Boness Hill Climb Revival

Shuttle service running from Linlithgow railway station

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.
The shuttle buses have been funded by Event Scotland.

Bo’ness Motoring Heritage Weekend

With only a few days to go to the closing date for entries planning for the Motoring Heritage Weekend is almost complete. Twenty clubs, including a good number of individual entries, will be present with over 200-classics in attendance. 

There is a full programme of activities starting off with the ‘2-Hills Road Run’ which will see over 40-cars making the pilgrimage from Bo’ness to the legendary Rest and Be Thankful where the convoy has been granted permission to drive up the famous old Hillclimb course.

Saturday night will see the Bo’ness Dinner at the Macdonald Inchyra where Hillclimb and Heritage Weekend entrants will be able to meet and chat about the days experiences.

Sunday will be a busy day with activities in the new for this year  Bo’ness Heritage Showring where ‘Ringmeister’ Wayne Scott will commentate on the inter-club driving skills test, conduct interviews with owners of interesting cars and announce the presentation of trophies for the Bo’ness Concours, Driving Skills Challenge, Club Stand competition and the other awards on offer.

The aim of the Heritage Weekend is to make a departure from the normal static car show and provide entrants the opportunity to have an active weekend enjoying their cars for what they were originally intended. 

The Bo’ness Speed Hillclimb and Motoring Heritage Weekend is unique in Scotland, if not the UK as a whole, so come along and join the experience
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Ignition (Festival of Motoring SECC Glasgow 5-7th August 2016)

The inaugural year of this show was the largest motoring show to be staged in Scotland for at least 10 years, with huge crowds attending.
It created the first ever Formula 1 street circuit in Scotland and a line-up of some of the biggest names in the world of motor sport. A remarkable collection of supercars and bikes, classic cars and the Top Gear Live stunt team. Jimmy McRae, 5 times British Rally Champion opened the show. Entertaining everyone was the former Formula 1 winning driver, Mark Webber now racing with Porsche in the World Endurance Championship and was 2015 World Endurance Champion.

The Red Bull Racing Formula 1Team attended to fettle the V8 powered Red Bull RB7 over the weekend for Brazilian, Sergio Camara, who demonstrated the car on Friday. Scotland’s David Coulthard driving the car on Saturday and Sunday was the highlight of the live action - the sound of the car being amazing. This coupled with track action from Classic Formula 1 cars from 1982 Williams FW08, 1989 Camel Lotus type 101, 1993 Beneton 193B (ex. Michael Schumacher and ex Nelson Piquet ). The list goes on with Jimmy McRae, reigning British Touring Car Champion, Gordon Shedden  and , of course, the Stig.
All of the above delivering 5 hours of street circuit action each day –never seen in Scotland before. continuing track action with supercars, hot rods, historic and modern rally cars including Colin McRae’s Subaru Impreza.
Inside the halls 10 car clubs had stands - Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari Owners, Independent Porsche Enthusiasts , Jaguar Enthusiasts,  Lotus Seven, Mercedes Benz, Revival Saab Owners, Scottish Motor Racing Club and last but not least the MGCC Caledonian Centre Stand shared with the Bo’ness Hill Climb Revival.
There was great interest in our stand with the Cooper MG in the Centre flanked by 4 other MGs, 2 on either side, an MGA Twin Cam Coupe, MG TF, MG ZR Race car and an MG PA Midget.
The Hill Climb in September attracted a lot of attention. We handed out a huge number of 2 for 1 vouchers and leaflet on the event. We were told there were 8 thousand through the gates on Friday and 10-14 thousand on Saturday and around 8 thousand on Sunday.

Thanks to Nigel Galvin for helping on Thursday to set up and again on Friday with Kenny Baird and Brian Raeburn and Cliff McKinnon for his help on Sunday. Colin McLachlan, Nancy and Barry Crichton were there throughout the whole event.

The organisers were very pleased with the whole event and intend to run it again next year.
Barry Crichton( BHCR)

Can you help?

