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I am sure that some of you folks have been keeping up with this event. On Saturday, they came through my state and city, Little Rock, Arkansas. The event started on April 25th and ends on the 30th. Audiworld has some great coverage of the event, check it out:<P><B><A HREF="http://www.audiworld.com/news/02/gumball/content.shtml" TARGET=_blank>Gumball 3000 Rally Coverage: April 25-30, 2002!</B></A><P>Some cool stuff, the guy driving this Ferrari F50 below was taken to jail for doing 187 mph in a 70 mph zone in Texas on the way to Dallas. He ended up paying the fine and arrived in Dallas 5-hours late. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P> <IMG SRC="http://www.audiworld.com/news/02/gumball/gumball1/066.jpg"> <P>Zerin in the APR Stage III Audi S4 chase car being pulled over in Arkansas.<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.audiworld.com/news/02/gumball/2_031.jpg"> <P>-Drew<P>
 

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Yeah, I was thinking about going to check them out last Thursday night when they were in town. Got a busy day on Friday, couldn't afford not to wake up in time...so didn't go.<P>I wonder why the F50 didn't just keep on going when they clock'd them at 187 mph. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> I would dare the cops to chase me with helicopter at that speed. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"> J/K of course...<BR>
 

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Man, I'd hold it at 187, what do you have to lose? Just hit 200, why not? You know you want to... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> That's why my car doesn't do 200...<P>
 

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Dayum, that is nuts. 187 MPH on a public highway and they let him go after he paid a fine? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/eek.gif"> They should have shredded his liscense on the spot <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/mad.gif"><P>Sure he could have kept doing 200mph, outrunning both the cop cars and helicopters. But I'm sure the cops wouldn't have to wait too long for him to run out of gas at those speeds.<P>
 

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Supposedly this yellow Diablo below was clocked at 174 mph in a 65 mph zone! Scweeeeet! Notice how the Gumball stickers on the F50 above are almost ripped off because of the high speeds. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P> <IMG SRC="http://www.audiworld.com/news/02/gumball/gumball2/2011.jpg"> <P>-Drew
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by anony00gt:<BR><B><BR>Sure he could have kept doing 200mph, outrunning both the cop cars and helicopters. <BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You are not going to outrun a helicopter...even an F1 car cannot outrun a helicopter. Don't forget, all the helicopter has to do is go about 150mph (very easy, even for a cropduster)...the helicopter is at an altitude where the pilot can ease back adn still maintain contact with the car. Also, the helicopter can just fly straight thus diminishing the need to match the Ferrari's speed. The car cannot keep driving straight...<P>Yannis<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:<BR><B> You are not going to outrun a helicopter...even an F1 car cannot outrun a helicopter</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yeah they can. Most heilcopters can't go faster than 160 or so. If they do, the outside of the rotor breaks the speed of sound and rips apart.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 745TRBOBRK:<BR><B> Yeah they can. Most heilcopters can't go faster than 160 or so. If they do, the outside of the rotor breaks the speed of sound and rips apart.<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>160? I thought most police helicopters topped out at 110-120. I remember one of those FOX police chases shows where a crotch rocket left the helicopter in its dust.<P>Either way, I want to know how that fool still has a license after a stunt like that.<P>What is this Gumball rally thing anyway? Do these guys race across the country on public roads? How the hell do they get away with that?<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by anony00gt:<BR><B>Either way, I want to know how that fool still has a license after a stunt like that.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by anony00gt:<BR><B>What is this Gumball rally thing anyway?<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <A HREF="http://www.gumball3000.com/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.gumball3000.com/</A> <BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 745TRBOBRK:<BR><B> Yeah they can. Most heilcopters can't go faster than 160 or so. If they do, the outside of the rotor breaks the speed of sound and rips apart.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I never said that the helicopter has to go "faster" than a car. At an altitude (up to 1000ft), all a helicopter has to do is 120 to 150mph and he can stay with anything on the ground that moves up to 200mph...do the math...<P>On the other hand, today's helicopter can go more than 180+mph (mostly military applications such as Apaches) and there are MANY Police helos that have top speeds of up to 154mph, plenty t keep up with almost any car that does not need a race track to be driven on.<P><BR>Bottom line is this (and has been demonstrated countless times by morons who think that they can): you <B><I>cannot</B></I> outrun a helicopter in a car or a motorcycle.<P><BR>Yannis<P><P>
 

