Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 29th November 2018

The Monte Carlo Car Rally is known for being one of the most exciting events in the world and the 2019 starting point has been chosen. Classic cars will be flagged off from Clydebank in West Dunbartonshire on Wednesday 30th January 2019. The participants will set off on the 1500 mile race to Monaco and there’s the expectation that thousands will be drawn to the Scottish town.

It’s the second time Clydebank has been chosen to host the race. The town was chosen in 2012. Last year, West Dunbartonshire established a drivers’ stopover in Dalmuir Park.

UK co-ordinator Douglas Anderson is delighted with the news. “It’s wonderful to have the Scottish start returning to Clydeside. The event grows in stature every year and we’re confident the 2019 event will attract another record number of entries and crowds to wave them off on their drive to the sunshine in the South of France. They’ll all be sharing the magic of the Monte.”

West Dunbartonshire cultural committee councillor Baillie Agnew said “it’s a real privilege to welcome the Monte Carlo Classic Car Rally back to Clydebank. The event is famous around the world and should hopefully bring a significant economic benefit to our area. When we last hosted the rally not only did we have drivers from all over the country, but also visitors from throughout the UK. The event projects West Dunbartonshire onto a world platform.”

“We look forward to extending our warm welcome once again to organisers, participants and spectators.”  

Vice councillor Karen Conaghan is also pleased with the news. “We have made such huge changes in our area since the Monte Carlo Rally last started in Clydebank seven years ago. It will be brilliant to bring spectators, enthusiasts and drivers back now so they can see first-hand the strides we have made in regenerating the area, especially in and around Queens Quay.”

The Monte Carlo Car Rally will take place from the 30th January 2019 to February 7th 2019