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Intense SOLD

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Looks like Scott Cook sold Intense. Haven't been on their website in awhile and was just going through my bookmarks.

http://www.intense-racing.com/news/

In 2001 Scott Cook turned his passion for automotive performance into a business that would become synonymous with 3800 performance and excellence. INTENSE-Racing was launched to help fellow 3800 enthusiasts make their GM sedans a force to be reckoned with on the road and at the track. Since the humble beginnings of a 14-second Bonneville, which eventually become the first and only 10-second FWD Bonneville, INTENSE has catered to the 3800, LSJ, and newer GM automotive performance markets.

Along the way dozens of records were set and thousands of customers and friends were made. INTENSE enjoyed sponsoring, hosting and attending many race and dyno days, cookouts, and national events as well as sponsoring several local vehicles. During its first ten years, INTENSE helped create the most powerful 3800’s ever built including FWD and RWD 8-second vehicles and worked with thousands of owners to get the most out of their respective platforms. Our most recent achievements including building the fastest Pontiac G8 GT on the planet as well as the first twin turbocharged 2010 Chevrolet Camaro are proof that INTENSE is still leading the way in late model GM automotive performance.

In 2005 Scott was introduced to poker. He began attending various live poker events and playing more and more online. Over the next couple of years poker slowly became his dominating focus and it along with his two other businesses consumed much of his time. Eventually, Scott decided to sell INTENSE to someone who would continue the INTENSE legacy of customer service, quality parts and GM late model performance. That person is John Rucker.

John has been rebuilding and modifying all sorts of engines since high school– starting with rebuilding small engines for go-carts and hovercraft, progressing to motorcycles in college, and on to restoring and upgrading classic and late model cars as his family grew. Though he worked in internet marketing for a living, modifying his cars and building his performance driving skills remained a focus in his free time. With INTENSE, John has found a way to merge his love of engineering and high performance with his skills in business.

John plans to continue INTENSE as it has been while looking forward to the future by adding new platforms and parts. The INTENSE service department will continue to have Bob Cook install and create performance parts and much of the current staff, including Todd Allen and Chris Morales, will continue to work with John so there are no interruptions in sales and service. All warranties will continue to be honored and any current orders will be processed as quickly as possible. INTENSE’s relationship with Dyno Brian remains unchanged and professional dyno tunes will still be available. We will be moving to a new shop that is literally across the street, so you may notice a change of address on our website. Our phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same and there will be no changes to the 3800Pro Forum for the foreseeable future.

All of us at INTENSE truly appreciate the business, knowledge, and friendship that you’ve shared with us over the years, and we look forward to not only continuing this, but expanding upon it in the future.

Thank you,
Scott Cook and John Rucker
 

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Pretty good phrasing to sugar-coat it, but that's what it sounds like...

"Over the next couple of years [insert vice here] slowly became his dominating focus and it along with his two other businesses consumed much of his time."

"Over the next couple of years drugs slowly became his dominating focus and it along with his two other businesses consumed much of his time."

"Over the next couple of years killing hookers slowly became his dominating focus and it along with his two other businesses consumed much of his time."
 

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I remember when he started his poker forum and then it was even more downhill after that.
 

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Pretty good phrasing to sugar-coat it, but that's what it sounds like...

"Over the next couple of years [insert vice here] slowly became his dominating focus and it along with his two other businesses consumed much of his time."

"Over the next couple of years drugs slowly became his dominating focus and it along with his two other businesses consumed much of his time."

"Over the next couple of years killing hookers slowly became his dominating focus and it along with his two other businesses consumed much of his time."
:bowrofl:
 

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I suck at poker. Obviously not as bad as Scott :rofl:

wonder who ended up with that TT g8.
 

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Someone needs to find a picture of him...he reminded me of Lou ferrigno
 

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i met scott when i first got my gtp..he was a nice guy :hs:
 

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In person he is a nice guy. He has that persona to make you feel all warm and fuzzy. Thats his in.

I actually saw him on the ESPN coverage of the WSOP. He was playing at a table with Phil Ivy and a couple other big hitters when I saw him.
 

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People hated on intense but they always were there when I needed help and hooked me up a few times. I've always had a great experience with them. They had an odd demise over the last couple of years....pretty much seemed to start after the white car was sold
 

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When Scott shunned and hung Big Jeff and Chris Green is when people were getting kinda ehh. At least the less hard core leg humpers.

Probably the funniest thing Chris Green did was change the routing for the original intense site. It originally was 3800tech that Chris bought. He had it routed to ClubGP. :rofl: Thats when they bought 3800pro.
 

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That shit was before my time. Back when I was in the scene I had delt with both zzp and intense. Zoomed treated me like total shit when I asked him about calming my car. Intense did the opposite. I ended up dumping over a grand in one purchase over those 2 conversations....and it wasn't at zzp.

I hope Scott is doing what he loves and if he's good at it more power to him
 

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i think ron hit it on the head lmfao

i remeber the 3800tech/pro stuff...lol suprized the hell outta me when it did that
 

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i just checked for shits and giggles and 3800tech.com isnt up anymore (apparently 3800-tech.com went out in april 06) but there is a 3800tech.net not very active though lol
 

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