Legends never die. Rusty Slammington certainly hasn’t. The E28 BMW 5 Series has been featured on the internet pages of Jalopnik for the better part of a decade, but now it’s finally done, and it’s out there putting BMW nightmares into your children’s heads.
The April fire that burned the garage and home of rat-rod favorite Rusty Slammington was hot enough to warp its frame and melt an engine block head. According to owner Mike Burroughs, it only killed him a little. "It'll take more than Satan's hand to end his days."
Following the Sunday fire that burned celebrated rat rod Rusty Slammington, owner Mike Burroughs posted his account of how the fire started — and how he was trying to keep some perspective on losing a cherished piece of work.