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

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 of… » 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

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

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.… » 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