A Gumballer’s Journey: An Inside Look at the 560 Mile European Leg of the Gumball 3000 (Ep. 4)

From London to Tokyo, Gumball 3000 is changing the world of rally racing.

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Although the Gumball 3000 has come to an end, we still have a ton of 360° footage from the supercar rally. We’ve already given you episodes showing David Hasselhoff and Jordan Melville’s perspectives, but in this episode of A Gumballer’s Journey, we look back to the early leg of the rally to give viewers a fly-on-the-wall point of view.

A quick glance at the lot and attendees can see some impressive supercars getting ready to rev off for a ride of their lives. A Porsche GT3, a convoy of Alfa Romeos, a Ferrari 812 Superfast, and even a McLaren P1, these are just a handful of some of the vehicles seen on day two, preparing to take off for the 560-mile European leg of the Gumball 3000.

Driving from Chantilly, France to Milan, Italy, this episode follows some of the drivers in the race such as Jordan Melville (Ferrari 812 Superfast), Jason Appleton (Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio), James Walker (Porsche GT3 R5), and Parker Nirenstein (Porsche GT3).

This episode was presented by Finger Food Studios and LNG Studios.  If you want to see more coverage from the event, be sure to check out the other episodes below.


August 15th, 2018, 2:35 PM

A Gumballer’s Journey: London to Chantilly With First-Time Gumballer Jordan Melville (Ep. 3)

In the third episode of our series, A Gumballer’s Journey, the team talks to first-time Gumballer Jordan Melville to hear how his experience has been thus far.

Seated in his 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast, Melville divulges on his 262-mile journey from London to Tokyo. From the flag drop departure from Covent Garden in central London to fan reception at the Château de Chantilly in France, the Vancouver local takes us on a visual exploration detailing the sprawling crowds, breathtaking open roads, beautiful architecture, and the Domaine de Chantilly, a remote Castle hosting the rally car first checkpoint.

“It’s a world event. There’s really no way to describe it except that it’s just one thing after another,” says Melville. “Once we got to France, it was magical.”

As he continues to discuss his Gumball 3000 experience, the Gumballer gives us more insight on topics like getting to France in a tunnel train and even seeing Hasselhoff in the flesh. Although the rally has a bit of racing aspect to it, he says that it’s all about the journey.

“It’s not about getting here first. It’s absolutely not about getting here first. It’s about who had the most fun.”

This episode was presented by Finger Food Studios and LNG Studios.  If you want to hear more about Melville’s experience, be sure to check out episode three above.


A Gumballer’s Journey: Driving With “The Hoff” (Ep. 2)

August 10th, 2018, 12:10 PM

“Is that Hasselhoff?”

Murmurs like this could be heard in the hoos and the hums of the crowd as the acclaimed American actor David Hasselhoff waved the starting flag vigorously at 2018’s Gumball 3000.

Hasselhoff a.k.a The Hoff may be commonly known as an actor, singer, producer, businessman, and even a Guinness World Record holder (as the most watched man on T.V.), but here, he’s known for being a supercar enthusiast.

The 10-time Gumballer is fresh off his wedding and about to start his honeymoon. Even with his busy schedule, he still found time to attend the illustrious 20th anniversary of the Gumball 3000 rally.

David Hasselhoff and his wife, Hayley Roberts, getting ready to hit the pavement at the Gumball 3000 rally. (LNG Studios/Jonathan Grand Pierre)

Accrediting his wife as his co-pilot, he gave us an exclusive sit down and opened up about his routine, regiment, and preparation before going into the infamous 7-day journey. And the best part is – the entire interview is in an immersive 360° footage/VR experience.


August 9th, 2018, 2:35 PM

From London to Tokyo: Check Out Our 360° Footage of the Latest At the Gumball 3000 Rally (Ep. 1)

A drive from London to Tokyo can be a little daunting – unless you’re a Gumballer. Between August 4th and the 12th, Gumball 3000 is taking 100 supercars on a journey of a lifetime. The special 20th Anniversary rally is over halfway done, and our team, alongside Finger Food Studios and LNG Studios, are here to give you an update on what’s been happening.

From the road obstacles to the speed to the euphoric destination pit stops, Gumballers are living the good life. The route takes them through cities like Chantilly, Milan, Bologna, Osaka, Kyoto and more. Who wouldn’t want to experience this?

A trip that was once only privy to the participants is now open to everyone thanks to the 360° footage/VR experience by Finger Food Studios and LNG Studios. Follow the drivers during their ups and downs, in an episodic series called, A Gumballer’s Journey.

