Alfa Romeo at the 21st Gumball 3000
The Gumball 3000 is a non-competitive motoring event covering a course of almost 5,000 kilometres, on roads open to traffic, and every edition visits locations symbiotic to the international jet set.
Celebrities from all over the world regularly take part: artists, entrepreneurs, trendsetters and philanthropists, all helping to raise funds for, and boost the media profiles of, the Gumball Foundation's charitable projects. In fact, the Foundation supports youth and educational projects, sports, infrastructure and environmental programmes, all over the world.
This year, the Gumball rally will cross Europe starting from Mykonos to conclude in Ibiza on 15 June. On 12 June all the crews will parade on the Balocco Proving Ground, enabling Alfa Romeo to welcome the Gumball's unique mix of fantastic cars, enjoyment and celebrities to its' home. The stage will then proceed to Monaco, and the next day the rally will reach Barcelona, before its conclusion in the Balearics.
However, the hot laps at the Proving Ground are not Alfa Romeo's only homage to the Gumball's twenty-year history: at the start all the fans were stunned by a specially prepared Stelvio Quadrifoglio SUV, a one-off with custom paintwork created by the Alfa Romeo Design Centre.
For this special Stelvio Quadrifoglio, taking part in the Gumball, the Alfa Romeo designers have chosen a theme in keeping with the brands' luxury sports image, emphasised by touches of colour and eye-catching features of the kind typical of the liveries of the luxury cars, supercars, prototypes, racing cars and one-offs that make this event so special.