Join fellow auto enthusiasts for a night of delicious food, drinks, stories, awards, and door prizes!


Friday September 1st at 7:00pm.


Ontario Event Center
3985 Park Avenue West
Mansfield, OH 44903


$38 per person.  This includes a fully catered dinner.  Cash bar.

Special Guest Speaker: Bill Caswell


We are pleased to welcome Bill Caswell to CARFEST 2017 as our banquet guest speaker and for a Q&A session!

Bill Caswell is a self-taught racing driver, mechanic, and fabricator, that rose to internet fame by taking a $500 Craigslist BMW to a World Rally Championship event in Mexico in March of 2010. His exploits have featured in places like ESPN Magazine, Grassroots Motorsports, NPR Radio, and

Caswell graduated with an MBA from University of Chicago in 2004 and spent several years working in finance. The economic downturn gave him the opportunity to follow his dreams and after constructing a car for pennies in his mom’s garage, he entered the world of rally in 2009. The next fifteen months saw Caswell embark on his rally adventure culminating at WRC Mexico 2010.  With no team, no budget, and only a co-driver for help, he achieved a podium finish in one of the sport’s most grueling events. Bill typically competes with Rally America and NASA Rallysport in the U.S. and has competed in the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, built his own BAJA 1000 racer in less than 14 days and drove it in the race, and developed an international following.

Caswell currently writes for and Paramount Pictures recently announced the development of a major motion picture based on his life’s story starring Academy-Award-nominated actor Jeremy Renner. A lifelong fan of rally and motorsport, Caswell famously believes nothing to be impossible.

Read: "How a $500 Craigslist Car Beat $400k Rally Racers"