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Retro Cannonball Is Coming To Naas Today

Cars such as the Lamborghini Diablo, Jaguar E-Type, Ferrari 328 GTS, will arrive in Poplar Square at 6.30pm.

Retro Cannonball is coming to Naas with a finish line at Poplar Square today at 6.30pm.

It will feature 100 classic cars, free family, live entertainment and that unique festival atmosphree that Cannonball is renowned for. 

Kfm's John Dunne will be broadcasting live from the event.

Spectators can get up close, see some rare classic cars, meet the drivers and enjoy  the fun on the evening of Friday June 10th and again on Saturday June 11th morning from 9.30am in the Friary Road car park before the cars set off towards Blessington for the next stage of the event at 10.30am. 

Retro Cannonball started in Belfast at the Titanic Quarter and will take in the whole east coast of Ireland from Antrim to Wexford.

The classic car convoy, sponsored by Galway Bay Brewery, will tour some of the magnificent coastal drives in the North and take in Newcastle, Naas, Johnny Fox’s, Glendalough, the Wicklow Mountains, the Blessington Lakes and it finishes in Wexford Town Centre on Saturday June 11th at 6.30pm

Registered cars for the RETRO road-trip include a Lamborghini Diablo, a Jaguar E-Type, a Ferrari 328 GTS, some Mercedes-Benz SL classics, a Lancia Beta, a BMW 635CSI, a Porsche 911 Carrera and a Porsche 911 Targa, an MG Midget, a Ford Escort Cosworth, a beautiful Chevrolet Corvette, a classic VW Beetle, a Ford Thunderbird, a mini cooper and many more.

This year Cannonball Ireland and RETRO Cannonball will raise funds for 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, counselling, food and nutrition, education, healthcare and the restoration of childhoods to children.   

“We are welcoming cars from the golden era of the 60’s,70’s, 80’s and early 90’s to take in stunning drives and many famous Irish landmarks.” said Cannonball founder Alan Bannon.

“Classic cars not only appeal to car lovers, but also to lovers of engineering, design, art and history.  They retain an incurable romance and that is the reason why people do, and always will, love classic cars,” he said.

Cannonball founder Alan Bannon spoke about the event with Ciara Noble on Friday's Kildare Focus:

 See www.cannonball.ie for full details.





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