2017 Trophy winners

Well done to the trophy winners for 2017
Fastest Time by Pre-1953 car Dr M R Chassels Trophy:  Alex Hewitson
Fastest Time pre 1970 single seater car A C Goodfellow Trophy:  Andrew Paterson
Fastest Time by a Vintage car (pre 1931) Bo’ness Cup:  Nicholas Rossi
Fastest Time by a Bo’ness Historic Vehicle Jimmy Gibbon Trophy: Alex Hewitson
Fastest time by a Bo’ness Veteran Phil Chapman Trophy:  Tom Richardson
Fastest Time by an “A series” engined car Brian McLuckie Trophy: Stephen Muir
Fastest Time by a “Special” Jack Fisher Trophy: William Millard
Fastest time by a BHCR club member:  John Albiston
Best Prepared Vehicle Speakman Shield: Bill Lambie
Oliver Sear Trophy Spirit of the Meeting: Alan Croft 

FTD: Andrew Paterson [Sat/Sun]
SFTD: William Millard [Sat/Sun]
TFTD: Robert Bremmer Sat/Sun]

Travelling to The Bo’ness Revival?

We have various options –

1 – bring your car and park FREE in Kinneil Estate – the car park is 25% bigger this year.

2 – bring your car to our Park and Ride and get a bus to the event FREE. Park and Ride is at Bo’ness Academy EH51 9AS.

3 – leave the car at home and get a train to Linlithgow and hitch a FREE ride on our Shuttle Bus to the event.

Please be aware the bus schedule is around 45 minutes turn around, which at busy times can be slightly longer.   

Competitor: Dropping off and arrival times

The paddock will be open from 12pm on Friday for you early birds that want to drop off your cars without pressure of time restrictions. Security will be patrolling the paddock and site to keep an eye on things from Friday onward. It really helps the event run smoothly if we can get as many cars on site before the rush on Saturday morning.

For the ones that cannot make Friday then please have your car in place by 8am so the paddock is clear of trailers and excess traffic. Where possible support vehicles can be parked near your race car for those emergency repairs over the weekend.
Sign On: From 8.15
Scrutineering: from 8.15 in situ
Drivers Briefing: 9.00
Practice Starts: 9.15

Please give yourself enough time to walk the track as it is worth seeing where the new barriers and the location of the bails [so you can miss them 😉 ] Have a safe journey and we will see you bright and early

Early Bird Spectator Tickets 2017

Spectator entry tickets are now available for purchase from our on-line shop. For the first time we have change the price of the ticket to reflect the activities on each day.  As there are more classic cars on show on Sunday the prices are as follows:

Saturday early bird                      Sunday early bird  
1 x ticket £10                                  1 x ticket £15
2 x ticket £15                                  2 x ticket £22.50
3 x ticket £20                                  3 x ticket £30
4 x ticket £25                                  4 x ticket £40
5 x ticket £30                                  5 x ticket £50

Tickets will be on sale until  29th August, Tickets Will be posted out day after purchase.

On the day tickets will be the full price of  £10 on Saturday and £15 on Sunday with no bulk discounts

They can be purchased form the shop: Spectator-entry-tickets-2017 

Travelling to The Bo’ness Revival?

We have various options –

1 – bring your car and park FREE in Kinneil Estate – the car park is 25% bigger this year.

2 – bring your car to our Park and Ride and get a bus to the event FREE. Park and Ride is at Bo’ness Academy EH51 9AS.

3 – leave the car at home and get a train to Linlithgow and hitch a FREE ride on our Shuttle Bus to the event.

Entry list and Final Regs are now live

What a event it will be, with a 20% increase in entrants we have not just managed for the third consecutive time to hit the 100 Mark but smash it. The final entry list contains 118 drivers and 108 cars. ranging from pre war to the tail end of 73. We are already hard at work getting the track in shape for the coming racing, so If you have not done so already check out the final entry list, and paddock layout in the downloads.

