• The Best and Worst of 2010 Award List


      2010 was a great year, namely because it was our first. A lot of changes took place and during this first year we had some great moments as well as some that made you shake your head. We feel this compilation reflects the best and worst that 2010 had to offer in our respective areas of coverage. Enjoy the list:


      Best Performance Achievement of the Year

      Winner: djborya sets new overall BMW 60-130 record

      Djborya has had quite a year running incredible 1/4 and 60-130 times in his turbo E30. We saw several records fall this year but becoming the only BMW in the 4's 60-130 is rarefied air indeed. Congratulations Boris!

      Runner-up: Mikewads and dodger63 both first in the 10's for their respective platforms, E92 M3 and C63 AMG.

      This was a tough one as we could not choose favorites, so we have a tie. Mikewads raised the bar for the E92 M3 in 2010 running record 60-130's as well as being the first to hit 10's. Dodger63 with his MHP powered C63 was the first to hit 10's on his platform as well as run some record 60-130's himself. We have to call this one a draw.


      Story of the Year


      Winner: Discovery Automotive destroys customer's car along with what was left of their reputation

      This was our most popular story of the year by far. Nothing even came close, all the major blogs picked it up and it really vaulted BimmerBoost into the mainstream. After this went up Discovery Automotive took their site down and has not been heard from since. Hopefully, their doors have been closed, permanently.

      Runner-up: ASR and the Twin Turbo M5 debacle

      ASR had a pretty rough year getting thrown out from BimmerBoost for basically conning members out of their money with promises they could not deliver. This story is long from over but this was one of the most important developments of the year.


      Article of the Year


      Winner: S65 vs. S54

      This was in our opinion far and way the best BMW article written in 2010. This article has made it onto every BMW forum, even those who refuse to acknowledge the existence of BimmerBoost, and has received routine praise throughout the community. A little self-serving, but we firmly believe it was the best of 2010.

      Runner-up: Nitrous Express EFI Nitrous Kit / Progressive Controller / Acces. **FULL REVIEW/DIY**

      Former_boosted_IS put out a good amount of top quality reviews and DIY's in 2010. This is just one of his many articles but we feel this one is the best. It explains why he chose the setup he chose along with the data to back it up. It is incredibly detailed and simply sets the standard by which all other reviews and DIY's are measured.


      Best Performance Development of the year:


      Winner: C63 AMG Black Series to get twin turbo V8.

      Several places are reporting this is the case and if true, we can all mark this down as the moment Mercedes surpassed BMW as the enthusiast brand of choice.

      Runner-up: Mercedes to expand AMG lineup

      The good news just keeps on pouring in from Mercedes. From more AMG models to a potential 911 rival, 2011 is poised to be the year of the Benz.


      Worst Performance Development of the Year:


      Winner: 1M Coupe gets stock N54

      BMW, you royally screwed this up and sold out. This marks the end of the M brand as we know it, thanks for the memories. Yes, it will sell, good for you but you lost our respect.

      Runner-up: BMW begins to focus on FWD platforms.

      It was nice knowing you, good luck in the future Toyota.


      Best Quote of the Year

      Winner:

      Quote Originally Posted by DBFIU View Post
      Sabine Schmitz is the result of millions of years of optimization of human evolution into a near perfect anotomical female, race car driver and all.
      Runner-up:

      Quote Originally Posted by George Smooth View Post
      I have never felt a set of boobs that gave me the pleasure the RB's did.

      Stupidest Quote of the Year


      Winner:

      Quote Originally Posted by Gustav
      And I dont think quartermile is a fair representation of performance.
      We will not even do a runner-up for this category as the stupidity of this quote deserves the attention all to it itself. Bravo Gustav, bravo.


      Poster of the Year

      Winner: LostMarine

      The guy posts a lot and has supported the site, what can you say?

      Runner-up: DBFIU

      The most underrated posts on the site, great mix of info and color commentary. Seriously, appreciate it.


      OT Poster of the Year


      Winner: e92

      If you have ever ventured into OT, you know this needs no explanation.

      Runner-up: e92

      He carried the OT forum by himself the first months, he deserves it.


      Most Annoying Member


      Winner: GG///M3

      Beep beep beep beep beep.

      Runner-up: GG///M3

      hi5


      Thread of the Year

      Winner: RB 335 vs....

