The eight annual Gumball 3000 Rally was held this may 2006 and set a milestone by taking the 120 participants through 3 continents in 8 days.
The amazing starting grid:
Gumball 2006 took place from the 29th of April until the 7th of May.
29 April – Registration Day and Start Party
30 April – Cars on display at Pall Mall
1-2nd May – Europe leg
3-5th May – Asian leg
6-7th May – US leg
Visit our Dates and locations page for a daily breakdown including hotels and parties
The Event followeda 3 stage, 3000 mile driving route that incorporates Europe, Asia and the United States.
Stage 1 Europe – London (UK) to Belgrade (Serbia) The cars and participants were flown to Phuket (Thailand).
Stage 2 Asia – Phuket (Thailand) to Bangkok (Thailand). The cars and participants were flown across the pacific to the USA.
Stage 3 Salt Lake City (USA) to Los Angeles (USA) via Las Vegas.
As done in past years, loyal past Gumballers recieved a discount of 25% with the total entry fee being £30,000 (based on 2 persons per car); and £40,000 to new participants.
The entry fee included accommodation in the most amazing 5-star hotels each night, including the night of registration (Sunday 30th April) throughout the week, until (and including) Monday 8th May. This included all breakfasts, lunches and dinners, as well as several wild parties. Throughout the week all drivers and co-drivers shared Deluxe double/twin rooms to accommodate two people.