GUMBALL 3000 2014 – THE SCHEDULE
Miami – June 4th-5th
On Wednesday June 4th, supercars, superstars and fans will gather on Miami’s Ocean Drive as the city prepares for the start of the 2014 Gumball 3000 Rally. Among the palm trees, sunshine and white sand, Gumballers can expect a hot Floridian welcome. The whole of the famous Art Deco strip will be taken over exclusively by Gumball cars – and it’s set to be the city’s event of the year.
The launch will be a truly Miami experience, and star performers will make sure the 2014 rally starts with a bang as Gumballers get ready for the week ahead.
On Thursday June 5th, it’s time to start your engines as the rally officially gets on the road and starts the first leg onwards to Daytona Speedway.
Atlanta – June 5th
On the first day of the rally – Thursday 5th June – all 120 teams will depart the palm trees and sunshine of Ocean Drive in Miami for the down home Southern hospitality of Atlanta.
The cars will be rolling into the stunning central location of Centennial Olympic Park from 7pm onwards, against the backdrop of a crowd of 20,000 fans. Gumball is hosting a huge concert to welcome our entrants into the home of hip hop, and some of the biggest stars to come out of Georgia will be performing alongside our own Gumball celebrities.
Entrants can watch the concert in VIP comfort.
Charlotte – June 6th
On Friday 6th June, on the 2014 Gumball 3000 Rally, Gumballers will set off from Atlanta and head off along the I-95 north to Charlotte in North Carolina.
In Charlotte, Gumball 3000 is hosting lunch at the world-famous NASCAR Hall of Fame, honouring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue was designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike. The museum honours NASCAR icons and creates an enduring tribute to the drivers, crew members, team owners and others that have impacted the sport in the past, present and future.
Gumballers will be treated to lunch amongst in the incredible Great Hall, and have a chance to experience all this amazing attraction has to offer before embarking on the final US leg to New York City.
New York – June 6th-7th
The last stop on the US leg of the 2014 Gumball Rally on Friday June 6th is one of the greatest cities in the world – New York. Gumballers will be arriving into the South Street Sea Port in the shadow of the famous Brooklyn Bridge, greeted by fans, live music and entertainment.
While their cars are transported to JFK, Gumballers will be whisked straight to an exclusive rooftop location.
On Saturday June 7th, Gumballers will be treated to a proper NYC-style brunch, and an incredible, money-can’t-buy VIP experience before heading to the airport to board their private plane across the Atlantic to Edinburgh, Scotland.
London – June 8th
On Sunday June 8th, Gumballers will arrive onto one of the most beautiful, historic streets in London – Regent Street. Although the rally will only be rolling in that evening, Gumball 3000 will be taking over the street all day and hosting a huge Gumball festival. There will be extreme sports demonstrations, live music, celebrities, a kids zone, car displays and so much more.
The crowds are expected to be bigger than anything Gumball has experience so far, and Gumballers will be treated to the most incredible welcome as they drive down the street ready to display the cars overnight.
Paris – June 9th
On the morning of Monday 9th June, Gumballers hit the road again to set off for the continent from Regent Street. After a lunchtime checkpoint in the English countryside, all 120 teams embark on a train journey under the English Channel across to Paris – the chicest city en route.
Gumballers arrive into Paris from 6pm onwards, when all the cars will then go on display for the public in the centre of the city. That night, the rally will host a gala reception and dinner for the VIP participants.
Barcelona – June 10th
Gumball 3000 can’t wait to be back in Barcelona after three years! With the beautiful W Hotel as the backdrop, the Gumballers will begin to arrive at 7pm, making their way to the uber-exclusive Betsafe Drivers’ Lounge.
Gumball fans can expect the usual out-of-this-world cars, a surprise DJ performance and an amazing skate demonstration. Will the Birdman fly over Barça once again? Plaza del Mar will never be the same!
Ibiza – June 11th
The grande finale of Gumball 3000 2014. Location etc. will be annoucned later on.
Source: Evlear Magazine