      This one deserves it, clearly, even spilling onto other forums. An epic thread that evolved into who knows what with a little bit of everything thrown in.

      Runner-up: Interesting Procede Gossip

      If there was a thread that was more controversial or got more debate flowing from both sides we do not know what it is... doubt our server could handle it anyway.


      It was a great year and if we missed anything, we apologize, but this is what stood out to us. Thank you for a great 2010 and here is to a great 2011!
      This article was originally published in forum thread: The Best and Worst of 2010 Award List started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 52 Comments
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yomama69 Click here to enlarge
        I do. Probably buying an SL65 and getting MHP tune.

        Ummmm....fuel pump issues, maybe? BMW might want to release an engine with enough R & D to know that the fuel pumps are inadequate.
        Not BMW's fault. I think the issue is overrated. The engine responds great to mods and has taken abuse all the way up to the MAP sensor limit. 530WHP+ with nitrous. Almost in the 10s with just bolt ons.

        Not to mention you can have it for relatively cheap. Also the mods for it are cheap.

        I would not be in a BMW if it were not for the N54.
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        wow I didn't win anything...
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
        wow I didn't win anything...
        You should win "Most negative reps for political view" award.
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
        Not BMW's fault. I think the issue is overrated. The engine responds great to mods and has taken abuse all the way up to the MAP sensor limit. 530WHP+ with nitrous. Almost in the 10s with just bolt ons.

        Not to mention you can have it for relatively cheap. Also the mods for it are cheap.

        I would not be in a BMW if it were not for the N54.
        Not BMW's fault? Who is at fault owners? Not possible since a large number of failures came from unmodded cars. Some cars with 5+ and some with a failure within 1K miles of ownership.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
        wow I didn't win anything...
        You didn't really start posting heavily until the end of the year.

        Everyone can't win, you are in good shape for next year though.
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You didn't really start posting heavily until the end of the year.

        Everyone can'y win, you are in good shape for next year though.
        I made the thread that won Best Performance Development of The Year.
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yomama69 Click here to enlarge
        Not BMW's fault? Who is at fault owners? Not possible since a large number of failures came from unmodded cars. Some cars with 5+ and some with a failure within 1K miles of ownership.
        Not what I'm saying. BMW does not manufacture the pumps. They very recently bought the French company that makes them so they can do their own quality control.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
        I made the thread that won Best Performance Development of The Year.
        And......?
      1. carcars's Avatar
        carcars -
        booby prize Spanish - English Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
        Not what I'm saying. BMW does not manufacture the pumps. They very recently bought the French company that makes them so they can do their own quality control.
        So like with most of life's problems, the answer is blaming the French?
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        So like with most of life's problems, the answer is blaming the French?
        Exactly, but I am le tired.

        So take a nap, then fire thee missiles!
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        How about best new car design?

        A lot of cars released this year.
      1. e92's Avatar
        e92 -
        ^ it's a forum award though ( I think )
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by e92 Click here to enlarge
        ^ it's a forum award though ( I think )
        Slight combo of both.

        Right now Best Product will go to RB Turbos.

        Best motor will go to Mercedes M156 and S65 with a tie, both had big years.
      1. jacobs323i's Avatar
        jacobs323i -
        How about something directly related to the vessel we use to communicate via this forum? I was thinking worst speller, grammer.
      1. jacobs323i's Avatar
        jacobs323i -
        also why does the trophy have three fingers?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jacobs323i Click here to enlarge
        also why does the trophy have three fingers?
        It also has no mouth, or eyes, or soul.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jacobs323i Click here to enlarge
        How about something directly related to the vessel we use to communicate via this forum? I was thinking worst speller, grammer.
        Worst speller and grammar are interesting. We could certainly have more forum related categories.
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Slight combo of both.

        Right now Best Product will go to RB Turbos.

        Best motor will go to Mercedes M156 and S65 with a tie, both had big years.
        No ties.

        Man up and pic a winner.Click here to enlarge

        I am usually a bmw guy, but the benz powerplant has done a lot more with less mods. I personally dont think the S65 should be first and I should have a bias.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        I am usually a bmw guy, but the benz powerplant has done a lot more with less mods. I personally dont think the S65 should be first and I should have a bias.
        The BMW powerplant is putting out more power and has better 60-130's.

        The M156 has more displacement.

        Both have run 10's this year, I think they both deserve it.