KTR- Gumball 3000 through Spain

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Some mates from the spanish forum I use to visit took some pictures from cars running the Gumball 3000 race passing through Spain.

As advertising is prohibited here -at CF- I'll wait for permission to put here the link to the related thread at the spanish forum.

Here comes an image (Bentley at North Alacant toll):

Algunos compañeros del foro español que suelo visitar tomaron algunas fotos de coches corriendo la carrera Gumball 3000 que pasa por España-

Puesto que está prohibido hacer propaganda aquí -en CF- esperaré a que me den permiso para poner aquí el link al tema relacionado en el foro español.

Aquí viene una imagen (Bentley en el peaje del Norte de Alicante):

posted by  karburator

What kind of joke is that? :screwy:

posted by  DodgeRida67

Is this some sort of a race or something.... the Gumball 3000 I mean...

posted by  StiMan

Do you remember the Cannonball? Sorta like that. Rich people with luxury cars running at ilegal speeds.

¿Recordáis el Cannonball? Algo como éso. Gente rica con coches lujosos corriendo a velocidades ilegales.

posted by  karburator

¿el foda?

posted by  DodgeRida67

Ahh... the Cannonball... great stuff...

posted by  StiMan

Like hell, you have no clue what the Cannonball is.

posted by  DodgeRida67

:/ I'm sorry, but what do you mean? What's 'el foda'? I don't understand :(

:/ lo siento pero, ¿qué quieres decir? ¿Qué es "el foda"? No lo entiendo :(

posted by  karburator

I thought it ment "The f*ck?"

posted by  DodgeRida67

Makes sense coming from you "Buz"

posted by  StiMan

Look, here's a site from one of those mad guys that run in the Gumball.

Mirad, aquí hay un sitio de uno de esos tipos locos que corren en la Gumball.


posted by  karburator

OK, dont know what you mean. Im curious as to what your going to put as your title now that your o ver 500 posts.

posted by  DodgeRida67

LOL yeah. Man I missed it, I should of brought my Bently out there and joined them! (*wishes*) Well I guess if you are going to spend the money to get a supercar you might as well enjoy it. I think that race is a really neat idea. Thanks for the post :thumbs:

posted by  Voda48

I accidently posted my question to karburator twice. Sorry

posted by  Voda48

Hey karburator, just a quick question. How long is the coarse and what kinds of speeds to they sustain driving through it? Oh yeah do they have to worry about law enforcement or do the cops let this just happen?

posted by  Voda48

Well, it's a good question. I don't know. I guess they drive as fast as their cars could run. As cars in europe are not auto-limited at 110 mph like in Jappan, they can easily run at speeds up to 150 mph (maybe near 180 mph).
About law enforcement - The police doesn't appear to be worried about this. After all, 'ice-cream vans' like the ones that uses our police have nothing to do against the cars running the Gumball :D (see picure below).

Try uncle google for further information.

Some known people running the Gumball:
Burt Reynolds – Hollywood star, Gumball enthusiast and lead in the original Cannon Ball run.

Orlando Bloom – Hollywood star of Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean

Jeremy Clarkson – BBC Top Gear Presenter

Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler Henderson – FIVE Fifth Gear Presenters and archrivals of Jeremy Clarkson. Determined to drive him into the ground.

50 Cent – Rap Star

Johnny Knoxville, of Jackass fame.

Steve O and Chris Pontius formerly Jackass now Wildboyz

Bam & Ryan Dunn – Of Viva LaBam, currently the US’ highest rating TV show

Jodie Kidd – Super Model

Tony Hawk – skateboard champion

Tuesday 4th
Paris - registration & party at L’Hotel George V

Wednesday 5th
The rally begins at 20:00 – They cars drive through the night to the first checkpoint at Biarritz castle.

Thursday 6th
Check-point at the Real Madrid Football Stadium - breakfast hosted by the club. Drive on to Marbella for a day of sleep and a beach party that night.

Friday 7th
Drive through the desert to Marrakech via a boat crossing at Gibraltar. Party in Moroccan Palace that night hosted by the King of Morocco.

Saturday 8th
Drive from Marrakech, via Almeria to Barcelona in time to watch
the Grand Prix at 13:00 Sunday.

