Bo’ness Hill Climb Revival Ltd are pleased to announce Peoples Ford are once again our main commercial partner for 2017.
For the first time, the Revival will be running a Historic Road Rally as part of the event. This will see thirty historic rally cars leave Bo’ness town centre on a ninety-mile circular route via The Trossachs before returning to Kinneil Estate.
The associated classic car show has also reached its maximum number of entries with 360 different types of vehicles on display and in action on our Show Field.
The two-day event takes place at Kinneil Estate on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of September and features a range of legendary cars from as early as 1913 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
· Historic Road Rally on Saturday
· A huge classic car show
· Trade village
· Children’s rides and attractions
· Specialist food and craft market
Entry to the event is £10 for adults on Saturday and £15 on Sunday. Entry 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 2017 Bo’ness Revival is funded by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland's Events Directorate.
Stuart Turner, Head of EventScotland, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Bo’ness Revival for the third year through our National Events Programme. The event continues to go from strength-to-strength, and it is exciting to see the inclusion of the Historic Road Rally to what is already one of Scotland’s biggest and best historic motor racing events. Scotland is the perfect stage for events, and this year’s Bo’ness Revival will no doubt provide a wonderful weekend of racing action and excitement for spectators.”
Kenny Baird, Chairman of BHCR said: " This year we have even more attractions for visitors to enjoy with not only the famous hill climb competition but also our associated road rally for the Saltire Trophy, our historic Road Run plus action all day on Sunday in the Show Ring with the classic Carkhana.”
This year the annual Speed Hill Climb has a maximum entry of 120 competitors from all over the UK and Ireland. Action takes place on the exciting and historic hill climb track which hosted the very first British Championship event seventy years ago in May 1947.