Wednesday 24 January 2018

Supercar spectacle as Cannonball comes back to Sligo

Jenny McCudden

Supercar spectacle CANNONBALL will roar into town again this September, Saturday 9th at 6.30pm where spectators can get up close and personal with 190 of the finest cars on the planet.

The nationwide tour from September 8th to 10th will see more than 160,000 people line the streets all over Ireland. Sligo was a firm favourite of CANNONBALLERS in 2015 and is now back by popular demand in 2017. Now in its ninth year, CANNONBALL has raised almost €900,000 for Irish Charities and this year, proceeds will go to Make-a-Wish Ireland.

Top mark cars including McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Masseratti, Rolls Royce and Bentley will blaze a trail through Dublin, Kinsale, Limerick, Galway Plaza, Claremorris, Sligo, Mullingar, the Barack Obama Plaza in Moneygall Co Offaly with a dramatic finish line in Kilkenny.

CANNONBALL is the largest organised road trip in Europe and plans are underway in Sligo for a fantastic FREE familyday out.

The start line of CANNONBALL 2017 will be at the Point Village, Dublin on Friday September 8th from 9am. The gleaming convoy of 190 supercars and novelty cars worth an estimated €32million will drive through almost 1000 kilometers of Irish open roads.

40 percent of Cannonball entries come from outside of Ireland and this year an exciting team with 10 supercars are coming in from Dubai. Each start and finish line at each host town will have Las Vegas Show Girls, live music, DJs, Audionetworks Transformers and Robots, family fun, the Cannonball Grid Girls, The Monster Energy JAM Truck, local entertainers and dignitaries, CANNONBALL official merchandise and, of course, the unmistakable roar of 190 supercars.

All Proceeds will go to Make a Wish Ireland, a children's charity that grants magical wishes to children between the ages of 3 - 17 years with life-threatening medical conditions.

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