• Jalopnik picks up on BenzBoost story regarding Evosport and Evosport threatens legal action

      One of the largest auto blogs on the net, Jalopnik, has been monitoring our story with Evosport. Things have gotten very heated as of late when Evosport had their attorney, Todd Serota, threaten my father as well as myself with legal action. BenzBoost was given a deadline and told to pull down the articles, looks like we missed it.

      BenzBoost finds Evosport's tactics of covering this story up and threatening us with legal action just rather sad. Instead of going about this professionally, Evosport has been closing threads on MBworld and deleting any mention of it. Since they can not do that on BenzBoost, they have sent their attack dog lawyers after us in an attempt to control things here as well.

      We will not be intimidated or budge from doing what is in our users and the consumers best interest. Consumer advocacy is something we need more of, not less. Mr. Serota, people like you are the problem in this country trying to keep the truth hidden and not having the integrity to do what is right. BenzBoost had the courage to reveal the details of what was taking place and did so accurately. Amazingly, you reached the wrong conclusion but we would not be surprised you would jump to whatever conclusion your clients would want you to jump to.

      You have done the opposite of quieting this down, only making major blogs take notice of it. Aren't you only digging the hole deeper for your own clients? BenzBoost is not afraid of you and not all that impressed with your scare tactics. Plus, aren't you a patent lawyer? Maybe you should stick to that as we can write a much harsher letter than what you provided.

      Also, threatening my 73 old year old father is flat out despicable. We are saddened that Evosport seems to endorse harassing senior and retired family members over forum posts they can not control. This does not reflect well on any company and does not reflect well on you as an attorney. If people wonder why attorneys get a bad name, it is due to actions such as this.

      At this point, it should be clear to you it is impossible to get this story removed as you have now served to propagate it. Well done Evosport and well done Mr. Serota. In our opinion, you have completely mis-managed this situation. Good luck prosecuting the entire internet, it does not seem the Evosport budget will allow for it.

      We have posted the legal documents Jalopnik obtained aimed at BenzBoost here, you can all review them for yourselves and see the lengths Evosport is willing to go to keep the truth from users on MBworld as well as consumers. BenzBoost will continue to do investigative reporting in the best interest of our users and all individuals in the German automotive performance industry.



      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 REZ-RACER Click here to enlarge
        Glad jrcart got every thing resolved and some people are starting to get their parts.
        Now I hope that everybody else receive their parts soon!!!
        Not sure if JRCART is 100% taken care of yet, his loose ends are supposed to be tied up this week.

        I also hope everyone else gets their parts, definitely some steps in the right direction but still somewhat of a shame it took all this to get movement.
      1. Exeenom's Avatar
        Exeenom -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PetroC63 Click here to enlarge
        Will do guys.

        The trunk and pulley are being installed next Tuesday. I'll start a thread in the C class
        section soon after.

        I appreciate all the positive comments.Click here to enlarge
        Petro, your car looks awesome with the carbon fiber hood Click here to enlarge

        Any chance you can dyno the car right before and right after the pulley install. I'm very interested in this mod and would like your feedback on how easy (or hard) is it to install. You documented the RENNtech air box for us, so might as well help us out with the pulley Click here to enlarge I know there is another thread with dynos regarding the power for the pulley but it'd be nice to see it on another car.
      1. REZ-RACER's Avatar
        REZ-RACER -
        well then I hope every thing works out for jrcart! ya it is a shame on how long it took to get parts This is peoples hard earned cash and they are where getting noting.
        most if not all members are not bashing evosport just to bring them down. just wanted to get this story out their so members are not taken for their money.
        just looking out for enthusiast!!!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by REZ-RACER Click here to enlarge
        most if not all members are not bashing evosport just to bring them down. just wanted to get this story out their so members are not taken for their money.
        just looking out for enthusiast!!!
        Exactly! So I wonder nobody was allowed to look out for the enthusiast or ask questions on MBworld? It's a bunch of BS, it took a different forum they couldn't silence to get them moving. Hey, as long as everyone saw what took place and that enthusiasts are getting what their hard earned money paid for I'm happy.
      1. REZ-RACER's Avatar
        REZ-RACER -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Exactly! So I wonder nobody was allowed to look out for the enthusiast or ask questions on MBworld? It's a bunch of BS, it took a different forum they couldn't silence to get them moving. Hey, as long as everyone saw what took place and that enthusiasts are getting what their hard earned money paid for I'm happy.
        Yup, if people cant tell their story it just defeats the purpose of these forums!!!!!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by REZ-RACER Click here to enlarge
        Yup, if people cant tell their story it just defeats the purpose of these forums!!!!!
        Well said, but time for people to realize these major forums have become powerful business tools. MBW and the like are designed to drive profit and are abused for that reason. Too big of a temptation for a vendor to run a board to misuse it for personal gain.
      1. REZ-RACER's Avatar
        REZ-RACER -
        Well said, as long as everybody is getting their money. nobody is gonna care what goes on with these major forums.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by REZ-RACER Click here to enlarge
        nobody is gonna care what goes on with these major forums.
        Ah, but I care, and with how much interest this situation generated I think there are others. A small handful, but they do exist.

