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    • Proof that Evosport is thousands in debt and soliciting customers for generation of capital

      Most of you saw that Benzboost broke the story last week on Evosport's debt and failure to deliver parts to customers. We quoted this debt as in the hundreds of thousands but now have exact up to date figures that were released by Evosport themselves. Where and why would they reveal these figures? They revealed the details in documents seeking investment from a select, hand picked group of customers in order to get money they need flowing in.

      Evosport has about $300,000 of debt with a quarter million of back orders that have not been fulfilled. They are cash strapped so they have hand picked a number of their customers to solicit for investment purposes. We have been able to get a hold of the proposal with all the details from more than one source. This investment group is being spearheaded by Jim Brady (James J. Brady of Ringler Associates) who is one of their customers. He is also a CLK63 Black Series owner and it is Black Series owners who are mostly being targeted for investment. Why Jim Brady is doing this for Evosport, we have no clue but will certainly try to find out.

      The investment documents are all detailed below. They verify that what was written previously is accurate. We now know the investment amount each customer is being asked to produce is $100k minimum. The documents are dated April 2011 so this information is as up to date as possible. Additionally, we do not know if Jim Brady has already invested as numerous sources have given us varying figures on his own commitment. It could be that he has already committed funds and that they have not been enough to pull Evosport out so other sources are being tapped.

      We feel this information is necessary to not only validate our investigative journalism, much of which was already confirmed by customers coming forward to say they had not received their parts as well as JRCART confirming his issues with Evosport, but also to warn potential investors and customers of the current situation. It is irresponsible to continue to collect money from customers who expect delivery of their parts when there are very real issues that affect if Evosport will even continue to be viable. Not to mention that Brad Otoupalik e-mailed BenzBoost with veiled threats about "slander" which this isn't, it is completely factual based on details Evosport has verified in its own documents sent out into the public. Attempting to silence this on MBworld and threaten us only caused more people to be willing to come forward in support of what BenzBoost had the courage to reveal. We will not be pushed around or intimidated by Evosport or anyone else for that matter for providing the community with the truth MBworld hides from them.

      You can verify all the information in the documents below. You can also see the questionnaire that attempts to assess just how much money the potential investor has. Evosport's fiscal information is all detailed as well as debt and pending litigation involving a damage claim to a Lamborghini. We have also been told of liens which if it becomes necessary we will look into in much further detail. Evosport is apparently in damage control mode attempting to pay off what they can which we have not been able to verify but have received some anonymous tips stating so. Additionally, one tip stated that Bob Otoupolik's credit cards have been locked but we do not know if this is true. If anyone has any information to verify this tip, do not hesitate to contact us.











      This article was originally published in forum thread: Warning to Mercedes Enthusiasts! Evosport hundreds of thousands in debt, not delivering parts started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sofa Click here to enlarge
        the first picture is show all what i have from evosport.

        I need to ask simon to sent me intake gaskets to complete phenolic right.
        If that is everything, yes, it would appear so. Why you wouldn't get all the right gaskets to begin with beats me.
      1. c32AMG-DTM's Avatar
        c32AMG-DTM -
        Assuming the same phenolic spacers that other vendors have sold for years (although most used to be yellowish), then yes AFAIK best practices is to have a gasket above and below. Maybe they intended for him to reuse the existing gasket he had, and then put the spacer on top, with the new gasket completing the "sandwich" inbetween the hardware?

        In any event, these gaskets are cheap and readily available from Mercedes... if it were me, I wouldn't bother trying to source a set from a performance-parts vendor overseas - just get 'em from your dealership service-parts dept.
      1. sofa's Avatar
        sofa -
        About missing part that am waiting for Simon said " I just talked to my warehouse manager and he specifically stated that all these parts were already sent. Can you please make sure they are not there? Just so we’re not wasting time/money and sending parts that may be there. Thanks!"

        But actually i receive just 4item and all of this is light weight part overall weight include box is just 6lbs how can all the parts is sent.

        Click here to enlarge
        http://wwwapps.ups.com/WebTracking/t...080&track.y=10


        On last shipment is only Crankshaft pulley and 2bolts gross weight is 9lbs
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        http://wwwapps.ups.com/WebTracking/t...278&track.y=10

        UPS


        I think all this part is might be more than 10lbs is it true
        · Water Pump Pulley
        · Power Steering Pulley
        · Alternator Pulley
        · Larger Idler Pulley
        · Small Tensioner Pulley w/ Captive Washer
        · Washers, bolts
        · Washer bottle
        · Fitting for washer bottle
      1. sofa's Avatar
        sofa -
        Waiting period again
      1. Eirebenz's Avatar
        Eirebenz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by c32AMG-DTM Click here to enlarge
        .... Maybe they intended for him to reuse the existing gasket he had, and then put the spacer on top, with the new gasket completing the "sandwich" inbetween the hardware?

        In any event, these gaskets are cheap and readily available from Mercedes... if it were me, I wouldn't bother trying to source a set from a performance-parts vendor overseas - just get 'em from your dealership service-parts dept.
        You're right; the gaskets are readily available from the dealership. However, he paid for a 'whole' phenolic spacer kit. I know that Evosport used to supply 2 sets of intake gaskets with their spacer kit. According to Sofa's photo, he didn't receive 2 sets.

