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      05-25-2012 06:25 PM #1
      I just spotted a ton of GB3k cars driving up I-81N through Syracuse, NY. They just took off from NYC today and are headed to Toronto tonight. Has anyone else spotted any cars or celebrities? I stopped at a few major gas stations off the highway in hopes to walk into Ken Block fueling up but I had no luck.

      If anyone has a list of what car each driver is using please post!

      Pic4click

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      05-25-2012 06:34 PM #3
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      05-25-2012 06:43 PM #4
      If I had know I would have left work even earlier to check out the lineup... damn it!
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      05-25-2012 06:49 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Horror Business View Post
      I just spotted a ton of GB3k cars driving up I-81N through Syracuse, NY. They just took off from NYC today and are headed to Toronto tonight. Has anyone else spotted any cars or celebrities? I stopped at a few major gas stations off the highway in hopes to walk into Ken Block fueling up but I had no luck.

      If anyone has a list of what car each driver is using please post!

      Pic4click
      This is interesting.

      I saw an M3 coupe (looked modified) with Gumball 3000 decals, etc., out here in Las Vegas last week. Either it was getting ready to be transported to NYC, or it still had decals from a previous Gumball
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      05-25-2012 07:05 PM #6
      why would they run it this weekend with all the traffic?
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      05-25-2012 07:06 PM #7
      I believe that guy with Aventador, the one that wrote to Jalopnik, is in it as well.
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      05-25-2012 07:10 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by rs4-380 View Post
      why would they run it this weekend with all the traffic?
      So their reckless antics could kill more people?

    9. 05-25-2012 07:11 PM #9
      They are staying a block away from where I live in Toronto. I will get pics tonight.

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      05-25-2012 10:21 PM #11
      If anybody is interested in learning more about the Gumball and other endurance racing, I highly suggest picking up a copy of Alex Roy's The Driver


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      05-25-2012 10:47 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by windycityvdub View Post
      If anybody is interested in learning more about the Gumball and other endurance racing, I highly suggest picking up a copy of Alex Roy's The Driver


      That book sucks. Unfortunately I own it from several years back. That guy is irrelevant.
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      05-25-2012 10:53 PM #13
      Went to a club/bar last night where a bunch of the Gumballers were hanging out. One guy told me he was running a modified GT-R, another said his '67 GT500 didn't survive transportation to NYC and he was forced to 'only' enter his Gallardo Spyder in the race. The number of hideous leather jackets was off the charts, even for a trendy NYC club. Still, nice people.

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      05-26-2012 11:30 AM #14
      Damn, I was right in the area! I could have headed that way if I had known.
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      Wth what time was this??
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      05-26-2012 12:09 PM #17
      Bumball/Cannonball are on the bucket list as well as Targa Newfoundland
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      05-26-2012 12:33 PM #18
      some sweet rides, i think if i had to do 3000 miles, it sure as hell wouldn't be in something as rough as a Lambo or a GT3,

      i'd pick a phantom, a Range Rover HSE, even a MB SLS is nicer in terms of cruising.

      they are going to have some sore ass-cheeks by the time this is over! great looking vehicles though!

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      05-26-2012 12:36 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by MightyDSM View Post
      I believe that guy with Aventador, the one that wrote to Jalopnik, is in it as well.

    20. 05-26-2012 02:00 PM #20
      Olson is running a tuned R8 and gallardo. There is a guy from my area that is running a 458, and also taking it on the gold rush ralley in two weeks!!! Crazy, cross country twice in three weeks.

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      05-26-2012 02:09 PM #21
      My friend called me from the 90 last night said he saw a SLS, couple ferrari's, a Veyron and others leaving a rest stop outside Syracuse so I took a ride over the a spot on a side street to see if anything cool came by. Ended up seeing a SLR, Aston and Murci. Also G-wagen and Escalade all stickered out. Never saw the Veyron and friends though.

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      05-26-2012 03:16 PM #22
      Someone is running one of those three wheeler morgans. Nuts. A bunch of of the entry photos here.

      http://ca.autoblog.com/photos/gumbal...photo-5046903/
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      05-26-2012 03:22 PM #23
      awesome cars...but ugh @ all the ugly decals

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      05-26-2012 03:26 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by TetsuoShima View Post
      awesome cars...but ugh @ all the ugly decals
      Tempted to do a 3000 decal in forza but none of them are that impressive to duplicate.
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      05-26-2012 03:52 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      LA, May 31st, I shall be there!
      Do you know exactly where on Hollywood Blvd. they'll be? Somewhere around Kodak I assume?

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      05-26-2012 04:05 PM #26
      The guys with the Rolls Phantoms, do they drive or they roll with a driver?

    27. 05-26-2012 04:06 PM #27
      Enjoyed this also


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      05-26-2012 09:10 PM #28
      i was planning on going into nyc yesterday to hang out with a couple friends, one of whom just left to go back home to australia, and decided to head in a little bit early to catch the start of the rally.

      i got to times square a couple minutes after noon, right when they started rolling out and there was a huge crowd. snapped a ton of pics.







      the dudesons lolll







      there were two fiskers in the running as well, only got decent shots of one.











      mmm ferrari



      astons



      lone bugatti





      started realizing i couldnt get any good shots or even see the cars all that well from where i was so i started moving down the street.

      that jalopnik guys lambo





      this car was way too sick, and driven by a sexy lady as well.











      summa arab money



      winning lambo again





      jon olsson's cars







      458 looks soo good in person







      v6 mustang?



      this thing





























      love the race car shout out





      totally whiffed this shot but the aventador was sick

















      dudesons apparently ditched their jetski







      tcl approved hoss wagon



      this is where my phone started to lag up under the strain of taking so many pictures









      and it gets worse...





      over corrected for lag.





      they just kept coming...i think there were over 100 entrants this year.





      some porsches





      lol





      wtf was this?







      another minivan



      and this is the owner of the morgan car company, i couldnt imagine driving that car across the country but props to that guy and his wife.



      bonus ducati



      higher res https://picasaweb.google.com/1089246...5/Gumball2012#
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      05-26-2012 09:33 PM #29


      This is just too cool and must be one fun ride. Call me jaded, but I think this is more of an interesting car then most on the tour. It takes a pair of pretty big grapes to try and drive one of these cross country, more so then any store bought Lambo or Ferrari.
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      05-26-2012 09:51 PM #30
      Great pictures I would love to see this in person I wish they were coming through Chicago!

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