At The Guy Society we have some things that we like more than others. In the “like” column we include a heavy dose of cars, women, successful businesses, successful people, and exotic locations. The one thing that we love more than all of these individually, is when they come together in one epic time and place. The penultimate event where our favorite worlds collide is at Maximillion Cooper’s Gumball 3000.
Folks, we just got news that the dates, locations, and many of the attendees, are all set.
Read the press release below:
For Immediate Release 01.09.16
GUMBALL 3000 ‘Riga to Mykonos’ – 1-8 July 2017
SUPERSTARS AND SUPERCARS!
The 19th annual Gumball 3000 Rally takes place from 1-8 July 2017 with 120 supercars driving from Riga (Latvia) on the Baltic coast to the Greek Island of Mykonos in the Aegean Sea. Participants represent over 30 nationalities, from rock stars to royalty, including DJ megastars, sports, film and TV legends, entrepreneurs and car enthusiasts, all driving 3000 miles from Riga to Mykonos in just 6 days!
Each city will host a spectacular display of cars representing the ‘History of Motoring’ from vintage classics to modern day hypercars including; Pagani, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, BAC Mono, AMG Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley and Rolls Royce, alongside the famous Batmobile and other futuristic concept cars!
After the start flag drops on Sunday 2 July, the next 6 days will see the incredible road trip weave through 11 countries before crossing the finish line in Mykonos on the evening of Friday 7 July.
The week will be action packed with incredible checkpoints and parties with live performances throughout from 2016 “Spirit of the Gumball” winner, AFROJACK! Celebrations continue in Mykonos through Saturday 8 July as Gumball 3000 hosts a festival of supercars and live entertainment!
In partnership with Christie’s (Kerring Group), Laureus Sport for Good, the Tony Hawk Foundation and the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, the Gumball 3000 Foundation raises money throughout the event to support multiple youth based projects to improve education, infrastructure and recreation in low income communities around the world. The Foundation has raised over 1 million pounds to date.
Official Event partners include; SHELL, BETSAFE, NEW ERA, AMAZON, INCASE, MARSHALL SPEAKERS, CHRISTIE’S
Gumball 3000 was launched in 1999 by British entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper, following his vision to combine action sports, automobiles and music to create a popular culture lifestyle brand. It all began by Maximillion inviting his celebrity friends to join him on an action packed road-trip across Europe, driving beautiful cars and hosting legendary parties attended by Kate Moss, Jamiroquai, Kylie Minogue and Johnny Knoxville. Over the following decade the concept grew from an underground car rally, fuelled by myth and rumor, into a global brand attracting the endorsement of blue chip corporations such as Nike, You Tube, Fiat and Red Bull – and the participation of celebrities including; Afrojack, deadmau5, David Hasselhoff, Snoop Dogg, EVE, Major Lazer, Travis Barker, Xzibit, Adrien Brody, Tyson Beckford, David Guetta, Tony Hawk and Dennis Rodman.
Maximillion Cooper has acted as guest creative director for multiple brands within the automotive and fashion sectors, including Puma, adidas Originals, the Morgan Motor Company and Fiat; and in 2015 was voted into the ‘Top 50 Most Influential People in the Automotive Industry’ by US lifestyle publication, Complex magazine.
Gumball 3000 combines the worlds of automobiles, music, action sports and popular culture for a unique event that is televised globally to over 60 million viewers, and has a combined social media following of over 100 million followers. The Gumball 3000 Group operates eight companies within entertainment, finance, and fashion, with a retail presence in over 30 countries. The Gumball 3000 brand was recently valued at over $300 million by Forbes.
Gumball 3000 Foundation:
The Gumball 3000 brand has become prolific within popular culture, and by channelling the collective means and influence of its five thousand plus alumni members that include numerous Forbes 500 CEO’s and global celebrities, the Gumball 3000 Foundation was established in 2013 to benefit underprivileged youth through education, infrastructure and recreational projects. Further to capitalizing on a powerful group of individuals, the Foundation works alongside multiple global commercial partners to assist in their charitable efforts and to guide their respective and considerable philanthropic attentions to causes that Gumball can identify from its unique position as a successful youth culture brand.
Charity partners and ambassadors include the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Laureus Sport for Good, the Tony Hawk Foundation, the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, When You Wish Upon A Star, Tony Hawk, and HH Prince Talal M A Al-Faisal Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia.
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