: Silver XLR-V in Gumball 3000



Indyblue98
05-05-09, 10:45 PM
Traveling on I-40 just east of Albaqurque this morning and several of the Gumball 3000 cars were going past. I was in the STS-V going about 80 when I saw a XLR-V comng up fast then he was gone.
Had the Gumball 3000 Decals on the Winsheild and other Decals all around the car.
Few minutes later I look in the review to see a Rolls Convert sailing along with a AMG S550 Mercedes.
The next group was more than I could take :duck:
another AMG Mercedes , Newer Porsche 99? , Masarati , then a Lamborghini :cool2:
After the Lambo cleared my front fender I stood on the gas ... the V dropped 2 gears and went full boost :bouncy:
I rode about 10 cars back at 100-110 for several minutes until the pack decided 110 was too slow and my wife realized the Speedo was on MPH not KPH she thought 110 mph was to fast :thepan:
5 minutes later we see the Rolls on the roadside chatting with the State Trooper.
Then litereally 4 miutes later the Rolls & AMG pass us again.. I was still on cruise at 80 so they were really able to get some momentum to catch us that fast.
15 minutes down the road we get a photo op of the Rolls and AMG S550 at the next Shell Station.
I don't know the Rolls models but this one was a 2 seat Convert with Suicide doors,UAE plates MOE and MATT ,dressed "Arabian Style" very nice guys letting peolpe get pictures and opening the car up ect... like they weren't even in a race just out for the fun.

deadringer
05-06-09, 08:16 AM
That was me in my XLR-V! I remember seeing your STS-V on the road!

http://www.natuba.com/photo/CRmndg/

Top speed thus far is 156mph... not because the car wouldn't go, but because I was terrified of the speed! :D

deadringer
05-06-09, 08:21 AM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-xlr-forum-2004-through-2010/163715-gumball-3000-rally.html

Dr. Design
05-06-09, 12:55 PM
Thats too cool! Please keep us all posted as you make your way across the US. Any video???

Thanks,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac


That was me in my XLR-V! I remember seeing your STS-V on the road!

http://www.natuba.com/photo/CRmndg/

Top speed thus far is 156mph... not because the car wouldn't go, but because I was terrified of the speed! :D

Mr 5.19.
05-06-09, 01:44 PM
Sweet! I would've floored it too, though my car wouldn't keep up... only 130 damn! :banghead:

Indyblue98
05-06-09, 07:18 PM
That was me in my XLR-V! I remember seeing your STS-V on the road!

http://www.natuba.com/photo/CRmndg/

Top speed thus far is 156mph... not because the car wouldn't go, but because I was terrified of the speed! :D

:thumbsup:
Great to see the forum being represented.
Best of luck.

CAD-E!
05-07-09, 02:30 AM
check out the vid @ 0:36

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deadringer
05-07-09, 08:44 AM
I'd post more, but I'm exhausted.... in New Orleans now, just woke up and heading to Orlando by the end of the day... its going to be quite a drive...

a Bugatti was impounded in Arizona for doing 172mph... but no fear, he's back in the rally now... :)

ghettomike
05-13-09, 08:57 PM
Congrats on being in the 3000.... hope it goes well for you and its amazing that you can update us as you go.

GL

deadringer
05-14-09, 09:55 AM
I'm still working on sorting thru' the photos... shouldn't take much longer.

deadringer
05-14-09, 02:19 PM
My car made this article:

http://speedhunters.com/archive/2009/05/13/guest-blog-joey-redmond-gt-gt-gumball-3000-part-2.aspx

whisler151
05-16-09, 06:34 PM
My car made this article:

http://speedhunters.com/archive/2009/05/13/guest-blog-joey-redmond-gt-gt-gumball-3000-part-2.aspx

Awesome! That looks like a lot of fun!

deadringer
05-18-09, 01:07 AM
Here are some of the "official" gumball videos so far... only 5 days worth, but still entertaining....

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