• 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 LZH Click here to enlarge
        Okay, so in short you have a bone to pick with him - check, noted. Moving on....next order of business. Another MBW thread I specifically asked the mod about preferential treatment, and he refuses to even acknowledge my question:

        http://www.mbworld.org/forums/c63-am...s-missing.html

        Sorry...just thought I'd change it up a bit...Sticky feel free to move this post to another thread if it's appropriate .
        It's fine, it's getting us back to the original topic of the MBworld censorship and preferential treatment situation. Unfortunately, correcting that aspect isn't as simple as delivering some parts late.
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        If anyone cares, my flatulence tonight smells worse than this entire situation.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yomama69 Click here to enlarge
        If anyone cares, my flatulence tonight smells worse than this entire situation.
        I find that hard to believe.
      1. Eirebenz's Avatar
        Eirebenz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JBond Click here to enlarge
        I posted initially, I along with many others were asked by JRCART via friends to bring light to his situation on MBW....

        ....So I did my part posting on MBW, asking about his car as we were guided to do per JRCART's requests....
        Hmmmmm....... the full picture is beginning to emerge.

        That said, I think there is some merit to LZH's point - there's probably no need to write some of the personal comments (although it is understandable given the effort some people have gone to here).

        You've obviously contributed significantly to raising the issue on MBW and here, and you've done everything you can at this stage. I'm sure plenty of customers on MBW and elsewhere are thanking you, Sticky, and others for what y'all have done.

        It's probably safe to say that Evosport et al. have instructed / asked many of those who were originally 'vocal' to tone down their rhetoric.
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eirebenz Click here to enlarge
        Hmmmmm....... the full picture is beginning to emerge.

        That said, I think there is some merit to LZH's point - there's probably no need to write some of the personal comments (although it is understandable given the effort some people have gone to here).

        You've obviously contributed significantly to raising the issue on MBW and here, and you've done everything you can at this stage. I'm sure plenty of customers on MBW and elsewhere are thanking you, Sticky, and others for what y'all have done.

        It's probably safe to say that Evosport et al. have instructed / asked many of those who were originally 'vocal' to tone down their rhetoric.
        Sure - but how? threatening legal action like they did Sticky ?? I find that hard to believe that anyone would get treated like crap, voice their opinion and then quiet down after telling their friends a particular company screwed them. I think the more likely situation is that there are just a lot of people out there who don't like to make negative posts and stay quiet while others do all the work for them.
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I find that hard to believe.
        I think it was the spinach and chickpeas.
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eirebenz Click here to enlarge
        Hmmmmm....... the full picture is beginning to emerge.

        That said, I think there is some merit to LZH's point - there's probably no need to write some of the personal comments (although it is understandable given the effort some people have gone to here).
        It's ok. I really didn't take them personal. It was more than amusing that someone would bash my reading comprehension and writing skills considering that's exactly what I do for a living.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Sure - but how? threatening legal action like they did Sticky ?? I find that hard to believe that anyone would get treated like crap, voice their opinion and then quiet down after telling their friends a particular company screwed them.
        I don't. There are probably tons of customers that would gag themselves for a discount of some sort.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Sure - but how? threatening legal action like they did Sticky ?? I find that hard to believe that anyone would get treated like crap, voice their opinion and then quiet down after telling their friends a particular company screwed them. I think the more likely situation is that there are just a lot of people out there who don't like to make negative posts and stay quiet while others do all the work for them.
        I don't know how they are doing it but it may be as simple as keep quiet and you will get your stuff.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yomama69 Click here to enlarge
        I don't. There are probably tons of customers that would gag themselves for a discount of some sort.
        This is likely true, once it comes to money people don't care about what is right. Most just look out for themselves and what they can get.
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Good point...never considered that. But I guess I'm not wired that way. I do what is right ,over making/saving a few bucks
      1. JBond's Avatar
        JBond -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Okay, so in short you have a bone to pick with him - check, noted. Moving on....next order of business. Another MBW thread I specifically asked the mod about preferential treatment, and he refuses to even acknowledge my question:

        http://www.mbworld.org/forums/c63-am...s-missing.html

        Sorry...just thought I'd change it up a bit...Sticky feel free to move this post to another thread if it's appropriate .
        I have a bone to pick with anyone that cries wolf and then pulls a U-turn, as you do as well since you picked up on the change in "tone". I have a bone to pick with anyone that posts contradictory info in the same thread let alone same forum or on the net in general. I have a bone to pick with bullshitters in general (where the vids at?) I also have a problem with mbworld.org and it's censoring of evosports issues, any other vendor would not receive the same preferential treatment.

