Gumball 3000!

Des

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Jun 9, 2005
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Gumball 3000 is a 6 day 3000 mile endurance rally which took place for the 7th time this may!

Over 100 cars (Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Mercedes etc) cruised from London (UK) to Prague, Budapest, Dubrovnik, Rome to finally arive in Monaco!

All info, cars and pictures of this years Gumball can be found at http://gumball.icshosting.nl


here is a little preview:

Winner of The Spirit of the Gumball Award: Team 76 - Caterham Series 7



The grand finale of the award ceremony was the coveted Spirit of the Gumball Award, which
went to the Caterham Girls in their first rally. Sue Bellarby and Kathryn Huddart decided
to come on the rally on a whim and bought an open top Caterham 7 just a few days before the
start.

The owners of a cleaning agency (Dustintime) had their credit cards and cash stolen in Budapest,
forcing them to drive under toll booth barriers for the rest of the route. They broke down
seven times between Budapest and Italy and were also stopped seven times for speeding in between
(although got away with no fines).

They were "continuously lost", got frozen and completely drenched due to their lack of a roof
(someone kindly gave them goggles, which they hadn't even brought). Then two hours out of Sicily
their Caterham finally blew up, forcing them to hitch hike the whole length of Italy to Monaco.

As if that wasn't hardcore enough, Sue has volunteered to drive the ice-cream van back to the UK,
as it's owners have to go back to the States and Beaulieu Motor Museum want to exhibit it!


Hope you like it!

Des