Evan Got Pwned – A Jovial Tale of Pure Pwnage


Please read the evidence of pure pwnage below.  After discovering Evan’s ad on Craigslist for trade of a website in exchange for rebuilding the transmission on his 1964 Barracuda, I found a local San Diego transmission shop with a crappy website and then created a fake hotmail account and mailed him from it.  Below is a copy of the email threads between him and “Mike” from Miramar Transmission Shop.

At the point of the last email, I called Adam Stapleton, and had him call Evan out of  nowhere, when Evan picked up – he just yelled “You Got Zapped, Bitch!“.

Evan slowly pieced together what was going on as Adam was typing to me on Gmail Chat:

Adam Stapleton: he is asking for what
Adam Stapleton: he doesnt get it
Ian Grist: Ask how his transmission is
Adam Stapleton: wait
Adam Stapleton: he is coming around
Adam Stapleton: hahahaahaha
Adam Stapleton: he just said fuck
Ian Grist: Ahhahahaha
Ian Grist: Pwned
Ian Grist: Ahhahahahahhahahahaaaa

Pwned. Pure and Simple.


Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 16:09:53 -0800
Subject: Re: Web Site Trade
From: egrist@gmail.com
To: miramartrans@hotmail.com

Hi Mike,

No problem about the name.

If you don’t see any current sites I’ve done that are what you’re looking for, that is not a problem.
I can design a site to your specifications, including any features you would like (music, animations, video, etc..)

I would just need to get a good idea of exactly what you’re looking for, and what types of features you would like included,
and I can guarantee you’ll be happy with your site.

You sound like you know what you’re talking about on the transmission, and I’ll bet first gear is shot.
It’s certainly leaking enough haha.

If you’d like to move forward to work out a deal, just let me know when you’d like to meet up, and I can bring the car by and we can go over what you’d like to do for your site.


On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 4:05 PM, Miramar Transmission <miramartrans@hotmail.com> wrote:
sorry about the Mrs. – Evan just sounded like a womans name.

Your websites look ok, but I was looking for something with some music and maybe a car burning out on the front page.  I saw a myspace page with a cool picture that would be perfect.  I would like a myspace page for my business also.

It sounds like first gear may be out completely in your trans.  I know those old plymouths went through transmissions quite a bit back in the 60’s and early 70’s.

It could be that your pinion bearing has slipped.  We can check it when we have it up on the rack at the shop.  I had a Valiant that had the same problem.  Leaked oil ebverywher.  If not, parts are not very hard to find, we can rebuild it completely.


Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 15:55:23 -0800
Subject: Re: Web Site Trade
From: egrist@gmail.com
To: miramartrans@hotmail.com

Hi Mike,
(It’s Mr. Evan by the way, haha)

I can definitely do a new site for you up to todays standards.
Did you check out www.redlinedesignworks.net for a portfolio of other sites I have done?
That will give you an idea of the quality of my work.

(for a quick look you can check out:

On my car, I’m not sure exactly. It is a 64 Plymouth Barracuda, with a new 318 engine.
It has the original 4 speed manual (I’m not sure what brand/model was used in these).
When I had the engine installed, I had the clutch, pressure plate, and springs replaced. The clutch is fine now, but the trans seems to be always covered in oil (doesn’t seem to be leaking from the engine main seal, I think this is gear oil from the trans).
Also, first gear has a pretty serious problem. Only in first, as I let off the clutch from a stop to get rolling, the trans will begin to shake very hard, and I have to shift immediately to 2nd. Starting from 2nd gear doesn’t produce any problems.

So I’m assuming there is a 1st gear problem, and I’d just generally like to have the trans pulled, anything replaced that needs replacing, seals checked out to determine the cause of the leak, and just generally go through the trans & clutch areas.

As far as the website goes, it would be a trade value of anywhere from $1000-2000 depending on exactly what you would like to do.  Depending on the cost of the transmission work, I can pay for some parts or whatever is necessary to equalize the costs. I’m not sure what this kind of transmission work would cost, although I assumed it would be less than $2000.

Let me know what you think!



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On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 3:46 PM, Miramar Transmission <miramartrans@hotmail.com> wrote:

Hi Mrs. Evan,

I want the site redone up to todays standards.  I am busy at work right now so can not call until later, so it would be easier to answer questions through email.

what do you need done on your car? I have worked on a lot of older cars.

What does a website cost?



Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 15:41:04 -0800
Subject: Re: Web Site Trade
From: egrist@gmail.com
To: miramartrans@hotmail.com

Hi Mike,
I can definitely help you with a new website for your business.

Please give me a call when you get a chance, and we can go over what you’re looking for.
I can tell you more about the car as well.

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On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 3:34 PM, Miramar Transmission <miramartrans@hotmail.com> wrote:

** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html


I run Miramar Transmission and saw your ad for trading website work for a rebuild.

I would be interested in taking a look at your car.  My website was built 5 or 6 years ago and needs update.

the site is miramartransmissions.com/


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