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Old 24-05-2006, 03:04 PM   #1
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Gumball Rally??

I know its nothing to do with Boats, but I was thinking, is there a boating version of this type of rally??

Also, has anyone done the actual Gumball? I think the £40k entry is a little steep but could be a laugh seeing who is actually at the parties! (Jodie Kidd)


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Old 24-05-2006, 03:12 PM   #2
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Yes, there was similar rally done in boats last year from London to France somewhere. 'Verytricky'on this forum did it in his Bladerunner. I think they're doing a similar thing this summer.
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Old 24-05-2006, 05:24 PM   #3
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The entry for the 'BOAT' version was not £40 000

It was fun, and I will be doing this years one, from London to France to Poole...
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Re: Gumball Rally??

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I think the £40k entry is a little steep but could be a laugh seeing who is actually at the parties! (Jodie Kidd)

Do you get the whole night with Jodie, or just a quickie in the back of her motor?
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Do you get the whole night with Jodie, or just a quickie in the back of her motor?
For 40K they would have to chuck her mother in aswel + any sisters she may have!
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Old 24-05-2006, 07:42 PM   #6
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I havent checked out if its official that she is included, but my guess is that she aint!

How much is the boat rally? How many did it and how many stops were there?
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Nice car in your avatar, is it based on a Fiero?
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Nice car in your avatar, is it based on a Fiero?
No! the 360 replica is based on a peogeot 406 coupe.
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The F355 replicas tend to be based around a Fiero or a MR2, how do you know its a splash and not a real 360?
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those replicas are............. err .....erm...... nice!
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those replicas are............. err .....erm...... nice!
Sorry Nan!
Did the handles come?
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Its not a replica its 100% genuine.

But its not mine.
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Cannonball Run

I was a participant in the last Cannonball Run held in the US in 1979.

I drove a Mercedes Turbo Diesel from the East Coast to the West Coast in 36 hours. It remains one of the finest memories of my life.

I also was fortunate to race offshore at a time that the races were held over open ocean surfaces rathre than up and down the beach.

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Hello & welcome to BM (should really be saving the welcomes for the forum admin; but i'm burning the midnight oil so why not).


So you was in a/the cannonball eh............. must have been excellent.

was thier really a billion sheik and an ape chauffer

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Sorry Nan!
Actually, there is a 'Rari replica that I like.......its one of the 246 dino based on a lancia. So rather than being completley embarrased in my 348 MR2 when the geniune article pulls up next to me at the lights................. having a 246 replica; I could comfort myslef with the thought that being wop-car based i'll be having all the same thrills (revy engine & great noise) and disapointments (doesnt start or stop) as the fella thats got a real Dino.

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Did the handles come?
dont be feckin stooooooooooooooooooopid! THIS IS a marine industry supplier I'm dealing with here........... they only use 3 month couriers........... parcelforce 24 is a service lost on them!
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Hello & welcome to BM (should really be saving the welcomes for the forum admin; but i'm burning the midnight oil so why not).


So you was in a/the cannonball eh............. must have been excellent.

was thier really a billion sheik and an ape chauffer

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No, but the ambulance that was in the movie was actually in the race. It ended up breaking down in Las Vegas and then they hired a flatbed truck to haul it the rest of the way to California. It came into the finish line on the back of the truck with all the racers inside.

It and many other stories are covered in the book by Brock Yates.
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Mrs Chaos is gonna have her work cut out this xmas
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