Ireland’s Cannonball supercar event founder Alan Bannon developed his entrepreneurial spirit and passion for cars when he got his first glimpse of a red Porsche 911 at just 10 years old. After a building a successful property portfolio and a design, print and sign business, the red Porsche 911 never left his mind. So in 2009, he set out with the task of bringing to Ireland’s roads an event with the glamour of super cars and the joy of a carnival-style motoring masquerade. Cannonball was born. Over 190,000 people line the streets every year to welcome Cannonball and the event has now gone global with trips across Europe, the US and soon to the Far East. He has already raised over €1,000,000 for Irish Charities, is a well-known face in the event industry and very well known to the media.