Supercars to roar into Wexford as Cannonball returns

By David tucker

Published 10/09/2016 | 00:00

A HUNDRED and ninety supercars will roar into Wexford on Sunday (September 11) when the Cannonball run comes to town for the second consecutive year.

Billed as the largest organised road trip in Europe, the convoy will be packed with motoring exotica, including Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Aston Martins, Porsches, Maseratis, Rolls Royces and Bentleys.

The 900 km run begins at the Point Depot in Dublin on September 9, and travels to Westport, Salthill, Bunratty, Galway and Tullamore, before finishing on Wexford Quays at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The spectacular convoy will be more impressive than ever with free family festivals all over the country and over 150,000 spectators expected to line the streets all over Ireland.

The start and finish line in each host town will have an electric atmosphere featuring Las Vegas showgirls, live music, DJS, the Monster Energy JAM Truck, local entertainers and dignitaries, confetti cannons, and plenty of popcorn from sponsors Manhattan.

Some of the cars in this year's event are coming from the UK, Europe and Dubai.

Now in its eighth year, the Cannonball has raised more than €850,000 for Irish charities over the past eight years and this year, proceeds go to Pieta House, the suicide and self-harm crisis service.

The benefit to the Irish economy of this event is estimated at €2,567,000 per year, most of which is spread evenly throughout the counties and towns visited.

Wexford People

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