As most of you know the world’s biggest and most exclusive car event, Gumball 3000 is coming to Dublin this weekend for the first time. Founded in 1999 by British entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper the Gumball has become not just a road trip, but also a way of life for the people who participate. The annual tour of 3000 miles has evolved into a week long festival of live music concerts, action sports and spectacular car shows hosted in capital cities all around the world. This year, Dublin was the chosen start destination where Gumballers will then set off on a crazy adventure to Bucharest. Expect to see some of the wildest machinery and creations far beyond the normal exotica one might see at any good car show.
During the rally, the Gumballers will bring smiles for miles as they light up towns and party into the early hours whilst raising much-needed funds for the Gumball 3000 Foundation, which is a non-profit charitable trust. The Foundation was established to benefit underprivileged youth through education, infrastructure and environmental projects and also aims to work alongside its global commercial partners to assist in their charitable efforts and guide their respective and considerable philanthropic attentions. Each night there will be auctions held to help fundraise all in a glamorous party setting. If you have any interest in exotic cars, cool personalities and an atmosphere like no other, then get yourself to one of the following stops!
Dublin Merrion Square Dublin 2
Saturday April 30
All 100 Gumball cars will start arriving on the grid in preparation for their 3000-mile journey. Get up close and see an array of the world’s most expensive, impressive and rare automobiles between the hours of 12PM and 10PM. Gumballers will be partying in Lillie’s Bordello to celebrate the start of the rally in Dublin.
Sunday May 1
The flag drops at 10AM where Gumballers will set off. Make sure you make it down to see stars like David Hasselhoff, Sullivan Stapleton and Afrojack driving under the start flag, heading for Belfast.
Belfast Titanic Quarter Belfast BT3
Sun May 1
Join Gumballers at the Titanic quarter for the first checkpoint between the hours of 12PM and 2:30PM. All the supercars will be on display. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see the Gumball 3000 in Northern Ireland.
Edinburgh Princes Street Edinburgh EH2 2EQ
Sunday May 1
Throughout the day crowds will be entertained with lots of Gumball activities suitable for all the family to enjoy, including an exclusive supercar display from 1PM to 10PM. After crossing the Irish Sea, Gumball cars will arrive in Edinburgh from 6PM onto Princes Street where they will be on display for the evening. Join Gumballers for an unforgettable experience in the Scottish capital.
Manchester Etihad Stadium Manchester M11 3FF
Monday May 2
Leaving the highlands behind, the Gumball 3000 will be having a quick break at the home of Manchester City Football Club between 12PM and 3PM. Other events will continue in Manchester until 5PM
London Regent Street London W1
May 2 Noon – 10PM
As Gumball rolls into London, expect huge crowds on this Bank Holiday Monday from 12PM until 10PM. Watch as all the cars parade through Regent Street, in celebration of the arrival into the capital. Spectators can enjoy an array of public activities throughout the day culminating in the arrival of the Gumball cars in the evening.
Tuesday May 3
Luxembourg Autoroute A3 Northbound A will be a pit stop for the Gumballers hosted by Shell at their flagship Bercham Service station from 1PM until 3PM.
Tuesday May 3
After departing the Shell Bercham station Gumballers will drive to Europa-Park via some of the best driving routes Europe has to offer. Jean Alesi joins the rally and the drivers will experience a private dinner hosted by Maximillion Cooper. The cars are on display from 5PM until 8PM
Tuning World Bodensee
Wednesday May 4
The Gumball 3000 will be back in Germany and taking over the Tuning World Bodensee Press day so expect to see the world’s finest Supercars amongst some of the best modified cars between 12PM and 2:30PM
Prague the Hilton
Wednesday May 4
The Gumball 3000 returns to the Czech capital for the first time in 11 years. Expect Bun B and Team Trill to bring the party between 5PM and 9PM
Thursday May 5
The Gumball 3000 isn’t complete without a chance to drive fast…! Make sure you join Gumballers at the track for your chance to see the Gumballers drive their cars to full potential between 2:30PM and 6PM. Who will set the fastest lap time?
Budapest St Stephen’s Basilica
Thursday May 5
After leaving Prague and driving through Hungary, the rally will arrive in Budapest between 1PM and 10PM for its penultimate stop. Surrounded by the stunning backdrop of the city, Gumball will host public displays and more family fun before moving on to the grand finale in Bucharest!
Sibiu Small Square
Friday May 6
The final Gumball checkpoint before Bucharest. This is a unique opportunity to see modern supercars against the historical backdrop of Sibiu between 1PM and 10PM.
Bucharest Palace of the Parliament
Friday May 6 – Saturday May 7
Friday Join the celebrations for the arrival of the Gumball 3000 Rally as it makes its final stop in the incredible city of Bucharest, heralding in the closing of this year’s rally over two days from 5PM until 10PM.
Saturday – The celebrations continue as the Gumballers unwind after their epic road trip. Join the party in Piața Constituției for your final chance to see the Supercars and Superstars as Gumball 3000 throw a free public event where the cars will parade through the city from 4PM until 6PM and there will be appearances from; Afrojack, David Hasslehoff, Maximillion Cooper, EVE, Bun B, Sullivan Stapleton and more!