Road rallies

Road rallies

  Road rallies are long distance race on open roads usually at unsafe and illegal speed in expensive and exotic cars. The latest most famous one is the Gumball Rally.

Posted on by Terence 2

When Ford decided to enter a couple of rally cars at the 2009 X-games we were excited to see the new Fiesta wearing a set of bulging boxed fenders, a WRC style wing and some tarmac spec rollers. Perhaps even a showroom version. The blue oval should be happy that they chose to run an assortment of their Fiestas both new and old because the weekend’s broadcast television action sports etravaganza finale featured a 2010 Ford Fiesta going up against the golden boy Travis Pastrana and his fully built Subaru Impreza Subaru Impreza WRX STI. The boy and his Subaru Subaru had taken the gold the year before but after clipping a little too much off of his last apex, it was Indianapolis 500 winner Kenny Brack who was jumping up and down celebrating on the roof of a car that looked alot like this one.

After a highly-successful inaugural event last year, the GoldRush Rally is back for a much-anticipated second serving.

The 2010 GoldRush Rally, which is being billed as gR2KX, will take place from June 8-13, 2010. From what we’ve heard, the route for the second GoldRush Rally will being in Seattle going to Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles, before concluding in Las Vegas.

The GoldRush Rally is a great way for car aficionados to get their fix of the latest and fastest machines in the planet today. Taking from the success of the inaugural this year, the 2010 GoldRush Rally is shaping up to be one for the books.

Check out this video for a small teaser of what to expect for the 2010 GoldRush Rally.

Source: GT Spirit
Posted on by Terence

The creative team at Maverick Business Adventures organizes creative high octane ways for up and coming entrepreneurs and Million dollar a year Fortune 500 CEOs to get together for very unique networking opportunities and in some instances a chance to give back to charitable organizations while doing it. Back on the first of the month MBA organized a group of twenty different corporate big wigs to participate in the "Totally Rad 80’s Maverick Road Rally ." They started off by having their hair dyed pink in recognition of cancer awareness month by students from hair care expert John Paul Mitchell’s school of all things styling related at the Marina Del Rey in sunny Southern California. Shortly after the group jumped in their high prices Italian exotics and continued up the Pacific coast highway, ending up in Napa Valley for a few sundowners.

Totally Rad 80's Road Rally combines pink haired CEOs, charity and the PCH

Along the way the group stopped to pose for pictures with members of the Variety Boys & Girls Club of East L.A. From the looks of things, everyone who participated in the road rally had an absolute blast. After all who wouldn’t feel great after a day of driving along one of America’s most memorably thoroughfares while donating to charity and making important business decisions all at the same time. Maverick Business Adventures founder Yanik Silver’s “Mavericks” gave a total of $7,000 to Fran Drescher’s Cancer Shmancer foundation and another $8,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of America. The "Totally Rad 80’s Maverick Road Rally" was an absolute success and we are pretty sure that Yanik is already working on another high octane event for up and coming “Mavericks.”

More Photos after the jump.

Have you ever seen a basketball game on High-Definition? If you have, then you must have noticed the sweat dripping from the foreheads of all those basketball players, not to mention those over-sized zits and acnes some players still have.

For better or for worse, that’s the novelty that is HD. If you’re looking for unheard of levels of realism from your TV, then HD is for you.

Now, imagine watching a rally car race on High Definition. Imagine all the dust and dirt being thrown around by those rally cars jumping over dirt mounds and spiralling out of control in the process. We’ll tell you now: its must-see TV.

If you haven’t seen a rally car race on HD yet, here’s your chance.
Beginning on the 4th of October the Discovery Channel’s HD Theater will become the new home of the World Rally Championship for the next two and a half months.

What this means is that you can now have a ‘front-couch’ seat at the
pulse-pounding, gravel-throwing, car-flying action that is the WRC. To give you an appetizer of one you’re in for, HD theater will be showing six non-stop hours of rally racing from 3 pm to 9 pm ET this Saturday. The schedule continues with a race every Sunday from 8 pm to 9 pm ET until December 20.

If you’re a fan of rally car racing – or any form of racing, for that matter – we don’t have to tell you twice to subscribe to the HD Theater. If you’re thinking of doing so, but you don’t have an HDTV, then we suggest you buy one first.

Click after the jump for the official press release, including the TV schedule.

