Gumball Rally 3000 – Day 1: Stockholm Oslo
Bang! Bang! Bang!
The 3 explosions vibrate the windshield Volvo SUV with such force as quickly as I turn to our conductor, Marina, asking if we hit one thing. She meets me in a grav tone: No, it comes from the Camaro …
I appear just before me by means of the rain spouts and I see she”s suitable. Chevrolet Camaro 1969 model red freezes gradually on the shoulder. As well terrible, mainly because our two Camaro is 1 that has been modified with the most contemporary mechanics. We quit behind the red machine we place the emergency flashers and we await the opinion of Steve, our mechanic. It is he who climbs the two machines, and could quickly give us his diagnosis.
We are only 11 km from Oslo. It is 21 hours. We have been virtually arrived in location.
The adventure starts at Stockholm
Let me make a modest return back. As I clarify in my quick text presentation of the final week, considering that currently 15 years, the annual Gumball 3000 serves as an excuse to reunite in a rally automobiles which are amongst the far more pricey, rarer and often the most eccentric of the planet. This year, the trip began in Stockholm, Sweden, and will finish in Las Vegas, Nevada. To cross the Atlantic in midcourse, we can count on two cargo planes. In quick, gasoline is burned in abundance in a festive atmosphere.
I landed in Stockholm late Saturday right after-noon. Immediately after the registration formalities, I have a couple of hours to stroll in 1 of the most gorgeous capitals in Europe. The Stockholm archipelago is filled with vacationers and Swedes in search of sun. The central point of attraction is the beginning grid of the rally, established on a stone bridge suitable in front of the edifice of the capital. Right here there is a mixture of old and new exotic automobiles: the Viper, Ferrari, 911. And the surprising machinery: a trio of 918, a transport truck Volvo has six wheels, a Ford Raptor and a Lamborghini LM002, a specifically scarce SUVs and equips specifically hard to come across unique tires. Just beside the park closes fo