Gumball 3000 2014 Rally - The schedule
Going from Miami to Ibiza and stopping in Atlanta, Charlotte, New York, Edinburgh, London, Paris, and Barcelona along the way. It can only happen on the Gumball 3000. This is the schedule.
Miami - June 4th-5th
On Wednesday, June 4th, supercars, superstars and fans will gather on Miami's Ocean Drive as the city prepares for the start of the 2014 Gumball 3000 Rally. Among the palm trees, sunshine, and white sand, Gumballers can expect a hot Floridian welcome. The whole of the famous Art Deco strip will be taken over exclusively by Gumball cars - and it's set to be the city's event of the year.
The launch party will be a truly Miami experience, and our star performers will make sure the 2014 rally starts with a bang as champagne flows and Gumballers get ready for the week ahead.
On Thursday, June 5th, it's time to start your engines as the rally officially gets on the road and starts the first leg onwards to Daytona Speedway.
Atlanta - June 5th
On the first day of the rally - Thursday 5th June - all 120 teams will depart the palm trees and sunshine of Ocean Drive in Miami for the down-home Southern hospitality of Atlanta. The flag will drop at 10 am when the drivers will take a 260-mile drive to the historic Daytona Speedway for lunch.
The cars will be rolling into the stunning central location of Centennial Olympic Park from 7 pm onwards, against the backdrop of a crowd of 20,000 fans. Gumball is hosting a huge concert to welcome our entrants into the home of hip hop, and some of the biggest stars to come out of Georgia will be performing alongside our own Gumball celebrities.
Entrants can watch the concert in VIP comfort, then party till late at a rooftop location.
Charlotte - June 6th
On Friday 6th June, on the 2014 Gumball 3000 Rally, Gumballers will set off from Atlanta and head off along the I-95 north to Charlotte in North Carolina.
In Charlotte, we are hosting lunch at the world-famous NASCAR Hall of Fame, honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue was designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike. The museum honors NASCAR icons and creates an enduring tribute to the drivers, crew members, team owners, and others that have impacted the sport in the past, present and future.
Gumballers will be treated to lunch amongst in the incredible Great Hall, and have a chance to experience all this amazing attraction has to offer before embarking on the final US leg to New York City.
New York - June 6th-7th
The last stop on the US leg of the 2014 Gumball Rally on Friday, June 6th is one of the greatest cities in the world - New York. Gumballers will be arriving into the South Street Sea Port in the shadow of the famous Brooklyn Bridge, greeted by fans, live music, and entertainment.
While their cars are transported to JFK, Gumballers will be whisked straight to an exclusive rooftop location, and can party late into the night safe in the knowledge there's no driving to complete the next day.
On Saturday, June 7th, Gumballers will be treated to a proper NYC-style brunch, and an incredible, money-can't-buy VIP experience before heading to the airport to board their private plane across the Atlantic to Edinburgh, Scotland.
London - June 8th
On Sunday, June 8th, Gumballers will arrive on one of the most beautiful, historic streets in London - Regent Street. Although the rally will only be rolling in that evening, Gumball 3000 will be taking over the street all day and hosting a huge Gumball festival. There will be extreme sports demonstrations, live music, celebrities, a kids zone, car displays and so much more.
The crowds are expected to be bigger than anything Gumball has experienced so far, and Gumballers will be treated to the most incredible welcome as they drive down the street ready to display the cars overnight.
Paris - June 9th
On the morning of Monday 9th June, Gumballers hit the road again to set off for the continent from Regent Street. After a lunchtime checkpoint in the English countryside, all 120 teams embark on a train journey under the English Channel across to Paris – the chicest city en route.
Gumballers arrive in Paris from 6 pm onwards when all the cars will then go on display for the public in the center of the city. That night, the rally will host a gala champagne reception and dinner for the VIP participants.
Barcelona - June 10th
Gumball 3000 can't wait to be back in Barcelona after three years! With the beautiful W Hotel as the backdrop, the Gumballers will begin to arrive at 7 pm, making their way to the uber-exclusive Betsafe Drivers' Lounge.
