Gumball 3000 Rally 2011 London to Istanbul

In just two weeks 100+ supercars, their owners and thousands of fans from all over the world gather in London for the start of this years Gumball 3000 rally. Gumball 2011 returns to its roots with a classic European road rally from London to Istanbul. The organizers are emphasizing on the green future of supercars with displays of eco-supercars in major cities along the route. Read the full event schedule below or keep an eye on our dedicated Gumball 3000 fansite for the latest news and gossip.

Gumball 2011 Route


Disclaimer: GTspirit takes no responsibility for the accuracy of this map. We hope Gumball HQ knows where Belgrade is when they are actually driving there ;)

Gumball 2011 Schedule

London to Istanbul, 8 days, 8 countries, driving 3000 miles, an adventure of a lifetime! With key check-points and parties on route in London, Paris, Barcelona, Monaco, Venice, Belgrade, Sofia and finally the mighty Istanbul. The event combines automobiles with music, film, and entertainment throughout the 3000 miles, closing the streets in each city to create a Gumball festival!

25th & 26th MAY
Starting for the 10th time in England’s capital, we will be hosting the most extravagant Gumball event in our 12 year history. We will register each driver on the 25th before they attend the VIP launch party. The next morning on the 26th is when their adventure will truly begin!
City: London, England
Date: Thursday 26th May
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 9am – 4pm
What’s happening: Come to Covent Garden to see the celebrities and over 100 amazing vehicles on display including the future in eco-supercars, buy the official “Tour T-Shirt”, and soak up the atmosphere before the flag drops at 1200

26th MAY
A short drive under the English Channel, our first tour stop on our 3000 mile adventure is Paris! We’ll be showcasing Eco and Green concept vehicles within a stones throw of the Eiffel tower & experiencing fine Parisian dining by candle light before partying all night with our ‘Baller VIP’s!!!
City: Paris, France
Date: Thursday 26th May
Location: Outside VIP Rooms and the Collette store
Time: VIP Rooms 6 pm onwards. Collette all week.
What’s happening: Fantastic Eco-car displays outside VIP Rooms and the Collete store, showcasing the most jaw-dropping futurustic cars and supercars

27th MAY
CHECKPOINT 1
City: Albi, France
Date: Friday 27th May
Location: Circuit D’Albi, Albi
Time: Gumballers arriving & departing between 12pm – 4.30pm
What’s happening: The public are invited to watch the Gumball drivers take their own Gumball cars and the incredible super eco-race cars around the race track.

CHECKPOINT 2
The ‘Ballers will draw up to Barcelona sea front for the car display. Once they’ve checked into their rooms, dinner will be served overlooking the beautiful turquoise Med.
City: Barcelona, Spain
Date: Friday 27th May
Location: The W Hotel, Barcelona
Time: Gumballers arriving from 1730 staying until 1pm 28th May
What’s happening: Check out the disply of all the Gumball cars!

28th & 29th MAY
Prepare for the serenity of the French countryside to disappear as the sound of 25 Formula One cars hits you straight between the eyes! A dazzling 2 days of non-stop partying in the capital of indulgence is ahead!
City: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Date: Saturday 28th May
Location: No public event
Time: No public event
What’s happening: Eco-car displays within Monte carlo – exhibiting the future in automobiles and the Green concepts to hit the market.

30th MAY
Pick up a speed boat ride to the steps of the Gumball Hotel, the Betsafe girls will be on hand to help you recoup your Monte Carlo losses at the Betsafe Poker Tournament!
City: Venice, Italy
Date: Monday 30th May
Location: Tronchetto
Time: Gumballers arriving from 1700
What’s happening: The longest car disply of the rally stretching along the water-front, showcasing an amazing display accessible by water bus or private taxi – great photo opportunities!

31st MAY
CHECKPOINT 1

City: Zagreb, Croatia
Date: Tuesday 31st May
Location: Checkpoint at the Mimara Museum
Time: Gumballers arriving & departing between 1pm-3pm
What’s happening: Gumball 3000 arrives in wonderful Zagreb on it’s national celebration day.

CHECKPOINT 2
Entering Begrade is like entering no other city on route!!! Crowds on motorways and bridges will line the way as Gumball fever grips the city and fans besiege the route!
City: Belgrade, Serbia
Date: Tuesday 31st May
Location: Hotel Continental Belgrade
Time: Gumballers arriving from 9pm
What’s happening: Huge live event of music and Gumball merchandise on sale, large public car display within the grounds of the Hotel Continental Belgrade.
CHECKPOINT 3
City: Sofia, Bulgaria
Date: Wednesday 1st June
Location: Checkpoint at the National Art Gallery
Time: Gumballers arriving & departing between 12.30pm-2.30pm
What’s happening: Stunning car display outside the National Art Gallery, which is on the main route to Istanbul through the fantastic city of Sofia!

1st JUNE
The climax of our tour is the mighty Turkish city of Istanbul! This current ‘European Capital of Culture’ better prepare for a new ruler…GUMBALL 3000 2011 is about to invade!!!!!! Its going to be one hell of a finish party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
City: Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Wednesday 1st June
Location: Central Location, Istanbul
Time: Gumballers arriving from 8pm
What’s happening: Final destination and car display. The Gumballers cross the finish line of their 3000 mile road trip in the beautiful city of Istanbul.

Gumball 2011 Entrance Fee

The fee is £25,000 per car (two people), for a full-on week of partying, high jinks and adrenaline fuelled adventure! The fee includes hotels each night, food, parties and checkpoints on route.

Gumball 2011 Information and Updates

Like last year GTspirit will host extensive Gumball 3000 rally coverage at the dedicated Gumball-3000.com fansite. You can also join us on Facebook for the latest updates live as it happens and exclusive previews!

Published: May 11, 2011 12:29 pm

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  • GentlemanG

    The fee is to cheap …
    I’ll go the VIP EXCLUSIVE BALL this year …

  • Bagabu

    Haha, but at least we know now that the map is authentical. xD

  • http://srcint.blogspot.com Gee Halen

    @Des Whoops, I didn’t notice.

  • http://www.gtspirit.com Des

    @Gee Halen & Bogdan: I’ve added a little disclaimer, we noticed it too when we first saw the route map a few months ago. Email Gumball HQ and ask them to hire a designer with some geographical sense ;)

  • Bogdan

    Belgrade is not in Romania … Map fail …

  • http://www.gtspirit.com Des

    @Bagabu: Thanks for your comment, we will evaluate the new comment ads in a week to see if they stay or if they go and your feedback will be included in the evaluation!

  • Bagabu

    This “pay for competitions” shit is really annoying.
    Reminds me of thousands spam E-Mails I get every single day.

    BTT: Gumball will be interesting this year and I hope we will see a lot of interesting driving footage!

  • rayman

    the ONE DAY out the whole year that i can’t make in london

  • Fico 850

    In Croatia there is nothing to celebrate on 31st of May:
    http://www.gv-line.hr/praznici.php?lang=E

    Couple years ago it was 30.5., but now this is moved to 25.6.

  • http://srcint.blogspot.com/ Gee Halen

    That map is REALLY messed up. Monaco in Italy, Venice almost in Austria and Belgrad (capital of Serbia) in Romania?