By Gary Barnum
Remember that fun and zany 1976 film The Gumball Rally? It featured a race across the United States by several unusual characters in various cars. It wasn’t just a comedy film; it influenced other films and real-life races such as the Gumball 3000 in Europe.
Begun in 1999 by designer/racer/visionary Maximillion Cooper, the Gumball 3000 has become an annual 3000-mile rally through multiple countries. Drivers in the annual event include celebrities and even royalty! Entrants can steer their vehicle of choice to various check-ins at famous landmarks en route to the finish line. Prizes are said to be awarded for the following: most original car, most rock ‘n’ roll team, best wrap design, and for special actions during the rally. The contestant who represents the best example of the event’s good-hearted spirit receives the coveted "Gumball Spirit Trophy."
For 2019, the Gumball 3000 route runs from Mykonos, Greece to Ibiza, Spain. Hot Wheels celebrates the outrageous and delightful affair with this acrylic-cased “Spirit of Gumball Winner” edition of the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. We’ll make a few of these available in our Shop on 7/25/19. But you’d better hurry if you want to win this prize!
- Body Color: Semi-gloss black
- Deco: Camouflage deco in blue, green, red, and beige; Lamborghini and Gumball 3000 logos on hood, "Gumball 3000" on windshield, and "3" on sides
- Body Type: Metal
- Wheels: New FTE wheels
- Base: ABS black
- Window Color: Light smoke-tinted
- Interior Color: Metallic black
- Acrylic case in decorative outer box
- Available to RLC Memberships (until sold out): 7/25 at 9:00 a.m. PT
Pricing and Purchase Limits:
- Priced at $19.99 plus shipping and processing each; extra charges may apply for express shipping or special handling (customers shipping to Canada may be required to pay additional shipping charges or taxes)
- We do offer international shipping to other countries – please see shipping costs and details here (international shipping availability subject to change)
- Limit of ONE (1) per RLC Membership
- Refunds only, no exchanges
Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.