$500 Craigslist Car Beats $400K Rally Racers
Bill Caswell, we salute you. You bring true glory to the D.I.Y. world.
"This is the multifaceted tale of Bill Caswell, a man who bought a crapcan off Craigslist to run against $400,000-plus rally cars in a World Rally Championship race. It is a tale of a guy who had a welder, a bunch of credit cards, and a lot of free time but no real backing or funds. It is a story of a dude who taught himself how to build an FIA-legal roll cage because he wanted to spend the fabrication fee on race tires instead. It's the story of a gearhead who drove a rustbucket to a third-place finish in an FIA-sanctioned event."
That's right, Caswell actually entered the Mexico round of the World Rally Championship with a $500 1991 BMW 318i, a competition that boasts world renown racing pros. And low and behold, he actually placed 3rd.