Cannonball super car spectacle coming to Trim



The official route for Cannonball 2022 has been announced and it is confirmed that the supercar spectacle is coming to Trim Meath on Sunday September 11th.

The event has already raised €1,298,779 for Irish charities and organizers are hoping to reach €250,000 for The HOPE Foundation by the end of September 2022. The rare super cars will arrive into Trim at approximately 5.30pm and spectators will be able to get up close and personal with 200 of the finest cars on the planet and enjoy the unique free family festival atmosphere that Cannonball is renowned for.

Meath man and founder of Cannonball Alan Bannon from Kiltale is delighted to bring the spectacular event to his home county when the event comes to Trim for the biggest ever finish line. “I am delighted to take Cannonball to Trim this year and we have fantastic plans for the event”. he said “There is great momentum behind the event and we have some brilliant surprises in store with special guest stars and some really incredible cars. It will be a fantastic free family day out.”

Alan Bannon, Founder of Cannonball Ireland pictured with a Bugatti Chiron that took part on the recent Cannonball Grand Highlands Event. Picture: James Killeen Photo by Picasa

Cannonball, the action-packed supercar spectacle, is set to roll on September 9th-11th with proceeds going to The HOPE Foundation. Cannonball, fueled by milesPLUS from Circle K, is the largest organized road trip in Europe and this year the event will have the highest ever number of car entries including Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren, Aston Martin Porsche, Rolls Royce Bentley and Maserati.

The event has already raised €1,298,779 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, counseling, food and nutrition, education, healthcare and the restoration of childhood to children. See https://www.hopefoundation.ie/cannonball/

The Brazilian Dancers will bring all the glamor of carnival and live DJs, bands and festivals in host towns get the party started. The notorious NYPD, German Polizei, Cannonballers and celebrities in crazy costumes add to the melee. From Spiderman to Star Wars, Cat Woman to Wonder Woman, cheerleaders to Charlie’s Angels, Batman, the Joker and more, it is a totally unique free family day out. This year, organizers are also calling on spectators to dress up in fancy dress with prizes for best dressed.

On Friday September 9th, Cannonball will blaze a trail from Malahide in Co. Dublin to Co. Cork with a fuel stop in Circle K Fermoy and lunch in The Blue Haven Kinsale in Co Cork. The first finish line overnight stay will be at the Brehon Hotel in Killarney in Co Kerry. On Saturday September 10th the convoy will leave Killarney and take a fuel stop at Circle K Ballysimon and then lunch at The Oslo Bar in Salthill Co Galway and onwards to Sligo town for the second finish line and overnight stay. On Sunday September 11th the start line will be at Rosses Point Sligo and then lunch at Kilronan Castle in Ballyfarnon with a fuel up at Casey’s Circle K in Co Roscommon before a big dramatic final finish line in Trim Co Meath on Sunday September 11th at 6pm.

Cannonball was founded by Meath native Alan Bannon and the benefit to the host towns for this event is estimated at €2,567,000 per year. Cannonball is fueled by milesPLUS from Circle K as the main headline sponsor for 2022. The Tour Sponsors this year are Apache Pizza and Cannonball official partners include Galway Bay Brewery, Manhattan Popcorn, Bonavox, Karl Goodwin Motors, AB Signs, and BMW Ireland See cannonball .ie

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