Monte Carlo Classic Rally to return to Paisley

The Monte Carlo Classic Car Rally returns to Paisley in spectacular fashion on Wednesday 31 January.

It is the fifth year the town has hosted the fantastic event and will see around 100 cars will leave the ramp at Abbey Close.

Monte Carlo Classic Rally to return to Paisley

Paisley is the only British starting point of the 2018 Monte Carlo Rally, with 25 cars setting off for the 1500-mile trip to the South of France. 

The event will provide bumper to bumper car-themed entertainment and is a great day out for motor enthusiasts to get a glimpse at vintage vehicles.

All cars will be on display at Abbey Close from 3pm with each one being waved off from 6pm.

From 3pm, Paisley Town Hall will host a giant Scalextric set, a Sega Rally arcade machine, children's workshops and refreshments for those wanting to gear themselves up before the send-off at 6pm.


Temporary Road Closure and Prohibition of Parking for Monte Carlo Rally

Wednesday 31 January

Bridge Street, Abbey Close & Cotton Street, Paisley

Closure – 0600hrs to 2359hrs:
Abbey Close, from Cotton Street to Gauze Street.

Closure – 1000hrs to 2200hrs:
Bridge Street, from Gordon Street to Renfrewshire Council Car Park.
Orchard Street, from 15m southeast of Marshall’s Lane to Bridge Street.

Prohibition of Parking – 0001hrs to 2359 hrs:
Bridge Street (both sides), from Gordon Street to Cotton Street.
Cotton Street (both sides), from Gauze Street to Bridge Street.

Alternative Routes: Mill Street, Gauze Street or Vice Versa


Bus Route Detours 

From 1000hrs to 2200hrs the following bus services will be affected: 7, 51, 54 and 60. 

Buses will be routed up St Mirren Brae and round the 1-way system so that they can serve their normal bus stop on Guaze Street.