14th Bo’ness revival and results

The 2021 Bo’ness Revival sponsored by Cask 88 crosses the finish line! A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the Revival happen this year, sometimes even when it felt like it was against the odds.
A massive thanks to all of the drivers who entered, without whom there is no Revival, and all of those who support the entrants to let them compete.
As always, we all owe every marshal at Bo’ness and every other motorsport event a huge cheer and thank you because they are the absolute backbone of motorsport. Without them, none of us can race or spectate at the events we love. They’re all too modest to say it or think it, but they are our orange-clad superheroes!
A big thank you to all of the officials, MUK staff, safety and recovery crews who help us run Bo’ness Revival in a safe, efficient way.
Thanks also to all you who came along and spectated – when we started planning the 2021 event we didn’t even know if we’d be allowed there, never mind spectators, so thanks for sticking with us!
We also owe a great, big thank to you everyone at Monklands Sporting Car Club for hosting the 2021 Revival and making us so welcome. Forrestburn is a brilliant track and all of the competitors thoroughly enjoyed themselves. If you’ve not driven there, get yourself entered for an event in 2022!
Lastly, an enormous thank you to everyone at our generous and ever jovial sponsor Cask 88. You are an absolute dream to work with and have been so kind and helpful in the run-up to the Revival and over the weekend. If anyone has still to order their bottle of the Cask 88 Revival whisky, get a move on as they are shifting fast and are sure to be a collector’s item with Colin McLachlan’s superb Moose Austin Seven special on the label!
Thank you one and all. Now, planning for the 2022 Bo’ness Revival begins – see you there!

Final Regulations and entry list

Final Regulations and entry list

Well we got here in the end, and i am delighted to release the Final Reg’s and entry list for the Cask 88, 14Th Bo’ness Revival “on tour @ MSCC” 

If you are planning on camping over the weekend  at the venue can you please contact Alex Hazlewood alex@bonessrevival.co.uk so we can plan a space for you.

We will be onsite from 12pm on the Friday getting things setup, so if you want to drop off your car in advance of the weekend then feel free. The gate will be closed at 5pm. If you need access after this let Alex Know and we can arrange something for you.

If you are dropping of your car on the Friday again please email Alex, if there is a significant number and there is no one / limited people people camping we will be getting security for the Friday / Saturday night to keep an eye on things.

Please be aware that cars are left at your own risk even if security is on site.

Gates will be be opening from 7.30am  on Saturday and racing will start at 10am so you have plenty of time to get setup and have a bacon roll.

Due to the number of entries and as long as there are no serious incidents and good weather  we will hope to give you at least 5 runs [2 practice and 3 timed]  but possibly one additional timed run  on top of this.

The Final Regs, entry list and paddock layout can be downloaded from here:

Have a good journey and we will see you next week.

Bo’ness Revival Whisky revealed

We’re delighted and very proud to reveal the Bo’ness Hillclimb 14th Revival Commemorative Bottling from our sponsor Cask 88. The limited edition bottle is a 14-year old Croftengea Single Cask malt and only 100 bottles will be available.

Back in 2007, as the plans for the first Bo’ness Revival were getting underway, this spirit was distilled, and filled into a refill Bourbon Hogshead (#254), at Loch Lomond distillery in Alexandria. After 14 years of maturation, this peated variant of the distillery’s usual produce has developed notes of sweet buttered popcorn, the scent of an open fire, and herbaceous notes, which come together to form a well-rounded Highland dram.

If you take a look at the label, you’ll get strong notes of Castrol R and Austin 7 from the unique Moose Special, driven by Colin McLachlan at Bo’ness. Each bottle costs £97 and is an instant collector’s item, though we can also recommend tasting the contents.

Cask 88 is the sponsor of the Bo’ness Revival and is a whisky cask specialist that offers buyers the opportunity to select, purchase, label and package their own exclusive whisky drawn from the finest Scottish whisky casks. The company founders have been trading collectible single malt since 1987 and opened the Asia office in 2013; now Cask 88 offers a wide selection of old and rare casks from world-renowned distilleries, and provides end-to-end care that includes cask procurement and storage, bespoke packaging design and bottling services. An extensive inventory and expansive global network provide an unparalleled selection of fine whiskies, which attracts a wide clientele from London, Hong Kong and Beijing to New York.


Get your entries in! – Entries Open

Entries to the 2021 Bo’ness Revival are now open and there are classes to suit all types of classic car.
The 2021 event will be held at Forrestburn Speed Hill Climb due to Covid restrictions making it not viable to hold the Revival at its traditional home on the Kinneil Estate. Our thanks go to the Monklands Sporting Car Club for the help with organising this year’s event.
However, the spirit of Bo’ness will be just as strong as ever with a wide range of classes and cars competing on the 1030-metre course with a maximum gradient of 1-in-4.
Demand is strong for entries to the 2021 Bo’ness Revival, so entry early to avoid disappointment. Entries are via the Bo’ness Revival website



The 2021 Bo’ness Revival will take place at the Forrestburn Speed Hill Climb near Harthill. It will be held on a date yet to be confirmed but we hope to keep the original date of 4th-5th September 2021

The change in venue away from Bo’ness’ historic home at the Kinneil Estate is due to the ongoing difficulties presented by Covid-19 restrictions. With the cost of holding an event at Kinneil too onerous for the BHCR, the committee decided to look at alternative venues rather than cancel again in 2021.

After friendly discussions with the Monklands Sporting Car Club, it has been agreed to run a classics-only event at Forrestburn under the Bo’ness banner. The hillclimb will give competitors the chance to enjoy their cars in a competitive environment at one of Scotland’s best hillclimb tracks.

Due to ongoing concerns about Covid-19, the event will be open only to entrants, with no spectators to ensure the safety of all attending.

We are determined as long as restrictions allow to make sure this event goes ahead.  If you have not raced at Monklands before you are in for a real treat. 

Further information will be confirmed as soon as we have it and entries will open as soon as possible.

Monklands Sporting Car Club

The track layout was designed by the original MSCC committee members (Marion and Brian Hopkins, Stephen Kay, Gordon McRobbie and Willie Miller) with assistance from Derek Ongaro of the RAC MSA, former Scottish Hill Climb Champion Kenny Allan with advice from many others on safety and marshal requirements.

The track is 1030 metres in length rising from 221m to 246m AOD with a maximum gradient of 1:4.

The track has been used as a film set on a number of occasions, including the 39 Steps (2008) in which Forrestburn supplemented other Scottish locations.