Skateboard legend Tony Hawk, David – The Hoff – Hasselhoff and R ‘N’ B star Eve will be among a traffic jam of stars taking part in the 13th annual Gumball 3000 Rally from London to Istanbul which revs off on May 26, 2011.
The high jinx annual car event, which has attracted stars such as Snoop Dogg, Jodie Kidd, Caprice, Daryl Hannah and Jamiroquai on past rallies, was started in 1999 by Maximillion Cooper. Over one million people were reported to have watched last year’s rally with the above video getting nearly a million hits on You Tube.
Cars to look out for this year include: Charles Morgan in his Morgan three-wheeler, Zondas, Veyron Pur Sangs, American muscle cars and Teslas. The 3,000-mile route from London goes via Paris, where the second Gumball Eco Vehicle exhibition takes place, then on to Barcelona, followed by a weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix. The route then winds through the Italian mountains towards Venice, before heading to Zagreb and stopping over in Belgrade to experience Serbian style celebrations before heading to Istanbul via Sofia. The rally will climax on Wednesday 1 June with a party on the banks of the river Bosphorus. You can find more details on the race here. (https://www.gumball3000.com/TOUR) And if you’re interested in a super car driving experience closer to home,click here.