Posted by Anthony CarboneApril 3, 2007 at 8:01 am
Now, in its ninth year (1999-2007), the Gumball 3000 is by far the world’s largest, cult car rally created by Maximillion Cooper. With over 120 some cars and 240 some participants the Gumball 3000 appeals to the adventurer in all, regardless of status or wealth.
Forget the amazing race, that is extremely boring and lame, and as much as I love Formula 1, I keep partying so hard in Montreal every year, that I have slept through the last 3 years of race day. I more than owe it to myself to be part of the Gumball 3000 race within 3-5 years. That’s one of my top 5 goals in the next couple years to say the least.
Here is the 2007 Gumball 3000 Agenda you all have been asking for:
Saturday April 28, 2007
Registration Launch Party at the Trocadero, London. The street out front will be closed, the red carpet ready for the sickest cars on the planet accompanied by supermodels, rock stars and automotive crazies.
Sunday April 29, 2007
(1:00pm) Cars and drivers at Pall Mall for car display.
(4:00pm) From Pall Mall, London, the cars will drive to the Amsterdam checkpoint via Eurotunnel and Belgium. It is going to be Queens Day so there should be quite the Vegas style party happening. And like Vegas, what happens in Amsterdam stays in Amsterdam.
Monday April 30, 2007
Cars drive through the night to a secret airport in Frankfurt where all cars will be loaded into 2 Russian Antanov airplanes. After a 4 hour flight (and maybe some sleep) the crew lands on the Asian side of Istanbul and the cars are escorted to one of the most famous streets in the city; Bagdat Street. The teams will retire for the evening at Kempinski Ciragan Palace where they will party like the rock stars they all are at a themed James Bond Party!! Crazy Awesome!
Tuesday May 1, 2007
After shaking off (not stirred) last nights mild hangover the race continues to Athens via Thessolaniki checkpoint. Once in Athens, they will stay the night at the Hilton Hotel as well as party at a WHITE PARTY themed event on the top floor of the Hilton (I wonder if Paris is covering the bill in order to snag a quick and dirty advertising spot?) While the participants of the Gumball 3000 will be getting their party face on (not that they have taken it off since departure on April 28th), their wicked awesome cars will be posing for the masses at the Zappeion Area.
Wednesday May 2, 2007
Rise n shine early leave for Tirana in Albania! I can guarantee you at this point, some people will be begging themselves to take it easy for the rest of the trip, but I can also guarantee there is a fat chance of this happening. The party must go on.
Thursday May 3, 2007
Cars drive through 7 countries today: Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria and arriving at Bratislava Slovakia. Once arrived, the Gumballers will stay the night at the Raddisson SAS Hotel and there exotics on display at Hviezdoslavovo Square.
Friday May 4, 2007
Continuing the mayhem through the Eurospeed race circuit, the Gumball 3000 heads from Bratislava, to Prague (GERMAN AUTOBAHN TIME YAAAAAAAAAAAA) ending in Berlin. Here they will shack up at the sexy Regent Hotel and get ready for another psycho night out partying in Berlin.
Saturday May 5, 2007
Exhausted but not out partied, the Gumball 3000’s final day routes them through Holland, Belgium, France and back to Great Britain. Crossing into London via the Eurotunnel, the finish line at the Whitehall Place where a massive final party with a live music concert should finish off these party-goers for a couple days.
Bottom line, looking to the future I personally guarantee that you will be seeing a Madwhips.com and Carzi.com cars at one of these races in a few years to come. I think this would make an absolute awesome way for David to celebrate his 16th b-day. Looks like I have 3 years to make my mark, buy and modify some hot cars in order to rip it up with the automotive elite in the Gumball 3000!
I can’t begin to explain how much I look forward to taking part in the coolest automotive event of the year (not to mention giving these Olympic partyers a run for their money) as well as cover it live from a my view. I’m pretty sure I’ll be rocking a modified and trustworthy 911 Turbo.
[Source: gumball3000.com, eyecandymediapartners.com]