Concerned motorsport is getting too expensive? Try telling that to Bill Caswell. The Chicago rally enthusiast exploited a loophole to enter a 1991 BMW 318i, purchased for the princely sum of $500 into the Wolrd Rally Championship’s Rally Mexico.
Using a homemade roll cage and a second hand E30 M3 engine he was not only able to pass scrutineering, but actually finish third in class, beating Mitsubishi Evo IXs and Peuegot 206s along the way. In fact Caswell’s epic drive would even have secured him a hypothetical 23rd place (out of 26 finishers) in the WRC class. Kudos is due.
A full write up can be found at Jalopnik: