The cannon Bawz run was an idea that came from my love of the 1980’s burt Reynolds film, my love of cars and an idea to raise some cash for charity. One of which is the Marfan Association which is very close to me as my brother, best friend and hero Liam has.
The condition effects the heart lungs eyes and connective tissue around the body and my brother has undergone years of heart surgery his first when he was only 7.
I have done many small charity events in the past and always wanted to try something different , Scotland has some incredible roads and scenery and I love driving so thought why not try and create a car rally like something similar to the Cannon Ball Run? So the Scottish version the Cannon Bawz Run was born. I quickly gained the support of local business, Design Signs and Graphics who very kindly donated the stickers t-shirts and decals on the first CannonBawz , AM Detail kindly gave goody bags with products to present to the entrants of the rally. The date was set and the meeting place agreed and on August 30th 2015, the first annual Cannon Bawz run began.
I woke that morning with excitement and slight apprehension. We had put in a lot of ground work organising, advertising , prizes, t-shirts and stickers etc. As I arrived at the meeting point I was so happy to see that I was not alone and a vast array of vehicles from sports cars to Range Rovers had turned up. After a greeting and rally debrief we were on our way, starting our journey that would take us 500 miles around Scotland’s incredible roads and coastal views.