View Full Version : How A $500 Craigslist Car Beat $400K Rally Racers

March 22nd, 2010, 01:02 PM
Professional motorsport is a cold, hard place. If you want to run with the big dogs, you can't just build a car in your mom's garage and show up, right? Wrong. One guy did just that. Here's his amazing story.

This is the multifaceted tale of Bill Caswell, a man who bought a $500 crapcan off Craigslist to run against the $400,000+ rally cars in the World Rally Championship's Rally Mexico race earlier this month. 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, with no prior experience, because he wanted to spend the fabrication fee on race tires instead. It's the story of an enthusiast who drove a rustbucket to a third place finish in a FIA-sanctioned race.

Read the link, full of win.


March 22nd, 2010, 01:14 PM
My new role model. :thumbsup:

March 23rd, 2010, 06:51 PM
I wonder where they got enough Nomex to make a driving suit that could hold balls that big.