Posted on by Terence 3

The creative team at Maverick Business Adventures are organizing their latest high end out for Fortune 500 faces to not only interact in a high octane environment, but also give back to those in need. This September 30th, twenty different million dollar CEOs will have their hair dyed pink before setting across California’s magnificent Pacific Coast Highway in 400 HP super cars. Led by hair care expert John Paul Mitchell, the participants in the "Totaly Rad 80’s Maverick Road Rally" will depart from an undisclosed location in L.A. before heading north through San Francisco and eventually ending up in Nappa Valley.

Pink haired CEOs will cruise around in high end Italian sports cars for charity

These types of events are intended for up and coming entrepreneurs to socialize in a relaxed environment where they can network and pick up the good habits of their fellow companions. The reason that the captains of industry participating in the "Totaly Rad 80’s Maverick Road Rally" will be wearing an alternatively colored hairpiece is to promote cancer awareness month. The founder of Maverick Business Adventures, Yanik Silver is eager to get the road rally underway, saying that he "can’t wait to watch teenagers dying the hair of millionaire CEOs pink." However, as funny as it seems for a member of the Frtune 500 list to be sporting a very punk like pink hairdo, the “color washes out after two or three washes - apparently.”

Press release after the jump.

Posted on by Terence 3

It didn’t take long for a few of this years Gumball 3000 competitors to get into a little more trouble than they bargained for. The benefit that most competitors have is that they are foreigners, and having their license suspended in a foreign land is no big deal, and if they have the money to participate in the rally a few thousand dollars worth of speeding tickets probably won’t affect them too much. However, it has been reported that a few of the drivers pacing themselves at ridiculous speeds, like 170 MPH, have been getting a little more than a slap on the wrist. A handful of the speeders have won themselves a set of matching bracelets, and have ended up behind bars. Unfortunately for the owner of the Veyeron being loaded onto the back of a flat bed tow truck, he won’t be seeing his prized Bugatti anytime in the near future.

Check out the video of BMX rider and Monster Energy representative Rick Thorne sharing his take on what went down.

Posted on by Terence 6

We have seen shoemakers come up with clever ways to link their brands and motor sport. But never has there been a shoe that celebrates the outlawed driving style of the Gumball 3000 road rally. This "unofficial" race gives members of the more money than brains club the opportunity to cross the U.S. at ridiculous speeds in expensive machines. In celebration of PUMA’s partnership with the outlaw rebels who run the Gumball Rally, participants can gain even further street cred by rocking a pair of these stylish black Gumball 3000 inspired kicks.

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Imagine an endurance race that lasts for over a week and covers more than 3000 miles. In the spirit of the original Cannonball Run and more recent Gumball Rally America’s largest rubber donut distributor will be sponsoring the 2009 Tire Rack One Lap of America. When it all begins today, May 1st, Derek Whitis’ Freedom Autosport team with veteran Grand Am Rolex driver Tom Long behind the wheel, will be competing in a heavily modified Nissan R35 GT-R .

The Japanese supercar has been tuned by Tym Switzer’s Ohio-based tuning house, Switzer Performance, to deliver more than 700 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. The power comes thanks to Switzer’s P800 performance package, the next step up from their P700 power package. The race begins at the Tire Rack factory in South Bend, Indiana and wraps up 8 days and 3200 mile later, back where it all began.

Posted on by Myles 1

This year’s Gumball 3000 starts in San Francisco and ends in Beijing in time to watch some the Summer Olympic Games. For those of you who don’t know the Gumball is a rally/tour where participants take their performance cars on 3000 mile run on public road, while the drivers “party” along the way. Although it looks like an excuse for the ultra-rich to flaunt their supercars (and it mostly is,) it also gives the rest of us a chance to see some great cars actually clock some real miles. Enjoy this latest clip from the San Diego part of the run that includes some great supercars and two of the three Dahm triplets from Playboy.

The Gumball 3000 is the in its tenth year. It was started in the spirit of the “Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash”, better know as the “Cannonball Run”. The four actual Cannonball Runs in the 70s inspired the two movies of the same name in the 80s. Brock Yates, the founder of the Cannonball Run races and writer of the original movie, lists the movie “The Gumball Rally” as one of the bastard children of his race. It’s likely that this is where the Gumball 3000’s name comes from.

Do yourself a favor and track down a copy of “The Gumball Rally”. It features some great classics including an original Shelby Cobra and Ferrari Daytona. The movie is a must-see for any car nut, plus it features a pre-crazy Gary Busey.


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