Boness Results 100808

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.

Douglas Turner in his JP

Richard Bishop Miller demonstrates the Cooper Mk II.




Photos courtesy of John Crae

Report by Richard Bishop-Miller