Update: Gumball 3000 – Auto Nazi Impound

 

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Only 3 days into the Gumball 3000 and already a minor headache from guess who?!? It appears that when the Gumballer’s ripped through Germany, they found themselves warmly welcomed by the Auto-Nazi’s in Germany. The German police had setup a series of roadblocks complete with floodlights and helicopters then handed out legal documents informing the Gumballer’s that their race was illegal and impounded the cars overnight. I wonder if the Gumballer’s thought they were then destined for the AGA??

“The Germans basically agreed to allow us to race on their roads, and now appear to have rescinded on that agreement,” a frustrated Michael Ross explains. “We were due to be flown out with our vehicles to Istanbul today and continue the race there, but the police have impounded our cars and won’t release them. Apparently, they’re now trying to persuade the police in Istanbul to not allow us to race there either.”

Why can’t we all just get along? Why can’t we end this childish game of ‘lets make the news’ by pissing on Maximillion Cooper’s Gumball 3000 guests? I guess this is simply Germany’s Police trying to re-assert themselves and remind the world of their oh so colorful past of being in charge and ‘trying’ to dominate the world. Just for this, I think we should all boycott Oktoberfest this year.

Apparently a free ten-police-cars-per-Gumballer escort down the autobahn to the airport was provided this morning to insure the racers made it out of Germany and onto Istanbul.

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[Source: news.independent.co.uk, Jalopnik.com]

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One Response to “Update: Gumball 3000 – Auto Nazi Impound”

  1. Tim said on May 4th, 2007 at 4:05 am

    “I guess this is simply Germany’s Police trying to re-assert themselves and remind the world of their oh so colorful past of being in charge and ‘trying’ to dominate the world.”

    No, we just don’t want our citizens to be killed by rich, arrogant assholes who cannot handle their overpowered cars properly.