Ok, Troops. Here is the daily Recon report on JPS Dateline April 5, 2018 afternoon.
I stopped by the City of San Marcos business license division and verified the active license of JPS Classics LLC. the address listed in the city records is in fact :
1825 Diamond St. Suite 103, San Marcos
I drove by the suite in a light industrial complex. No signs on the doors, No suite numbers on the doors, the larger suite next door is for rent. JPS has the back suite that I estimate to be no larger than 2000 sq. ft.
I went to the leasing Agent's office and spoke to Ken Dubs Sr. ( Dubs and Co. commercial Real Estate agents 1850 Diamond St #103, San MArcos (760)591-4100).
He said that Richard Crane was at the suite yesterday and he may have gone out for lunch. ( this was about 1:00PM) . He said that he had Richard Crane's cell phone number and he could give him a call if I wanted. Not wanting to "tip my hand", I told him that I wanted to show Richard something related to kit cars. I was just going to run a quick errand and then I would stop back by and see if I could catch him. I then left the area and headed home.
My advice would be to contact Mr. Dubs and see if he would relay a message to Richard Crane and John Steele with the request that they contact you. It never hurts to alert a landlord that there is "something not right" with a tenant and see if they can help you out. Once you can establish contact with Crane/ Steele......... Take it from there.
Having personally gone a number of rounds with shady characters the likes of the former owners of Thunder Ranch, Carrera Coachwerks, .......... I feel for you, 4 Banger........ it really sucks and I am constantly amazed at the under handed ways of some of these shysters. They think nothing of lying straight to your face ( since they have done that to everyone else for so long). I am in deep with the $6 figures of "learning tuition" partly by my own fault and stubbornness not to cut my losses and run. But that is not me. I have found some wonderfully talented and honest subcontractors that I use and am grateful for. There are still some bad dogs out there. Caveat Emptor ( Buyer Beware)