2018 Gumball 3000 raises £700k for charity
The 2018 Gumball 3000 took over 100 classic and exotic cars from London to Tokyo via the Swiss Alps. Star cars such as a Ferrari 288 GTO and DeLorean DMC-12 helped raise money for charity.
It’s always good to donate to charity and help those less fortunate, be it through cake sales, sponsored marathons, or a car rally from London to Tokyo. We’d certainly prefer the latter. This year's Gumball 3000 not only attracted some impressive starts and their cars but also raised £700,000 for charity.
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Over 100 exotic and classic cars set off from London, the Gumball’s home, to traverse 3,000-miles and five different countries. It was the first time in seven years the Gumball had started from London, and so gave the locals a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with these fabled machines.
Before the cars were set in motion, icons such as a Ferrari 288 GTO, Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, and a Back to the Future DMC-12 joined modern supercars on display in Covent Garden. Understandably, this show of horsepower drew quite a crowd with rare appearances from the new Bugatti Chiron and the reveal the new $5 million E.C. Only One supercar.
On Sunday 5th September none other than Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff waved the start flag to begin this epic road trip. Famous faces in the driver’s seats included Mr Selfridge TV star Jeremy Piven, Usher of R&B fame, Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody, as well as celebrities from the world of sport and rising YouTube stars.
As the cars roared out of London to begin their six-day adventure, the navigators must have been feverishly excited. Their road maps included a route that would take them to a beautiful chateau in Chantilly, the twisting alpine passes of the Swiss Alps, and on to the fashion capital that is Milan. The cars and their drivers were then airlifted from Italy to Japan where the rally continued in Osaka. The journey across the land of the rising sun included waypoints at Kyoto, Nanao and Mount Fuji.
Love was in the air on the Gumball 3000 as, not one, but two couples announced their proposals on the trip.
The founder and CEO of the Gumball 3000, Maximillion Cooper, couldn’t help but join the automotive fun with his wife. Starting the trip in a beautiful 1965 Aston Martin DB6 Volante, the pair later switched to a more comfortable DB11 for the length stretches across Europe.
The Gumball is quite the sight for petrolheads, but it does also aim to raise funds for charity - this year a fantastic £700,000. Support 4 Grenfell Community Hub, The Tony Hawk Foundation, Usher’s New Look Foundation, Project Wreckless and Laureus Sport for Goodwill all benefit with an aim to improve the lives of underprivileged youth.
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