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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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    July 27, 2010

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    Mr Rudi O'Neil

    The cost of EV's in the UK market, combined with the plummeting cost of relatively new, low mileage, big-engined second hand cars, means that people are buying the (performance) car of their dreams and, compared with the outlay for a slow, clunky looking EV, having enough money left over to put petrol in their alternative, nice looking, fast car for a good three or four years. Speak to a lot of people in Britain and they say you'd have to be crazy to buy an EV. Add this to the fact that the coal used to make electricity makes EV's no more better for the environment at the moment and it all adds up to one thing - car manufacturers have to seriously reconsider the prices that they are charging.

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