Please check back before the event for any last minute changes to the paddock layout.

Park ‘n’ Ride Scheme – Sunday 11:30am – 5:30pm

We are proud to announce that this year we have added a Park ‘n’ Ride service for spectators on the Sunday. We have kindly been given permission to use the Bo’ness academy’s car park. The service will run from 11.30am to 5.30pm on the Sunday with a bus shuttling between the Park ‘n’ Ride and the event.  Barring traffic the Bus will be dropping off and picking up every half an hour, and as with all our carbon reducing features the service will be free.

Bo’ness academy is located at: Gauze Rd, Bo’ness EH51 9AS

 

 

Shuttle service running from Linlithgow railway station

We are very pleased to announce that we have a minibus shuttle service running from Linlithgow railway station. This means you can attend the event entirely by public transport from anywhere in the UK by getting a train to Linlithgow and then the shuttle bus to and from the venue.
There will be two buses running at approximate 30 minute intervals between the station and Kinneil Estate and then back again. The first bus will leave at 09.30 and the last will leave at 16.30 hrs on both Saturday and Sunday. There is no charge to use the bus – it is a free service.
Anyone can use the buses, and if you can find parking in Linlithgow then please feel free to use the shuttle bus service to Kinneil Estate and back.

Can you help?

As you can imagine, setting up an event like the Bo’ness hill climb takes a lot of time and resources. The Thursday and Friday just before the event are crazy busy, getting signs in place, setting up the paddock and erecting the commentators huts [yep we have to do that as well] there is a fair amount of setting up Gazebos and fences as well. If you are free on either of these days and would like to offer your time, then please drop me an e-mail and I can add you to the list of able bodies. alex@bonesshillclimb.org.uk

Hill climb entry 2017 – Now Full

Well that did not take very long, entries to the 2017 Bo’ness hill Climb are now Full. In fact we have stretched out the entries and squeezed a few more in due to the overwhelming interest.
However due to the nature of Classic cars breaking down from time to time, we are accepting names to be put on a reserve list in case anyone pulls out. Names like the entries will be held in the order they are received. So if you missed getting your entry in,  please contact Alex Hazlewood for more information about the reserve list and how it work: alex@bonesshillclimb.org.uk

Drive Scotland – The Teenage Cancer Trust.

Alan Biggar successfully completed his marathon mile trip round the coast of Scotland and finished with a gentle run up the Hill at Bo’ness and a photo session in front of Kinneil House. Alan gave us this report on his 1800 mile drive in his 1957 Morgan .

We had a great send off from the Stirling and District Classic Car Club annual show at Bridge of Allan and smooth run to Macduff. Day 2 started with the front nearside side light trying to fall off followed by a puncture on leaving Elgin. Front offside tyre destroyed, quick change and only 10 minutes late arriving at Dingwall Academy. Impossible to get a replacement spare tyre the correct size, so had to opt for a smaller tyre and tube. Fortunately no further punctures, if there had been matching tyres would have to have been fitted on the rear as Morgan has an LSD.
Ferries to Orkney and Shetland went smoothly, Alan had to arrange an emergency dental appointment in Lerwick! Then back to the mainland and long drive from Scrabster to Portree on Skye. While on Skye it became clear that the Kenlowe fan was not working correctly, so Simon Scott wired it so it was permanently on for the rest of the Drive, which was exactly another week.
A good journey down the Outer Hebrides in the rain, safe return to Oban and car running well on Islay and Jura, again wet on Jura. Looped round Kintyre Peninsula but no run up the Rest and Be Thankful Hillclimb courtesy of torrential rain! All well through Glasgow but car breaks down 20 miles short of Stranraer, fortunately sun shining and managed to coast to a halt in a lay-by on the other side of road. Hugh Brown and Brett, a domestic appliance electrical engineer sitting in his van, use an old bit of cable to connect the coil to the battery by the rear axle and car makes it to Hotel an hour late, Hugh turning the engine off from the passenger seat with a switch in the makeshift cable! Next morning electrical engineers in Stranraer find a spade connector has slipped off the rear of the battery isolation switch, all well again.
Afternoon of the second last day and engine will not start after refuelling at Hawick, push start required. Final morning in Eyemouth another push start, again at Duns, at Kinglass Fields in Bo’ness, at the Bo’ness Revival Hillclimb and finally at the Inchyra Hotel. Despite all this the Drive ends on schedule, total driven miles being 1,812 taking the distance covered by the 4 Drives (2008, 2011, 2013 and 2017) to 10,412 open top Morgan miles for Teenage Cancer Trust. Oh yes, and one secret bit of information, the average age of the Drive Scotland team in 2017 was 65.2!
A huge thank you to all the sponsors/donors/supporters/helpers, the fund remains open for donations.

