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11th May 2004, 14:03
Five millionaires stoppe by an illegal rally of supersports

TARRAGONA (AFP) - Five multimillionaires of British, Canadian and Belgian nationality went on to judicial provision this Monday after being stopped on Sunday by dangerous driving while they were disputing an illegal rally in a highway of Catalonia with his sports cars of luxury"(Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley, Mercedes, Ford Mustang, Porsche, Chevrolet Camaro, Maseratti or BMW) . A participant took him 50 minutes of Sagunto to Cambrils (210 km): to 252 km/h of average.

The five, of ages between 30 and 50 years, were detained immediately after a call of the French police that informed the Spanish policemen of that a whole of 160 cars of luxury of great cylinder capacity was taking part in the rally Gum Ball 3000, after having paid 12.000 Euros of inscription.

In spite of the detention of his companions of rally, the actor Adrien Brody (protagonist of ' The pianist ', of Roman Polansky), the model Jodie Kidd and others, they were left to see in the Sunday night in Barcelonian hotels of luxury. Other corridors were absent, as the singer Jamiroquai or the princess Tamara Czartoryski Borbón..

The famous ones started in Paris on May 5, were to Madrid and visited the football player Englishman David Beckham, happened for Marbella and of there to Casablanca and Marrakech, where the king Mohamed VI invited them to have dinner, according to the diary The Forefront. Of Fez they were to Almeria and came on Sunday to Barcelona, from where they will divide towards Cannes, where they are waited by the organizers of the Festival of Cinema. In the edition of last year, disputed in The United States, the pilots paid a whole of 21.000 Euros in fines.

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They have too much money and too much time off

12th May 2004, 18:37
With all the car buffs and others generally interested in the subject, one wonders why this thread was dying on page 2...?! :p

One had the opportunity to see some of the above-mentioned cars parked out front of the Carlton Hotel in Cannes on Tuesday morning. It's not often one sees a dirty Bentley, Astons or Viper on the Croisette. One Aston Vantage caught my attention as the front spoiler (all of 2cms. off the ground) was held together by an alarming amount of grey duct tape.

It is rumoured that the reason why competitors were not dealt with more savagely, taking into account the well-publicised nature of the race and the fact that these were all very expensive cars sporting big number tags on the sides...was that the organisers ensured police forces were lured away from the real competitors by twice as many subterfuges, running interference for the rest. Also, had planned in advance for speed traps etc.

Long live the Gumball 3000! Until the 1st fatality...:rolleyes: