(top) Competitors begin the 11th Annual Gumball 3000 Rally from Santa Monica Beach on Saturday, May 2, 2009. (above) Cat Bailey looks inside of a Buick Rivera at Santa Monica Beach.
The Gumball 3000 is an annual 3000 mile international rally which takes place on public roads, with a different 3000 mile route around the world each year. This year 120 cars will drive 3000 miles traveling from Santa Monica through Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Santa Fe, Dallas, New Orleans and ending in Miami on Friday 8th May.
Gumball 3000 Rally are officially working with the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organisation benefiting and raising awareness for the needs of severely injured United States Service men and women. Wounded Warrior representatives will be present throughout the event as well as partnering with Gumball 3000 at forthcoming events and fundraisers.