- Sep 6th 2006 at 1:41AM
Autoblog Night Watch: 2006 Gumball 3000
[DISCLAIMER: Lewd sexual material, foul language and unsafe/illegal antics are all in day's work for the Gumballers. NSFW, depending on where you make your dough.]
The most recent Gumball rally that tore across several continents, including the good 'ol U.S. of A, was captured and edited for the European show Extreme TV. Although we've been awfully fed up with the publicity these events seem to attract (let alone the use the word "extreme" in marketing), the show itself is relatively well produced and may be worth the 23+ minutes of your life. If you're into this sort of thing.
One feature of the show that struck us as familiar is the premise that two racers are followed throughout, with the producers assigning a series of challenges over the course of the rally. That sounds awfully like the show that's set to debut in 2007 on Spike TV. Great, just what we need, another imported-U.K. reality show.