VENUE CHANGE FOR 2021
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.
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.
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...
VENUE CHANGE FOR 2021 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’...
We are now accepting memberships for 2021. The membership fee is £30 for 2021. 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...
After a lot of discussion and soul-searching, it’s with heavy hearts that we have decided to cancel the 2020 Bo’ness Revival and Classic. In light of Motorsport UK cancelling all events until at least the end of June, we are unable to plan an event that takes many months to organise to make it as successful and safe as possible for competitors, entrants, marshals, organisers and visitors. We hope you understand and everyone involved with the Revival is humbled by the support you have shown throughout this situation that none of us could have predicted.
We’d also like to thank all of our sponsors who have been unstinting in their support for the Revival and without whom we simply couldn’t run the event.
We will be refunding entry fees to those who have already paid for the Classic. Any Hillclimb competitor can also be refunded, defer their entry to 2021 or gift their entry fee to the club, we wil lbe in touch about this in the near future,
However, this is far from the end of the Revival and Bo’ness Hill Climb Revival Club. We are already looking to the 2021 event and how we can make it the best Revival yet. Much of the planning that has gone into this year’s event will be carried over and we have plenty of other ideas too.
We will continue with our regular Facebook posts celebrating the great drivers, cars and people of past Revivals. Kenny Baird has plenty more of his history of Bo’ness Hillclimb to come and we also have our virtual Breakfast Club meeting this Sunday from 10am right here on the Bo’ness Revival Facebook page. Make sure you drop by with a cuppa, bacon roll and ready to chat about all things classic and hillclimb.
There are also other events we have planned for later in the year that we’ll keep you up to speed on as and when the unfolding situation allows.
In the meantime, all of us at the Bo’ness Revival ask that you stay safe, keep well and we send our best wishes. We look forward to seeing you all again in good health and cheer very soon.
Due to the current advised recommendations, we have cancelled the physical meet up this month [29th march] . we are investigating a virtual chat on facebook. More to follow