        For the most part you are correct though, everyone just shut up, smile, and collect your money.
      1. REZ-RACER's Avatar
        REZ-RACER -
        Sorry about that was not including your site.
        you are really active on here and trying to help people out.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by REZ-RACER Click here to enlarge
        you are really active on here and trying to help people out.
        I have to be, with them censoring a competitor it requires much harder work. I don't mind earing it and if anything they just come off looking bad.

        All that matters is that Mercedes enthusiasts now have an honest outlet free of censorship. That is a victory in of itself.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PetroC63 Click here to enlarge
        Edit: I apologize to everyone for steering this thread off course. Jacob, maybe we should take this to PM's.
        Too good of info for PM's, how about another thread with your results and I can move your posts into it?
      1. PetroC63's Avatar
        PetroC63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Too good of info for PM's, how about another thread with your results and I can move your posts into it?
        How about here?

        http://www.benzboost.com/showthread....932#post135932
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Check this out: http://www.mbworld.org/forums/w211-a...-evosport.html

        Apparently we are just like Wikleaks to MBW, heh, should get a nice chuckle out of this:

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Nola Click here to enlarge
        The previous threads about this are locked but available. Search is your friend. The reason why those threads are locked is because they turn into an endless cycle of insults and finger pointing, rehashing the same things over and over. This is a matter of principle.

        I understand that there has now been an escalation about some confidential documents. Our TOU state that we cannot post "material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered to give rise to civil liability", so those documents are off limits in MBWorld. New links to that material, regardless of where the doc is kept, are not allowed. Though not on the same level, the principle is the same as our prohibition of Wikileaks links.

        Finally, MBWorld has a long standing policy of not allowing links and re-directs to competing forums as a matter of principle. We can all live together while respecting our own space. Usually this is very simple to do and other forums are not hell bent on bending our rules. However, the particular forum in question has been spamming MBworld with dozens of aliases, fake users, and other tactics... not to enrich the user experience at MBWorld, but with an agenda to undermine MBWorld. That is why you cannot link to it.

        Hopefully you will see that these 3 very distinct moderating actions are not related to some coverup or conspiracy. Evosport is a Premium Sponsor in good standing, but has no more privileges than any other premium sponsor.

        I hope this helps!
        Oh it helped very much, thank you.
      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        Drink some more MBW Kool-Aide you douchebag..Nola is the newly appointed moderator who left me a nasty PM&banned me...hey Nola,toss my salad w some grape jelly ya $#@!in cack
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oldgixxer Click here to enlarge
        Drink some more MBW Kool-Aide you douchebag..Nola is the newly appointed moderator who left me a nasty PM&banned me...hey Nola,toss my salad w some grape jelly ya $#@!in cack
        Tell us how you really feel, lol.

        I find the part about them not allowing links amusing. Because I see links to many other forums there, just not to this one. I wonder why?
      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        Lol I never hold back,I shoot from the hip&tell it like it isClick here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oldgixxer Click here to enlarge
        Lol I never hold back,I shoot from the hip&tell it like it isClick here to enlarge
        No problem with that, whatsoever.

        Just as long as you don't violate our TOU, say anything negative about Evosport, a staff member, link to a competing forum, link to a competing blog, link to any other Mercedes site, or think for yourself.
      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        I play by the rules...except w divexxtreme on his site lol
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Check this out: http://www.mbworld.org/forums/w211-a...-evosport.html

        Apparently we are just like Wikleaks to MBW, heh, should get a nice chuckle out of this:



        Oh it helped very much, thank you.
        LOL - What a $#@!!n chump. It's amazing that the users on MBW sit there and listen to this bullsh!t. Are they really that scared ?? These mods have some balls talking down to the membership in such a way - it's so apparently denigrating it's not even funny. And if Evosport has no more privileges than any other premium sponsor, then why do they also get to be moderators ??? And why is Brads FATHER (MB BOB douche) a moderator ??? If that isn't the DEFINITION of a conflict of interest then I don't know what is...But alas...what I take from this Nola chumps post above is that they feel threatened and are afraid of the competition. For good reason apparently - and I'm happy not to be a part of that community anymore. The technical knowledge around there sucks ass, they have little to offer me in that regard that I don't know already and how many more resonator delete questions from 20 years olds can one forum take ?? Personally that place makes me sick and the primary reason I was ever there in the first place was to talk with other BS owners and the sheer entertainment value of busting peoples chops for being complete idiots.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        And why is Brads FATHER (MB BOB douche) a moderator ??? If that isn't the DEFINITION of a conflict of interest then I don't know what is
        Actually, I don't think that is Brad's Dad. I think it is somebody else as when I spoke to JRCART he told me spoke to Bob and it was someone else.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        But alas...what I take from this Nola chumps post above is that they feel threatened and are afraid of the competition. For good reason apparently
        Oh yes, they are threatened. Hence why they have been doing anything they can to try to stop us. It's all good, the harder they try they worse they look. It's too late and if they want to censor forever that is fine. People are slowly but surely finding out.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        LOL - What a $#@!!n chump. It's amazing that the users on MBW sit there and listen to this bullsh!t. Are they really that scared ??
        It's more that they don't know of an alternative so the staff there feels like they can do whatever they want with them.