Alan Biggar

Discounted tickets Ignition 2017  

IGNITION 2017 – Scotland’s biggest automotive showcase – will celebrate all things motoring with a specially constructed street circuit giving fans the unique opportunity to get up close to the sights, sounds and smells of everything from rally, Historic Formula 1 and supercars to classic cars, motorbikes and more.

This year IGNITION will pay homage to Scotland’s rich rally heritage by uniting some of the sports’ most famous icons. Boasting an impressive nine World Rally Championships between them, legends Ari Vatanen, Miki Biasion, Juha Kankkunen, Stig Blomqvist and Markku Alen will bring their championship winning cars to the streets of Glasgow for an unmissable rally spectacle.

We are delighted to have teamed up with IGNITION to offer our members a discounted general admission ticket on any day of choice for just £21.50. To purchase your discounted ticket, simply follow the links below depending on what day you want to go and enter CCLUBS promotional code upon checkout!

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Saturday
Sunday

Update: The Bo’ness Revival Classic

 

With just 3-months to go to the Revival and 8-weeks to the final closing date for entry to the Bo’ness Classic it is good time for an update as to the current situation.

Club and Individual entries are now coming in at a steady rate so if you are considering entering the Classic please do not hold off for too long, as when the available spaces are filled the entry list shall be closed, even if that is prior to the noted closing date. We are on target to meet our maximum number of entrants, which is 400-cars in the Showfield on Sunday 3rd of September.

The Bo’ness Classic is a full weekend event, starting off on Saturday morning when the Bo’ness to Balmaha Road Run and Bo’ness Saltire Trophy depart from Bo’ness town centre from around 10.00. The Road Run is a gentle convoy type drive whereas the Saltire Trophy shall be an MSA sanctioned event, but without the requirement for a competition licence. The Trophy shall consist of a Road Book with Code Boards and other references to identify, Autotest type competitons and Regularity sections, it all promises to be an interesting concept with a wide range of competing cars spanning almost a century of motoring. Plans are well advanced for road closures in the town and when the expected 60 or so cars have departed there will be a Street Fayre event in the town centre. Due to Saturday being an active awayday there will not be as many cars on display in the Showfield at the Hillclimb track as there will be on Sunday, so please bear this in mind if you are specifically visiting the Classic on Saturday.

Sunday will be a busy day with the focus on the Arena which will see action by way of the ‘Carkhana’ competition, plus interviews and presentations all under the control of our knowledgeable MC’s. An interesting feature will be the final element of the Bo’ness Saltire Trophy, a Regularity drive up the Hillclimb track during the Hillclimb lunchbreak, which shall see some unlikely cars tackle the Bo’ness hill. There will be a wide array of cars on display on the various club stands, ranging from a Triumph TR3S which has competed at Le Mans on the TR Register stand, to the Jaguar Heritage Trust Jaguar XJ220 on the Jaguar Drivers Club Stand. Both the TR Register and Jaguar Drivers Club are involved with the Bo’ness Revival Classic in that they are sponsoring various activities and are hosting their Scottish national events under the umbrella of the Revival Classic. All of the trophies for the Bo’ness Revival Classic are generously being supplied by the TR Register and JDC and in addition both clubs are sponsoring their respective classes in the Revival Hillclimb..

