Take A Spin Around Top Gear's Track In The Most Extreme Abarth Ever

What I wouldn't give for a drive in the Fiat 500 Abarth 695 Biposto. It's what you get when you take one of our favorite cars on the market today, the 500 Abarth, and then strip it out and add a bunch of racing goodies. You'd need a good road to drive it on, though. Like the Top Gear test track. » 6/10/14 9:21am 6/10/14 9:21am

Organizers Say Tumbler Batmobile Replica Too Shitty To Race The Gumball

As the Gumball 3000 commences the European leg of its 2014 tour, one car that generated a considerable amount of hype and press for the event is conspicuously absent: the Tumbler Batmobile replica. The car's inability to run in the rally has created a very public rift between its builders and the team running it. » 6/09/14 12:36pm 6/09/14 12:36pm

Lamborghini Aventador Owner Sets Fire To Bush During Gumball 3000

Here at Jalopnik we're not doing much to cover the Gumball 3000 supercar rally... except when they do predictably moronic or hilarious things. » 6/05/14 11:03am 6/05/14 11:03am

This Ferrari 458 Is The Latest Car To Crash At The Gumball 3000

The Team Betsafe Ferrari 458 crashed today somewhere in Latvia on the millionaire cruise night called Gumball 3000. No one was injured but the Ferrari. » 5/21/13 1:06pm 5/21/13 1:06pm

Twisted do Gumball - Day 1

Let me tell you about the first day of Gumball 3000 and what it was like in a Twisted Defender.

I am a photographer so was doing my best to run round all day taking photos (for you all!), but in between it I found a little time to get soaked by the rain and appreciate some of the awesome cars and atmosphere and buzz… » 5/20/13 6:30pm 5/20/13 6:30pm

The First Gumballer Bites The Dust!

And it's a big one! A limited edition Lamborghini LP670-4 SuperVeloce. He must have crashed on turn 1 out of Copenhagen because the race literally JUST started (early) this morning. Anyhow, looks like super wet conditions, oily roads after tons of sun, summer performance tires, hamfistedness, and 670 horsepower were… » 5/19/13 4:16pm 5/19/13 4:16pm

Twisted Roadtrip to the Gumball 3000

Let me introduce Twisted, they're a company from Yorkshire in the UK who modify Land Rover Defenders to a very high level to make them super awesome. » 5/18/13 3:29pm 5/18/13 3:29pm

The World's Most Wasteful Race Decides To Save The Environment

Wonderful news, everyone! The Gumball 3000 rally, where millionaires race across continents in their supercars and innocent people die sometimes, is now carbon neutral. What a win for Mother Earth! » 5/16/13 3:20pm 5/16/13 3:20pm

The Rebellion R2k Is The Street Legal Race Car You've Always Wanted

A lot of the time, the Gumball 3000 is everything that is wrong with modern car culture. But this year there's a Batman Tumbler competing. Now, there's a purpose built prototype race car running too. Does this mean that Gumball can now be considered cool? » 5/09/13 11:45am 5/09/13 11:45am

This Tumbler Replica Is About To Race Batman-Style Across Europe

Another year, another Gumball 3000 rally, where overly-entitled millionaires will dart from one end of a continent to another in their fancy, fancy supercars. This year will be unique because another famous rich dude will be making an appearance: Batman. » 5/08/13 10:02am 5/08/13 10:02am

The World's Most Stereotypical Lamborghini Driver Begins The Gumball…

The infamous Team Salamone continues its journey from New York to LA on the Gumball 3000, riding their chrome-wrapped Aventador of misogyny to fame and glory. Rather than keep things private, they have decided to video blog the entire trip. » 5/29/12 3:00pm 5/29/12 3:00pm

The World's Most Stereotypical Lamborghini Driver Is Ready For The…

Gentlemen (and Jersey Shore Pamela Anderson lookalikes), start your engines for the 14th annual Gumball 3000. Gumballers will be lining up their cars in Times Square tonight for the start of tomorrow's cross country rally, so if you have a supercar and an extra $40,000 lying around, it's now or never. » 5/24/12 4:00pm 5/24/12 4:00pm

Witnesses Say Gumball Lambos Cause Trailer Crash On I-5, Video Seems To…

Is the mere sight of a bunch of Italian supercars sufficient to turn a once-orderly California freeway into a maelstrom of destruction? That was the SigAlert report on a jackknifed SUV/trailer combo on I-5 in Orange County yesterday. However, the video above taken from the in-car dash-cam of one of the Gumballers may… » 8/11/08 7:46am 8/11/08 7:46am

The Glitz, The Glamor: The People Of The Gumball 3000!

All manner of celebrities were there with me in the Green Zone at the Gumball 3000 opening ceremonies yesterday, but I live in a fortified survivalist compound in which the corrupting influence of television is prohibited and thus could identify just two famous individuals: ex-mayor Willie Brown and ex-star David… » 8/10/08 2:00pm 8/10/08 2:00pm

Detroit Iron At The Gumball 3000


There was a pretty good cross-section of archetypal Detroit machinery represented at the Gumball 3000 in San Francisco yesterday, including a donked Riviera, the lowest Ford pickup ever built (with the most beautiful set of vintage gauges I've seen in a long time), and a couple of classic musclecars. Yes, K.I.T.T.… » 8/10/08 1:00pm 8/10/08 1:00pm

High-Buck Imported Machinery At The Gumball 3000

Since the Gumball 3000 started from San Francisco this year, I headed across the Bay to get all up-close and personal with some Pyongyang-bound rich folks' rides. While Fairmont Hotel valets brought luggage out to such machines as the Chrome Lamborghini and K.I.T.T. and hordes of crazy-eyed tourists shoved against the… » 8/10/08 12:00pm 8/10/08 12:00pm

Gumball 3000 Rally Still Heading To North Korea, Bringing Tony Hawk,…

Despite last year's deadly early ending, Gumball 3000 founder "Mad" Maximillion Cooper's dropped yet another press release announcing his intentions to include North Korea as a one-night stopover on this year's "10th Anniversary" Gumball 3000 rally. But now he's also providing a list of attendees he plans to bring on… » 6/18/08 8:20am 6/18/08 8:20am

2008 Gumball 3000 Rally Dates Set, Still Heading To North Korea

We just received the following press release from "Mad" Maximillion Cooper, the chieftain of the Gumball 3000, giving the dates of the annual road race rally by way of Des over at the all-rally all-the-time site of GT Spirit. We used to be on the press release distribution list but it appears alas, no longer. Probably… » 2/21/08 9:40am 2/21/08 9:40am

Gumball 3000 So Ronery, Still Planning Run To North Korea In 2008

According to GTSpirit, the forum all about the road rally, the Gumball 3000 is still planning on making a run into the heart of Communist North Korea for the 2008 running of the sticky balls of gum. If you'll remember we reported they were looking to take a jaunt through Korea back in June, but we really believed… » 9/03/07 10:30pm 9/03/07 10:30pm