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Some of m5board.com members are participating in Gumball this year. Start was yesterday from London and they have passed Prague and is heading for Croatia via Budapest . After Dubrovnik it is ferry to Sicily it is Rome and Firenze and then finally the goal in Casino Square in Monaco on Friday evening.

m5board.com members are:

polizeim5, in a LeMans M5 2000. Picture here and here. He is from USA.

pigginell in a seriously tuned BMW 330d. Too bad he hit a deer on his way to Prague. Pic here and here. They are from UK.

SPORTEVO in a McLaren Mercedes SLR. They are from Spain and have a gorgeous collection of cars, Ferrari F40, BMW M3 Sport Evolution etc.

Kalbas in the super-rare Mercedes AMG CLK DTM. One of 100 made which does 0-200 km/h in 10,9 s, just 0,3 s "slower" than the SLR and one second slower than the Porsche Carrera GT. He is from France or Monaco. Last year he had a Enzo Ferrari.

Members PCP and nitro in the Porsche 996 GT3 Mk II. They have an interesting Gumball coloured car just for the event.

Legendary member Lonman in the Carrera GT will do some stretces later. So I guess he will win this year as well :7: His tuned Porsche 996 GT2 fought with the Enzo Ferrrari last year and they really had to push the Enzo to leave the GT2.

Member Gouku in the rainbow coloured Diablo. Pic here.

Some pics below! :M5launch: This is really an event for car guys :happybirt



















For more pics, videos and stories go to the Gumball Forum.

The route:

"Saturday 14th
11:00 - 18:00 - Cars will be on display all day on Waterloo Place (between
Picadilly Circus and Pall Mall) and on Trafalgar Square!
18:00 - Jenson Button will waive the start flag at 6PM!!!!!!!! (Waterloo Place)
23:00 - 02:00 - Cars arrive to a checkpoint in Belgium at the Chateau D'Acoz,
located near Acoz not far from Brussels

Sunday 15th
09:00 - All day - Cars will be arriving at the Hotel Carlo IV in the Centre of
Prague

Monday 16th
10:00 - 13:00 - Cars arrive into Vienna (Austria) - Checkpoint - Location:
Hofburg Imperial Palace, Josefplatz
14:00 - 18:00 - Cars arrive at the Hungaroring F1 Circuit Checkpoint, Budapest
(Hungary) - come and see everyone racing around the F1 circuit!
18:00 - 20:00 - Cars will arrive at the Kempinski Corvinus Hotel in the centre
of Budapest!

Tuesday 17th
14:00 - 16:00 - Cars arrive at a Checkpoint at the National Park KRKA (near
Sibenik), Croatia
17:00 - 21:00 - Cars will arrive into Dubrovnik's Old Town centre (Croatia)

Wednesday 18th
13:00 - All Day - Cars arrive into Taormina (Sicily) - Cars go on display all
day in the Town Centre!

Thurdsay 19th
18:00 - 22:00 - Cars arrive into Rome (Italy) - and park at the Hotel Boscolo
Exedra in Piazza Della Republica

Friday 20th
14:00 - 17:00 - Cars arrive at a Checkpoint in Firenze (Italy) - Piazza
Michelangelo, La Loggia
18:00 - 22:00 - Cars will cross the finish line in Monaco's Casino Square!"

