Every single time I participate in the Gumball 3000 rally, we receive hundreds of questions by email and social media and rather than try to reply to everyone individually (which is next to impossible) we have created this page. Below you will find some answers to the most frequent questions you have been sharing with me and my team via email and social media!
Are you doing the rally this year?
Yes, the Shmee150 team will be doing the rally all the way from London to Tokyo! See you in London, Chantilly, Milan, Bologna, Osaka, Kyoto, Nanao and Tokyo.
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. Next to the daily stream with content you will have the option to watch daily Gumball 3000 videos on my YouTube channel covering the previous day on the rally. Unfortunately, there is no live tracking this year!
Where does the rally go?
The Gumball 3000 2018 rally goes from London > Chantilly > Milan > Bologna. We will then take a flight which takes us to Osaka followed by Kyoto, Nanao and Tokyo where the rally ends. The event starts on the 4th of August at Convent Garden, London where you will be able to check out a really special supercar display. The rally ends on the 12th at the other side of the world in Tokyo with the annual Gumball 3000 finale party. You will find the complete route on the Gumball 3000 website!
What route do the cars take?
You can check out the schedule and the routes via the Gumball 3000 website. This page will be updated over the coming days/weeks. The Gumball 3000 organisation nor Shmee150 is able to share the complete route of the rally due to security requirements. This year we cannot share any specific highways, daily stop locations or pre-defined routes, which we might drive. I hope you understand our position on this matter.
Where can I see the cars?
You will find the grid locations, checkpoints and other details via the Gumball 3000 website. This page will be updated over the coming days/weeks. If a certain location is marked as secret, Gumball will not release it until the day of the departure to that particular location.
What car will Shmee150 be in?
This year Team Shmee150 will have two team members driving one car, my Mercedes-AMG GT R. Ben and me will be in the GT R in Europe. For Japan we will have a car as well, but this will be a surprise revealed along the way. The GT R will receive a Gumball 3000 wrap, which is placed over the yellow vinyl.
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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 at the grids if you see me or Ben somewhere, but I’m afraid it’s too busy and chaotic to make any specific arrangements at any of the stops.
Who is doing this year’s rally?
An initial line up of teams and cars can be found on the website of the Gumball 3000 Foundation. If you scroll through the list you will notice some interesting names such as Team 53 – Masters of Speed, Team 7 – Max & Eve Cooper, Team 5 – Josh Cartu, Team 88 – Mr. Salamone, Team 113 – K. Al Mulla & Jason Appleton (my co-driver from previous years), and last but not least Team 122 – James from MrJWW and Parker from Vehicle Virgins. Team Shmee150 will be Team 150.
You have more questions?
After reading this blog post you might have more unanswered questions. Please do not try to email me or sent me an Instagram direct message, because replying to everyone individually is next to impossible for me. So please reach out to my team via the Shmee150 Facebook page. Drop them a direct message and they will get back to you as soon as they can.