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    EXCLUSIVE PHOTO ALBUM! 2009 GUMBALL RALLY 3000

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      See Steve's exclusive Gumball Rally video from NBC-TV's Whipnotic website (copy and paste): http://www.whipnotic.com/videos/viewvideo-558.html Over 120 gas-guzzling super-exotic sports cars, Hummers, Cadillac Escalade SUVs and an occasional interesting older car roared on May 2, 2009, from a California beach-side parking lot directly onto I-10, the Santa Monica Freeway, also known as the Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Highway, for the start of this year's Gumball Rally. The world's most politically-incorrect automotive street event, the Gumball Rally 3000, left Santa Monica (CA) Pier on Saturday, May 2, 2009 and headed toward its ultimate destination of Miami, FL eight days later. Participants reportedly paid $44,000 per car/team to enter the event. Though the Gumball stresses the skills of its drivers (and their cars) there are only two race track "special section" stops scheduled for the 3,000-mile long event, which will be run on public roads with all entrants subject to all highway rules and regulations. All photos (c) 2009 by www.SteveParker.com

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    April 21, 2009

    Comments

    Philip Bradford

    Your work documenting (and transcending promoter spin) the So. Cal. social profile of the home of high performance is evident in this piece. No one else in the industry is combining this aspect with race reports. Thank you, Steve.

    Roger Arthur

    How do you claim to be a motorsports journalist when you don't have a clue what you are talking about?
    The following clips from your article are entirely wrong - not even close to being factual. Did you just make it up hoping that noone knowledgable would be reading it?

    AJ Foyt, Chip Ganassi and Roger Penske all at the same race track at the same time - it's happened in NASCAR, but not in Indy racing for at least a dozen years (all 3 have been racing Indycar since 2001)

    Graham Rahal, son of that famous NASCAR driver, Bobby Ray Hall (Bobby Rahal was an Indy 500 and CART champ and has never been in a NASCAR event)

    Brian

    FYI, the Menards team driver is Ed Carpenter, not Ed Alexander. Less like a sportscaster, and more like, well, someone who drives for a hardware store sponsor.

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