|April 25, 2002
3000 Comes To The USA...
From Thursday April
25th thru Tuesday April 30th 2002 the Gumball 3000 rally will take part
across the USA. It will be sure to test the endurance and sheer determination
of all who take part more so than ever before. From supermodel to rock
star, racing driver to simple car enthusiast, the rally is a test of
3000 miles across the world's greatest Continent, punctuated by the
wildest parties each evening! Inspired by the liberating and infamous
'Gumball Rally' and 'Cannonball Run' films, the first 'Gumball 3000'
rally (3000 because that's how many miles it is) was organized in 1999
to evoke those memories, and bring together the worlds of film, fashion,
music and business for a 'fun' motoring experience.
That first 'Gumball 3000' rally was a great success, capturing the attention
of the world's media. With an amazing 3000 mile route across Europe,
staying in the finest Chateau's, partying in Monaco's Casino Square,
with participants from all over the world. Rock 'n' roll stars raced
Supermodels, sports stars, racing drivers and adventurers alike, driving
everything from Ferrari's, Porsche's and McLaren F1's, to old classics
and even little old 'Herbie', in the greatest adventure possible. In
just 6 days, between 25th-30th April 2002, the drivers will endure 13
states, covering 3000 miles of action packed driving, punctuated by
wild and glamorous parties. From New York to Los Angeles, the Gumball
is set to take the United States by storm.
Starting in cosmopolitan New York and ending up in 'laid-back' Los Angeles,
the route will 'drive-by' America's most amazing sights.
The 'Gumball 3000' rally is not a race, and if the drivers break the
speed limits they are likely to end up in jail.
Vehicles are not limited to categories, and entries will be accepted
from the most diverse forms of transport possible. So whether they enter
in an old Cadillac, or a brand new Ferrari, its the 'Gumball spirit'
AudiWorld will be following the Team APR S4 (car #149) as they try to
win the Gumball 3000. APR has entered one of their R&D S4's. The
team is a multinational effort with a Canadian, German, Liechtenstein,
and American. This crew has come together with the goal to take the
Gumball Spirit award.
Below is a list of some of the Gumball 3000 contenders
RUF-R 911 Turbo
TT Coupe 225
Saleen Mustang 351
Viper GTS Red
TT Coupe 225
||APR K04 Turbo
kit 420hp running 93 octane program
black in a 18 by 8.5
adjustable coil over system