Rally Ho! The Gays Get Their Own Border-Crossing Car Race

March 27, 2008
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It's like a circuit party on wheels, say our buddies over at Gaywheels.com. They're talking about a rally planned for this summer in Europe, and another for the fall in the U.S., that's open exclusively to the GLBT crowd.

The Euro leg of the Rainbow Rampage -- the self-proclaimed " Ultimate Gay Party"-- is a seven-day motor rally that begins in Brighton, England, on its way to the Budapest gay pride event on July 4 weekend.

The course of the rally is specifically designed to travel on non-highway roads, and to include entertaining challenges to have the participants interact to the fullest in the non-stop festival. Rainbow Rampage will hit some of the major European cities such as Paris, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, and Vienna, finishing up in Budapest, where participants will be given free entry into the pride parade and accommodations to stay at one of Budapest’s famous spa hotels.

The European tour has few rules, allowing any road-legal car to enter. This leaves room for an eclectic array of cars and their drives in the parade. The kick-off day is June 28th.

The American leg of the tour starts on September 27th in Seattle, and then hits Oregon and Nevada before, um, cruising Las Vegas and Los Angeles. This tour will end in San Francisco, arriving in time for the city’s Love Fest on October 3rd.

Lead organizer of Rainbow Rampage, Guy Zucker, hopes more and more people will become aware of the event. He says that the parade will be “reaching [out] to the gay community at each stage along the way.” Cheers and happy motoring to the gays!

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