The 43-year-old owner of Redline Performance Motorsports near Pittsburg was charged with stealing more than $430,000 from classic car customers who left vehicles in his care over the past six years, when he also moved his shop 4 times (that's what the above map is for) from Warrendale to Coraopolis until December 2014, then moved to Zelienople and Harmony.
For example, a 1969 Chevy Camaro was delivered to the RPM garage in 2010, along with of $227,500 in payments to Ukasik from June 2010 to October 2011.
The car ended up being stored until 2014, and barely any work had been done, during that time Ukasik gave regular email updates describing the progress, justifying delays and asking for additional money, all while asserting how good the end result would be upon completion of work, investigators said.
Past recipients of the award include Chip Foose (Foose Design), Troy Trepanier (Rad Rides) Alan Johnson (Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop) Eric Peratt (Pinkees Rod Shop) Tim Strange (Strange Motion) Dave Lane (Fast Lane Rod Shop) Zane Cullen (Cotati Speed Shop) Jesse Greening (Greening Auto Company) Dean Livermore (Hot Rods by Dean) Troy Ladd (Hollywood Hot Rods) J.F. Launier (JF Kustoms, Desert Speed Shop) Phil and Jeremy Gerber (The Roadster Shop) https://theshopmag.com/features/curt-ukasik-named-goodguys-2010-trendsetter