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USA: First Ever EV Relay Across USA, Gumball3000

2012

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New York
Toronto
Indianapolis – Indy 500
Kansas City
New Mexico
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
New York to Los Angeles, 7 days, 2 countries, 12 states, driving 3000 miles, the adventure of a lifetime! With key check-points and parties on route.
The event will combine automobiles with music, film and entertainment throughout the 3000 miles, closing the streets in each city to create a Gumball festival!
100 of the world’s most beautiful, expensive, desirable, classic, eco and extravagant automobiles converge on the Big Apple, with 200 participants taking part, flying in from over 40 countries to take their place on this exclusive grid!
DAY ONE > 25th MAY > NYC to Toronto
START GRID: Manhattan!!!
Location: Times Square, New York
Date: Friday 25th May
Time: 12 noon
What’s happening: The 14th annual Gumball 3000 rally departs from New York at 12 noon!
Checkpoint 1:
Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Date: Friday 25th May
Time: from 1900 – 2030
25th MAY > Toronto
City: Bloor Yorkville, Toronto
Date: Friday 25th May
Time: 2100 – Until 9am on 26th
DAY TWO > 26th MAY > Toronto to Detroit to Indianapolis
Checkpoint 2: Motor City!
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Date: Saturday 26th May
Time: 1300 – 1600
DAY THREE & FOUR > 26th & 27th MAY > Indianapolis Indy 500 Race!
Thats right sports fans! The rally will be making a 2 day pit-stop in Indianapolis to watch the annual, epic Indy500!
Location: Indianapolis, Indy 500 Speedway!
Date: Sunday 27th May
Time: All Day
DAY FOUR > 28th MAY > Indianapolis to Kansas City
Checkpoint 3: Off to St.Louis
Location: St.Louis, The Gateway Arch
Date: Monday 28th May
Time: 1530 – 1800
The rally pulls up in Kansas City
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Date: Monday 28th
Time: 2200
DAY FIVE > 29th MAY > Kansas City to Santa Fe
New Mexico here we come!
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Date: Tuesday 29th May
Time: 1900
DAY SIX > 30th May > Santa Fe to Las Vegas
Checkpoint 4
Location: Grand Canyon, Arizona
Date: Wednesday 30th May
Time: 1600 – 1800
Viva Las Vegas! In true baller style, the rally pulls up in the worlds party capital!!!
Location: The Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: Wednesday 30th May
Time: 1900
DAY SEVEN > 31st May > Las Vegas to Los Angeles
FINISH LINE: The Hollywood Hills are in sight !!!
Location: Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles
Date: Thursday 31st May
Time: 1900
The Gumball 3000, annual rally has become a week long festival hosting music concerts, action sports demos, art exhibitions and spectacular car shows in each city centre from China to Los Angeles and everywhere in between over the last 13 years! Gumball 3000 promotes safe driving, works with several charities, is supported by authorities and Governments and is sponsored by global blue chip companies.
Musicians have included singers from the worlds of pop and R’n’B such as EVE, Swiss Beatz, Bun B, David Guetta, Mario and Kym Mazelle, as well as Hip Hop heroes Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Pepa (Salt-n-Pepa) and larger-than-life Xzibit. Stars of screens small and large have stepped from in front of the camera to behind the wheel. These have included the brilliant and award winning Idris Elba, Adrian Brody, Billy Zane, Jason Priestley, Daryl Hannah, Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassan. Dare-devils Steve-O, Jonny Knoxville, Bam Margera and Chris Pontius have clocked up some miles, not forgetting the legend that is The Hoff ! We have been graced with sports ‘greats’ from, Formula 1’s Damon Hill and Jenson Button to Racing’s Richard Dunwoody and Boxing’s Chris Eubank. Extreme sports stars have always been keen participants including an array of world champions such as Tony Hawk, Tara Dakides, Rob Dyrdek, Bucky Lasek, Cory Nastazio, Matt Hoffman, Dave Mirra and Carey Hart. From the NFL world, stars Reggie Bush, Shawn Merriman, Ndamukong Suh and Cody Glenn, along with an array of US sports personalities representing their teams across the route! Other Gumball greats who have brought entertainment and glamour in equal measure from across the globe have included Gretchen Rossi, Caprice, Jodie Kidd, Hugh Hefner, Ken Block head of DC shoes, Big Black (celebrity bodyguard), The Cuban Brothers, Tyson Beckford, Rachel Hunter and Monika Lewinsky! Through its unique blend of entertainment, culture and education, Gumball 3000 consistently hits the headlines as the newest addition to ‘Pop Culture’, described by Vanity Fair Magazine as ‘the most rock ‘n’ roll car rally ever staged!’
Every year the Gumball rally is broadcast to hundreds of millions of viewers all over the world. With countless films produced and released through Gumball’s own independent film company, and the hilarious documentation of one of the Jackass boys’ many rallies, it has created a reputation for producing funny, cutting edge broadcasting. During the week of the rally it hits the headlines with televised live news reports on MTV, CNN, BBC, SKY and FOX News along with local networks and online coverage. The event is also filmed as an 8-part series and a documentary that is released internationally on DVD. The 8-part series is aired in over 60 countries on MTV, Channel 4, Extreme Sports Network, Men & Motors, Dave and Speed Channel among others reaching a mass consumer mainstream audience all over the world.
Gumball 3000 attracts the world’s most prestigious press and media. From exclusive high-end quarterlies to mainstream newspapers and TV. Gumball 3000 produces stories that capture the public’s imagination. Since 1999 Gumball 3000 has featured on the cover of Vanity Fair, GQ, Esquire, Maxim and FHM among others. Our online presence is a major factor in publicising the event through the year with Gumball3000.com receiving over a million hits a day during the rally. Gumball, with its already well-established style and identity, combines seamlessly with sporting and fashion brands alike to create one off attention grabbing pieces. License deals and co-branded products have been an integral part of building the relationship which gains phenomenal PR exposure. Gumball 3000 has collaborated with several footwear brands, watchmakers, fashion labels, underground street wear companies, energy drinks and many other world class brands.
The 2012 fee is £25,000 per car (two people), for a full-on week of partying, high jinks and adrenaline fuelled adventure!
The fee includes hotels each night, food, parties and checkpoints on route.
What you waiting for? …Get revving your engines for the drive of your life!
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