Monte Carlo Historique Rally to start from Paisley Abbey on January 23, 2014
The 17th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique will begin on Thursday, January 23, 2014 with administrative checks and scrutineering in the different cities of departure: Barcelona, Glasgow, Monte Carlo, Oslo, Stockholm and Reims.
Departures from Glasgow will leave during the evening of the 23rd, from Paisley Abbey, commencing at 6 pm.
This ceremony had originally been scheduled for Riverside (Glasgow’s transport museum), but this idea was dropped given the limited access to the river side site, and the sheer volume of traffic in and around the city during the early evening.
Up to 100 classic cars dating back to the 1920s will complete a range of routes in Scotland and then travel as far as Dover, but only about a dozen will attempt the 1,670-mile adventure to Monte Carlo, via the Channel Tunnel and over the snow-covered French Alps.
Apparently the 2014 start from Paisley is a one-time arrangement, and may have arisen after some problems with finalising arrangements in Glasgow.
This one I won’t make it to, but here’s a pic from 2013, when the rally departed from in front of the People’s Palace on Glasgow Green:
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