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post #1 of 37 Old 12-06-2005, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Kenny Brown closes doors?

Anybody know if there is any truth to the rumor that KBP went out of business and the bank has locked the doors on them? They were not at PRI in Orlando last week and this has added fuel to the rumor.

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Kenny Brown's internet site is still up. HMMM?

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Kenny Brown's internet site is still up. HMMM?
Kenny Brown's site hasnt been updated in a long time though.

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Their phone system is still active. I didnt talk to anyone though.

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Yeah, that crappy website hasn't been updated in a long, long time. But the bank can't lock you out of your website, now can they? I heard some of his now unemployed folks were looking for employment. I think Carrew lives near KBP, maybe he can update us?
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Actually we agree allot on the cars but not everything else and our relationship has changed. Kenny (dad) and I had a very, very long discussion last week before the PRI show and had discussed a number of things. I will let them fill you in on what is going on and to put the rumors to rest. It's not my place, but I will say that he is fighting a serious health issue that has taken him out of the business and I support his difficult decision.

Count him down but not out.

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Yeah, that crappy website hasn't been updated in a long, long time. But the bank can't lock you out of your website, now can they? I heard some of his now unemployed folks were looking for employment. I think Carrew lives near KBP, maybe he can update us?
I think they can if they take over the business. Plus if the bank took over, they would probably shut the power down. So if the internet site is on site at Kenny Brown. Then I would think it would go down also. But I could be wrong.
I just know it happened with Ramcharger's in Michigan.
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WOW!
I hope Kenny will be alright!
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I heard the lights are still on, warm bodys at the order desk, the phone still gets answered. They just had a right up in a magazine recently someone told me. In the past I don't believe KBP was at PRI, they had the friday evening gasoline alley open house.

I think it will be a great loss to the mustang sports and hobby if any tuner dropped out.

Although my recently aquired '89 Kenny Brown Mustang would be more valuable.

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They haven't answered the phone in two weeks. The general mail box is full.


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I've been trying to access their Panther section for the past two weeks. I've heard alot of varying reviews on their products in the past so it makes no difference to me, however if i buy this PI car, i'd like to have at least one tuner that has a package system for them.

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I am a vendor and have not been able to find anything out. The phones are now disconnected.


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I spoke to some one in the know today. Kenny has been sick and in and out of the Hospital over the last 4 weeks. I've been told they are going to be sending out a Press Release in a week or so.

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For Immediate Release
January 3, 2006


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Kenny Brown Forced to take Medical Hiatus

Indianapolis, IN -- Effective December 1, 2005 Kenny Brown Performance temporarily suspended operations in order for Kenny Brown to take a medical hiatus.
“Kenny has been struggling with rare and reoccurring chronic sinus and upper respiratory infections for the past few years. What most are not aware of is just how serious this has been at times,” stated Cari Southworth, Kenny Brown Performance Corporate Communications Director and Kenny’s wife. “Balancing Kenny’s career and health issues has been difficult and challenging for both the business and Kenny personally, as he is a very driven person and not one to slow down voluntarily.”
In addition to handling the many facets of Kenny Brown Performance, Southworth was also managing Kenny Brown’s healthcare. “Kenny has been hospitalized multiple times within the past few months with reoccurring pneumonia and other serious complications. We needed to redirect our focus to obtaining the best possible medical care so that Kenny can fully recover. Therefore, we made the decision to temporarily suspend operations,” said Southworth. “Due to our day-to-day involvement in operations, this was a soul-searching and difficult decision to make but one that had to be done. As of right now, our top priority is for Kenny is to break this relentless cycle of infection and get well so he can get back to doing what he does best.”
According to the doctors at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, the long-term prognosis for Kenny’s recovery is very good. Kenny will undergo highly specialized sinus surgery at the Mayo Clinic in January followed by a six week regimented recovery therapy.
“We greatly appreciate the support we have received from our customers and vendors,” stated Southworth. “Once in the recovery process, Kenny will evaluate the future direction of the Kenny Brown brand, products and custom vehicles.”
In the interim, KennyBrown.com/news.cfm will be the best resource for news and updates. All correspondence, get well cards and letters can be sent to:

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Yes it is true the shop is closed... I will selling the inventory of the shop on Ebay over the next few months.... Go here for pics taken a couple of days ago.. Email me at [email protected] for info...

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Yes it is true the shop is closed... I will selling the inventory of the shop on Ebay over the next few months.... Go here for pics taken a couple of days ago.. Email me at [email protected] for info...

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How is it you will be ebaying this stuff? What happens to the cars?
Do you know how to get ahold of Rich from KBP.

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Kermit and the Yellow car will both be Ebayed...

Also included will be the Panther, Windstar, Explorer, Dually, and the other projects...

There will be an auction on Jan 21st At the location selling off most of the heavy equipment, lifts, Dyno, Alignment rack, and all the machine shop stuff....All mustang related parts will be sold over the next few months on Ebay or ??

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Rich is working with a race team in Indy.. but I think that has fizzeled out... You can call JR @ 317/484-1401.. he can hook you up Rich...

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I hate to see this happen. Best wishes to Kenny for a full and speedy recovery.
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How is it you will be ebaying this stuff? What happens to the cars?
Do you know how to get ahold of Rich from KBP.
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Ain't that the truth.... first run of Ebay ads will start tomorrow under the ID OneBad93LX

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It's sad to say that this project hasn't progressed(actually degressed a little) at all since I put that rear suspension and cage in, over 6 years ago. Sorry to hear about Ken though.
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It's sad to say that this project hasn't progressed(actually degressed a little) at all since I put that rear suspension and cage in, over 6 years ago. Sorry to hear about Ken though.
Actually... this car might find it's way home to a fellow friend, who will bring this car to life!! So no worries...

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Actually... this car might find it's way home to a fellow friend, who will bring this car to life!! So no worries...
Is it for sale? If so, how much?
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Wow, best wishes to Kenny Brown. I've got quite a bit of his stuff and always thought highly of his company.

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Really sorry to hear about him. He is my favorite tuner. I have a KB suspension, almost everything except a trackit plus. Do you still have these in stock? and will they be ebayed also? Thanks, Best wishes!
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My friend's dad is friends with him and I met Kenny a few years ago. He was a really nice and down to earth guy. Best wishes to him.
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Kevin is at MAC midwest again.. spoke to him today.. he will actually be in town on Saturday...

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Auction has been postponed.. details to come... also more pics to be posted...

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Oh what I would do, to spend a "free" day in that shop.
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Kevin is at MAC midwest again.. spoke to him today.. he will actually be in town on Saturday...

Since the auction has been postponed...is he still coming into town?


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Since the auction has been postponed...is he still coming into town?


You have a email message from me BTW.

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From what I know. yes he will be in town..

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