But what it also previewed is our imminent future of unprecedented corporate control over how we drive and what we drive.
Wait, so buying an unreliable German car is bad?
Elon Musk must be laughing his ass off at Mercedes right now.
Cool. Now when is BMW going to pull those misleading “Ulitmate Driving Machine” advertisements?
“The Danish testing methods did not involve sending all three jets into the sky and seeing which could take the other two down or blow more stuff up first (a shame, I know.) The comparison was conducted hypothetically– with expert panels comparing the three jets’ functional abilities and economic models developed to…
I said to myself “Alex is going to be on the top of the comments” and I was correct. Starred.
It’s a pretty good read. I got it on my phone through Kindle app. Insane a nd thrilling stuff some of the gumballers did
Very interested to read your comment Alex.
I was huge fan back of the Gumball in the early days. As a kid who grew up watching The Cannonball Run the idea that someone was doing something along those lines in real life was pretty appealing. At the time (early 2000's) I was sure some were there purely for the glamour,…
Gumball 3000 nowadays is all corporate teams with stupid drivers, like betsafe/guess jeans/etc etc. I miss the days of Alex Roy and the 144 team, Lonman....f*cking lonman, GT3000 crew, Teckademics, Torquenstein, Kim mother f*cking dot com, and even when the jackass stars got involved.
I read your book a handful of years ago and wrote a report on it. Great read, loved the Polizei E39 M5! I wish I could find that report on it somewhere...
Are you kidding? I’ve got nothing but kind words. After all the free media you’ve created, or contributed to (including the book, which I may have gotten my hands on for free) which I in turn greedily gobbled up, it’s the least I can do.
How do you feel about Gumballers (and other road rally runners) who dress up their events as being big charity drives when, sadly, it’s revealed that the charitable end of the event is getting the smallest percentage?
Richard Rawlings is like, “Thanks Bun B!”
I’ve done 5 Gumballs. Many dicks, but some great people back in the day, among the Charles Morgan, Jr, friend of all real car guys. There were many, many more such characters, and I miss them all.
2Pac versus Biggie. Drake versus Meek Mill. The Game versus, well, everyone. All of those historic rap battles can step aside, however, thanks to the hottest beef of 2016. It’s Top Gear host Chris Harris versus Houston’s own Bun B, and already it’s almost too much fire to touch.
I hate SUVs for the same reason I hate houseboats. Bad houses, bad boats. Luxury SUV’s make me sick. Is there anything more American than the idea that you can have it all, without compromise, for a price? You can’t, otherwise Escalades and Expeditions would be running in NASCAR.
The Gumball 3000 rally is embarrassing. It is a pock on car culture.