Sunday 4 December 2016

Hoff drops in to jump-start Gumball rally in Dublin

Published 02/05/2016 | 02:30

Sgt Neill Crowley pretends to write a ticket for professional driver Ollie Webb in his F1 car as cars gather for Gumball Rally, which was started by David Hasselhoff. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Sgt Neill Crowley pretends to write a ticket for professional driver Ollie Webb in his F1 car as cars gather for Gumball Rally, which was started by David Hasselhoff. Photo: Gerry Mooney
David Hasslehoff

Revving up for the Gumball 3000 rally was no hassle for the Hoff yesterday - despite partying the previous night away at a Dublin nightclub.

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'Knight Rider' star David Hasselhoff made a pit-stop in the capital over the weekend to drop the flag at the legendary 3,000-mile race.

Even Kitt - the talking Pontiac Trans Am driven by the actor in the 1980s TV series - would have looked like a banger next to some of the supercars at the Merrion Square starting line.

Thousands of revheads lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the luxury motors taking part in the rally, including Lamborghinis, Porsches and Bentleys worth more than €80m in total.

The rally arrived in Belfast a few hours later before taking the ferry to Scotland and arriving in Edinburgh last night.

Inspired by the 1976 movie of the same name, drivers from more than 30 countries will race across Europe to Bucharest this week.

Irish Independent

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