Thursday, 26 January 2012

Rally - Getting into the Spirit - Not!

Further to yesterday’s wee story about the Glasgow start at Clydebank for this year’s Monte Carlo Classic Rally on Sunday, there is confirmation that over 80 cars will start from Clydebank College. There is no detailed entry list as yet, but by all accounts there will be plenty to see.


Competitor and chief organiser Douglas Anderson will also have an additional task to undertake as sets off on the rally in his Triumph Herald. The man is on a  mission to personally present Prince Albert with a bottle of the local Auchentoshan malt whisky.


Alistair McDonald, Auchentoshan Distillery Manager believes the rally will provide a great tonic for Auchentoshan Distillery and all the businesses in the area.


“We are a local business and we feel it is important we get involved in the rally,” he said. “It is a fantastic event and I hope the Prince enjoys his bottle and gives us his opinion. He will be welcome to come to our 5 Star Visitor Centre any time he is in Scotland.”


As for Douglas, the safe transport of the bottle is not his only concern: “The biggest difficulty might be keeping the seal on the bottle, as my co-driver is partial to a dram now and again!” Amen to that, especially if they get snowed-in on some of these Alpine passes.


Spectating at the start is free so why not pop along for a nosey.

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