And the participants:
#01 The General Lee. Cooper (UK) Knoxville (USA)#02 2005 996 Porsche Turbo. Bourret (USA) Denton (USA#03 2005 Bio-Diesel Range Rover. Hannah (USA) Tarrantino (USA) Basich (USA)#04 2004 Lamborghini Murcielago. Kidd (UK) Aidan Butler (UK)#05 2005 Stretched Hummer. Dunn (USA) Nastazio (USA) Mazelle (USA) Slevin (USA) #06 2004 Bentley Arnage. Blackburn (UK) Chapman Williams (UK)#07 BMW X5. Mantovani (UK) MantovaniRodriguez (USA)#08 2004 Porsche 996 C4S. Jones (UK) Hayes (UK)#09 2003 Bentley Continental GT. Ross (UK) Awaiting Passenger#10 1991 Chevrolet Van. Berry (Bez) (UK) Bez's Bird (UK)#11 1970 Dodge Challenger 440. Warren (UK) Rosseau (?)#12 2003 Hummer H2 Spilliebeen (Bel)DJ Ghost (Bel)#13 2005 VW Golf Gti. Eley Kishimoto (UK) Maclean (UK)#14 2005 Porsche GT3 RS. Kadhim (UK) Samuels (UK)#15 1981 Morgan Plus 8. Boitard (UK) Awaiing Passenger#16 2004 Bentley Continental GT Angell (UK) Graham (UK)#17 1999 Ferrari 360 Kaplan (USA) Hackford (USA)#18 2001 Porsche 996 Turbo Storzini (Ita) Fredley (UK)#19 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6. Armitage (UK) Armitage (UK) #20 2001 TVR Tuscan Gligic (UK) Chambers (UK)#21 1996 Range Rover Overflinch Shaw (UK) Shaw (UK) Andrew (UK)#22 1997 Ferrari F40. Johannesson (Icd) Paimadottir (Icd)#23 2004 Ferrari Enzo. Stanford (UK) Jonasdottir (Icd)#24 2005 Mercedes CLK DTM Tunon (Bel) Gelas (Icd)#25 1973 Jaguar E-Type Martell (UK) Martell (UK)#26 2003 Ferrari 360 Spider F1 Philp (UK) Naden (UK)#27 2001 Porsche 996 Turbo Sterjernlof (Swe) Bjorklund (Swe)#28 2004 Lamborghini Murcielago Singleton (UK) Williams (UK)#29 Porsche 911 Turbo Wosskov (UK) Hinchcliffe (UK)#30 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Caldwell (UK) Gibb (UK)#31 Lamborghini Murcielago Hancox (UK) Patel (UK)#32 Ferrari Stradale Linfoot (UK) Bronthrone (UK)#33 2005 Lexus SC430 Iluzawa (Jap) Martens (Den)#34 2005 BMW 645Ci Convertible Tariq (?) Dilawar (UK)#35 2002 Ferrari 360 Bourne (UK) Awaiting Passenger#36 2005 Ferrari F430 Touhami (Mor) Gianni (Ita)#37 2004 Ferrari Enzo Aucott (UK) Hunt (UK)#38 2004 1966 Ford Mustang GT Patterson (UK) Awaiting Passenger#39 1979 Buick Riviera GS Patterson (UK) Awaiting Passenger#40 1005 Lamborghini Murcielago Williams (UK) Ball (UK)#41 2005 Subaru Impreza Dyrdek (USA) Big Black (USA)#42 2005 Subaru Impreza Way (USA) Way (USA)#43 2005 Subaru Impreza Block (USA) Jones (USA)#44 2000 BMW M5 Rojas (USA) Awaiting Passenger#45 1976 Bristol 411 Series 5 Fox (UK) Fox (UK) Glifberg (Den)#46 1996 Dodge Viper RT10 Russell (UK) Brown (UK)#47 2004 Pagani Zonda Al-Hassani (UK) Awaiting (Swe)#48 2005 McLaren Mercedes SLR Sospereda (Esp) Sanahuja Junyent (Esp)#49 Landrover/BMW Dakar Round (UK) Coulson (UK)#50 2003 Ferrari 575M Holmgreen (Den) Holmgreen (Den)#51 2004 Porsche Carrera GT Riti (UK) Kenworthy (UK)#52 2005 McLaren Mercedes SLR Morley (UK) Hewyson (UK)#53 Ferrari 355 Brangstrup (Den) McLeod (UK)#54 Ariel Atom? Awaiting Info#55 2001 BMW M3 Crompton (UK) Edwards (UK)#56 2004 Ferrair 360 Modena Benash (UK) Singer (UK)#57 2005 Ferrari F430 Krabbedal (Nor) Pamer (UK)#58 1951 Bentley Mark 6 Ewart (Nor) Sleigh (UK)#59 2004 Porsche GT3 Traxel (Ger) Weber (Ger)#60 2004 Aston Martin DB9 Capper (UK) Mac (UK)#61 Rolls Royce Devlin (USA) Lutke (?)