I am VERY familiar with Hunting Ridge Motors v. Hunting Ridge Motor Sports status but I suggested you spoke to Mark as he would be the one who could direct your inquiry properly.
To go after Mark directly, you would need to "break the corporate vail". While this can be done, if Hunting Ridge Motors did their accounting properly, it would be very difficult. Remember that when it all boils down, corporations are designed to protect the shareholders/ partners/ owners. The amount of your manuals is relatively small ($250?). It's going to be very difficult for you to get it back if you didn't use a credit card. If you did, simply dispute the charge. The problem is that too much time has likely passed. Why did you wait so long? It was fairly well announced here that HRM closed it's doors about 6 months ago.
Needless to say, it was strange to talk to Mark, in a different capacity than when he was co-owner of HR Motors. As I said, I expect him to e-mail information about where to direct my claim.
The expression is "piercing the veil of corporate entity." Regardless, it would be difficult to go after Mark directly. I did not use a credit card but paid by check.
Why did I wait so long? No good excuse. I had amassed a huge quantity of papers in looking for a car and just started going through them now. I honestly didn't know I had prepaid for these manuals until I found this receipt.
Robert says, "I am VERY familiar with Hunting Ridge Motors v. Hunting Ridge Motor Sports status". As an employee of HR Motors, you would be familiar with the distinction between HR Motors and HR MotorSport. However, I wasn't. There must be many members of ET in between us, or who never gave it any thought.
Robert, you don't need to protect Mark. He's quite capable of taking care of himself.