SPEC­TAC­U­LAR CAN­NON­BALL ON THE QUAYFRONT

Wexford People - - FRONT PAGE - Compiled by Anna Hayes 053 91 40145 a.hayes@peo­ple­news.ie

THE CAN­NON­BALL Su­per­car Event fin­ished in Wex­ford town on Sun­day evening with 190 of the finest cars on the planet thun­der­ing through the fin­ish line on the quay.

The cars had made their way through Dublin, Ca­van, Done­gal, Mayo, Span­ish Point, Blar­ney, Cork, Kilkenny over the course of three days be­fore reach­ing their fi­nal des­ti­na­tion on Wex­ford’s quay front, much to the de­light of the crowd who gath­ered along the street to catch a glimpse of their favourite set of wheels.

From McLaren to Lamorgh­ini, Fer­rari to As­ton Martin, along with Porsche, Masser­atti, Rolls Royce and Bent­ley mod­els, there was plenty of horse power on dis­play. The gath­ered con­coc­tion of street en­ter­tain­ers, from the Brazil­ian dancers to fire breathers, and car­toon char­ac­ters to keep the kids happy, pro­vided plenty of colour on the ground as spec­ta­tors watched the cars roll in. With an in­fec­tious at­mos­phere in the air, the ar­rival of the first Su­per­car drew a huge cheer with the rest of the cars ar­riv­ing thick and fast there­after.

This is the third time the event has come to Wex­ford, first de­light­ing the crowds in 2015 and be­ing so suc­cess­ful that the town was cho­sen to host the fin­ish line in 2016.

Af­ter mak­ing their grand en­trance, the cars were parked on Wex­ford quay for a num­ber of hours, which gave su­per­car fans and petrol­heads a chance to get a closer look at their dream ma­chines, meet their driv­ers, and talk to them about the cars.

ISPCC Child­line is the of­fi­cial char­ity part­ner for Can­non­ball 2018 and the event has now bro­ken the €1 mil­lion mile­stone of funds raised for Char­ity. Child­line is Ire­land’s 24-hour lis­ten­ing ser­vice for chil­dren and young peo­ple.

Ev­ery year, Child­line an­swers over 380,000 con­tacts from chil­dren and young peo­ple across Ire­land who may feel lonely, hurt or anx­ious, or who may sim­ply wish to chat about their day.

Child­line vol­un­teers lis­ten to, support and em­power chil­dren and young peo­ple, even when it may seem as though there is no-one else to lis­ten. A call to Child­line can change a child’s life.

Thou­sands line the quayfront as the su­per­car spec­ta­cle rolls by. Wex­ford’s PJ Mooney and Dervla Mulligan in a Fer­rari. Happy faces in the crowd: Libby Ho­gan and Ellen Shor­tall.

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