Solus lit the way as Cannonball blazed a trail through Ireland and has now raised over €830,000 for Children’s charities
It is the largest organised road trip in Europe, 180 of the finest cars on the planet, €830,000 raised for children’s charities, celebrities out in force, 820KM of Irish open roads, live music, dancers, stunt riders, aerobatic displays and the awesome sight of over 150,000 spectators waving chequered flags in a frenzy of anticipation.
On Friday September 11th, 2015 CANNONBALL set off with a mighty roar from the Point Village in Dublin. CANNONBALL, the action packed Supercar spectacle in aid of the Make a Wish Foundation is the largest organised road trip in Europe and went up a gear once again with 180 supercars and over 150,000 spectators all over Ireland. The Supercars were on display all weekend and spectators got up close and personal with the supercars and drivers whilst soaking up the electric atmosphere. Some of the most unique cars in the world were shipped in for the event this year and the gleaming convoy drove through 820KM of Irish open roads through Dublin, Leitrim, Sligo, The Wild Atlantic Way, Killaloe, Killarney, Cahir and finishing in Wexford.
This year Cannonball had the highest ever number of top mark cars worth an estimated €23 million including McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Masseratti, Rolls Royce and Bentley. New in 2015 were the Pagani Zonda, Keonigsegg and Carrera GT, 3 of the most unique cars in the world. Some of the novelty cars on Cannonball this year include an authentic Delorean complete with Doc and Marty McFly, An NYPD Car with full kit, Smokey and the Bandit Truck, The Ghostbusters Sheriff car, a most unusual Top Gun inspired vehicle and of course the Solus Beetle got a warm welcome everywhere she went!
Solus were a proud sponsor of CANNONBALL and the gleaming convoy drove through towns and counties in spectacular style with FREE family friendly festivals all over the country. Each start and finish line at each host town was infused with an electric atmosphere featuring Brazilian dancers, live music, DJs, The Monster Energy JAM Truck, local entertainers and dignitaries, confetti cannons and of course, the unmistakable roar of 180 supercars. CANNONBALL 7 raised money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation which is a children's charity that grants magical wishes to children between the ages of 3 - 17 years with life-threatening medical conditions. The benefit to the Irish economy of this event is estimated at €2,567,000 and most of this is spread evenly throughout the counties and towns visited.
See www.cannonball.ie for further details, routes and events.