The Gumball Rally: The Wackiest Race on Earth

The Gumball Rally: The Wackiest Race on Earth

by Wilson/Dunwoody (Author)


Based on the inspirational Cannonball Run movies of the 80s, the Gumball rallies have become synonymous with thrills 'n' spills. Alternative between the USA and Europe, with different routes each year, they have attracted the great and the good and anyone mad enough to risk their car in the hair-raising 3,000-mile race. In May 2004, journalist Clement Wilson and ex-champion jockey Richard Dunwoody joined forces to take a trusty Volvo estate car along the route in an attempt to outgun the Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches of their fellow racers. Fuelled by Richard's competitive instincts to be the first across the finishing line and the last man standing at the bar, they dashed down the autoroute, through Spain and into the desert of Morocco, mixing pain and pleasure, as prangs and parties took them from one adventure to another. In this hilarious account they explain why rallying has become so enticing, what it's like to hobnob with the King of Morocco, dance with celebrities in Marrakech, get arrested in Spain and why burning rubber has never smelt so good!


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Virgin Books
Published: 05 May 2005

ISBN 10: 075350992X
ISBN 13: 9780753509920

Author Bio
Clement Wilson is currently the Senior Features Writer & Motoring Correspondent for The European Magazine. He is a former used-car dealer and veteran of many classic rallies. Richard Dunwoody is a former National Hunt jockey and rode 1,699 winnters in Britain, becoming Champion Jockey three times. He was awarded the MBE in 1993. he has written columns for The Daily Telegraph.