Sunday 9th
Arrive at the F1 Grand Prix in Barcelona – main grandstand for all
Gumballers. Party that night in Barcelona

Monday 10th
Drive to Cannes for finish party, check-point en route at the French F1 circuit Paul Ricard where drivers can race around the circuit

Some cars in the Gumball:
1. Koenigsegg x 1
2. Ferrari Dino x 1
3. Ferrari F50 x 1
4. Ferrari 456 x 4
5. Ferrari 360 spider x 10
6. Lambo Mucialargo x 3
7. Jaguar E-type x 1
8. Bentley's Continental GT x 4
9. Pagani Zonda x 1
10. Lambo Gallardo x 1
11. Aston Martin Vaquish x 2
12. Lambo Muira x 1
13. Porsche RUF x 3
14. Porsche 911 x 15
15. Maserati Merak x 1
16. Dodge Viper x 2
17. Hummers x 2
18. Rolls Royce x 2
19. Lamborghini Diablo x 1
20. Range Rover Overfinch

Bien, es una buena pregunta. No lo sé. Supongo que conducen tan rápido como puedan correr sus coches. Puesto que los coches en Europa no están autolimitados a 180 km/h como en Japón, pueden correr fácilmente a velocidades superiores a 250 km/h (tal vez cerca de 300 km/h).
Sobre refuerzos polociales: La policía no parece estar preocupada por esto. Después de todo, las "furgonetas de helados" como las que usa nuestra policía no tienen nada que hacer frente a los coches que corren en la Gumball :D (ver la imagen de abajo).

Prueba con el tío google para más información.

posted by  karburator

Great site!

posted by  StiMan

[QUOTE=karburator] As cars in europe are not auto-limited at 110 mph like in Jappan, they can easily run at speeds up to 150 mph (maybe near 180 mph).
Man that has got to seriously tear your car apart. Running at those speeds for so long. I mean I know they are super cars but this sounds like a freakin' Need For Speed video game doesn't it??

By the way........I feel for your law enforcement. Man that would suck having to drive that thing

posted by  Voda48

Gumball's official site:

posted by  karburator


posted by  StiMan

I asked Unfedfat to link the thread from the spanish

I asked Unfedfat to link the thread about the 2004 Gumball 3000 from the spanish forum I use to visit and he gave me permission to do that. So, here it is:

Pregunté a Unfedfat para enlazar el tema sobre la Gumball 3000 2004 desde el foro español que suelo visitar y me dio permiso para hacerlo. Así que aquí está:


Enjoy it!

posted by  karburator

wow that is a great link. I love looking at all the other cars and have realised that I can still understand spanish. Thanks for posting it :thumbs:

posted by  Voda48

Nice site... lots of SPANISH!!!!

posted by  StiMan

yeah :wink2: :thumbs:

posted by  karburator

The course is 3000 miles long, they hit speeds in excess of 210 mph and the cops catch them and fine them on the spot... But because the participants have money that is part of the fun of it.. :thumbs:

posted by  R34RB30DETTV

yea, last year it was in USA, n there was a guy with a koenigsegg CC, and he got side tracked cuz he lost his gas cap (way to go). he just bought an old beetle from some old people, replaced his gas cap with the beetle's, and returned the rest of the car (he paid around $2,000 for the beetle), then he just got on the highway and sped the damn thing for wat its worth. its rumored hes got a video of himself doing 230mph or more, but he was behind by almost 2 hours, and he caught up so freaking fast it was incredible.

u guys should look for videos by Lonman (one of the very popular drivers, SL55 and a GT2 porsche), and the famous fire spewing Max Power 8 series BMW (max power is a very famous mag). oh, and the polizie BMW which competes and even dares to stop all the other competitors in the rally.

u see everything though, from the ferrari enzo, to vipers crashing at 150mph, to escort cosworths getting trashed, to even scoobies daring to go up against these monsters, SUV's, escalade pick ups, EVERYTHING. even a skyline joined in on the fun in this year's competition.

if u like these types of footage and dvds, just look for cannonball run, gumball rally, players run, etc.

posted by  Inygknok

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