100 high-end cars gather in Dublin at the end of this month at the start of a 3,000 mile journey across Europe. Say hello to Gumball 3000.
Gumball 3000 is the brainchild of Maximillion Cooper, a British entrepreneur, designer, and art collector. What started out as a road-trip amongst friends grew into an event that has featured on the pages of Vanity Fair, GQ, and Esquire.
The annual Gumball 3000 tour has evolved into a week long festival of live music concerts, action sports and spectacular car shows hosted in capital cities, achieving live crowds of over one million people, and a televised and online audience that reaches in excess of 100 million households in 60 countries.
The 2016 Gumball 3000 Rally runs from Dublin to Bucharest. Starting at midday on Saturday, 30th April in Dublin’s Merrion Square, you will have the chance to get up close and personal with all 100 Gumball cars, an array of the world’s most expensive, impressive and rare automobiles.
The excitement continues at 10am on Sunday, 1st May with the official start of the 2016 Gumball 3000 Rally, as the participants are waved off under the start flag as they begin their first leg of the rally to Edinburgh via Belfast. From there, they visit London, Prague, Budapest, and finally Bucharest.
In 2013 Cooper launched The Gumball 3000 Foundation, a registered charity, established to utilise the wealth and influence of the Gumball alumni to support youth based projects in low income areas, giving underprivileged youth opportunities in life – through investment into recreation, education and infrastructure.
Through the Foundation, Cooper works closely with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, the Tony Hawk Foundation, the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, When You Wish Upon A Star (WYWUAS), The Westway Trust and Laureus Sport for Good.
Gumball 3000 Rally Dublin to Bucharest
All images courtesy Gumball 3000