#62 2005 Ferrari F430 Jobe (UK) Awaiting Passenger#63 2000 Ferrari 360 Thompson (UK) Holroyd (UK)#64 2005 Ferrari F430 Cerqueira (Ger) Spiliopoulos (?)#65 1992 Lamborghini Diabol Musoll (Esp) Musoll (Esp)#66 2005 Porsche 996 Turbo Cox (UK) Bradley (UK)#67 Mercedes S55 Bondo (Den) DeBo (Den)#68 Techart Porsche GT2 Casale (Swi) Gely (Swi)#69 2005 Ferrari F430 White (UK) Cox (UK)#70 Spectre R42 Winstone (UK) Ward (UK)#71 Ferrari 355 Cloots (Bel) Henderikz (Bel)#72 Lotus Esprit Muss (UK) Conlan (UK)#73 2000 Pagani Zonda Taknov (UK) Nikolsky (UK)#74 2004 Porsche Carerra GT Meshkova (UK) Abramov (UK)#75 2004 Noble M12 GTO 3R Baker (UK) Schilling (USA) #76 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cornia (USA) Awaiting Passenger#77 1963 Lola T70 mk3 Race Car Harvey (NZW) Tuffery (?)#78 1995 Ferrari F1 355 Arth-Jensen (Den) Trouillet (?)#79 2003 Lamboghini Countach Gillett (UK) Herbert (UK)#80 1960 VW Camper Van Melhuish (UK) Wright (UK) Carrington (UK) Bryden (UK)#81 1987 Porsche 928 S4 Andrews (UK) Andrews (UK)#82 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo 4 Woods (UK) Awaiting Passenger#83 2005 Ferrari 575 Brown-West (UK) Fabris (Ita)#84 Awaiting Info Arbib (USA) Arbib (UK)#85 Ferrari 308 GTB Simpson (UK) Simpson (UK)#86 Ferrari F40 Bloom (USA) Bloom (USA)#87 2005 Ferrari 575 Lowe (UK) Cuff (UK)#88 1970 Porsche 911 2.4T Sutton (UK) Hewitt (UK)#89 1985 Ferrari Testarossa MacDonald (UK) Stephens (UK)#90 1994 Lamborghini Diablo Hutton (UK) Cory (UK)#91 2005 Ford Mustang GT Goldstein (USA) Cobeljic (UK)#92 1996 Ferrari 355 Spider Klunder (Aus) Yaghi (Aus)#93 2005 McLaren Mercedes SLR Kelshaw (UK) McGowan (UK)#94 1997 Porsche 911 Hagen (USA) Grimaldi (UK)#95 1999 Porsche 911 996 C2 Wright (UK) Ross (UK)#96 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo Ketchell (UK) Awaiting Passenger#97 2004 BMW 330d Sport Howarth (UK) Fenton (UK)#98 2003 Ferrari Maranello 575M Arraut (Esp) Fabregat (Esp)#99 Awaiting Info James (UK) Awaiting Passenger#100 2005 Rolls Royce Phantom Maddock (USA) Narayam (USA)#101 Dodge Coronet Hemi Briggs (USA) Griffiths (USA)#102 2003 Hummer H2 Karneman (Swe) Wahlstram (Swe)#103 2004 Ford F150 SVT Lightning Gardner (UK) Awaiting Passenger#104 Subaru Impreza Goormans (Bel) Kint (Bel)#105 1992 Lamborghini LM002 Bryan (UK) Qasim (UK)#106 2003 Noble M12 GTO 3R Woodman (UK) Fenton (UK)#107 2004 Caterham 7 Buckler (UK) Spicer (UK)#108 Awaiting Info Brown (UK) Awaiting Passenger#109 Ferrair 355 Loutit (USA) Awaiting Passenger#110 Porsche 996 Twin Turbo Rius (Esp) Staib (Ger)#111 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo Aucott (UK) Hunt (UK)#112 Nisan Skyline ? (?) ?(?)#113 Aston Martin DB9 Tloupas (UK) Healy (USA)
 
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