The Classic show field is filling up fast, be aware that there are only 8 weeks left to get your entry in.
Bo’ness Revival are sad to announce that Kenneth Laidlaw has passed away. Kenneth was a great friend of BHCR and had been an Honorary Member almost from the very inception of the Club. He was always a great help and source of experienced advice during the early years of the Revival – keeping us on the correct path with regards to MSA matters. He assisted the Bo’ness Committee for a lengthy period and also acted as the MSA Steward at our 2016 hill climb meeting.
Kenneth was a highly respected MSA official and acted in this capacity all over the UK. He was always smiling and always good company even when his health was failing him in recent years. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and worked with him.
Hiding between all the cars at last weekend event were a team of 10 camera man, recording the racing and paddock atmosphere at the Bo ‘ness Hill Climb, and the Historic Car Show. From the hours of footage they have created a 1 Hour & 36 Minute program, that will be broadcast on Motors TV. It will include highlights from the two days racing and interviews from past Bo ‘ness drivers.
Get those video recorders [showing my age] programmed and re-live a fantastic weekend of historic racing and amazing classic cars. . uk.motorstv.com is available on SKY and freeview
The First schedule will b on:
Sunday 15th October at 1 pm.
Last year the program was repeated almost 14 times due to its popularity so keep an eye on the schedule if you cannot make this one, i am sure you will have plenty of opportunities to catch it.
Sky channel 447 and Virgin Media channel 545.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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 email@example.com for any information and an entry form.
The Bo’ness Revival Classic
The action event for enthusiasts, organised by enthusiasts
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
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.