The 2009 Gold Rush Rally started in San Francisco and finished up in Las Vegas this year. They took 50 cars over a span of 800 miles to complete this mini rally. Above is a preview video running almost three minutes covering some of the great machines in the rally including the guys who went as far to wrap their cars in gold.
I remember years ago back before YouTube and Streetfire the automotive scene would trade/share/post videos in .mpeg or .wmv formats on car forums and other places. Back in that area I remember the Norcal guys had one of the best street racing scenes I had ever seen. This video brings me back to those Bay Area memories as a yellow Porsche Carrera GT battles a 2009 Corvette ZR1, a Porsche 911 997 Evotech Kit, and a camera car Nissan GT-R.
Buttsy is a famous drifting star in Ireland but right now he is just another Gumball 3000 member rallying down to Miami, Florida. He got pinched for speeding after leaving Las Vegas, Nevada and the cop promptly let him go for speeding.
Day 1 is now complete which was a fairly small leg of 250 miles. We started at the Santa Monica Pier and made a swing through Orange County for the D1GP event. After leaving Orange County it was a straight dash up I-15 to Las Vegas, Nevada. We have some great photos of the Brabus Mercedes SL, purple Audi R8, the Bugatti’s and much much more!
The 2009 Gumball Rally is almost here! All 120+ cars leave tomorrow from the Santa Monica Pier to unwind all the way to Las Vegas, Nevada for a first day of driving. Check out our preview gallery of some of the cars coming on the 2009 rally.
Wrecked Exotics which is sort of the official database for cars crashed over $50,000 has said that this is the worst Nissan GT-R crash to date and we have to trust them. It happened very close to our old office near Atlanta, Georgia in the Norcross, Georgia area. The hit was supposedly a high speed accident but just looking at this GT-R really hurts my soul a little bit.
Check out this amazing weekend at Buttonwillow full of Nissan GTR’s! Someone even posted a lap time of 1:57 which is super fast for anyone around Buttonwillow. The video shows a group of Nissan GTR owners having an amazing time at the track. Godzilla is here to stay we guess as the owners are already banding together in teams like many other exotic rides.
Check out Advan Tech Studios video from 2008. Most of the video includes car clips with the likes from Ferrari, Ford, Aston Martin, and Porsche. You will find some amazing shots and clips including a Lotus shooting up pebbles from the brim of a racetrack and a huge Mustang burnout. Check it out above!
GTR blog has scored some photos from AutoSport Magazine from Japan and look to have also been snapped at Fuji Speedway. This is rumored to be a Nissan R35 GT-R FIA GT1 Spec racecar that should be performing in 2009. The story had about zero information other than they were convinced it has a V8 in it close to the Super GT GT500 class. We cannot wait to see some GT-R racecars.