The Scottish start point for next year’s Monte Carlo Rally will be in Glasgow, it has been announced.
With classic cars setting off from Clydebank and Paisley in recent years, the tenth anniversary of the event returning to Scotland will be marked with a city centre send-off for the cars and crews.
The exact location is yet to be announced, but the date has been set as January 29, 2020.
A post on the event’s Facebook page said: “The 10th anniversary of the return of the Monte to Scotland will be marked by a return to the heart of Glasgow.
“Work has been ongoing for some time to secure a central location. The Start is being supported by Glasgow Life and a number of sponsors. Once the details have all been worked out the exact location will be announced.
“2020 Monte competitors will be relieved to know that the overall distance to the Channel is slightly shorter than in previous years due to the new Start Venue.”
Crowds gathered earlier this year in Clydebank to wave off the cars as they set off for the slightly warmer climes of the south of France from a chilly Clydeside.
And in 2018, there were fireworks and celebrations in Paisley as thousands took to the streets for that year’s rally start.
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