S ore Maximillion Cooper's entourage has been rushing through the world for 18 years. It was he who hosted the first gumball rally in 1998 - and he still does it today. Surprisingly. In 2016 there is no Atlantic crossing compared to the previous year, the event is limited to Ireland, Great Britain and continental Europe.
Gumball 3000 leads from Dublin to Bucharest
The brisk trip started in Dublin, Ireland, where around 100 car freaks started with their partly normal supercars, partly with completely wacky companions in the direction of Bucharest. On the way there, the circus stops in some major European cities. And the stars and rich starlets celebrate their success after each completed stage - wild parties, loud music, barely clad girls. Everything that belongs to. A tuning meeting for the super-rich, with a very special flair. Lifted off, wacky, crazy.
The first stopover of the Gumball 3000 is Belfast in Northern Ireland, from there it continues via Edinburgh and Manchester to London. The media attention is enormous, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Twitter all have the hashtag # gumball3000 as 'trending', in ascending order.
A lot of celebrities, a lot of noise, a lot of Instagram
The Gumball 3000 will again be accompanied by a few celebrities this year. The DJ 'Afrojack!', Actor Sullivan Stapleton (Gangster Squad, 300: Rise of an Empire) and 'Mr. Knight Rider' himself: David Hasseloff.
visits Gumball 3000 at the Tour Europa-Park in Rust, Baden. Ex-Formula 1 drivers Jean Alesi and David Coulthard do the honors there. We were there and had a look at the craziest fleet in the world. Unfortunately, the number of arriving vehicles was limited.The number of viewers was also decimated by the weather and waiting time.