Original news was published 30 July, 2018
Emirates SkyCargo has partnered with luxury car distributor, Gargash to transport two Alfa Romeos from Dubai to London for the Gumball 3000 rally.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio were transported onboard an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 Freighter, which can carry up to 100 tonnes of cargo and has a wide main deck door allowing it to transport large and outsized cargo.
Both cars will compete as Team Alfa in the Gumball 3000, an annual celebrity rally established in 1999 taking place on public roads in different locations around the world.
During the first leg of the rally in the first week of August, Team Alfa will travel from London to Bologna, with the second leg seeing the cars driving around iconic sites in Japan including Osaka, Kyoto and Mount Fuji.
The rally will end in Tokyo on 12 August and Emirates SkyCargo will fly both cars back home to Dubai from Japan.
Team Alfa’s participation in the Gumball 3000 will mark the 100th year of operations for Gargash, an established name for premium and luxury cars in the UAE.
Emirates vice president for cargo product development and UAE national affairs, Moaza Al Falahi says: “Emirates SkyCargo would like to congratulate Gargash Group on their centenary this year. We are excited to be taking part in this momentous occasion by supporting them in the Gumball 3000 rally.
“The Alfa Romeos, which will be sporting the Emirates logo throughout the rally, are getting first class treatment under Emirates Wheels and will be handled by our trained and experienced staff at Dubai, London and Tokyo.”
Gargash Group managing director and chief executive officer, Shehab Gargash says: “In our 100th year, we are proud to be associated with Dubai’s flagship carrier Emirates, a truly iconic representation of the UAE’s global enterprising spirit. Emirates SkyCargo has proven to be an indispensable partner as we begin our epic journey from London to Tokyo.”