The last leg of the Gumball Rally 2010 was from Downtown Toronto, to Niagara Falls, then to New York City!
After not sleeping since we were in Quebec City, we crawled out of bed on the last day of the Rally and made our way to New York City. We skipped the pit-stop in Niagara Falls to try and get a lead on the extremely fast drivers. There were few visible cops in the States, but there were many driving unmarked vehicles.
We took an alternative route to NYC, which was a bit longer than the direct path, but this helped us avoid any more police that may be waiting for the Gumballers. We stopped at a gas station to only find a Team in distress. The drivers of the blue Skyline GTR had some engine problems; they had an oil leak with no way of repairing it. Long story short, the engine blew up as they took out it out of the garage, and they flew down to NYC in time for the ceremony.
There was a hell of a traffic getting into New York, but we sneaked into the express lane and tunnel without paying, so did Ivar Bruvoll Vamråk, from Team Betsafe, as he was right in front of us. We got to our hotel, unpacked our luggage and walked to Times Square to see the finish line of the Gumball 3000 Rally. We got up close to the fenced out Gumball cars and talked to some drivers about their experiences throughout their journey.
The Ceremonial party announced on the Gumball website was at some club, but it was really a decoy to avoid all the potential crowds of fans and paparazzi. Since we got to meet the people part of the Rally, they gave us the location of the real place.
The 3 days we experienced taking part of the Gumball parties were something we will remember forever.