Gumball 3000 HQ started to inform previous Gumballers about their plans for the 2008 Gumball rally. Although the crash on the Gumball 2007 made many people wonder if they should continue at all, the organisers are certain the 10th edition of the Gumball 3000 is a big reason for celebration. For now the route is said to go from San Francisco (United States) to Beijing (China). From San Francisco the teams will drive to Las Vegas. From Vegas all cars will be flown to Shanghai while all the Gumballers make a stop in North-Korea (as promised for the 2006 Gumball). After a short stay in North Korea the Gumballers will be reunited with their cars in Shanghai for the final drive to Beijing.
Ignoring the usual pre-rally hyping in the announcement it leaves us with a couple facts for the Gumball 2008:
- The Gumball 2008 entrance fee will be £ 60.000 (or € 90.000)
- Very small chance the Gumball 2008 route will include Europe
- The rally will take place in August 2008 instead of April/May 2008
More information and the full Gumball 2008 announcement can be found in our Gumball 2008 forum!