IMTS Rally Fighter in Gumball 3000

Gary S. Vasilash

The Gumball 3000 is underway—it kicked off in New York on May 25 and is going to finish in LA on May 31—and among the vehicles, described by the 3,000-mile rally organizers as “100 of the world's most beautiful, expensive, desirable, classic, eco and extravagant automobiles” is the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2012 Rally Fighter, which was built at Local Motors’s micro-factory in Chandler, AZ, in March. A second Rally Fighter will be produced by the Local Motors team at IMTS this September.  IMTS is put on by the Association For Manufacturing Technology.

Rally Fighter

So, if you want to check out the IMTS Gumball participant, it will be in the following places:

●Detroit: May 26 (1-3 pm at GM Performance headquarters)

●Indianapolis: May 26-27 (Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

●St. Louis (checkpoint): May 28

●Kansas City: May 28

●Santa Fe: May 29

●Checkpoints at Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam: May 30

●Las Vegas: May 30

●Los Angeles: May 31

Or, you can watch the progress here.

Or, you can plan on attending IMTS by going here.

By the way: the skin for the IMTS Rally Fighter was designed by Heather True, marketing assistant/graphic designer at BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc., whose design was selected from 32 entries.