Budva – Beside London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Athens, Dubrovnik, Vienna, Montenegro too will be one of the stations of this year’s race “Gumball 3000”, the most glamorous rely in the world, in which the drivers are world music, film, and TV stars, and the cars are worth millions of dollars.
Montenegrin roads at the beginning of May a “cavalry”, which Montenegro still never saw, will storm through, and in the column will be the most extravagant four wheelers of nowadays – “McLarens”, “Ferraris”, “Bugattis”, Rolls Royse’s”, but also fancy “Spachek”, old hippie van, famous London cabs, as well as 120 fastest and most expensive four wheelers of the world.
Adrien Brody, Johnnie Noxwille, the owner of the Playboy Hugh Hefner, spoiled rich girl and the owner of the chain of hotels “Hilton” Paris Hilton, actors Jude Lou, and Ivan McGregor, famous football player Zinedine Zidane are only some of the famous and rich who should be seen in 120 luxurious cars on “Gumball” rely.
This year rely starts on the 29th of April and it will last until the 5th of May. Rely starts from London, over Amsterdam, Frankfurt, to Istanbul, then Athens, Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Vienna, Prague and back to London where in the end of the rely a music concert will be organized.
According to the words of the PR of the Ministry of tourism, Jelena Paovic, the representatives of the Gumball have sent a request to that Ministry so that rely can go through Montenegro.
– It is planned that the column of cars will go through Montenegro on the 3rd of May. It is very important to stress the importance of this race, above all in promotion and publicity which it will bring to Montenegro. Ministry of tourism and National tourist organization in the following period, in cooperation with the local tourist organizations and municipalities through which a super rich caravan will go through, as well as in the cooperation with the leading manager of the rely, will arrange the plan of activities in order for the world wide known rely to be welcomed in the best possible way in Montenegro – stated Paovic for “Vijesti”.
The founder and the owner of the race of the prestigious cars “Gumball 3000” English billionaire Maximilian Cooper, the day before yesterday announced in Dubrovnik that this year’s participants will again stop in Dubrovnik, but that they will also go through Macedonia, Albania, and Montenegro. The start of the race should be in London, and the mark for the start will be given by Daniel Craig, the current James Bond. Cooper announced that some stars will take participation in the race such as Daryl Hannah, her famous colleague Nicolas Caige, and the cult director Quentin Tarantino, super model Caprice, and the pop star Kylie Minogue.
“Gambol 3000” is a famous rely which began to be held in 1999, and for previous 8 years went through different locations all over the world. It soon got the reputation of the “most glamorous rely” with 100 millions of spectators and with promotional articles in “Financial Times”, “Esquire”, “GQ”, “Glamour”, “Vogue”, “Maxim”, “Vanity Fair” and others.
THE FIGHT WITH THE PESANTS, THE RACE WITH THE POLICE
The participation in the race is paid with “trivial” 40.000 pounds per car and with two passengers. Constant participants are paying 10.000 pound less. This sum covers the cost of transport by plane, accommodation, food, but also fuel, insurance, fine for exceeding of speed, which every contestant will have to pay from their own pocket. It is a matter of prestige to win in this race, but to everyone it is more important to have a good time, to show to numerous spectators their crazy, expensive cars. For illustration, this rich amusement can be also very dangerous. In the previous years there were all kinds of things – chasing with the police, running from the gangs in Russia, fights with peasants because of the damaged cultivated fields, but also some serous traffic accidents and close meetings with poles.