Frank Stephenson ranks among the most accomplished living auto designers with a portfolio that includes the revived Mini Cooper, Fiat 500 and the McLaren MP4-12C. How does such a talented man spend his free time? By trolling for fights on an Internet forum.
Online forums give fans the opportunity to mouth off about athletes without fear of repercussions... unless the targeted athlete sees it and makes you look foolish. The chronology of a legendary online beatdown from champion racer Jason Plato below.
When you're trying to sell an intercooler, or any car part: DO NOT TAKE PICS OF IT WHILE ON THE TOILET. We didn't think we had to spell that one out, but a forum member at DSMTuners proved us wrong.
New Viper owner and Viperclub.com forum member "Lanceromance" thought he'd do a little bragging after besting a Corvette in a street race. One problem: it was a lie, the owner's husband does own a Viper and called him out.
If you're going to steal from enthusiasts on a forum don't repeatedly post on said forum. A Canadian member of TSXClub posted stolen bodywork only to have it show up on another member's car.
Welcome back to Auto Forum Troll Of The Week, where we shed light on the seedy, clever and sometimes-annoying world of forum trolling. This week, taking the term "welding the differential" a little too seriously.
Internet trolling is a delicate art. The best examples require a balance of breathtaking ignorance, feigned indignant outrage plus a sprinkling of implied insults to the forum faithful. Sorry Mustang Forums, you've just been trolled.