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. Iff 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. alex@bonesshillclimb.org.uk

Shuttle service running from Linlithgow railway station

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.
The shuttle buses have been funded by Event Scotland.

Entry list and Final Regs are now live

What a event it will be, with a 20% increase in entrants we have managed for the second time to hit the 100 Mark and then smash it. The final entry list contains 115 drivers and 105 cars. ranging from pre war to the tail end of 73. 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: here

As these have been released earlier than normal check back before the event for any last minute changes to the paddock layout.

The 2016 Peoples Ford Bo'ness Speed Hill Climb

We are delighted to announce Peoples Ford and the Ford Motor Company as the main commercial partner in our event.
Also we would like to that our other main commercial partners; Corecut, Lothian Trailer Centre, Murray Zenos, Chic Doig Sportscars, The Porsche Centre, and Race Automobilia Historics Collection.
In addition, we have gratefully received sponsorship in some form or another from the following business or organisations – Bernard Hunter Crane Hire, Stockans Oatcakes, George Marwick, E. Burgoyne and Sons, Morrisons of Stirling, Christians, Clydesdale Bank, Clelands, FWB, Gilson Gray, Knowepark Caravans, Revolutions Morgan, George Mackay, Autosmart, McLaren Cars, Veitchi, Yokohama, Classic Fabrications, DM Conversions, The TR Register, The Jaguar Drivers Club, Cuthell of Bo’ness, Tunnocks, Robertson Timber, TMS and Bill Dalgetty.

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Buy a BHCR T-shirt to support the club

We are delighted to announce that we are selling the 2016 Bo'ness T-shirt online for the first time. The T-shirts come in 2 designs. and 6 colours for the Great price of £12 [including postage]  head over to the Merchandise page to order one.

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Early bird discounted Spectator Tickets


Save yourself some money and purchase your Spectator tickets for the weekend in advance. For a limited time only we are offering some good discounts on these prepaid tickets. So what are you waiting for....Go get them now
Online payments are taken via PayPal, or standard Visa/ Visa Debit/ Master Card. Tickets can be purchased on the day at our normal rate of £10 per person.

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Ignition show SECC Glasgow 5-7 August

Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival will feature at the upcoming IGNITION show at the SECC Glasgow on 5 – 7 August. We will be sharing a stand with the MG Car Club Caledonian Centre. Please come along and say hello if you are attending
As well as paying homage to some of the world’s finest motor sporting heroes, the IGNITION show will showcase all aspects of motoring.
The specially constructed street circuit will be in action all weekend including appearances from Jimmy McRae in Colin McRae's original Subaru and some of Europes top drifters from Team Japspeed featuring Shane Lynch. IGNITION is the perfect weekend to view displays of classic cars, supercars, rally cars, motorcycles and other extreme vehicles. Weekend features include Mark Webber, David Coulthard and the Red Bull Racing Formula One Team, The Top Gear Stunt Team led by Paul Swift, Top Gear Magazine Performance Grid, live action zone, exhibitor areas and more.
see here for more information http://www.ignitionfestival.co.uk/the-show
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2016 Jim Clark Award 

The Bo'ness Revival Committee were very proud to be awarded the 2016 Jim Clark Award - sponsored by Ford and chosen by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers. 

The award is for our significant contribution to Scottish Motorsport. This is the first time the award has been presented to a club; previous recipients have include Sir Jackie Steward, David Coulthard, Alan McNish, John Cleland, Colin McRae plus a host of others well known in motorsport circles.
An enormous amount of work has gone into organising and developing the Bo'ness Hill Climb over the past nine years. Kenny Baird and Bill Drysdale were proud to accept the award on behalf of everyone who has been involved at Bo'ness past and present.

“On behalf of the Bo’ness Hill Climb Revival committee, we are honored to receive the prestigious Jim Clark Award,” said Kenny Baird, chairman. “We are extremely proud of Scotland’s contribution to motor racing and it is very satisfying to see our hard work recognised in this way and we hope to build on this success in future years.”

