|Bo'ness Revival 9th/10th August 2008|
| The last time Bo’ness hillclimb took place on the Kinnel Estate near Edinburgh was 42 years ago in 1966, a very wet day in August saw the first Revival meeting on this historic hill organised by the Bo’ness Hill Climb Revival and Falkirk Council (the owners of the Kinnel Estate). |
The revival of racing a Bo’ness brought out a large number of spectators considering the poor weather who were treated to a good range of historic motors on the original but somewhat shortened track, the bottom paddock from the original start through the court yard – dodging the houses and passed Kinnel House to the shortened finish.
Of the entry of 50 or so there were 2 Cooper Mk8 V-twins; Terry Wright in the supercharged Walton Cooper Mk8 and David Fyfe, and 2 500’s; Richard Bishop Miller in the 1948 Cooper Mk2 (back at Bo’ness after 60 years) and Douglas Turner at his very 1st outing in a JP 500, plus Vernon Williamson had brought down the GS I Squanderbug and his 2 JP’s, but as he was Clerk of Course they weren't used in anger.
Photos courtesy of John Crae www.jcrae.smugmug.com
Report by Richard Bishop-Miller