Cannonballers in an array of prestige cars recently gathered at the James Bond – Bond in Motion exhibition at the Beaulieu Motor Museum and gave a fun-filled dream day out for children and their families from the charity Dreams Come True in advance of the first ever Cannonball 2000, which leaves London at 1430 on Wednesday 5th September 2012 from the prestigious Hilton, Park Lane, London.
Cannonball 2000 participants took Dreams Come True children and their families out in a variety of cars which included; a bright orange Lotus, an Aston Martin DB9, Jaguar XK8,a Maserati Gran Cabrio, Ferrari 458 Italia and Ferrari California. Model Katie Green and TV presenter and WAG Lizzie Cundy added a touch of fun and glamour, alongside James Bond stunt driver Ray Dehaan who talked stunts and film with the Dreams Come True children and their families.
The Cannonball 2000 is a 2,000 mile road trip, which takes place over five days from London moving onto to Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Milan and culminating in Paris. Part of Cannonball 2000’s fee goes directly to Dreams Come True.
Dreams Come True is the chosen charity of Cannonball 2000 and Beaulieu Motor Museum. The charity helps children from 2 to 21 with life threatening and long-term illness by providing each child with an unforgettable experience creating wonderful memories to share with loved ones and friends. The open day at Beaulieu provided additional fundraising as well as enabling the children to have fun with prestige and vintage cars. For more information visit dctc.org.uk
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More about Cannonball 2000
Cannonball 2000 is billed as ‘the motoring lifestyle event of 2012’ and, living up to its strapline, it has already attracted an impressive line-up of vehicle entries. Ranging from the rare to the exotic with entries such as a DeLorean DMC 12 (film fans will recognise from Back the Future films) and a Lamborghini Gallardo LP570 Performante, the Cannonball 2000 is guaranteed to turn heads on its route across Europe.
From the official formation grid start at the London Hilton Park Lane Hotel on 5th September, the Cannonball 2000 is the ultimate lifestyle event – combining the exhilaration and thrills of a driving event with the very best clubs, bars, hotels and restaurants in each destination.
The event has secured sponsorship deals with well-known consumer brands, exclusive bars and lifestyle products such as Brand Hatton, Amika Mayfair, Rockstar Energy Drinks, Bobby White London, Xbox360, Muc Off and Forza Horizon.
The inaugural Cannonball 2000 event has attracted Cannonballers from all walks of life and corners of the globe, including TV personalities and a former world boxing champion. The 2012 event is already fully sold out, but with 2013’s event planned to be longer, more daring and more spectacular, places are likely to fill fast.