Gumball 3000 Rally 2018: PH Gallery


The Gumball 3000 Rally returned to London last weekend for its 20th instalment. Celebrities such as Usher, Afrojack and David Hasselhoff joined hundreds of other 'Gumballers' at Covent Garden with over 150 supercars and performance cars participating in the rally.

Star cars of the rally included at least six of the new Ferrari 812 Superfast, a handful of Lamborghini Huracan Performantes, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 hypercars, K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider, the very cool Lamborghini Murcielago SV, a Pagani Huayra, and a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The real head turners, however, included a yellow Ferrari 288 GTO from Australia, a very nice Mercedes Benz AMG GT R that paid homage to the 'Red Pig', two Lexus LF As (one of which was a 1/50 Nurburgring edition), the E.C Only One P8 which is a V8 1,200kg Italian prototype, and a Mercedes Benz 300SL.


The 300SL in question was one of the 11 retro-modded by AMG (believed to have been commissioned by the Sultan of Brunei) which features modern running gear, engine and interior, but with an original 300SL body.

This year's rally started in London, and at the time we are writing this, heads on through Europe to Milan. The cars then all fly to Japan where the tour continues to the finish line in Tokyo. The Gumball 3000 rally has become infamous for partying and reckless driving; however, there is no ignoring the near £500,000 that was raised for charity by the teams this year before the rally even began. Which of these would you take on the Gumball?
























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  • jfire 6 days ago

    Saw them coming down the M2 on Sunday. Always seen this in the media but never really thought much about it. Reading up on the previous years where pedestrians have been killed, and dozens of participants lose their licenses, the notion descends quickly from one of glamour, to one of incredible frustration at driving at 70mph on British roads, down to France where I hear they've now reduced their limits to 80kph

  • 7795 6 days ago

    "It's not a race, it's a rally" was the old slogan.

    These days though it seems like the whole world knows it's coming and the whole route is monitored by very strict speed controls by all the various countries Police forces...

    The days of Kimble, Ant (BMW330d), Lonman (GT2), Alex Roy and others are long gone...

    ETA...some very nice machines there though.

    Edited by 7795 on Wednesday 8th August 12:26

  • The Crack Fox 6 days ago

    I'll bet Schmee is wking himself raw.

  • C70R 6 days ago

    7795 said:
    These days though it seems like the whole world knows it's coming and the whole route is monitored by very strict speed controls by all the various countries Police forces...
    This is because it's not an event about cars; it's an event about relentless attention wes who happen to be driving cars.

  • jfire 6 days ago

    With the publicity, the participants get attention and charities and sponsors make money, and as a result of their awareness so do the local police forces who are out with speed guns en masse.

    Or keep the attention to a minimum and it's not an event.

    Zero sum game

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