This coming Sunday, Clydebank will have something in common with Monte Carlo and the world of glitzy motor sport. Apart from the idyllic seaside setting, stunning architectural beauty and tempting, flavoursome ethnic cuisine, it will have an array of historic cars.
At 5.24 pm, the Glasgow start of this year’s Monte Carlo Classic Rally (for pre 1980 cars) will get underway with the first car leaving College Square, Queen’s Quay start ramp at Clydebank College. If you fancy going, the Post Code is G81 1BF if you can’t use a map and have to rely on the SatNav!
However, the cars will be gathering from 1.00 pm and there will other attractions on site to while away the time before darkness descends and the rallyists set off. There is no full Entry List as of yet although the organisers are expecting a total of 300 cars or more starting from a number of locations around Europe including Barcelona, Oslo, Reims, Torino, Warsaw and of course Glasgow.
Last year around 6,000 hardy souls turned up in Blythswood Square in the city centre to wave the heroes off on their epic 3500 km trek across Europe – in the depths of Winter.
So if you've got nothing better to do, get yourself down there and give them a cheer.