A while back, unemployed gearhead Bill Caswell became a household name thanks to taking 3rd place in class in the Mexico round of the WRC. Ok, so maybe not a household name, but a lot of gearheads knew about the dude in the $500 BMW beater.
That’s right, Caswell and co-driver Ben Slocum patched together a $500 beater and went to Rally Mexico. Not only did they finish, but they beat a ton of very expensive racing equipment, finished 3rd in class and would have been counted as 23rd had they been entered in the WRC portion of the event. For those of you who don’t understand international rally, that is the equivalent of showing at Daytona in a 4 cylinder mini stock from the local 1/8 mile oval and beating half the NASCAR field!