Gumball 3000 Invades Downtown Los Angeles

2015 Gumball 3000 Rally

This year’s Gumball 3000, a cross-continental rally for millionaire playboys and playgirls, has motoring enthusiasts driving from Stockholm to Las Vegas in a grueling seven days, with a stop in downtown Los Angeles.

This rally doesn’t always come through the west coast, or even onto American soil for that matter, so I make it a point to check out the festivities whenever it’s in town. Who knows, I might even get to spot a few celebrities like Lewis Hamilton, deadmau5 or Dolph Lundgren.

The beauty of the Gumball is that fans get to see rare and expensive cars, which are usually kept quietly in garages, out on public roads doing their best not to get speeding tickets. I definitely wouldn’t mind a few million dollars worth of cars blasting by me on the highway.

Kudos to these boys and girls for having enough disposable income (entry to the rally is rumored to be $100,000 per ticket) and the willingness to put thousands of miles on their very collectible cars so that motorheads around the world can share in their passions.

$1.6 million Pagani Huayra

$1.6 million Pagani Huayra

Porsche 918 Spyder

$845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder

deadmau5's McLaren P1 and McLaren 650S

deadmau5’s McLaren P1 and McLaren 650S

Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton's ride, a Koenigsegg Agera.

Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton’s ride, a Koenigsegg Agera.

Time machine!

Time machine!

Don't know if  you're keeping count, but this is the second $1.6 million Pagani Huayra on the rally.

Don’t know if you’re keeping count, but this is the second $1.6 million Pagani Huayra on the rally.

I can't get enough of this car.

I can’t get enough of this car.

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