Renfrewshire Provost, Anne Hall was joined at the Start Line by Paddy Hopkirk and Rosemary Smith.
Rosemary Smith, one of the most famous drivers in the world and a pioneer for female achievement led the cars off on their epic 2688km odyssey to the French Riviera for the Monte Carlo Classic Rally from Abbey Close in Paisley.
Rosemary rose to international prominence in 1965 when she defeated her male counterparts to win the famous Tulip Rally. She became only the second fully contracted international lady rally driver of her time, alongside Pat Moss, sister of Formula One legend, Stirling Moss.
And, Motorsport legend Paddy Hopkirk waved off the cars at the start ramp, 50 years after his Monte victory made world news.
The 80 year old Irishman was on the Start Ramp with Renfrewshire Provost Anne Hall to flag off the 70 classic cars starting out on their epic 5 day journey to Monte Carlo