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Published 23 January 2018

Residents will get to see a selection of classic cars taking part in this year’s Monte Carlo Classic Rally when they arrive in Clydebank on Wednesday, 31 January at around 3pm.

The Council is hosting a send-off event, sponsored by Imperial Commercials in Dalmuir Park for the West Dunbartonshire car taking part in this year’s prestigious Rally. In addition this event will also feature some of the other vintage cars taking part in this year’s Classic event specifically for vehicles built between 1911 and 1969. Organisers expect up to 10 classic cars and their drivers to pit-stop in the park en-route from Aberdeen before travelling on to Paisley for the big race start at 6 pm.

It is less than a fortnight to go until the local West Dunbartonshire car, a 1968 Hillman Imp car and drivers Scott Fanning and Hugh Liddle begin their epic journey to Southern France.

Bailie Agnew, Convener of Communications, Museums and Cultural Development, said:  “I am pleased to be hosting this send-off event for our Monte Carlo Rally car. I am also delighted to welcome the cars from Aberdeen to Clydebank, and it will be tremendous for residents to see these magnificent vehicles and their dedicated owners.

He added: “I hope this year’s event will be a great success and I would encourage as many people as possible to come to Dalmuir Park and the areas along the route to show their appreciation and support for the drivers.”

Imperial Commercials, who are the main sponsor and co-sponsor Parks Motor Group fully funded the entry of the locally restored 1960s Hillman Imp car which will represent West Dunbartonshire at this year’s event.

The check-point welcome in Dalmuir Park will take place at approximately 3pm and last around half an hour. Visitors wanting to attend the event should enter the park via the Mountblow entrance and the event will take place adjacent to the greenhouses.