How A $500 Craigslist Car Beat $400K Rally Racers

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Ever wonder if it's even possible for the average Joe to race Rally Car these days?  With a little perseverance and a little luck the answer is yes!

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 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.

Link - via jalopnik

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I read this earlier in the week on Jalopnik and loved it. I even had to find the movie Dust to Glory and watch it to see for myself what kind of stuff happens down on the Baja coast.
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