Some of the coolest ever made have been cruising around Donegal for the past two days.
The cars are part of the annual RETRO Cannonball.
The classic car road trip made its way up to Donegal through Sligo yesterday and around the south of the county. However, due to an unexpected wrong turn, all of the participants, bar one, bypassed Glencolmcille!
After an overnight say in Letterkenny, they will head on to Malin Head and through Derry and Antrim taking in The Giant’s Causeway, The Dark Hedges and finishing in Belfast tomorrow evening.
Registered cars for the RETRO road-trip include the rare & iconic Ferrari Dino GTS, a Lamborghini Diablo, a Jaguar E-Type, a gorgeous Ferrari 328 GTS, some beautiful 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 and many more.
The Retro Cannonball road-trip is fully compliant with government COVID-19 guidelines and is an outdoor event.
Any car enthusiasts wishing to come out to see the cars on the route are asked to please adhere to the advice of the Cannonball COVID-19 marshals and maintain social distancing.
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.
Cannonball has already raised €1,125,000 for charities and has been rolling since 2008. RETRO Cannonball is an altogether more laid-back experience and drivers still enjoy one of the most unique motoring fraternities in the world with breath-taking driving routes, luxurious hospitality and that rare ‘camaraderie’ that makes Cannonball a truly unforgettable experience.
See www.cannonball.ie for the exact dates and times the cars hit Donegal.