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Published 01 February 2018

A selection of classic cars taking part in the famous Monte Carlo Rally made a pit stop in Clydebank’s Dalmuir Park this week.

The Council hosted a send-off event, sponsored by Imperial Commercials, ahead of the official start of the prestigious Monte Carlo Rally. A selection of classic cars built between 1911 and 1969 gathered at Dalmuir Park on Wednesday, January 31, en-route from Aberdeen to Paisley, where the Rally officially started that evening.

The leg from Aberdeen to Paisley via Clydebank is part of the Monte Heritage Run − a non-competitive event involving the type of cars which have competed in the Rally in previous years.

Among the cars was a 1968 Hillman Imp car which was restored in West Dunbartonshire and is driven by two local enthusiasts, Scott Fanning and Hugh Liddle. The car will represent West Dunbartonshire in the race and is fully funded by sponsors Imperial Commercials and Parks Motor Group.

The car’s entry in the race re-establishes the link between the Council and the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique.  In 2012, Clydebank was the official Scottish start of the Rally and attracted a crowd of around 14,000 people.

Bailie Denis Agnew, who instigated this event, commented:  “I was delighted to see the collection of magnificent cars in Dalmuir Park.  I am particularly pleased that Scott and Hugh have entered their car to represent West Dunbartonshire Council in this historic event.”