Rally man wants race back in city

THE man who brought the Monte Carlo Classic Rally to Glasgow wants the race to return to the city next year.

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Classic car devotee Douglas Anderson persuaded French organisers to choose Glasgow as a start city in 2011 and 2013.

After seeing a record 15,000 spectators cheering 100 glamorous cars over the start ramp at the People's Palace on Saturday, it is increasingly likely he will bid for next year's race.

Speaking just minutes before leaving the start ramp for Monte Carlo in his light blue Triumph Vitesse, Mr Anderson said: "Once again, the Monte Carlo Classic Rally has been a runaway success in Glasgow.

"I am really quite speechless at the crowds we've had, both at the People's Palace and the static display in Buchanan Street.

"We will try to bring the rally back in 2014. The eyes of the world will be on Glasgow next year for the Commonwealth Games so the timing and the mood within the city would be right."

Early indications from France suggest race organisers would be happy to see the race return to Glasgow.

stef.lach@ eveningtimes.co.uk

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