Like any other year with Gumball 3000, we receive hundreds of questions and rather than try to reply to everyone individually (which is next to impossible), here are some answers to the most frequent questions you have been sharing with me via social media!
Are you doing the rally this year?
Yes, the Shmee150 team will be doing the rally as per the last five years, I won’t be missing Gumball for anything! See you in Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Reno, San Francisco, Los Angeles or Las Vegas.
How can I follow the rally?
Stay tuned and get the latest updates via my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels. Just follow them for the latest updates every 30 to 40 minutes. Next to the daily stream with content you will have the option to watch daily Gumball 3000 videos (4 to 5) on my YouTube channel covering the previous day on the rally. You can also follow the rally live via our live tracking system, which you will find here!
Where does the rally go?
The Gumball 3000 2015 rally goes from Stockholm > Oslo > Copenhagen > Amsterdam > Reno > San Francisco > Los Angeles and ends in Las Vegas. The event starts on the 23rd and ends on the 30th. You will find the complete route via this blog post!
What route do the cars take?
You can check out the schedule and the routes via this blog post. It provides you with all the details when and where we are going to be.
Where can I see the cars?
You will find the grid locations, checkpoints and other details via this blog post. If a certain location is marked as top secret, Gumball will not release it until the day of the departure to that particular location. You can find an overview of all cars on the rally right here!
What car will Shmee150 be in?
This year Team Shmee150 will have four different cars on two continents. The rally starts in Stockholm in the McLaren 650S Shmeemobile, which will be accompanied by a Bentley Continental Supersports. Due to logistics involved with shipping a car to the USA and insurance, I am not taking the McLaren 650S to the States. In the U.S. I’ll be joining itswhitenoise with her Porsche 918 Spyder – you can follow Elizabeth on Instagram and Snapchat at @itswhitenoise. It will be my main Gumball 3000 transport from Reno to Las Vegas with another support car joining us too.
Can I arrange to meet you during the rally?
I’m afraid the rally moves so fast, and as soon as I arrive at each destination it’s to my computer to edit and upload those videos that you guys love following. Unfortunately the whole thing is truly manic and one is running on absolutely minimal sleep hours so every minute is super valuable. By all means let’s meet by for a quick chat if you see me or my team mates somewhere, but I’m afraid it’s too busy and chaotic to make any specific arrangements at a stop.
Who is doing this year’s rally?
The exact line up with all the entrants is not known at this stage. I’m afraid I can’t field questions about whether so-and-so is doing it, or what car are people in. The Gumball 3000 website provides an excellent overview and the organisation has already confirmed the following names: Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton (only from L.A. to Las Vegas), Baywatch superstar David Hasselhoff, rapper Bun B, music producer deadmau5 (only US legs), Eminem’s DJ The Alchemist, freestyle skiing champion Jon Olsson, MythBusters presenter Tory Belleci (only US legs), Twilight film star Kellan Lutz (only US legs), skateboard legend Tony Hawk and Dutch DJ superstar Afrojack (not driving).
Can I come to the Gumball 3000 party in the Amsterdam Arena?
Yes, you can! The Gumball 3000 party is at the Amsterdam Arena! Over 100 supercars including Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, Pagani and more will arrive at Amsterdam ArenA, to cross the finish line of the European Stage. The 2015 Gumball 3000 drivers include Baywatch superstar David Hasselhoff, rapper Bun B, Eminem’s DJ The Alchemist, freestyle skiing champion Jon Olsson, skateboard legend Tony Hawk and Dutch DJ superstar Afrojack. You can get your tickets here! They start at €39, with VIP tickets available for exclusive access.
Can I come to the Gumball 3000 Las Vegas Festival?
Yes, you can! It’s Friday night the 29th, it’s Las Vegas, and the 2015 Gumball 3000 finish line is in town taking over the MGM resorts village on the Las Vegas Strip. You can expect to see performances by DJ Dallas Green, The Alchemist and deadmau5. The next day allows you to see all Gumball 3000 cars on display, a live Skate Demo From Tony Hawk, and performances on stage by DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill, Bun B, EVE & Diplo. Purchase your tickets here.
Will the Casino stickers damage the paint?
The McLaren 650S has a complete body paint protection film that was installed earlier in the year by Topaz London, this keeps the paintwork looking perfect and clear for the long term. A lot of people are asking if the stickers that have been applied are going to damage this film and truth be told we don’t entirely know at this stage. They have been gently applied without too much pressure or heat, and will be removed at the first possible opportunity so of course it is hoped that there will be no lasting outlines or damage to the film. Time will tell and either way experience will be gained.
Q&A Follow-up Video – Wrap, Deadmau5, PPF, Info
You have more questions?
After reading this blog post you might have more unanswered questions. Those can be shared below in the comment box. Please do not try to email me, because replying to everyone individually is next to impossible. So please leave your comment or question below or comment on a Facebook or Instagram post. I will not be able to answer YouTube comments during the trip.