Cannonball Run makes impressive debut

THE first ever Australian Facebook Cannonball Run landed in Warrnambool on Saturday night with some impressive cars taking part.

Run organiser Steve Fortan said 14 cars made the trip from Melbourne down the Great Ocean Road to Warrnambool for the overnight stay.

The line-up included a Lamborghini, a 1000hp HT Holden, a vintage Chrysler Valiant, Mercedes Kompressor, Shelby Cobra, a Maserati and Porches.

Mr Fortan said the run came about after he saw similar events were popular throughout Europe based on the original 1980s Cannonball Run movies.

“This is the first one we’ve held but it certainly won’t be the last,” he said. 

“We stayed the night in Warrnambool, got to know each other and we’re heading back to Melbourne along the Princes Highway.

“I started a Facebook page — Cannonball Run Australia.” 

He said money raised from the event would go towards Kids With Cancer charity.

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