I’m racing in the Gumball 3000 this year…

Mar 09 2009 Published by under Ramblings

So I’m thinking about going on the Gumball 3000 this year… Growing up, the movie Cannonball Run was a staple for every young boy, much like the obligatory Lamborghini Countach poster. The Gumball 3000 is essentially like the rally in the Cannonball Run movie.

In the past recent years, the Gumball was this international event… and after watching some videos of people getting detained at the borders of various countries, I decided that I wasn’t going to get caught up in any mess like that… and I flippantly told my self that if it ever became a US-only rally again, I’d consider it…

Well… turns out, for 2009, the Gumball 3000 is a US-only event… starting in LA and heading to Miami… it even comes through Dallas and Houston!

So I applied and got accepted. So I guess I’m doing it this year… 😀

More about the rally and videos after the break:

More info about the rally is here:


The FAQ for the race details:


Some videos below:

There are thousands of videos covering the rally on Youtube: Search Results on Youtube

9 responses so far

  • Anton says:

    Good luck, and be sure to invest in a Valentine One, or two. What do you plan to drive in the race?

  • Richard Yoo says:

    V1 indeed – already have one… 🙂

  • patty fadhouli says:

    sounds like pure fun!!

  • Katherine says:

    lol.. I am sure you and the boys from Jackass will have a good time. Just don’t let them hit you in the balls or anything. 🙂

  • Annie says:

    OMG, I am soooo jealous!!!

  • hnnnkitty says:

    wow, awesome!
    tell me where the party will be here in Dallas so I can join y’all!

  • twitter.com/calebslife says:

    Hey bro, It’ll be nice to meet you this year on the GUMBALL. I just sent out Techart 997 Twin Turbo to Vivid racing in AZ to have a complete overhaul on our existing twin turbo upgrade and add a carbon rear deck lid, wing and hood and take off the H&R suspension and go with Billstien.

  • gumball fan says:

    What car do you plan to drive in the race? Good luck!

  • Guy says:

    This is going to be so much fun. How much do you have in your inconveniently delayed (pulled over) fund? Awesome, awesome, awesome. So you are one of the 120?