The Gumball 3000 Rally 2014

David and rapper Xzibit get the crowds going

David Hasselhoff and rapper Xzibit get the crowds going

Hundreds of supercar fans turned out recently for the UK leg of the wacky Gumball 3000 rally.

The event, inspired by the 1976 film of the same name, sees motor fans drive their luxury vehicles along 3,000 miles of public roads across different countries.

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On displays were exclusive brands like Ferrari, Aston Martin, Bugatti, Mercedes, Bentley and Rolls-Royce.

David Hasselhoff was a bit enthusiastic with the gas pedal and found himself unable to talk his way out of a speeding ticket during the event.

The Hoff poses with a version of KITT - the super car from Knight Rider

The Hoff poses with a version of KITT – the super car from Knight Rider

He’s famous for driving one of the most iconic TV cars ever, KITT from Knight Rider, and he was driving a version of KITT during the event.

The Hoff joined stars included TV presenter Jonathan Ross and rappers Eve, Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah and Xzibit on London’s Regent Street on Sunday after driving from Edinburgh via Manchester that morning.

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The iconic shopping thoroughfare was closed to regular traffic as an estimated 500,000 converged for a glimpse of the celebrities and 120 super cars.

Meanwhile, Wossy embarrassingly suffered a bit of car trouble in front of bemused onlookers after his Lamborghini stalled for around half an hour.

Jonathan Ross is doing the Edinburgh-Barcelona part of the rally with his son Harvey

Jonathan Ross is doing the Edinburgh-Barcelona part of the rally with his son Harvey

Jonathan Ross and son Harvey drove a yellow Lamborghini, which they plan to drive through Europe and past the finishing line on the party island of Ibiza next month.

The rally started at South Beach, Miami.

Source: Daily Mail

 

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