Driving from Paisley to Monte Carlo in old London cab

Jean-Marie Herman will depart from Paisley for the Riviera in a vintage London taxi. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Jean-Marie Herman will depart from Paisley for the Riviera in a vintage London taxi. Picture: Jeff Holmes

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RALLY driver Jean-Marie ­Herman, 64, from Belgium, will be setting out for glory behind the wheel of a London taxi – in the 2016 Monte Carlo Classic Rally – leaving from Paisley on 27 January next year.

In 1961, ex-F1 driver Tony Brooks and navigator Willy Cave (also pictured) piloted the same make – a 1950s Austin FX3 – of cab from Scotland to the Riviera, capturing media attention in the 2,800km race across Europe.

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