Porsche is the killer.

  35. Ahmed Klai
    Ahmed Klai
    8 päeva tagasi

    i thought that was Richard Branson on the thumbnail

  36. ScHr4nZii
    10 päeva tagasi

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

  37. Connor Cullen
    Connor Cullen
    10 päeva tagasi

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

  38. lescud
    10 päeva tagasi

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

  39. Lawrence Norse
    Lawrence Norse
    10 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.

  40. Yo Metubewrx
    Yo Metubewrx
    11 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.

  41. enter a name here
    enter a name here
    11 päeva tagasi

    Looks like he tried to turn Porsches into Ferraris

  42. Vi An MUSIC
    Vi An MUSIC
    11 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

  43. Maplesalt
    12 päeva tagasi

    video starts at 2:36

  44. александря
    12 päeva tagasi

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

  45. TheFlyBoy
    12 päeva tagasi

    Great video learned a lot thanks 👍

  46. Andrej Destradi
    Andrej Destradi
    12 päeva tagasi

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

  47. Pete Morbius
    Pete Morbius
    12 päeva tagasi

    gd info

  48. Daniel CS
    Daniel CS
    12 päeva tagasi

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

  49. CaptainAwesome156
    14 päeva tagasi

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

  50. Omar Williams
    Omar Williams
    14 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.

  51. Spencer Reinstein
    Spencer Reinstein
    14 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😂

  52. tedmich
    15 päeva tagasi

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

  53. Tortuga_T4R Slownsteady
    Tortuga_T4R Slownsteady
    16 päeva tagasi

    A fax machine at 200 mph is an email

  54. Tio Mark
    Tio Mark
    16 päeva tagasi

    What about the blue gt at the beginning?

  55. KATV :  DogeRC
    KATV : DogeRC
    16 päeva tagasi

    Putin duh

  56. Jarno Bredau
    Jarno Bredau
    16 päeva tagasi

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

  57. James J
    James J
    17 päeva tagasi

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

  58. Joel Sterling
    Joel Sterling
    17 päeva tagasi

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

  59. kolins2512
    18 päeva tagasi

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

  60. dicegame26
    19 päeva tagasi

    Diplomatic Immunity…

  61. Agustin Lidén
    Agustin Lidén
    19 päeva tagasi

    Me to.

  62. Scott Smeaton
    Scott Smeaton
    20 päeva tagasi


  63. JoelG
    20 päeva tagasi

    I dont know ask the RUF guys???

  64. rick cherico
    rick cherico
    20 päeva tagasi

    gemballa engineers trying getting revenge

  65. Kerhuz
    20 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?

  66. Friday Californiaa
    Friday Californiaa
    21 päev tagasi

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

  67. helloimthecaptain
    22 päeva tagasi


  68. Don Kremer
    Don Kremer
    22 päeva tagasi

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

  69. Kai
    22 päeva tagasi

    Because you asked nicely 👍

  70. MuffnMonster
    23 päeva tagasi

    What's horsepower? I thought it was hrspr

  71. Romain Spuyt
    Romain Spuyt
    23 päeva tagasi

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

  72. You Tube
    You Tube
    24 päeva tagasi

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

  73. Brain Damaged
    Brain Damaged
    24 päeva tagasi

    Booger sugar

  74. Matthew Melmo
    Matthew Melmo
    24 päeva tagasi

    A lot of waffle

  75. Ryan Demond
    Ryan Demond
    24 päeva 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.

  76. Solersystem1996
    24 päeva tagasi

    Love your videos bro!!

  77. ricky v
    ricky v
    25 päeva tagasi

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

  78. Mikee
    25 päeva 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 🇨🇿

  79. Jesse Morales
    Jesse Morales
    25 päeva tagasi

    Now this is interesting we need more

  80. Scott Hardy
    Scott Hardy
    26 päeva tagasi

    I dont think you know what bespoke means.

  81. Stangmaster 2
    Stangmaster 2
    26 päeva tagasi

    I might have watched the video, but the ad was way too long!

  82. Vona Laszlo
    Vona Laszlo
    26 päeva tagasi

    no commercials please.. removed from yt reccomendation.

  83. Ecos Last22
    Ecos Last22
    26 päeva tagasi

    Cool cars but the headlight bulbs always break.

  84. Scott Bartlett
    Scott Bartlett
    27 päeva tagasi

    6:09 These numbers are way off! In 1984 the Dollar peaked against the Mark at about 2.85. So if the cost was 390,00DM the USD value would be about $136,842. This would translate to about $359,560 today. Math is essential yet again.

  85. Gmoneyluv4u
    27 päeva tagasi

    Wow !!! This story was absolutely amazing thanks!!! To all the folks @ Donut media

  86. blue grotto
    blue grotto
    27 päeva tagasi

    Some of the gaudiest mods I’ve ever seen: Horrible Porsche disfigurement.

  87. Andy Henderson
    Andy Henderson
    27 päeva tagasi

    What a load of trash. It's all speculation. Clickbait

  88. harry Allen
    harry Allen
    28 päeva tagasi

    Stop doing videos like ed it don’t have the same effect

  89. STXshine
    28 päeva tagasi

    I think you got the Deutsche Mark confused with the EURO. Back then, 1 USD was equal to 2.90ish DM.

  90. Darren Samuels
    Darren Samuels
    29 päeva tagasi

    I have been lucky enough to go for a ride in a Boxster gemballa with my cousin. The Boxster had 500hp it was unbelievable how fast it was this was through Porsche Gold Cost in Queensland Australia 🇦🇺.

  91. EV-olution
    29 päeva tagasi

    This is a great video. I had no idea about this story and I grew up in the 70s and 80s! Thanks for sharing.

  92. mdumiseni gwebu
    mdumiseni gwebu
    29 päeva tagasi

    whats up with Porshe Carrera and crashing ?

  93. Pussy Monster
    Pussy Monster
    29 päeva tagasi

    Your money conversion is WRONG! Deutsche marks were never more expensive than $US dollars

  94. abbas ahmed
    abbas ahmed
    29 päeva tagasi

    Nolan is in deep trouble after this 😂😂😂

  95. AllenSeeAllenDo
    Місяць tagasi

    One of the best single episodes. Very well written.

  96. mike M
    mike M
    Місяць tagasi

    No charges??? I remember watching this when it happened. It was like the dude was driving a bumper car down the street. He was high or impaired to iirc.

  97. Makarov 9x18
    Makarov 9x18
    Місяць tagasi

    Pretty wild

  98. Daniel Alvarado
    Daniel Alvarado
    Місяць tagasi

    Another thing you forget to mention it looks like the rich class get you mess with their cars and make them go as fast as they can and how they want but your regular average American citizen has to go by whatever stupid guidelines they want to throw at us like our exhaust modifications in California can no longer be done open your eyes America and you're a complete failure when you fail to mention all these compromising issues to American citizens...🤔🇺🇲😲