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We watched a marathon of the SpikeTV reality show based on the Bullrun Rally and hosted by Bill Goldberg, but weren't too terribly impressed with the premise. It seemed one needed only a decent proficiency at reading maps, as well as a lot of luck, to win. The winning team was the father/daughter duo of Mike and Morgan Alsop from Lafayette, Indiana, who took top Bullrun honors at the helm of their 2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6. While the finale is still sitting on our TiVo, we know that the Alsops got as far as they did by making more friends than enemies, while watching their own backs at the same time. Meanwhile, their Trans Am performed flawlessly throughout the 4,800-mile rally and proved to be bulletproof, unlike the rides brought by many of their competition.

Like true Americans, father and daughter Alsop are eager to capitalize on their fifteen minutes of fame and have put the Championship Trans Am up for sale on eBay Motors. One of the Alsop's fellow Bullrunners already put his Lamborghini Murcielago up for sale on eBay, but he didn't have the decency to give the car a tune up or fix any of the damage it received from the competition. The Alsop's sent their car to a body shop immediately following the race and ordered up a new paint job, tires, suspension components and an engine tune up. So not only are you buying a hella fast Trans Am that's proven to be as reliable as the setting sun, you're also buying a car that's seen the bright lights of Hollywood and has a few stories to tell.

Thanks for the tip, Mike!

[Source: eBay Motors]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      And to think that I had a cubicle next to the dude who wrote that article for HPP. My, how times have changed.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Mike is a classy guy and deserved the win...even though the premise sucked (i.e.gotta go the speed limit) and was made worse by the obvious fact that this was the Maloof brothers truly first foray into tv production.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'd take the trip to Indiana just to see the car and meet them.
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      I liked the show. I wouldn't call the Trans Am flawless though (I really hoped it would be). They had a slight auto-transmission fluid problem, but Mike fixed it himself in the middle of the night. Everyone else seemed to have to resort to tow trucks and tampons when their cars broke.

      I think it was good as far as reality shows go. The Mexicans were great, and the euro-exotic cars made good "bad guys."

      I still laugh thinking of the BMW M3 duo. "Okay dude, as soon as I hit the gas, you push this performance button for me." Ah, great teamwork.

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