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Ok, as some of you may know the Gumball Rally is by far the most exclusive event you can enter, costing ?10,000 to enter per car and a further ?3000 per passenger.

This year it leaves from London on the 14th May and ends up in Monaco. I'm heading down to Kent to intercept the 115 cars that will be going from London to Folkestone/Dover in order to cross the channel. Its going to be such a good road trip, and should see some awesome cars and Celebes aswell.

It will be a great day, so do any of you MK4 fans wanna tag along and see what we can see?

If not then never mind, I know me and mine will have a good un. Just thought I would through this one open.

Regards GT 130 (from the recent Essex Meet)
 

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A friend of mine will be in his Carrera GT, and also Ant397 from this forum will be in his D3 (www.antandpete.co.uk) - keep your eyes peeled for them!
 

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Hey there peeps, i should imagine it is the Hilton but im not totally sure as of yet, they keep everything so close to their chests in order to keep it exclusive. Im glad theres some interest, it will be a cool day trip if your up for it - the more MK4's that fancy it the better. show these gumballers that we have nice cars too. if anyone finds anything out about logistics regarding where, when, who or anything atall, post it up here first. i shall be updating the details, potential meet points etc.. at a later date, by all means organise convoys etc... lets make it a good'un.

by the way, i hadnt planned getting tied up in London, i should imagine that there will be chaos with the Saturday traffic and the concentration of all the cars and observers. i personally am just gonna cruise the highways keeping it peeled, surely cant miss ALL of em, and anyway if I/we were to end up at the channel tunnel carparks or sumfing like that, can almost guarantee sightings and more.

warm regards GT 130
 

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Does anyone else wanna tag along or meet up for this gumball, it will be a fun day following the 115 cars that are currently entered...
 

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i like the gumball. even met jodie kidd and max down at MPH04. got max to sign a book for a mates birthday (mate was well chuffed) anyway...

as much as i would like to do this meet 2 things put me off.

1. my golf is nothing like as good or as powerful as there cars, i would get left for dust and there is a high chance i would get busted.

2. i dont think they would like us gatecrashing there race.
 

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First of all "there" is spelt their and 2nd of all its not a race its a rally!

Its not my fault if ur ashamed of your car either...
 

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arh that was nasty. not having a go, in some ways was asking you to convince me, as i said i would love to go. always wanted to do the gumball since i saw ruby wax do it.

just cant see that they would like us tagging along.

ok you have a point on the gramma, theres prob some in this post too.
 

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Would anyone be up for a fun day long road trip? the gumball is on 14th MAY and im trying to get as many MK4's as possible to make an appearance on the day they leave. nothing to complicated just a run from london when they set off to folkstone, (i.e. following the 115 cars or some of atleast) until they get to the channel tunnel enterance. any interest? should be a good day to see some nice cars and some celebs to boot.
 

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new gumball film should be out soon.... looking forward to that. anyone got "forza motorsport" on the old xbox? looks like a good rival to GT4 for the microsoft peeps like me
 

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saturday, 6pm, picadilly circus, london, be there?!!!!!!!!!!!!!! jenson is waving the start flag and cars are on display all anoon

GT 130 over and out
 

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First of all "there" is spelt their and 2nd of all its not a race its a rally!
Its not my fault if ur ashamed of your car either...
Take it easy mate! That was abit harsh! It seems as if you have somewhat of an obsession with the gumball. TBH if your so up for it why dont you enter? Surely it beats searching up and down the motorway for them!
 

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saturday, 6pm, picadilly circus, london, be there?!!!!!!!!!!!!!! jenson is waving the start flag and cars are on display all anoon

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This sounds good, I may try and park at work (Shaftesbury Avenue) and walk down and see the action. There should be some very nice cars there.

Hopefully meet some famous people....
 

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If you guys are interested, here's some info I found on the net

Friday 13th
19:00 - 21:00 - The Gumball 3000 Film Premiere of '6 Days in May' - come along to see the stars arrive on the red carpet and see some amazing cars on display! Location: Bloomsbury Square, London WC1

Saturday 14th
11:00 - 18:00 - Cars will be on display all day on Waterloo Place (between Picadilly Circus and Pall Mall) and on Trafalgar Square!
18:00 - Jenson Button will waive the start flag at 6PM!!!!!!!! (Waterloo Place)
23:00 - 02:00 - Cars arrive to a checkpoint in Belgium at the Chateau D'Acoz, located near Acoz not far from Brussels

Sunday 15th
09:00 - All day - Cars will be arriving at the Hotel Carlo IV in the Centre of Prague

Monday 16th
10:00 - 13:00 - Cars arrive into Vienna (Austria) - Checkpoint
Location: Hofburg Imperial Palace, Josefplatz
14:00 - 18:00 - Cars arrive at the Hungaroring F1 Circuit Checkpoint,
Budapest (Hungary) - come and see everyone racing around the F1 circuit!
18:00 - 20:00 - Cars will arrive at the Kempinski Corvinus Hotel in
the centre of Budapest!

Tuesday 17th
14:00 - 16:00 - Cars arrive at a Checkpoint at the National Park KRKA
(near Sibenik), Croatia
17:00 - 21:00 - Cars will arrive into Dubrovnik's Old Town centre (Croatia)

Wednesday 18th
13:00 - All Day - Cars arrive into Taormina (Sicily) - Cars go on display all
day in the Town Centre!

Thurdsay 19th
18:00 - 22:00 - Cars arrive into Rome (Italy) - and park at the
Hotel Boscolo Exedra in Piazza Della Republica

Friday 20th
14:00 - 17:00 - Cars arrive at a Checkpoint in Firenze (Italy)
Piazza Michelangelo, La Loggia
18:00 - 22:00 - Cars will cross the finish line in Monaco's Casino Square!
 
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