Inspired by Cannonball Run, the Gumball rallies have become synonymous with thrillsand spills Alternating between theUnited States and Europe, with different routes each year, they attract anyone mad enough to risk their car ina 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 Fueled 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 auto route, through Spain and into the desert of Morocco, mixing pain and pleasure ascrashes 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, and get arrested in Spain and why burning rubber has never smelled so good...
|Title||:||Our Gumball Rally: 3000 Miles, 3 Countries, 65 Ferraris, Only 1 Volvo|
|Publisher||:||Virgin Books June 1, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
|File Size||:||691 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Our Gumball Rally: 3000 Miles, 3 Countries, 65 Ferraris, Only 1 Volvo Reviews
I LOVE the road rally world, so it was a no-brainer for me to buy this book used. It is ~200 pages, and the first 50 or so are just talking about how the two teammates met and who they were. When the author gets into the "meat of the hamburger", it it hit-or-miss with how the book is. There are portions that are extremely entertaining, where I see an event through another pair of eyes, and heard a few stories I had not known about before. But there are several times where the author diverges into tangents about completely unimportant subjects, and some of them last multiple pages. I was either very attentive to the book, or lost interest, depending on the content. I would recommend this book only for a quick read for a true gumball junkie, and would only recommend picking it up used.
and a damned good book. Books about high speed adventures in a Volvo are rare for obvious reasons. This one is just a fun read. Well written and well paced, the only thing it lacks is a British-to-American glossary to clarify a few coloquialisms. Worth the time to read.
I picked up this book because I am a big fan of cars and had my interest in the Gumball piqued by an article in Vanity Fair magazine.