Gumball Rally update
Added on Thursday 03 May 2007, 11:12 (BST)
Over in Europe the Gumball Rally continues to roll through the streets of many countries, with Jay Kay being one of the drivers for the Adidas team. There is lots of news and videos from the rally appearing all over the web but one story of interest was published today (Thursday) in The Times newspaper (UK) which looks at how different countries have welcomed (or not welcomed) the participants of this years rally...When the cars visited Germany just after the start of the event they did not get the welcome they were expecting:"En route from London on Sunday on the 3,000-mile "cultural tour" that costs £28,000 to enter, the Gumballers and their Ferraris, Lamborghinis, ice-cream vans and taxis were on their way to Frankfurt airport to be flown to Istanbul when they were pulled over by the German police at the border. The officers took away the keys of the first 50 drivers and fined each of them.."As a result of this, Turkey refused the cars to drive on their roads. Albania on the other hand has welcomed the 240 drivers of this years rally:Sali Berisha, the Albanian Prime Minister, said: "I guarantee the organizers of our highest esteem and willingness to fully support Gumball 3000 in its endeavour in Albania."According to the organisers of the rally they say it is not a race but a "cultural international tour", where "All vehicles are abiding by all laws and road regulations....The event is not a competition nor a race and is not illegal whatsoever."The full article can be read at the TimesOnline website. Updates from various sources will also be posted to the official site and Jamirotalk forums.
Credit: Deesha Dyer
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