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Old 10th August 2008, 08:58   #1
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Today, I went to one of the biggest event I have ever experienced. The Gumball 3000. This time it was not Europe but America. The rally started in Nob Hill, San Francisco. It goes all the way to LA, San Diego, Las Vegas. From Las Vegas, two Antonov Cargo planes carry these cars to North Korea to experience the Mass Games. Later they go to Beijing to end the rally at the Olympic Games.

The atmosphere was filled with stunning machinery. Enzo, Gumpert Apollo, XJ220, Murcielagos, Gallardos, F430s, and many more. Some famous people taking part were David Hasselhoff who drove a Audi R8 but so was his KITT, Knight Rider car present as well. Secondly, Tyson Beckford drove a Land Rover Range Rover Coupe. The former mayor of San Francisco, Willie Brown was present as well. It was said that Tara Reid, Jodie Kid were to join as well.

Currently, I am posting pictures from the the starting grid parking. Later, I will post pictures from the start of the race. Due to the barricades it was very difficult to get good shots. Tried my best. Enjoy...!

PS: The Gumpert Apollo is just stunning and so is the XJ220 in person.
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more pictures....the matt black Ford GT was fantastic so was the G55 and Enzo
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One of the Cuban Brothers, they are present at every Gumball 3000 doing wierd things in wierd clothes.
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Knight Rider - David Hasselhoff
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Tyson Beckford - 2 Fast 2 Furious
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Some photographer..
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Nishanth, that's some serious machinery there. Must be feast for your eyes and ears..
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Stratos, absolutely fantastic range of cars.
Not to mention your photography skill. Extremely well exposed shots there. Congrats!
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Wow, those cars are amazing. I can see a porsche with im guessing, 'Saudi Plates' too ...... I never knew people come from that far to participate in something like this.

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Which car was this Stratos?

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...d-camaro45.jpg
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Sultan, that is a Chevrolet Camaro. Restored with a different front end.
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Sultan, that is a Chevrolet Camaro. Restored with a different front end.
mmmmm... That's what got me thinking. The rear and the front end somehow were not registering in my brain as a single unit.
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I still don't get it, if this is considered illegal in most of the parts, than how is allowed to be organized? man would love to run in it one day...
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Time for the parade. This is the start of the rally and in some cases the cars were going very fast. Enjoy.
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The very last picture in this stock, is a Dodge Challenger that was parked new my house. Never seen one before. Overall, a day to remember as I saw the XJ220, Apollo, Enzo, Challenger for the first time in my life. Gumball 3000 participation is now one of my dreams! Thank you.
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I forgot to put pictures of the XJ220. Here they are...
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OMG stratos that challenger is looking at you seriously
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wow i hope i was there to see it thanks for the pic, nice shots
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