Monte puts Pais­ley on Cul­ture list

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

Pais­ley, Scot­land, is hop­ing its Monte Carlo Rally links will help crown it the 2021 UK City of Cul­ture.

The town has been con­firmed as the sole UK start point for the 2017 his­toric rally run to Monte Carlo, and ac­cord­ing to or­gan­is­ers, this is a key part in demon­strat­ing that it can be­come a ‘city of cul­ture’. It faces com­pe­ti­tion from the likes of Sun­der­land and Coven­try.

It’ll be the fourth time Pais­ley will be the only Bri­tish start point out of seven Euro­pean lo­ca­tions for a range of his­toric cars to make the 1300-mile trip to the South of France. Close to 100 cars are ex­pected to leave the start ramp out­side Pais­ley Abbey at 6pm on 25 Jan­uary.

Dou­glas An­der­son, the man re­spon­si­ble for bring­ing the Monte back to Scot­land in 2011, be­lieves the 2017 start will be the best yet. He says: ‘It’s uni­ver­sally ac­knowl­edged as the best start in Europe and with the help of the good folk of Pais­ley we’ll keep it that way.’

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