Cannonball spectators are in for an extra treat when the annual supercar event gets underway at Malahide Castle on Friday next with free pizza treats and handouts! But you will have to get there early – the three-day spectacular commences from the castle at 8am and finishes on Sunday evening in Trim, just after 6pm.
Apache Pizza will be laying on free pizza and merchandise for those who turn out to enjoy the spectacular fundraising roadshow on Friday next, September 9 at Malahide’s iconic historical venue.
Malahide is the starting point on this year’s Cannonball, giving locals the opportunity to get up close and personal with over 200 classic cars including Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren, Aston Martin, Porche, Rolls Royce Bentley and Maserati.The Cannonball run is renowned for its carnival atmosphere. This year’s event will have the highest numbers of cars and those attending the start at Malahide Castle will be entertained by Brazilian dancers, live DJs and bands. The notorious NYPD, German Polizei, Cannonballers and celebrities in crazy costumes will add to the fun!
From Spiderman to Star Wars, Cat Woman to Wonder Woman, cheerleaders to Charlie’s Angels Batman, The Joker and more, it is a totally free family day out. The organisers are also calling on spectators in Killarney to dress up in fancy dress with prizes for the best dressed.
Apache Pizza is supporting the three action packed days of adrenaline fueled adventure as an official Tour Sponsor, and is using its national network of 183 stores to serve up free, tasty pizza to thousands of spectators who are set to the welcome the Cannonball supercar convoy to the finish line each day.
The popular pizza chain will have a free pizza station close to the starting line in Malahide.
So local pizza fans are encouraged to drop by and enjoy some great tasting treats whist also getting their hands on some free merchandise – including discount vouchers – before they are all snapped up!
It is expected that 450 Cannonballers will participate in the 1,000 kms long road-trip this year and Apache Pizza is also ensuring that drivers don’t go hungry by providing them with free pizza when they reach each stop-over town.
It is also joining in on the fun and spectators can keep an eye out for the Apache Pizza branded cars which will be driven by its franchise business leaders.
“Apache Pizza prides itself on being local, being part of local communities and on serving great tasting pizza which can be enjoyed anywhere, at any time.
“Cannonball lets us showcase that like no other , and we are looking forward to taking to the road and to treating spectators at Malahide Castle to some great tasting, free pizza,” said Martin Lyons, CEO of Apache Pizza.
“We always go the extra mile at Apache Pizza and what better way to prove that than to support the Cannonball as it makes its way around Ireland to raise funds for The HOPE Foundation,” he added.
All proceeds from this year’s Cannonball will go towards 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.
This year’s Cannonball is aiming to raise over €250,000 for the Hope Foundation by the end of September, building on its success of having already raised over €1.3m for Irish charities since it first took to the road in 2019 (see https://www.hopefoundation.ie/Cannonball/). See updated details on Cannonball Ireland on FB and other social media.
- Almost €1.75m in funding for 26 projects across Fingal
- Peer pressure revealed as number one deterrent of gum littering
- Heart attacks more likely to occur on a Monday reveals major medical study
- Dublin’s Port Tunnel lighting up the road to energy efficiency
- Cadbury Supporter & A Half Campaign launches new FAI Cadbury ‘Kick Fit’ programme