        Re: Evosport intending for him to reuse his old set: I suppose that's possible; however, it's not a good idea. Who knows how long Sofa's current gaskets have been on there? - in any case, I find it hard to believe that a company such as Evosport (who despite their shortcomings in customer service, have good quality gear) would suggest reusing any gasket on a Benz/AMG motor.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sofa Click here to enlarge
        .... But actually i receive just 4item and all of this is light weight part overall weight include box is just 6lbs how can all the parts is sent.

        .... On last shipment is only Crankshaft pulley and 2bolts gross weight is 9lbs ....
        I wouldn't dwell on the package weight so much in this case - the majority of the parts in Evosport's ODPS (except for the crank pulley) are lightweight (as one would expect).

        I would double and triple check the box and packaging to rule out any oversight on your part. Mind you, the washer bottle is large enough that it would be very difficult to misplace!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eirebenz Click here to enlarge
        I would double and triple check the box and packaging to rule out any oversight on your part. Mind you, the washer bottle is large enough that it would be very difficult to misplace!
        It would be hard to miss those gaskets I would think.
      1. Dodger63's Avatar
        Dodger63 -
        Brad just posted in Mbworld he has 40 sets of rotors
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dodger63 Click here to enlarge
        Brad just posted in Mbworld he has 40 sets of rotors
        Great, tell him to send that post to 6 months ago.
      1. sofa's Avatar
        sofa -
        Click here to enlarge

        · Water Pump Pulley
        · Power Steering Pulley
        · Alternator Pulley
        · Larger Idler Pulley
        · Small Tensioner Pulley
        · Captive Washer
        · 1 x Washer, 1x bolt
        Overall Weight is 3KG

        All Missing Part is arrive
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        ^did they resend you the missing parts or did u find them in ur previous shipment?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sofa Click here to enlarge
        http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...IMG_0615-1.jpg

        · Water Pump Pulley
        · Power Steering Pulley
        · Alternator Pulley
        · Larger Idler Pulley
        · Small Tensioner Pulley
        · Captive Washer
        · 1 x Washer, 1x bolt
        Overall Weight is 3KG

        All Missing Part is arrive
        And there we are, thank you.

        Post your missing parts on BenzBoost, get them the next week.
      1. PetroC63's Avatar
        PetroC63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        And there we are, thank you.

        Post your missing parts on BenzBoost, get them the next week.
        Great job Sticky.Click here to enlarge

        I wonder how long sofa would have waited if BB wasn't around.
      1. sofa's Avatar
        sofa -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
        ^did they resend you the missing parts or did u find them in ur previous shipment?

        Evosport just resend all missing part to me after i proved that they didn't sent to me.
      1. sofa's Avatar
        sofa -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PetroC63 Click here to enlarge
        Great job Sticky.Click here to enlarge

        I wonder how long sofa would have waited if BB wasn't around.
        i think is might forget my order.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PetroC63 Click here to enlarge
        I wonder how long sofa would have waited if BB wasn't around.
        A good question and I wonder how long it would have taken for everyone else as well... at least we can keep them in check. I'm glad people are getting what they paid for!
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        So I've been speaking to EVOSPORT for the last few days about ordering some Brake rotors for the SL55 R230. Their sites down right now but Simon at Evosport has been pretty quick to reply back to my emails etc.

        Any one have any updates on their business situation? I dont want to have issues dealing with them from so far away.
      1. ezec63's Avatar
        ezec63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
        So I've been speaking to EVOSPORT for the last few days about ordering some Brake rotors for the SL55 R230. Their sites down right now but Simon at Evosport has been pretty quick to reply back to my emails etc.

        Any one have any updates on their business situation? I dont want to have issues dealing with them from so far away.
        Evosport sells re branded giro disc ! Call up any giro disc dealer and cut the middle man out ... and a shady middle man at that ! Click here to enlarge
      1. ezec63's Avatar
        ezec63 -
        i know your not from the US so if you can find a local giro disc distributor it'd be better but if not i just ordered some for my c63 coupe a couple days ago i can PM you the guy i used hell hook you up !
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ezec63 Click here to enlarge
        Evosport sells re branded giro disc ! Call up any giro disc dealer and cut the middle man out ... and a shady middle man at that ! Click here to enlarge
        I know Simon and he is a good guy. I'm sure if he doesn't have them in stock ready to ship he will tell you. they've been down that road before and I'm sure learned their lesson.
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ezec63 Click here to enlarge
        Evosport sells re branded giro disc ! Call up any giro disc dealer and cut the middle man out ... and a shady middle man at that ! Click here to enlarge
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ezec63 Click here to enlarge
        i know your not from the US so if you can find a local giro disc distributor it'd be better but if not i just ordered some for my c63 coupe a couple days ago i can PM you the guy i used hell hook you up !
        Thanks for the info but I want to give EVOSPORT a chance. As far as I have heard from a few people that their back on track. Please PM me the contact info for your supplier any way so i can check it out.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        I know Simon and he is a good guy. I'm sure if he doesn't have them in stock ready to ship he will tell you. they've been down that road before and I'm sure learned their lesson.
        Thanks LZH. I hope they stick to their recent good service. I just got a reply from Simon and its pretty late in the US right now. Fingers crossed all goes well.