Can A $500 Craigslist BMW Beat $400K Rally Cars?

Can A $500 Craigslist BMW Beat $400K Rally Cars?

The answer is YES! This is the story of Bill Caswell, a man who bought a $500 BMW off Craigslist to race against $400k+ rally cars in a World Rally Championship race. Bill Caswell is a self-taught racing driver, mechanic, and fabricator. He taught himself how to build an FIA-legal roll cage because he wanted to spend the fabrication fee on race tires instead. What a gearhead… He made it into history when his 1991 $500 Craigslist BMW 318i triumphed over $400K race cars to make the podium at the WRC…

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Why Does a Policeman Touch a Tail Light?

Why Does a Policeman Touch a Tail Light?

Policemen often press their hand against a stopped vehicle, usually the taillight or trunk. Officers employ this practice as a safety precaution. This way they are leaving fingerprints and DNA that indicate the officer was in contact with the vehicle. As Santa Monica Police Department’s information office stated, if something happen to the policeman the fingerprints will provide evidence that can identify the perpetrator’s vehicle. Police officers are no longer advised to tap on the taillights of cars, as this gives the officer’s position away, making them more susceptible to…

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Russian Extreme Game Show – “The Interception”

Russian Extreme Game Show – “The Interception”

“The Interception” is a Russian extreme game show, popular in 1997-1998. The presenter was Nikolay Fomenko and the main prize was a Daewoo Espero. The game involves two players, so-called “hijackers”, each in his car, accompanied by assistants, “the navigators”. Each car is equipped with a Lo Jack. The goal of the hijackers is to avoid getting arrested as long as possible. Their adversaries are “the hunters”, driving six Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors of the patrol service special battalion and they are leaded by a commanding officer. The pursuit…

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Car gets ‘stuck’ at 125mph: Frank Lecerf goes on 150-mile ride

Car gets ‘stuck’ at 125mph: Frank Lecerf goes on 150-mile ride

A driver who was trapped in a car travelling at 125mph with a jammed accelerator and no brakes said: ‘It was as if my life was flashing before me’. Disabled Frank Lecerf, 36, had been driving to a local hypermarket when his specially-adapted Renault Laguna developed the nightmare fault. Suddenly the car began accelerating on its own as he drove sedately along a 60mph dual carriageway close to his home in Pont-de-Metz, near Amiens, in northern France. Without any pressure on the accelerator at all, the Laguna started to increase…

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