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    Default THIS is what rallying is supposed to be about!

    Dude buys a $500 1991 BMW 318i, throws an old M3 engine in it, welds his own FIA-approved rollcage, and competes with it in Rally Mexico against drivers with multi-hundred-thousand dollar cars, full pit teams, and sponsors (none of which he has). And he finished 3rd in class!

    http://jalopnik.com/5497042/how-a-50...k-rally-racers
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    Default Re: THIS is what rallying is supposed to be about!

    this is the sort of thing that happens when we fail to educate someone about the joys of modding computers, not cars.

    pretty awesome accomplishment though, I think we all wish we could pull something like that!
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    That we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and this we should do freely and generously.
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    Default Re: THIS is what rallying is supposed to be about!

    That was great. I would love to do that if I knew anything about cars.

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    Default Re: THIS is what rallying is supposed to be about!

    Saw this yesterday and wished I could do it to. Have the mechanical knowledge, not so sure about the driving ability though..... But definitely don't have the money or ability to take the time off to do so.
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    I was just thinking about this again this morning, and I really wonder what this guy could have done with a better car. I mean, with a 19 year old car that he had to keep stopping to repair, he made 23rd overall.. That's including the 25 WRC racers! Meaning, he beat at least two of them. Seriously, that guy has some skills.
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    Default Re: THIS is what rallying is supposed to be about!

    Hmm, I have a cheap project car and two months completely off this summer...
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    Default Re: THIS is what rallying is supposed to be about!

    Awesome read! Hackaday picked this up too!

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    Haha, that's actually where I saw it.
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    Default Re: THIS is what rallying is supposed to be about!

    this made my day a little bit

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