Track improvements

This year we are changing the track layout by adding a new corner and finishing straight. The public car park will now be relocated to the area behind Kinneil House and spectators will no longer have to cross the track to enter the venue. This will result in much smoother running of the meeting with less delays and more smiles from spectators and drivers alike!

We are also moving the location of the classic car show to allow more cars to be displayed. details of the classic car show can be found here:

Entries for the 9th Bo'ness Hill climb - Are now live

We are now accepting entries for the 9th Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival. This includes both the racing cars and participants in the classic car show. Applications can be made either by our online form or 'old school' via post. Check out the download section for the paper application form or click here for the online web form. Online payments are taken via PayPal, or standard Visa/ Visa Debit/ Master Card

We have a lot planned for our 9th annual event, so watch this space for updates.

 

The 2016 Bo'ness Speed Hill Climb is seeking commercial partners or sponsors. 
We have an eight page Commercial Opportunities brochure available which details the various ways that a company or individual can get involved with the event. The full brochure can also be downloaded here. If you know of a business or person who may be interested then we would be delighted to send them a brochure and arrange for an informal chat about Bo'ness.
Please get in touch us through our contacts page and we will follow up any enquiries.

Now entering it’s Ninth year, The Bo’ness Speed Hill Climb is firmly established on the UK Historic motorsport calendar.
This years event on the 3rd and 4th September promises to be the most exciting yet and has attracted Global media coverage with Motors TV running a 96 minute special programme, which will be shown early in October. Such interest is hardly surprising , when you consider the rich history that surrounds the Hill Climb and the event will continue to feature a fantastic line up of cars and competitors from all over the UK, a Classic Car Show with trade stands and an Aerial display.
We are working hard to establish a truly memorable experience for the anticipated large crowds at the same time providing a meaningful marketing platform for your business to gain exposure and sales.
The ongoing success of the event needs your commercial partnership support and I can assure you that my team will strive to ensure that any level of involvement you have, will represent value for money and deliver a return on investment.

For 2016 we have provided a suite of commercial partnership options, all of which are designed to deliver fantastic branding exposure for more details please download our commercial brochure or contact Kenny Baird; kenny@bonesshillclimb.org.uk

 

 

The Bo’ness Dinner

A new feature for Bo’ness in 2016 is the addition of a Saturday night dinner at the Macdonald Inchyra Hotel. The dinner will be open to Hillclimb competitors and Motoring Heritage entrants with the intention of bringing together everyone involved with Bo’ness at an informal social event. Numbers for attending the dinner are limited so attendance will be on a purely first come first served basis. The cost of the dinner is £32.00 per person which is to be paid together with the entry fee to the Hillclimb.

 

 

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The 2016 Bo'ness Hill Climb

3rd and 4th September 2016

The date for the 2016, 9th Revival Meeting has been confirmed as the 3rd and 4th September. Make sure you mark this date in your diary as you won't want to miss Scotland's biggest and best historic motor racing event.

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2016 MEMBERSHIP NOW AVAILABLE

We are pleased to offer our members alternative payment methods for their annual subscription. It is now possible to pay using Paypal as well as the traditional method of paying by cheque.
We also hope to have a Direct Debit scheme set up very soon.

Payment methods

  • Pay with cheque: head over to the download section
  • For those among you who are computer savvy, the form can now be filled in online, with payments taken via pay pal.

The 2016 Bo'ness Hill Climb

3rd & 4th September 2016

The Proposaed date for the 2016, 9th Revival Meeting has been susgested as the 3rd and 4th September. Make sure you mark this date in your diary as you won't want to miss Scotland's biggest and best historic motor racing event.

To read last years (2015) news stories click here.....
To read last years (2014) news stories click here.....

 

 

BHCR and Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival are trading names of the Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival Limited
Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival Limited is a company registered in Scotland under Company Number SC345445
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