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    Registration/Overview for the 2013 MotorCity Gumball (Q&A welcome)

    The MotorCity Gumball started in 2011. MotorCity Gumball took an already existing idea and put their own spin to it as the owners wanted to see some changes to the rally scene. First thing the founders noticed is a lot of rallies (by no means are we saying all) do nothing to give back to the public. So with that in mind we determined to give money from the rally profits to charities that we have selected. In 2012 MotorCity Gumball contributed $2,551.77 to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan with a pickup truck full of non-perishable food items. MotorCity Gumball also donated $1,375.88 to World Motorsports Breast Cancer foundation and $1,325.88 to the Animal Aid foundation in 2012. Next thing we saw is that a lot of the bigger name rallies cost $20,000-$50,000 and were an entire week long. As much fun as that sounds we determined there was a demand and need for a one weekend event that costs substantially less!

    2012 was our first official year and it was a huge success! We ended up having 48 teams in total run. We had teams sign up from New York, Tennessee, Ohio, Washington DC, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and of course our home state of Michigan. On top of the teams we had some great sponsors onboard as well from Traxxas, Passport Radar, MotorCity Casino, GoPro, 5 hour energy and more! Our motto is to never over promise and under deliver. We here at MotorCity Gumball would like to exceed your expectations!

    So heres the details for 2013! The rally will take place September 14/15 2013. Teams MUST be present for a drivers meeting Friday September 13. This years rally is approximately 800 miles round trip. The rally starts promptly Saturday morning from MotorCity Casino in Detroit Michigan and will go through around 5 check points until reaching your stopping point for day 1 at the Hilton Hotel Indianapolis Indiana. Saturday night we will provide you will dinner followed by a true Gumball style party. Sunday we will get up in the morning and continue the rally finishing up in the greater Detroit area.

    Prizes: As of now many prizes are yet to be determined however last year we gave $6,900.00 to First about $2,200.00 to 2nd and about $900 to third. We also awarded 1 Traxxas RC, 1 GoPro, 2 Escort radar detectors, 2 Adams Polishing Kits and 1 nights stay at MotorCity Casino. As well as we allow the 1st place team FREE entry into the following years rally.

    Rules of the rally: The event is scored as follows. Each check point has a target time. That target time is based off of doing the speed limit from one check point to the next without catching any red lights, traffic jams or any stops along the way. For every minute you arrive early you will be deducted double the points as every minute you arrive late. Sounds pretty easy you say? Well it would be if you knew your exact destinations! Example: I say Marco you say _______, hop on your horse and head for a round of golf in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Answer: Polo Fields of Ann Arbor. You may be thinking I have no clue where that is. You can use your smart phone, tablet, or laptop to find the answer to the locations (technology is your friend) by searching the web or call the staff for a hint (with point deductions). Some check points are a simple check in and go in which times will be logged. You will get your next clue and move on. Others are check point challenges. Now you may ask what is a check point challenge? Will it damage my car or hurt me? No, It will not. Check point challenges are just that. They are a challenge worth a pre-determined amount of "bonus" points for the event. Some of last years challenges included Zipline lawn darts, Golfball driving challenge and the co-driver slalom.

    Cost: We have two memberships.
    Basic Entry $1,000.00 and includes:
    • Black, White, or Silver Gumball Livery Kit
    • One nights stay at the Hilton Hotel Indianapolis
    • Lifetime access to MotorCity Gumball Drivers Union of Facebook
    • Gumballers dinner Saturday night at the Hilton
    • 2 team members (driver/navigator)
    • Finish line awards party
    • Team Announcements on our Facebook
    VIP Entry includes all of the above PLUS
    • ANY color vinyl including but not limited to chromes, camo, reflective, carbon fibers and matte finishes
    • A printed Hi-Res poster of your car from the weekend of the rally
    • Carbon fiber membership card
    • Upgraded lodging at the Hilton Saturday night
    • Preferred launch order at controlled launches
    Hopefully by now your thinking this sounds like a lot of fun and wonder how we can be contacted. There are several ways we can be contacted
    Questions, comments, concerns feel free to do so under this thread and our staff would be happy to answer any of those questions.
    Last edited by MotorCityGumball; 01-07-2013 at 12:38 PM.

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    Congrats to you guys on the second Rally this year!

    What's the deadline for this if any and how many teams are you guys expecting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAMBOJules View Post
    Congrats to you guys on the second Rally this year!

    What's the deadline for this if any and how many teams are you guys expecting?

    Jules, see what E4L can do to help
    Martino Auto Concepts


    East Coast's Finest Collision Repair Facility Celebrating our 24th Anniversary

    Factory Trained & Authorized by MERCEDES BENZ USA & BMW North America


    Concept to reality... it's MAC, or it's not.

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    MOTORCITY Gumball! Seriously, let us know how we can help!! Always here to support each other!

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMAC View Post
    Jules, see what E4L can do to help

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    Xtreme Hobbies has sponsored Motorcity for 2 years so far, They are a great group of car guys! We will be onboard again for 2014!

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    NICE!! Alex is a very nice guy!

    Quote Originally Posted by Xtreme631 View Post
    Xtreme Hobbies has sponsored Motorcity for 2 years so far, They are a great group of car guys! We will be onboard again for 2014!

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    Thank you for all of the love and support. We appreciate the warm welcome!
    Waseem Qureshi
    President
    MotorCity Gumball
    www.facebook.com/motorcitygumballrally

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtreme631 View Post
    Xtreme Hobbies has sponsored Motorcity for 2 years so far, They are a great group of car guys! We will be onboard again for 2014!
    Martino Auto Concepts


    East Coast's Finest Collision Repair Facility Celebrating our 24th Anniversary

    Factory Trained & Authorized by MERCEDES BENZ USA & BMW North America


    Concept to reality... it's MAC, or it's not.

    Joe LaPadula... I Build Cars
    #joemacbrand
    joe@martinoautoconcepts.com

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    How everything coming along?

    How many spots do you have left?

    Quote Originally Posted by MotorCityGumball View Post
    Thank you for all of the love and support. We appreciate the warm welcome!

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    Looks like a great run! So who is your main charity this year?
    Paul Walker's foundation? ROWW?

 

 
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