Gumball 3000 Visits Belfast

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The internationally infamous Gumball 3000 rally passed through Belfast today where thousands of spectators turned out to see the supercars and their superstar drivers at the Titanic Quarter.

For those not familiar with the Gumball 3000 events, its a road trip for the wealthy with a £40k entry fee, covering several countries and generally features an array of supercars and celebrity drivers.  However this is the first time the event has past through Belfast, and judging by the lack of crowd control today I don’t think the organisers had expected such an influx of the public hoping to set eyes on a Porsche 918 Spyder, or David Hasselhoff.  Or is that just Hoff now.

https://youtu.be/aIMfS_2n2oI

Anyway, unlike last year’s event that started in Stockholm and ended in LA, 2016 sees the Gumballers leave Dublin and end in Bucharest, calling by Belfast on the way to their stop in Edinburgh.  For a rally series known for its excess and expense – for example hiring two Antonov jumbos to fly their cars about last year, that they would be crossing the Irish Sea in our much more ordinary vehicle ferries.  No doubt a few eyebrows would be raised by the caravan club in the plus lounge!

Gumball 3000 Visits BelfastBack at Titanic Quarter, and pretty much from their arrival to their eventual departure there was complete gridlock.  There was as stunning BAC Mono, the aforementioned 918 Spyder, Mercedes SLR, and a range from the stables of Ferrari and Lamborghini, a Camaro and a Challenger SRT, most in Gumball livery.  The combined value of the these cars passing through the Titanic Quarter was easily in excess of £20m, some so rare that I may never see another!

Gumball 3000 Visits Belfast

Photos by Marc Whitford

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Sonny 11:51 | Sun 01 May, 2016 | Report
| Two supercars of our own :cool:
@Mark King and @WSM Certainly got some looks on the way past (y) No photo of mine? :p
Cooper 11:52 | Sun 01 May, 2016 | Report
We are live on facebook from Hillsborough roundabout ReallyMeanSounds.com
Lyons 11:52 | Sun 01 May, 2016 | Report
Crikey, didn't expect it to be that busy! Lyons family outing heading up now.
Lyons 11:53 | Sun 01 May, 2016 | Report
| We are live on facebook from Hillsborough roundabout ReallyMeanSounds.com
Keep an eye out for a racey Golf passing shortly :P.
G N K 11:56 | Sun 01 May, 2016 | Report
| @Mark King and @WSM Certainly got some looks on the way past (y) No photo of mine? :p
Warrens car sounds mental lol, just missed you bud.
Mark King 12:27 | Sun 01 May, 2016 | Report
Some amount of people down there.
chris_b 12:35 | Sun 01 May, 2016 | Report
Where's the best place to park do those that are there think ?
WSM 12:35 | Sun 01 May, 2016 | Report
No parking. No use. :)
acsmyth 13:03 | Sun 01 May, 2016 | Report
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