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Dumball 2008 - Mission: Corfu

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This is The Dumball Rally 2008.


It's when a load of not-so-rich, not-so-famous people get together in their fancy rubbish cars and drive ... all across Europe - just about the opposite of the rubbish Gumball.

Why let the rich and famous have all the fun? Dumball is one of those drunken pub ideas that actually happened.

Find out more at www.dumball.org


This year we're fundraising for War Child: www.warchild.org.uk





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Don't go to Germany if you want any fun.

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In fact don't go there at all. Just boycott it.

Germany have consistently bothered the Dumball. Of course, we blame the idiots on the Gumball for that.

This morning, while japing around with the Belgium police (who we love. The first thing they said to us was 'you will no problems here', they let Smalley drive their car, and gave us a through-red-light escort to the motorway) they got a phone call from 'the german government'. Apparently if we even attempt to enter Germany, they will immediately impound our cars. 'Thanks'. Not even a call from head of the UK IPA helped.

Now it's not as if we didn't ask nicely. We contacted the embassy many months ago, explaining our official non-race, non-rally status and that we're doing it all for War Child. They replied, politely, but firmly, stating that they would 'not be offering any assistance'. Then, on the morning we were due to enter, with 100 beds in Munich booked, they take their ball and go home.

But the Dumball's got it's own ball. After our first petrol stop (with only one minor repair to be made so far) we formulate a plan- for the first time, the Dumball route is officially entering France, Switzerland (they're neutral. It should be fine), Italy and possibly Liechtenstein. How civilised.

We're heading for somewhere called Mulhouse near the Swiss border. We wanted to go a lot further today, but that's where the accommodation was easier to find. So a short 400 mile jaunt today.

Leaving just 600 miles up, over and down the Alps to Zagreb tomorrow...
24th May 2008, 13:51   comments (5)

Taxi?

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We've had a driver change and a route alteration as the germans are spoilsports. Now enroute to strasboug. The Hackney Carriage is limited to 60mph. Cld b a long day! JbubRaging horn

BlueBerry's are better than Blackberry's?
24th May 2008, 12:25   comments (1)

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Ruscoe Pecotrain has already taken shine to daisy....

First news of the day, Germany has banned our entry.

Start of Dumball, police escort to the motorway.

24th May 2008, 10:36   comments (0)

Preparation underway

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Its early morning. At the Atomium. MUST BE DUMBALL. The Geman authorities have already said we can't play with the germans so the route could get longer.BlueBerry's are better than Blackberry's?
24th May 2008, 09:11   comments (7)

Brussels . Midnight. We are not in south

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Brussels . Midnight. We are not in south london now toto. Or are we?
23rd May 2008, 23:49   comments (0)

Raging Horn arrive in Brussels

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Slightly delayed in posting this because of a need for lts of beerBlueBerry's are better than Blackberry's?
23rd May 2008, 22:25   comments (1)

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50miles from Brussels, glad we chose the luxury barge, mind you the wood
panelling on the dash is looking a little on the plastic side.

This is seriously civilised.

Later...........
23rd May 2008, 19:44   comments (0)

Dumballers, ho! [Thundercats stylee]

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Wahay! We've just met 1.21 gigawatts!

They're well technical. Not only have got a car which can actually time travel (although they haven't dared hit 88mph yet- who knows where the time circuits are set to?!), they've also got a website which will tell you exactly where the Dumball is right now! Well, it tells you where Barry Zubel's phone is anyway- if it goes off course it's probably been nicked!

So, you can see what the Dumball is up to here, and you can see where it is at http://www.zubel.co.uk/currentlocation.php
23rd May 2008, 17:04   comments (2)