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Discussion in 'Lamborghini Discussion (not model specific)' started by tonyh, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. tonyh

    tonyh Formula Junior
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    Dec 23, 2002
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    Did anyone from here enter Gumball 3000 this yr? Saw some video of the event today and a few cars look very familiar, like yellow Diablo, orange Murci ....interesting to see some many UK registered cars in the event too.
    Pretty sure i spotted the guys from DTM website in video ...?
     
  2. stax

    stax Rookie

    May 30, 2004
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    i dunno about anybody from here but i know that they guys from DTM power went on the one from NY to LA

    there were a lotta guys from here that went on the Players Run this year
     
  3. Gaurav481

    Gaurav481 Rookie

    Jul 14, 2004
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    wasup guys,

    i along with loads of people on this forum were on players run this year, we had a great time and all made loads of great friends. - definetley the experience of a lifetime.

    loads of pics of the website www.playersrun.com , plus various others on the web

    peace

    Gaurav
     
  4. jamesketchell

    jamesketchell Karting

    Aug 21, 2004
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    Tony,

    Yep I was on the Gumball this year and already booked up for next May's run as well. Great event.
     
  5. Joker

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    I was there in my 575M. Had it on danish export plates during the event, though (now on UK plates).
     
  6. jamesketchell

    jamesketchell Karting

    Aug 21, 2004
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    Joker,

    We're you the silver 575 that got soaked by the dutch guy in his H2? Open window...big puddle ...... lots of mess....

    James
     
  7. manu

    manu Formula Junior

    Feb 20, 2002
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    I know a lot of the guys on the gumball. Quite a few are customers and a couple a good mates of mine.
    The orange Murcie w/Tubi is Ian Griffs, the Enzo is Kev Stanfords, PAS 2 (360 Spider with wheels etc) is my mate Pani's car (he was one of the guys who ended up in prison :) ) - we'd tubi'ed up both of Eyhab Jumeans cars (the grey Murci and 360 Spider).. I'm forgetting a few. It was great publicity and a lunatic even by the sounds of the stories I've heard.
    No matter what anyone says, it IS a race (supposedly!).
     
  8. jamesketchell

    jamesketchell Karting

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  9. Joker

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    Nope! It was a french 550... Poor guy... When I saw the car I though he had accident or something like that. It was NOT a pretty sight.

    Edit: Come to think of it, I don't think he was french. He just had a french-flag type stripe along the length of the car (viper-like).
     
  10. jamesketchell

    jamesketchell Karting

    Aug 21, 2004
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    Yeah it was a real mess. He had the window open when the Hummer undertook him. I saw them at the next fuel stop on the opposite pump. Not the easiest of things to clean up.

    You doing it next year?
     
  11. Joker

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    Yes. Already paid up. Don't know which car, though. Still has the 575 - but also getting a 430, and I'm really hot for a Murcie as well... Decisions, decisions... :)

    What did you drive this year?
     
  12. jamesketchell

    jamesketchell Karting

    Aug 21, 2004
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    Did this years in a Merc E55. Doing next years in the Gallardo. The route for next year looks fantastic.
     
  13. manu

    manu Formula Junior

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    James you have PM.
     
  14. LMP234

    LMP234 Karting

    May 8, 2004
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    I browsed through those pictures and watched a 6 part series about this particular Gumball on racingflix.com.

    It sounds like an amazing experience and is something I would like to do before I croak.
     
  15. jamesketchell

    jamesketchell Karting

    Aug 21, 2004
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    Heard rumours its heading back to the states in 2006, so theres your opportunity :)
     
  16. LMP234

    LMP234 Karting

    May 8, 2004
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    I guess I should hop in the drug business if I want a car to drive in it by then =(
     
  17. jamesketchell

    jamesketchell Karting

    Aug 21, 2004
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    or get a sponsor and rent your car.
     

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