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Old 2nd May 2006, 13:21   #16
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Cool Dubai's RS6 MTM @ Gumball 3000

Hey guys!

Look, a dubai registered Car is taking part in this year's Gumball 3000 rally. Its a damn nice car!

Team 38:
Michael Gordon Wilde, British
Roy Stewart Toms, New Zealand
2003 Audi RS6


http://img107.imagevenue.com/img.php...603_Team38.JPG

http://img152.imagevenue.com/img.php...3_Team38_2.JPG

Dubai number plate

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aah makes sense..

then i wouldnt mind getting into it someday .. given if i ever make that kind of money

btw these indian guys and few other foriengers bring their cars from their respective countries or rent? or buy them for the race?
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All the cars in the gumball are owned by thier owners and just get them stickered up and drive them like bat outta hell and have a wild time partyn in the evenings. The best thing about taking part in the gumball is you get to race at high speeds on public roads and race other super cars and the biggest bonus- girls a galore!!!!. The amount of women there are around the gumball event at every pitstop in the evenings!!!! Wow.
This year there are cars from not only europe and usa but also from Dubai and HongKong.
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Default The Rolls Royce Phantom caught FIRE

The Rolls Royce Phantom (the one looking like army camoflage) is out of the rally after a fire in the engine bay after hitting a barrier.



Now most of them are off to Thailand all the supercars being air cargoed and being repaired in the plane if any damages have aken place

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it was a dream rally for the lamborghini lovers
but lacked other supercars like the enzo and the zonda
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Ouuchhh .....





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OMG so much happening !!!

Today morning .. 3 teams arrested in Germany !!
Ford GT, The Ferrari 612 and Ferrari 360 impounded !

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Is that the same 612 that is being driven by the Gumball founder .... Max Cooper????
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Is that the same 612 that is being driven by the Gumball founder .... Max Cooper????
No, Max is in a 2004 Ferrari 612 (Team 7)





and this one was and American team in a 2004 Ferrari 612 Scagletti (Team 82)

At start off point



Imponded in Germany (i guess they are free by now ...)





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P.S. : I started keeping track of gumball 3000 on moday as it was may day , a national bank holiday and had nothing better to do and spent like 13 hrs in front of my PC ... but now it looks like i just cant wait for something more to happen at gumball 3000 ! waiting for its telecast so badly !!!!1
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Default A closer look at the Phantom !

A closer look at the Phantom !









My favourite Pic :



Taking something as a memorandum ?



Gumballers in Serbia ..



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[SIZE=2]Ash you doing a good job of keepn this thread going with pics. Keep it up and at lleast all the other members can get an almost live update of the Gumball 3000. Keep them pics comming as well.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Ciao[/SIZE]
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Thanx BAD 13OY !

McLaren Mercedes is flying a crew and gear over to thailand to fix the SLRs that had problems with the alternator. And just to insure the other ones are okay the other SLRs will be checked aswell. At the start of the Gumball there were a stunning 6 McLaren SLRs this year. They said Lamborghini was the new Porsche this year the week before the rally, apparently ... SLR is the new Porsche this year!

But 3 of the SLR's have broken down during the European leg with the same alternator problem. This means the McLaren SLR is the most unreliable car of the Gumball rally this year. We hope the drivers are able to arrange alternate transport or get their cars fixed in time to do the Asian and US leg.

One of them being of Sachin Patel .... (Team 21)



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Default A $100,000 bet ! Who will reach LA first ... Lambo or Ferrari ??

Ok get this ... Team 96 and Team 64 put down a $100,000 bet on who’s first to L.A. during Gumball 2006. James or Uno, in other words, Lamborghini or Ferrari?

James (Camo Lamborghini Gallardo) ... Team 23



Uno (Green Ferrari F430) ... Team 45



P.S. : I hate the paint job or the camo wrap on both :(

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Id put a 100,000 bet on the F430 on making it to LA and of course depends how good the driver is !!!!but with having both the cars i can tell you, lambo is not as reliable as the F430. I have had the Gallardo since they were first out in dec 04 and it has done 5,000 miles. I got the F430 last year April and it has done 17000 miles in a year. And not had any problems with it even once.
I heard that SLR is the new porsche this year too!!! The problem in london is there are way too many porsches and SL, and driving them about is not as special as it used to be . Need to be in an SLR,Enzo or Carrera Gt to really stand out!!! What do you say??
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Awesome work ash, those are some real good posts and pics! that camo Phantom was the daddy car, too bad he crashed it. The front grill would have made a supercool momento hehe. And i really liked the fighterpilot style body decals on Patel's SLR. It has a great look and feel to it. Keep the updates coming.

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Default What happens when Lightining strikes on a tree ??? it breaks down ...

What happens when Lightining strikes on a tree ??? it breaks down ...



Now Let us see what happened to the Lightining (FLASH)
the 2003 Lamborghini Roadster.





The British - Team 24 (FLASH) Start in London





I loved the decal/Paint job on this one !!!!

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Interesting Stuff!!! Sucks I never heard of Gumball before... I'll definately be closely following the happenings Thanks BAD 130Y & Ash_edged

By the way... the overdone decals spoil the look of these cars!
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