Gumball fans can expect the usual out-of-this-world cars, a surprise DJ performance, and an amazing skate demonstration. Will the Birdman fly over Barça once again? Plaza del Mar will never be the same!
Ibiza - June 11th
The grande finale of Gumball 3000 2014. At 11 am, the cars will head out of Barcelona to the port of Denia ready to set sail in the evening to the party capital of Ibiza. All the cars will be joining too and the route will take teams from San Antonio in the West, to the Port of Ibiza in the South. A glamorous award ceremony and closing party is a certainty.
What is Gumball 3000?
The Gumball 3000, annual rally has become a week-long festival hosting music concerts, action sports demos, art exhibitions, and spectacular car shows in each city center from China to Los Angeles and everywhere in between over the last 15 years! Gumball 3000 promotes safe driving, works with several charities, is supported by authorities and Governments, and is sponsored by global blue-chip companies. It's not a race, it's a rally!
Musicians have included singers from the worlds of pop and R’n’B such as EVE, Swiss Beatz, Bun B, David Guetta, Mario, and Kym Mazelle, as well as Hip Hop heroes Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Pepa (Salt-n-Pepa) and larger-than-life Xzibit. Stars of screens small and large have stepped from in front of the camera to behind the wheel. These have included the brilliant and award-winning Idris Elba, Adrian Brody, Billy Zane, Jason Priestley, Daryl Hannah, Danny Dyer, and Tamer Hassan. Dare-devils Steve-O, Jonny Knoxville, Bam Margera, and Chris Pontius have clocked up some miles, not forgetting the legend that is The Hoff! Gumball has been graced with sports greats’ from, Formula 1's Damon Hill and Jenson Button to Racing's Richard Dunwoody and Boxing's Chris Eubank. Extreme sports stars have always been keen participants including an array of world champions such as Tony Hawk, Tara Dakides, Rob Dyrdek, Bucky Lasek, Cory Nastazio, Matt Hoffman, Dave Mirra, and Carey Hart. From the NFL world, stars Reggie Bush, Shawn Merriman, Ndamukong Suh, and Cody Glenn, along with an array of US sports personalities representing their teams across the route! Other Gumball greats who have brought entertainment and glamour in equal measure from across the globe have included Gretchen Rossi, Caprice, Jodie Kidd, Hugh Hefner, Ken Block, Big Black (celebrity bodyguard), The Cuban Brothers, Tyson Beckford, Rachel Hunter, and Monika Lewinsky. Through its unique blend of entertainment, culture, and education, Gumball 3000 consistently hits the headlines as the newest addition to ‘Pop Culture’, described by Vanity Fair Magazine as 'The most rock 'n' roll car rally ever staged!'
Every year the Gumball rally is broadcast to hundreds of millions of viewers all over the world. With countless films produced and released through Gumball's own independent film company, and the hilarious documentation of one of the Jackass boys' many rallies, it has created a reputation for producing funny, cutting-edge broadcasting. During the week of the rally, it hits the headlines with televised live news reports on MTV, CNN, BBC, SKY, and FOX News along with local networks and online coverage. The event is also filmed as an 8-part series and a documentary that is released internationally on DVD. The 8-part series is aired in over 60 countries on MTV, Channel 4, Extreme Sports Network, Men & Motors, Dave, and Speed Channel among others reaching a mass consumer mainstream audience all over the world.
Gumball 3000 attracts the world’s most prestigious press and media. From exclusive high-end quarterlies to mainstream newspapers and TV. Gumball 3000 produces stories that capture the public’s imagination. Since 1999 Gumball 3000 has been featured on the cover of Vanity Fair, GQ, Esquire, Maxim, and FHM among others. Our online presence is a major factor in publicizing the event throughout the year with Gumball3000.com receiving over a million hits a day during the rally. Gumball, with its already well-established style and identity, combines seamlessly with sporting and fashion brands alike to create one-off attention-grabbing pieces. License deals and co-branded products have been an integral part of building the relationship which gains phenomenal PR exposure. Gumball 3000 has collaborated with several footwear brands, watchmakers, fashion labels, underground streetwear companies, energy drinks, and many other world-class brands.