The Bo’ness Revival is a truly unique event with the Bo’ness Hillclimb and the Bo’ness Classic running side by side and providing a range of interest for spectators and entrants alike.

If you would like to enter the Bo’ness Revival Classic, participate in the Bo’ness to Balmaha Road Run or enter the Bo’ness Saltire Trophy please contact Cliff McKinnon at cliff@bonesshillclimb.org.uk for any information and an entry form.

The Bo’ness Revival Classic

The action event for enthusiasts, organised by enthusiasts

17 days, 65 Entries and counting, time to get your skates on.

Since the entries went live on the 3rd of May we have be bombarded with new and returning drivers to compete in this years Bo’ness Hill Climb as of the 21st of May we are now up to 65 entries, this beats last years fantastic response, one we thought would never been beaten.  If you are a returning driver then you will be aware the paddock is a fixed size and we are limited to 110 entries.

Spaces are disappearing fast so get your skates on and get your entry in. A list of the current entries is: here

 

Applications can be made either by our online form or ‘old school’ via post. The supplementary reg’s and paper application can be found in our downloads section

We prefer all entries to be electronic so in case you want to pay by cheque we have added this option along with paypal, which can be chosen at checkout.

Online payments are taken via PayPal, or standard Visa/ Visa Debit/ Master Card

T-Shirts

For online entries only we are offering one of the New 2017 T-shirts at a discounted rate of £10, simply select the option at the end of your entry application, and the item will be added to your total.

Entries for the 10th Bo’ness Hill climb are now open

 

We  are now accepting entries for the 10th Bo’ness Hill Climb Revival.

Even though we have extended the paddock area to take more cars, we are expecting this to be the third year where entries outstrip the availability.

Applications can be made either by our online form or ‘old school’ via post. The supplementary reg’s and paper application can be found in our downloads section

We prefer all entries to be electronic so in case you want to pay by cheque we have added this option along with paypal, which can be chosen at checkout.

Online payments are taken via PayPal, or standard Visa/ Visa Debit/ Master Card

T-Shirts

For online entries only we are offering one of the New 2017 T-shirts at a discounted rate of £10, simply select the option at the end of your entry application, and the item will be added to your total.

Bo’ness Revival T-Shirt 2017

We are pleased to announce our new T-shirt design for the 2017 Season. The Bo’ness Hill Climb has now been in existence in its current form for 10 years and we decided a make over was well overdue.  To incorporate the growing and successful Classic car show in the name we decided to change the brand and bring the hill climb and car show under one name.

As such we are very pleased with the new Bo’ness Revival logo and as such thought this year it should take pride of place on our T-shirts. We have expanded the range of sizes to include female and kids and placed it pride of place on a Black, Red and light Blue Cotton T-shirt. We hope you like it as much as we do.

Saturday 2nd Sept BBQ for Competitors and Classic Car Show.

We know some of you are keen to get your entry in for the Bo’ness Revival, however until the Track licence and permit is sent to us from the MSA, we are unable able to take entries,
As soon as these arrived we are good to go and entries will be made live.

While you are waiting for that, you may want to bag yourself a ticket for the BBQ which we will be organizing for the Saturday night. This is open to Hill Climb Drivers, crew and entrants to the classic car show.   Numbers are limited to the size of the Gazebo [about 100]  so they are being sold on a first come first served bases.

There will be good food,[ including a Hog roast],  music and plenty of racing chat. All this for a very reasonable £10

Details regarding times etc will follow,  but we expect to kick it off after the prize giving.

