The 2016 Ford Focus RS: all-wheel drive, 2.3 liters, four cylinders, 350 horsepower, 350 pound-feet of torque... minus 100 Euros.
Four years ago today, Bill Caswell went on a crazy adventure that changed his life forever. It also changed this site as it was, at the time, one of our biggest stories ever. If you've never read it, or if it's been a while, check it out below.
Our friend (and sometimes contributor) Bill Caswell has his own rally school Black Friday deal because that's the kind of human being Bill Caswell is. Click here for the details.
Crawford Performance builds fast Subarus. That's what they do. So when the BRZ and its paltry 200 horsepower entered the shop, they blew it out to 500. Then they gave it to another man familiar with that number: $500 rally car ace Bill Caswell. This is what it can do on track.
The Jalopnik Film Festival is only 12 days away and I'm excited to announce the panel for the rally documentary Easier Said Than Done, which will include none other than rally driver and Hoonimus Maximus Ken Block talking rally with director Matt Johnson.
The parties at the Monaco Grand Prix top every party in the world. But I had no idea what to expect. I should have expected an Indian fashion show. I met my idols. I got the cold shoulder from a dickish Jeremy Clarkson. This is what it's like inside Monaco's most ridiculous and glamorous F1 party.
Welcome to the Green Hell!
There is nothing like the 24 hours of the Nürburgring. Some say Le Mans is the world's top endurance race, but for me it's the madness in the Eifel mountains known as the "Green Hell." I love this race because it's only for production cars and companies are free to develop whatever is needed to win.
Three years ago, Bill Caswell entered the WRC Rally Mexico with a $500 BMW 318i that he bought off Craigslist. Not only did he finish, he finished third in his class. That earns you instant legend status and gets you a legion of fanboys. And now Bill is here for the next hour to answer any and all of your questions.
Three years ago, Bill Caswell took a $500 Craigslist BMW to a WRC event in Mexico. He didn't suck, but he still needed work. We had America's largest rally school teach him how to do the sport right.
Have you ever been on a bad road trip? Like a really bad one? One where you say I am never doing that again? The trip that makes you think plane travel is not only convenient, but actually enjoyable?
You know Bill Caswell from such hits as How A $500 Craigslist Car Beat $400K Rally Racers, Bill Caswell, Jalopnik's $500 Craigslist rally car driver, inks movie contract, and $500 Craigslist Rally Car Goes To The Baja 1000. Now you can be in his head for 25 minutes.
Monomaniacal life enthusiast and occasional rally driver Bill Caswell returns to the scene of his Rally Mexico triumph to once again astound the men (and make swoon the women) of Mexico in his beater BMW. It's been a typically Caswell-ian wild start. Here's the voice message Caswell just left me about it.