Gumball 3000

CarBuzz Trivia: What Year Was The First Gumball 3000?

The rally is a modern classic, but what year was it first ran?

The 2015 Gumball 3000 is set to begin in less than a week, which means supercar spotters in Europe and the west coast of the US will soon lose their minds. A total of 100 cars will be rolling out for the rally that starts in Stockholm and ends in Las Vegas. The event has grown rapidly over the years since its semi-humble origins way back in… Yup, today’s CarBuzz Trivia question asks you to name the first year the Gumball 3000 was run. As always leave your best guess in the comments and resist the urge to cheat.

So, what year did you come up with? You didn’t have to go too far back as the first Gumball 3000 was run in 1999. The race was started by Maximillion Cooper, a British entrepreneur and former racer. Cooper and 50 friends set off on a badass road trip around Europe and the rest is history. The more you know.

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