Production Manager & 360 Specialist Trieu Mai from LNG Studios setting up 360 equipment. (LNG Studios/Jonathan Grand Pierre)

This video is the first episode of the series. Here, we speak to several notable Gumballers to discuss their experience in this year’s 20th anniversary. The subjects include:

  • Maximillion Cooper (@mrgumball3000) – Founder of the Gumball 3000
  • Jordan Melville from Team Skookum (@teamskookum) – First-time Gumballer and a Canadian businessman who is best known for his work in the music and the entertainment industries.
  • James Walker (@mrjww) – Automotive lifestyle YouTuber with 384k subscribers, writer for RedBull.com, Michelin Ambassador, and 7-time Gumballer
  • Jason A. (@gargashalfaromeo) –  7-time Gumballer and member from Team Alfa Romeo

Be sure to follow us for more footage from the event. In the next episode, our team will be speaking with the one and only David Hasselhoff. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store.

American actor David Hasselhoff sits down for an interview to discuss the Gumball 3000. (LNG Studios/Jonathan Grand Pierre)

 


July 31st, 2018, 5:05 AM

A Gumballer’s Journey: VR Experience

Car enthusiasts everywhere dream of taking a trip down to the Gumball 3000.  The allure of the open road, the dense cluster of exotic supercars, the sound of roaring engines that usher in a sea of glowing fans makes this a bucket list destination for car lovers. Collecting and hoping for a glimpse of their favourite celebrity driving the cars of their dreams, global fans gather to partake in this iconic rally.

Based on these reasons and more, Vancouver native Jordan Melville has made it a top priority to attend this year’s 20th anniversary.  Starting in London and ending in Tokyo, we’re taking our viewers on the journey of a lifetime. Finger Food Studios and LNG Studios will be delivering an exclusive experience of the Gumball 3000 journey through The MIX.

Check out our 360 teaser video above at the beginning of this trip. Stay tuned for more supercars, celebrity appearances, and lots of fun to come. Travel with us through London, Paris, Italy, and Japan.


July 30th, 2018, 11:45 AM

The MIX Is Going To Gumball 3000’s London To Tokyo 20th Anniversary Rally

From August 4th to the 12th, the MIX will be overseas for Gumball 3000′s London to Tokyo rally. Although we typically cover Canadian content, we’re stoked to announce that we’ll be present at this year’s racing event.

Founded in 1999 by entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper, Gumball 3000 is an Entertainment Group located in London, England. Since its beginning, the company has grown to become an international brand creating licensed products such as watches, energy drinks, special edition cars, and more.

Each year, the Gumball 3000 hosts an insane car show and rally where some of the world’s most expensive, extravagant, and rare vehicles will drive across countries for a week-long race. This year, the route starts off in London and goes through a ton of cities until the drivers reach their final destination – Tokyo.

In the past, attendees have included celebrities like Snoop Dogg, EVE, Travis Barker, Steve Aoki, Tony Hawk and more. You could say that it’s kind of a big deal. For their 20th anniversary, Finger Food Studios and LNG Studios will provide a 360° live stream that follows drivers on this international journey. We’ve teamed up with the production companies to broadcast the footage on our site, and give fans a virtual reality experience like no other.

Jordan Melville is a Canadian businessman who best known for his work in the music and entertainment sectors. His parent company, First Class Pyjamas, has interests across North America that reflect Jordan’s passions, from sports to music festivals and even large-scale event production. This fall he will launch his latest music event, SKOOKUM Festival in Vancouver, Canada. An urban festival featuring music, food and art, SKOOKUM is being heralded as a leader in the genre. Jordan’s personal passion is for automobiles, and it’s that passion that is reflected in his growing car collection, including the newly acquired HY-KERS Green 812 Superfast he selected for the 2018 Gumball.

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We will be posting regular VR updates of the best moments throughout the rally for those who can’t tune into the live streams.

This is one international event that you do not want to miss out on. Be sure to follow us on our social media accounts to get an inside look at what’s going down at this year’s rally.

If you want to learn more about Gumball 3000 then be sure to check out their social media pages below.

The MIX

Facebook: The MIX
Instagram (Van): @mixvancouver
Instagram (Tor):  @mixtoronto
Twitter: @mixcanada
YouTube: The MIX

Gumball 3000

Website: Gumball 3000
Facebook: Gumball 3000
Instagram: @gumball30000
Twitter: @gumball3000