Who you gonna call?…Cannonball

Cannonball founder Alan Bannon with Petrol Ed and his sons and Jack and Morgan Dunne, creators of the Ecto-1 Ghostbusters car.

CANNONBALL, the action-packed supercar spectacle, is set to roll into Limerick on September 10 with proceeds going to The HOPE Foundation.

This year the event will feature the first ever Ecto-1 Ghostbusters Car built in Ireland proudly presented by Galway Bay Brewery.

The build commenced with a 1960 Cadillac and took five years to transform into Ecto-1 including the iconic roof rack, Proton Packs for all of the crew, Ecto Goggles, P.K.E. Meters, and a slew of Ghost Traps.

The car is 23 ft long with a straight piped short blockV8 motor. For Cannonball it is fitted with a jaw dropping laser light show, smoke machines and one thing is for certain … it ‘aint afraid of no Ghosts!’

Cannonball, fuelled by milesPLUS from Circle K, is the largest organised 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.

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Spectators will get up close and personal with 200 of the finest cars on the planet and enjoy the unique festival atmosphere that Cannonball is renowned for with both drivers and spectators in fancy dress.

On Friday September 9, Cannonball will blaze a trail from Malahide to Killarney. On Saturday September 10 the convoy will leave Killarney and take a fuel stop at Circle K Ballysimon and then on to Sligo town for the second finish line and overnight stay.

On Sunday September 11 the start line will be at Rosses Point in Sligo with the final finish line in Trim Co Meath at 6pm.

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.

Cannonball was founded by Kildare businessman Alan Bannon and the benefit to the host towns for this event is estimated at €2,567,000 per year.

See cannonball.ie