Flat out, wide open, no rules lots of laws, beat the clock! That pretty much sums up the Motor City Gumball. There are many versions of the race depending on where you live and how deep your pockets are. The competition is the real deal. Lambo’s (can’t spell the rest), Ferrari’s, Porsche’s, Audi’s, Corvettes, well you get the idea!
Jason “Junebug Spade” Poirier sent me a video of him rolling SAYTEN out heavy (his ’29 ford roadster), holding triple digit speeds in a pack of Gumball Rally cars on the highway. I’ve got to admit, at first I got chills watching 85 year old steel popping triple digits. Then came the big idea. Why should all those high-end sports blablablahhhsss’ hog all the fun. Why isn’t there a badass old relic out there schooling those guys, kicking ass and taking numbers?? Well with some luck and generosity there will be next year.
I’m entering the race in My Old ’39 Ford pickup. Junebug will be my Co-Pilot/Navigator. With a little fresh-up this winter and a few modifications, I think we’ll have a heavy hitting contender. Any of you that have rolled with me would probably agree. How rad will it be to blow passed 6 figure sport cars in a 75 year old truck doing 130mph?!?!?!? No club car or truck has ever attempted something like this before, we’re going to be the first and we’d like to win it!
This all sounds too cool to be true and on one level it is. The entry fee is $2,000. Yup, thats right… OUCH!! But you pay to play. Unfortunately with the mods I’m doing to the truck, I’ll need to raise as much money as possible in order to enter this epic adventure.
I’m reaching out to all my brother’s, sister’s, family and friends to help Put the Road Devils on the podium of this BADASS event. If 100 of you donate $20 each, that would damn near get us through the door. I know everyone is strapped, myself included but if enough of you kick in on this it could happen. I’m not one for asking for anything other then a good time so this is officially the first time I’m putting my hand out. I wouldn’t do it unless I thought it was really worth while.
Currently we’ve gained the support of multiple sponsors who have generously offered high performance parts and part discounts. The list is steadily growing as the beginning of the new year approaches. We openly welcome any additional sponsors willing to offer support in any way.
I’d love to raise enough money to cover the cost of registration, THATS IT! I will take care of all my own expenses beyond that. There are 75 spots available for race-cars so it does fill up fast. SO far we’ve raised enough money to cover the $500.00 registration deposit securing our spot in the race!
Money can be pay-paled to Roaddevils@roaddevils.com. NOTE ‘GUMBALL’ THROUGH PAYPAL so there’s no confusion.
Lets make history and put the ROAD DEVILS out front!