It is with a great deal of sadness that I’m sending out this message. After considerable discussion and deliberation among the committee of the Bo’ness Revival, we have concluded it is now no longer viable for the club to continue.
The primary aim of the club is to stage a hillclimb at Kinneil. This is no longer possible to run to the high quality we have come to expect over the years due to the steep rise in costs during 2022, and we see no prospect of this changing in the future. It would not be possible to run an event to this standard that is enjoyable for competitors, classic car show entrants, officials, organisers, spectators and, of course, the marshals who we all rely on so much. As a consequence of this, we are now closing the club and offering any member a full refund of their 2022 membership fee and any donation made to those who want it. Anyone who wishes to leave their money in the club, the remaining amount will be donated appropriately when all other costs have been settled. There will be no hillclimb at Forrestburn.
At the beginning of 2022, we had every expectation of returning to Kinneil to run the Bo’ness Revival. Unfortunately, the sudden rise in the cost of fuel, living costs, and wages have all impacted on many of our suppliers. The last thing we want as a club, and as a responsible business, is to go into an event knowing we cannot pay our bills.
We have been very fortunate that a couple of individuals have made extremely generous offers of financial support. However, this would still not be sufficient to bridge the gap between what we could afford and the likely cost of running the event in the format and to the standard we would want.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support over the years with the Bo’ness Revival. It has been an absolute pleasure to serve on the committee and play a very small part in making the Revival such a superb event in previous years. I’d also like to thank Cask 88 for their unwavering support throughout 2021 and 2022.
As many of you will know, there is a plan to run a much smaller event at Kinneil by the Bo’ness Sporting Automobile Club. We wish them every success for this year and in the future.
Bo’ness Hill Climb Revival