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: Gum Ball 3000


Saba
11th May 2004, 09:19 AM
:o It would be nice not having to worry about affording speeding fines.
http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9529096%255E13762,00.html

heavy_t
11th May 2004, 10:13 AM
I remember looking at some pics from that last year and thinking what a bunch of *********!!!!!

SPG900
11th May 2004, 11:07 AM
Lots of pics from this year's race at:
http://www.babehunt.org/fusker/index.php?lid=5163&offset=30

56K WARNING!
Honestly, do not click that if you're on dial-up.

baco99
11th May 2004, 11:51 AM
Lots of pics from this year's race at:
http://www.babehunt.org/fusker/index.php?lid=5163&offset=30

56K WARNING!
Honestly, do not click that if you're on dial-up.

i don't think that was the link you intended, but thanks!

SPG900
11th May 2004, 12:02 PM
Oops, that worked about an hour ago. Seems they took it off.

PaulH
11th May 2004, 01:06 PM
i have a great dvd put out by teckademics that covers last years race in the US. it looked like it was a blast! but they do get pulled over quite alot. must be nice...

Paul

nutcase
11th May 2004, 02:08 PM
Been taking a bit of notcie of this years, especially since the Reyland Escort rolled 4 times at ~150mph. A lucky escape byt eh driver and co-driver, especially since one wasn't even strapped in!

goalkeeper21
11th May 2004, 02:12 PM
I think pretty much all of those people that do run that race can cover the expenses of getting pulled over. I think that it would be a lot of fun driving with all those fast cars. I would definately want to see some of the Gum Ball 3000 if anyone has it on their computer.
Tony

SPG900
11th May 2004, 04:24 PM
I would definately want to see some of the Gum Ball 3000 if anyone has it on their computer.

http://www.passion-gt.com/video/GumBall3000_PassionGT.mpg

Approx 75MB (contains no speeding and such, just lots of rich people posing in their bling bling 8) )

Mattlach
11th May 2004, 05:00 PM
I remember that the MTV series "Jackass" did a special when they entered in the Gumball 3000 and did funny/stupid things all across Europe on the way...

SPG900
11th May 2004, 05:17 PM
I remember that the MTV series "Jackass" did a special when they entered in the Gumball 3000 and did funny/stupid things all across Europe on the way...

And if you want that episode, here it is:

http://carfreaks.b0nk.net/jackass-se03ep07.mpeg (412MB)

I'm on a roll... Anything else? :cheesy:

Alex
11th May 2004, 05:33 PM
Been taking a bit of notcie of this years, especially since the Reyland Escort rolled 4 times at ~150mph. A lucky escape byt eh driver and co-driver, especially since one wasn't even strapped in!

Its a shame that Martins Cossie was totalled, as the car was a legend. 190mph from a vehicle with the aerodynamics of a barn, also holds (held?) the caravan speed towing record beating the previous effort set by a Dodge Viper.

The Swedish Bullet
12th May 2004, 04:17 PM
I'm on a roll... Anything else? :cheesy:
More from the pornography collection please.

goalkeeper21
12th May 2004, 04:33 PM
Been taking a bit of notcie of this years, especially since the Reyland Escort rolled 4 times at ~150mph. A lucky escape byt eh driver and co-driver, especially since one wasn't even strapped in!

Its a shame that Martins Cossie was totalled, as the car was a legend. 190mph from a vehicle with the aerodynamics of a barn, also holds (held?) the caravan speed towing record beating the previous effort set by a Dodge Viper.

I haven't followed any of the Gum Balls, the caravan? how much hp? what was in it?
Tony

Alex
12th May 2004, 04:55 PM
The caravan towing wasn't part of the Gumball.

Its just that the Escort Cosworth that was totalled did hold the record for towing a caravan for a while, is now held by a Holden Commadore VA.

goalkeeper21
12th May 2004, 05:00 PM
yea I figured that they wouldn't tow something while racing. that is pretty good though.
Tony

Alex
12th May 2004, 05:13 PM
The power was somewhere around the 550 level. The car also managed to post the following acceleration figures

0-60 mph - 2.88 seconds
0-100 mph - 6.06 seconds
1/4 mile - 10.66@139.95 mph
100-150 mph - 6.97 seconds
top speed - 194.7 mph

goalkeeper21
12th May 2004, 05:26 PM
not too shabby!
Tony

SPG900
12th May 2004, 07:11 PM
I'm on a roll... Anything else? :cheesy:
More from the pornography collection please.

No really, that babehunt page had Gumball pics... :oops:

Cuba
13th May 2004, 08:01 AM
Most of those jokers are total, utter and complete b*astards and need a swift kick up the ar$e. Farking wunkers!

ragtopcav
13th May 2004, 08:10 AM
Most of those jokers are total, utter and complete b*astards and need a swift kick up the ar$e. Farking wunkers!Been at the homebrew mate? 8)

goalkeeper21
13th May 2004, 02:58 PM
Most of those jokers are total, utter and complete b*astards and need a swift kick up the ar$e. Farking wunkers!

I sense some hostility. Hey, I love those cars, and they can be b*stards for all I care, just let me drive one! which they obviously wouldn't let me do. I just don't understand why they put so many decals on a 200,000 dollar car!
Tony