        JRCART is getting what he asked for which was attention brought to his situation, he asked for it, and now he gets it. The situation he helped make everyone aware of is still ongoing and cannot just be turned-off. Both Jim and Rich need to realize this is as much if not more their doing than anyone else's, and for either to call anyone that supported them from the point where they literally asked for help a $#@! or a douchebag shows exactly the type of character JRCART has.

        I can go on about JRCART but unless brought up again I'd also prefer to move on to something worth while discussing.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        But I guess I'm not wired that way. I do what is right ,over making/saving a few bucks
        I'm not wired that way either which I guess is why this is up in the first place, eh? Then again, the MBW vendor extortion plan sure seems to be more lucrative. Pay us, and you will get protection unless it does not server our interests (MHP).
      1. JBond's Avatar
        JBond -
        Last JRCART post unless prompted, I predict they Jim or Rich will be posting on MBW again in the next 12 mos as if nothing happened.

        Any takers?
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Good point...never considered that. But I guess I'm not wired that way. I do what is right ,over making/saving a few bucks
        Me too....which is why I have been posting so much about this, even though it does not affect me whatsoever.
      1. c32AMG-DTM's Avatar
        c32AMG-DTM -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eirebenz Click here to enlarge
        It's probably safe to say that Evosport et al. have instructed / asked many of those who were originally 'vocal' to tone down their rhetoric.
        That does seem plausible.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Sure - but how? threatening legal action like they did Sticky ?? I find that hard to believe that anyone would get treated like crap, voice their opinion and then quiet down after telling their friends a particular company screwed them. I think the more likely situation is that there are just a lot of people out there who don't like to make negative posts and stay quiet while others do all the work for them.
        Doesn't have to be that complex. Human psychology's a funny thing... it could be as simple as guilt-tripping folks into lowering their (public) vitriol.

        JRCART had an avatar with evosport's corporate logo and "FAIL" sprayed over the image, for instance. Hard to misinterpret that message... now it's gone.

        Maybe, completely on his own, he deemed it and the related tone of his posts to be inappropriate after some self-reflection. Or, perhaps, a conversation with evosport turned to "hey, Jim, we've worked together a long time, and we're doing everything we can to make things right to you at this point... but, please, as a favor, you're killing us with all the bandwagon bashing on the forums. It'd be greatly appreciated if you'd just think about it, okay? Do whatever you feel is right."

        Bottomline, JRCART has taken the most obvious 180* here, but he's saying it's because they've now gotten him to "pretty much" everything previously agreed upon. Good enough for me... but you'd have to be blind not to see the overt flip-flop in his tone the last week or so. So, maybe he's a "forgive and forget" kinda guy... not everyone is, nor understands that. No biggie.
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by c32AMG-DTM Click here to enlarge
        That does seem plausible.



        Doesn't have to be that complex. Human psychology's a funny thing... it could be as simple as guilt-tripping folks into lowering their (public) vitriol.

        JRCART had an avatar with evosport's corporate logo and "FAIL" sprayed over the image, for instance. Hard to misinterpret that message... now it's gone.

        Maybe, completely on his own, he deemed it and the related tone of his posts to be inappropriate after some self-reflection. Or, perhaps, a conversation with evosport turned to "hey, Jim, we've worked together a long time, and we're doing everything we can to make things right to you at this point... but, please, as a favor, you're killing us with all the bandwagon bashing on the forums. It'd be greatly appreciated if you'd just think about it, okay? Do whatever you feel is right."

        Bottomline, JRCART has taken the most obvious 180* here, but he's saying it's because they've now gotten him to "pretty much" everything previously agreed upon. Good enough for me... but you'd have to be blind not to see the overt flip-flop in his tone the last week or so. So, maybe he's a "forgive and forget" kinda guy... not everyone is, nor understands that. No biggie.
        Great post. :thumbs-up:
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Check this out, seems I'm a hot topic as is BenzBoost in MBworld's private staff forum. They sure are threatened and they are paying close attention to BenzBoost, that's sweet. I just happened to be browsing the front page and noticed this right on there. Seems their classifieds plugin pulls threads from sections not just in the classifieds section. Might want to work on that fellas Click here to enlarge If only a mod had the courage to print that thread out, eh?

      1. Karo's Avatar
        Karo -
        I just saw it. I wish I can see what it's about.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Karo Click here to enlarge
        I just saw it. I wish I can see what it's about.
        Sure would be nice to a mod there right about now and view that thread.
      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        Its amazing that in the general population forums on mbw,benzboost is censored..however it appears when the mods are discussing benzboost in private where the rest of the members cannot see it,its uncensored. That site is run by a bunch of crybaby $#@!s.