The sixth rally was held in May 2004 in Europe, fielding 192 cars. The rally began at the Eiffel Tower in Paris and transitioned to Biarritz, Madrid, and Marbella before crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Africa. In Marrakech, Morocco, entrants were guests of the King before returning to Spain for the Barcelona Grand Prix and finishing at Cannes for Cannes Film Festival. Entrants included co-founder of PayPal Ken Howery, former boxing world champion Chris Eubank who drove a truck, while actor Adrien Brody favoured a Porsche, the ‘Ai Ya’ Boys rented a Winnebago RV, and Rob Dyrdek and Big Black drove the rally in a rental car. Gary Lutke and John Docherty won the coveted Spirit Trophy in a Citroën 2CV, and the Style Award was presented to Alex Roy’s Team Polizei 144, dressed as Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Entrepreneur Justin Etzin and model Mellissa Bradbury drove an Original NYPD Ford Crown Victoria police car, and were awarded most original Car of the Rally. The Safety Award was presented to Torquenstein for surviving a near fatal Dodge Viper crash in Morocco. The fastest Wheels was again awarded to Rob Kenworthy in the Porsche GT2. An all woman team piloted by Allison Cornia (MTrouble) and Cassandra Dungan (Porsche 911 Turbo X50) were awarded the Technomarine Timekeeper’s Award. Former champion jockey Richard Dunwoody and journalist Clement Wilson entered in a Volvo V70R and wrote an account entitled “Our Gumball Rally” published by Virgin Books.

Gumball 3000 2004 Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom has been on the rally in 2001 and 2004, and we’re hoping he will join us for another adventure soon.


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