Bill Caswell Wins Buttonwillow Arse Freeze-a-Palooza LeMons Race

Bill Caswell, Jalopnik's very own $500 Craigslist rally driver, as part of POSRacing's F'ed-Up Express BMW E30, just won the Arse Freeze-a-Palooza LeMons race at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Sure, it ain't Baja, but it'll do. [Facebook] » 12/05/10 8:00pm 12/05/10 8:00pm

Bill Caswell's Dream Of Baja Glory Is Over

Sadly, the dreams of Baja glory by Bill Caswell, Jalopnik's $500 Craigslist rally driver, are finished. After ripping the steering rack off his homemade Baja Bimmer and limping to the latest checkpoint, he's announced defeat. » 11/19/10 9:30am 11/19/10 9:30am

Bill Caswell's Baja Bimmer Heads To Starting Line

Once, Bill Caswell took a $500 BMW from Craigslist and turned it into a rally racer. Now, after much sweat, late nights and help from a few friends, Caswell's Baja Bimmer has passed inspection and will race the Baja 1000. » 11/18/10 9:30am 11/18/10 9:30am

Have A Truck Or Trailer In San Diego? Jalopnik's $500 Rally Car Driver…

Our poor, demented, and possibly slightly deranged $500 Craigslist rally driver Bill Caswell has almost finished his Baja 1000 car, but he's stuck in San Diego without a truck or trailer and needs to get to Ensenada tomorrow morning. Help! » 11/16/10 8:30pm 11/16/10 8:30pm

Bill Caswell Hasn't Finish His Baja Bimmer Yet, Still Going

As expected, Bill Caswell, Jalopnik's $500 Craigslist rally car driver, did not finish building his "Baja Bimmer" at SEMA. Also as expected, he remains undeterred. [Wired] » 11/08/10 12:45pm 11/08/10 12:45pm

The BMW E30 Craigslist Baja Car Does SEMA

We dropped by Bill Caswell's outpost at SEMA, where he's building a Baja truck from a BMW E30 at the Miller Electric Manufacturing booth. Only two weeks before the race, and the car's still a bare frame, but who's worried? » 11/04/10 10:30am 11/04/10 10:30am

$500 Craigslist Rally Car Goes To The Baja 1000

Bill Caswell and his $500 Craigslist rally car have a new challenge: the Baja 1000. Caswell's heading to SEMA, welding together a Baja E30, then heading to Mexico. He took a break from construction to share his plans with Jalopnik. » 10/27/10 4:00pm 10/27/10 4:00pm

This Is Your Bill Caswell Rally Car Crash Gallery

Bill Caswell, Jalopnik's $500 Craigslist rally-car driver, competed in last weekend's New England Forest Rally. He crashed his car. Because you guys seem to like this sort of thing, we've assembled a gallery of shots from the weekend. Viva crapcan! » 7/19/10 4:30pm 7/19/10 4:30pm

Jalopnik Helps "Crappy Saturn Ruined My Life" Guy, Life No Longer Ruined

In last week's Garage of Horror, we shared the epic tale of a man whose life was trashed by a crappy Saturn. In response, you, the Jalopnik commentariat, got off your collective tuckus and helped him out. You guys rock! » 7/19/10 2:30pm 7/19/10 2:30pm

Rally America Responds To Our X Games Petition, Petition Continues

Rally America has responded to our petition to get Bill Caswell, the $500 Craigslist rally-car driver, into ESPN's X Games. It's not happening... yet. This is the full email chain. » 6/30/10 3:00pm 6/30/10 3:00pm

Help Send The $500 Craigslist Rally Car To ESPN's X Games

Despite the fervent wishes of thousands, Rally America won't let Bill Caswell, Jalopnik's $500 Craigslist rally-car driver, compete in July's X Games. These guys used to be part of the counterculture. Have they lost touch? Let's change their minds. » 6/29/10 1:30pm 6/29/10 1:30pm

The $500 Craigslist Rally Car Update: Buy A T-Shirt!

It's been a busy season for everyone's favorite rally-car-drivin', Mexico-invadin', low-budget nutjob. Want to help support his hairbrained schemes? Want to help get him sponsorship? Want to know what he's been up to? All that and more below the jump. » 6/25/10 5:15pm 6/25/10 5:15pm

Join Jalopnik On Facebook, Win A Piece Of An Audi Race Car

Want to win a piece of the Audi R10 that Scott Tucker raced at Le Mans? We'll randomly select a winner from the commenters on the "Audi R10 Part" thread on our official Jalopnik Facebook fan page. Details below. » 6/24/10 2:00pm 6/24/10 2:00pm

This Is Happening On Pikes Peak Right Now

This was the cockpit of Bill Caswell's $500 Craigslist rally car yesterday morning. After nearly killing himself in Mexico, Caswell decided, apropos of nothing, to enter the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. Godspeed, Billy boy! Don't fall off the hill! » 6/24/10 10:30am 6/24/10 10:30am

2010 12 Hours Of Sebring Gallery: This Is Your Endurance Race, America

The 12 Hours of Sebring is one of the oldest motorsport events in the country, a day-long torture test that takes place on one of the roughest circuits in the world. Amazing glow-in-the-dark eye candy below the jump. » 4/15/10 5:15pm 4/15/10 5:15pm

ESPN: "$500 Craigslist Rally Car" Didn't Cost Much More Than $500

ESPN magazine talked to Bill Caswell, the man behind our $500 Craigslist rally car story, to get the skinny on what he needed to make it happen. He's also on the network's blog. Here's what it takes, kids. » 4/14/10 4:45pm 4/14/10 4:45pm

The $500 Craigslist Rally Car Contest: Want To Win An XBox?

The story of Bill Caswell's Craigslist-powered WRC adventure struck a chord with a lot of people, and many of you asked how you could help. Here's your chance: Want to win an XBox and a ride in a rally car? » 3/31/10 12:30pm 3/31/10 12:30pm