Celebrities and supercars will this week converge on Covent Garden to participate in the annual Gumball 3000 Rally.
On Thursday 26 May over 100 vehicles will set off from London on a 3000 mile journey across 10 countries all the way to Istanbul, closing roads and city centres (think ‘Tour de France’ with cars). From London the route takes in Paris, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Milan, Venice, Zagreb, Belgrade and Sofia before crossing the finish line in Istanbul on Wednesday 1 June.
Head down to Covent Garden on Thursday morning to see the celebs, rich-listers, glitterati and their various 'entourages' and most importantly the automotive stars of the show. The journey begins at midday.
The incredible line up includes Pagani Zondas, Bugatti Veyrons, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Rolls Royces, Bentleys, Aston Martins, Jaguars, Porsches, Morgans and several Lotuses (Lotii?’). This year will also see over 20 ECO and concept electric cars take part as Gumball enters a new decade of green motoring.
Watch this space for behind-the-scenes photos on Thursday.
Photo courtesy Robonline from Londonist Flickrstream.