• 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 oldgixxer Click here to enlarge
        oh $#@!,didnt even notice that lol...see,doesnt take much at all for me to jump on the MBW-hate bandwagonClick here to enlarge
        No big deal, maybe I should thank them for the front page coverage?
      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        indeed,one must always give credit where credit is due Click here to enlarge
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        It appears the MBW servers are down, I have been trying to access vtheir home page for the past 30 minutes.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        It appears the MBW servers are down, I have been trying to access vtheir home page for the past 30 minutes.
        Yep, down for me too. Maybe the server finally got tired of the BS and quit?
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Yep, down for me too. Maybe the server finally got tired of the BS and quit?
        I suspect they might be fixing the problem you pointed out about moderator topics being able to be viewed by all.
      1. Karo's Avatar
        Karo -
        Ya, that's odd. it doesn't work for me eighter.
      1. Karo's Avatar
        Karo -
        It's because the site is up. I can ping it but it's not loading. Seems like something crashed the server?
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        I would suspect 7:00 am cst on a Monday is a low traffic period, maybe just routine maintainance???
      1. Mort's Avatar
        Mort -
        Next they will be blaming BenzBoost for hacking their server.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mort Click here to enlarge
        Next they will be blaming BenzBoost for hacking their server.
        I wouldn't doubt the thought has crossed their minds.
      1. Exeenom's Avatar
        Exeenom -
        Haven't been down for me, but it's been painfully slow....
      1. dynomite05's Avatar
        dynomite05 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Exeenom Click here to enlarge
        Haven't been down for me, but it's been painfully slow....

        +1
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        blkclk550 -
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Check it out seems, seems they read BB Click here to enlarge :

        Attachment 6755
      1. PetroC63's Avatar
        PetroC63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PetroC63 Click here to enlarge
        My Evosport pulley is on the way finally. Been waiting since early December.

        ACG has a pulley in the works but they're still in the testing phase and several weeks
        away from release.

        Rotors are 5 weeks and counting.
        Just wanted to update, I did finally receive my Evosport pulley.

        I want to thank all those who were instrumental in lighting a fire under
        Evosports ass, especially Sticky.Click here to enlarge

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        Now if I could just get my rotors. They are 6 weeks and counting.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PetroC63 Click here to enlarge
        I want to thank all those who were instrumental in lighting a fire under
        Evosports ass, especially Sticky.
        My pleasure Click here to enlarge Seems pulleys are starting to go out!

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PetroC63 Click here to enlarge
        Now if I could just get my rotors. They are 6 weeks and counting.
        Keep updating us, we will do our part to make sure you get the parts you paid for, count on it!
      1. PetroC63's Avatar
        PetroC63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Keep updating us, we will do our part to make sure you get the parts you paid for, count on it!
        Will do.

        I'll be attending the May 12th event at Atco, hopefully the rotors will be here and installed by then.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PetroC63 Click here to enlarge
        I'll be attending the May 12th event at Atco, hopefully the rotors will be here and installed by then.
        I hope so too, just don't hold your breath. Seems the rotors are going to be the last thing they get to.
      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PetroC63 Click here to enlarge
        Will do.

        I'll be attending the May 12th event at Atco, hopefully the rotors will be here and installed by then.
        Shhhh!!! I hear dodger runs w/out any front rotors to save weightClick here to enlarge
      1. PetroC63's Avatar
        PetroC63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I hope so too, just don't hold your breath. Seems the rotors are going to be the last thing they get to.
        I hear you.

        Just installed a CF vented hood and F14 Forgestar's a couple of weeks ago. The pulley and a CF trunk is going on next week. It would be nice to have the rotors and build on my 11.50 run from December.

        After that, I'm seriously considering trying a different tune.

        Sorry for getting off topic.

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        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oldgixxer Click here to enlarge
        Shhhh!!! I hear dodger runs w/out any front rotors to save weightClick here to enlarge
        If he could find a way, he would.Click here to enlarge