€23M in motoring exotica will be on Wexford Quays for the Canonball Run

By David Tucker

Published 25/08/2015 | 00:00

The finish line at the Cannonball Run last year: a similar scene will be witnessed on Wexford Quay next month.
The finish line at the Cannonball Run last year: a similar scene will be witnessed on Wexford Quay next month.

More than €23 million worth of some of the finest cars in the planet will be lined up on Wexford Quays when the Cannonball run arrives in Wexford town on Sunday, September 13.

The Cannonball runners are due to arrive in Wexford at around 6 p.m., regrouping at the county council headquarters on the Newtown Road before travelling in convoy via Hill Street, Westgate, Main Street, Henrietta Street and down to Common Quay, where the cars will be parked for public viewing for an hour before departing for White's and the Talbot hotels.

The Cannonball, which is raising funds for the Make a Wish Foundation, is due to wind up in Wexford after an 820km drive through Dublin, Leitrim, Sligo, The Wild Atlantic Way, Killaloe, Killarney, and Cahir.

Sponsored by Manhattan Popcorn, 180 supercars are due to take part, including a Pagani Zonda, Keonigsegg and Carrera GT as well as McLarens, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Aston Martins, Porsches, Masseratis, Rolls Royces and Bentleys.

Soap stars Ryan Thomas, from Coronation Street, and Adam Thomas, from Emmerdale, will be joining celebrity cannonballers Boyzone star Shane Lynch, Dirty Sanchez, heart throbs Mat Peacock and Wes Quirke, celebrity chef Rachel Allen, Rugby ace Mick Galwey, Model Emma Quinlan and many more.

Cannonball never disappoints in the celeb stakes and the notorious NYPD, German Polizei, Fr Willie and colourful Cannonballers in crazy costumes add to the melee. There will also be Brazilian dancers, live music and the The Monster Energy JAM Truck.

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