Tickets can be purchased from: here

Stirling and District Classic Car Club Show

 

Once again we will have a stand at the Stirling and District Classic Car Club Show on the 14th of May to help promote the Bo’ness Revival in the area. Our stand will have space for 4-cars and a gazebo so we are looking for a varied display of cars which compete at the Bo’ness Hillclimb and participate in the Bo’ness Classic.

If you would be willing to have your car on display please contact Cliff McKinnon at cliff@bonesshillclimb.org.uk and we can arrange details. The Stirling show is a major event attracting a large number of entrants and spectators and is an ideal opportunity to let people see what the Bo’ness Revival is all about, Bo’ness is not just a Hillclimb or a Show, it is a celebration of motoring history.

Alan Biggar Charity Drive


We are delighted to support Alan Biggar in his latest fund raising venture for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Alan will be driving his 1957 Morgan Plus 4 all round Scotland in an epic road trip of around 2000 miles and incorporates no less than twelve ferry crossings.

Alan’s twelve day journey will start at Bridge of Allan and will finish at Bo’ness Hill Climb on the 26th May.

You can read about Alan’s trip by downloading the flyer which includes details for charity donations.

 

Speedex painting at Bo’ness

I have been contacted by Felix Sears, a Bo’ness member who has shared a painting that was recently done of him in his Speedex coming up the Bo’ness track last year.  The painting was created from a photo taken on the day and I think has turned out very well.  The Artist’s name is Andrew Kitson ( andrewkitson.com )  who specializes in Motor racing painting.

Thank you Felix, for sharing the painting.

 

 

Saltire Rally Club Seeking Marshals

 

Saltire Rally Club are still seeking marshals for the 2017 Saltire Classic Rally being held on 5th March 2017.

The event this year will start and finish at the Scotland’s Hotel, Pitlochry

The event consists of a 100 mile road event, which will include 18 tests and 4 Regularities on a variety of surfaces. The rally will finish back at the Scotland’s Hotel in Pitlochry where a two course meal will be laid on for all marshals. If you are available to help out on the day, or if you know of anyone who would be willing to help could you please let the Saltire rally club know by one of the following means.
Email: tom.wilson@lanscot.com
Phone: 01555 666084 / 07725 652994

2017 membership now Available

We are now accepting memberships for 2017. The membership fee is £30 for 2017. Forms can be downloaded for members renewing and for enthusiasts who would like to join BHCR. Renewal forms have been sent out to all members but you can download the attached form now to renew your membership or join the club.

For those with computers payments can now be made via the website. Payments are taken by paypal

Although the minimum entry fee is £30 there is no maximum fee! The club’s committed policy of improving the Revival Meeting from one year to the next means that we require more funds to carry out the improvements necessary. Our focus for 2017 will be to extend the paddock parking areas and look at ways of improving the overall layout of the venue to make access for spectators easier. All this eats into our Club’s funds, so more than ever your Membership Fee is very important to the club and any additional contributions will be most welcome.”

BHCR Membership Benefits

  • Free spectator entry to the Revival Meetings on production of your Membership Card
  • Membership of an MSA and SACU approved club with membership card
  • A quarterly Bulletin available only to members and not available on the BHCR website.
  • A copy of the annual full colour souvenir photo-book of the Revival Meeting
  • Two BHCR window stickers advertising the 2017 Revival meeting
  • A reduction of £5 from the entry fee for each of the hill climbs (£10)
  • The opportunity to assist the club up to and during  the 2017 Revival Meeting
  • Your Membership Fee helps to maintain, support and improve the oldest Scottish Motor Racing venue

To join either fill in the forms below or use the online form :

Existing members renewal form (2017)

New Members application form (2017)


The 2017 Bo’ness Revival

The  date for the 10th Revival Meeting has been Confirmed as the 2nd and 3rd of September 2017. Make sure you mark this date in your diary as you won’t want to miss Scotland’s biggest and best historic motor racing event.

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Super photo by Jim Moir.
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