Cannonball, the action-packed supercar spectacle, will blast off with a mighty roar once again on September 17th at 10.30am from Malahide Castle and blaze a trail from coast to coast with proceeds to the HOPE Foundation. Top mark cars include, not one but two spectacular Ford GTs for the first time in Ireland – a stunning Ford GT Carbon Series and a magnificent Ford GT Heritage Series with the famous Gulf Livery. The Ferrari Pista Piloti is also sure to take a starring role as well as the 3 Lamborghini Aventador SVJs joining firm favourites McLaren, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Maserati, Rolls Royce and Bentley. The cars are possibly some of the best cars to have ever taken part in Cannonball and will be on display at Malahide Castle from 6pm on Thursday September 16th and up to 10am on September 17th before they set off on their epic road trip around Ireland covering over 1,000Kms of Ireland’s most spectacular driving routes.
Cannonball, fuelled by milesPlus from Circle K, is the largest organised road trip in Europe and this year will take in Dublin, Cork, Kerry, Clare, Galway, Westmeath, Longford, Meath, Cavan, Louth and Antrim with a dramatic finish line at Titanic Quarter Belfast. Cannonball is fully compliant with government COVID-19 guidelines and is an outdoor event. Any car enthusiasts and Cannonball fans wishing to come out to see the cars on the route are asked to please adhere to the advice of the Cannonball COVID-19 marshals and maintain social distancing. The cars will not be stopping in towns this year to avoid gatherings but details of safe viewing points to see the spectacular sight of some of the finest cars on the planet will be posted on the Cannonball Ireland website and social media channels throughout the weekend.
The event has already raised €1,150,000 for Irish charities and, this year, the official charity of Cannonball will be The HOPE Foundation, an Irish Charity doing incredible work with the street children of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in India. HOPE funds and operates over 60 projects including 11 child protection homes, a hospital, an ambulance, counselling, food and nutrition, education, healthcare and the restoration of childhoods to children. Cannonball are appealing to spectators and fans of the event to donate online on the HOPE website where there is a dedicated Cannonball page: https://www.hopefoundation.ie/cannonball/
Cannonball was founded by Kildare businessman Alan Bannon twelve years ago and now the event is the largest organised road trip in Europe. As the main sponsor of the Cannonball Road Trip, milesPLUS, Circle K’s next generation fuel is designed to deliver a superior driving experience. Cannonball is also sponsored by Manhattan Popcorn, BRÚ Brewery, AP Haslam All Cables, Grafton Barber, Majestic Ireland, HONE, Karl Goodwin Motors and AB Signs