Glasgow start for Monte Carlo rally drivers

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Glasgow has won the right to act as one of the official starting points for the Monte Carlo rally, to mark its centenary year.

The decision re-establishes the city as one of several starting points around Europe for the world famous race, which first began in 1911.

Glasgow had served as a starting venue for racers from 1949 until 1973.

Other cities that will feature in the event, due to start on 27 January, will be Marrakech and Warsaw.

The rally was created by Prince Albert 1 of Monaco and initially featured 23 cars starting from six different European cities.

Only 16 completed it in 1911, with Henri Rougier winning in a Turcat-Mery....
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