I think I have a potential car. It's a 99 BMW 323ic with a non working top and some brake issues. All of which should be fine since I'm going to gut and cage the interior and brakes are not included in the $500 limit. I have some nice Apex wheels that have the right bolt pattern, but not sure about the offset. I suppose since it's a racer I could cut the fender to fit the wheels.
If you guys are at all interested other teams are looking to fill spots for drivers at races as soon as March @ Infineon/Sears Point. Most teams want you to pay your entry fee and have your own suit, helmet, shoes, etc. but other than that you just show up and participate.
if you go on the forums under human resources they have the teams looking for drivers.