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Despite Bumps, Homebuilt BMW Headed to Baja

First things first: Bill Caswell didn’t make it, and his car isn’t finished. But he’s still going to the Baja 1000.

Last week, we introduced you to Caswell and his epic, if mildly insane, goal of building a SCORE Baja 1000 race car in four days. Caswell, an unemployed banker and novice welder, arrived at the big SEMA auto show in Vegas with a 22-year-old BMW, a bunch of tools and a pile of steel tubing. Over the course of the show, he and a handful of friends turned the car into, well, a sticker-slathered monstrosity wearing two of the largest tires ever stuck onto a 1988 325i.