This year the annual Bo’ness Speed Hill Climb takes place on an upgraded track with one new exciting corner, a different finishing line position and new holding paddock location. Many changes have been made to the venue layout to ensure the meeting flows with fewer delays. The changes also mean extra improved spectator viewing points.
Our associated classic car show has been rebranded as the Bo’ness Motoring Heritage Weekend and will feature more cars and different types of vehicles on display than ever before.
The two-day event takes place at Kinneil Estate on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of September and features a range of legendary cars from as early as 1904 right through to the 1970s including AC, Lotus, Bentley, Morgan, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Porsche, Cooper and Triumph.
The Bo'ness Hill Climb was established in 1934 and racing regularly took place, including British Championship meetings, attracting top drivers from across the UK including Jim Clark, Sir Jackie Stewart, Peter Collins and Sir Stirling Moss, until 1966 when the track was closed.
In 2008, a group of dedicated enthusiasts (the Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival Ltd) re-opened the racing track with the help of Falkirk Council and staged the first competition at Kinneil for over 40 years.
This year, highlights include:
Historic racing action on both days
A huge classic car show
Children’s rides and attractions
Specialist food and craft market
Entry to the event is £10 for adults per day and is free to accompanied children under 15. Early Bird pre-event discounted tickets will be available online. Unaccompanied under 15s will not be allowed entry for safety reasons. Dogs cannot be admitted to the venue either.
Food outlets are available on site as well as memorabilia and trade stands and displays of classic cars and vintage vehicles of all ages.
The 2016 Bo’ness Speed Hill Climb is funded by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland's Events Directorate.
Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at VisitScotland said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Bo’ness Speed Hill Climb once again this year. Scotland is the perfect stage for motorsport events, and the two-day event will undoubtedly prove popular with visitors who will get the chance to see a variety of classic cars in the car show as well as enjoy the historic racing action, all within the fantastic setting of the Kinneil Estate.”
Kenny Baird, Chairman of BHCR said: "The event opens on Saturday 3rd September at 9.30 am for practice sessions with competition runs in the afternoon. This format is repeated on Sunday. The Heritage Weekend classic car show is also open on both days.
“Our new venue layout should prove popular with spectators and drivers alike plus the hugely expanded Heritage Weekend show is an attraction no-one wants to miss.”
Visitors should note that part of Kinneil Estate will be closed for the weekend. More information from -