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Some Gumball 3000 video's, thanks to Zerin-S4 for these:<P><B><A HREF="http://videos.imolaS4.com/gumball3000/gumball_tease.wmv" TARGET=_blank>30.8 MB Gumball Compilation Teaser Video</A></B><P><B><A HREF="http://videos.imolas4.com/gumball3000/gumballRS4.wmv" TARGET=_blank>11.5 MB Fun With The RS4 on the Highway</B></A><P><B><A HREF="http://www.taner.net/vids/zerin/gumball3000" TARGET=_blank>Mirror Site for Both Videos...</A></B><P>Enjoy! More videos coming soon...<P>-Drew
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>Some Gumball 3000 video's, thanks to Zerin-S4 for these:<P><A HREF="http://videos.imolaS4.com/gumball3000/gumball_tease.wmv" TARGET=_blank>30.8 MB Gumball Compilation Teaser Video</A></B><P><B><A HREF="http://videos.imolas4.com/gumball3000/gumballRS4.wmv" TARGET=_blank>11.5 MB Fun With The RS4 on the Highway</B></A><P><B><A HREF="http://www.taner.net/vids/zerin/gumball3000" TARGET=_blank>Mirror Site for Both Videos...</A></B><P>Enjoy! More videos coming soon...<P>-Drew<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Rock On <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by anony00gt:<BR><B>Either way, I want to know how that fool still has a license after a stunt like that.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I didn't read any further than this thread, but what makes you think he has a license anymore? If he went 187, I don't think he's too worried about what might happen. He probably paid the fine to get out of jail, and kept on driving w/o a license.<P>
 

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and... thats just if they have a heli... They arn't suppose chase anyone going faster than 120.... its too dangerous... Hell, a vic can't go much faster than that anyway... I know the "popo" edition Lumina was limited to 90.... oh well... sucks for him... I don't really think he cares... I hope jackass is doing this one too...<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>Some Gumball 3000 video's, thanks to Zerin-S4 for these:<P><A HREF="http://videos.imolaS4.com/gumball3000/gumball_tease.wmv" TARGET=_blank>30.8 MB Gumball Compilation Teaser Video</A></B><P><B><A HREF="http://videos.imolas4.com/gumball3000/gumballRS4.wmv" TARGET=_blank>11.5 MB Fun With The RS4 on the Highway</B></A><P><B><A HREF="http://www.taner.net/vids/zerin/gumball3000" TARGET=_blank>Mirror Site for Both Videos...</A></B><P>Enjoy! More videos coming soon...<P>-Drew<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Drew,<P>nice! Thanks!<P>A couple of questions...<BR>1) I see foreign plates; are there cars from all over the world or are they phony?<BR>2) Who pays the tickets? Or what happens to those who get arrested and thrown in the jail after they get caught doubling the speed limits?<P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by turboale:<BR><B> Hell, a vic can't go much faster than that anyway... I know the "popo" edition Lumina was limited to 90.... oh well... sucks for him... I don't really think he cares... I hope jackass is doing this one too...<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>What about the PDs or States that have Camaros and/or Mustangs? Gosh, I would love to see one of these guys (not the F50, but the rest) getting chased by a Police Edition S70 T5...hehehe, I am sure those cars were "tricked" to go over 150mph, I know in Europe they do! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:<BR><B>1) I see foreign plates; are there cars from all over the world or are they phony?<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Little of both.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:<BR><B>2) Who pays the tickets? Or what happens to those who get arrested and thrown in the jail after they get caught doubling the speed limits?<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>The driver goes for a ride with the cop to the police station and the passenger follows. They pay the fine and off they go.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><BR>1) I see foreign plates; are there cars from all over the world or arethey phony?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE></B><P>Like Colin said, it is a little of both. Some of those specialty cars were flown in just for this event (thus they have real Euro tags), and some of them have Euro tags for 'show/novelty' purposes.<P><B> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>2) Who pays the tickets? Or what happens to those who get arrested and thrown in the jail after they get caught doubling the speed limits?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Most likely, the driver pays the fines even before they have to step into jail. Since most of these people are very well off, remember the entrance fee for this race is around $8,200 USD.<P>-Drew
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>remember the entrance fee for this race is around $8,200 USD.<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Wow...so I guess the webmaster of DTMPower.net spent $8200 to drive with these other rich people.......
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>...Since most of these people are very well off...</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>If you can own a Ferrari, you can pay the speeding tickets.<P>
 
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