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. email@example.com
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 onwards. 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
Have a safe journey and we will see you bright and early
What a event it will be, with a 20% increase in entrants we have not just managed for the fourth consecutive time to hit the 100 Mark but smash it. The final entry list contains 123 drivers and 114 cars. ranging from pre war to the tail end of 83. 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.
We have reached the magic number of entries and we are now officially full. Entries will stay open until the event but from this point on, any new entries will be added to a reserve list and will not be guaranteed a place in the event . We tend to have a drop out of around 5% so all is not lost if you have not entered.
if you would like to discuss entering and want to know where you are in the reserve list feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Distance Award Gerrie De Vrieze, Jaguar XJS Convertible from The Netherlands.
Spirit of the Event Award The Saltire Rally Club, without whose tremendous work the Bo’ness Saltire Trophy would not have been possible.
The Bo’ness Carkhana Champion Mike Forbes, Triumph TR3A.
Club Stand Competition Champions – Jaguar Drivers Club.
Runners-Up – The Triumph Sports Six Club
Third Place – MGCC Caledonian Centre
The Barry and Nancy Crichton Award for the Best Individual Entry Roy Barker, Triumph Roadster
The Bo’ness Saltire Trophy Champion – Scott Clements / Emma Steeley, Clan Crusader
Runners-Up – Ian Dixon / Maurice Miller, MGB GT
Third Place – Chris Donnachie / Colin Leask, Triumph TR7 V8
Car of the Event Only cars which had completed either of the Road Events were eligible for this award Champion – Ian Tomlinson, Triumph Italia
Runner-Up – Ken Shipley, Jaguar XK150
Third Place – Martin Fairbairn, Singer 9 Le Mans
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]
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.