It’s that time of the year again, the annual Bo’Ness Revival Classic Show and Hill Climb is just around the corner. Taking place during 1st – 2nd September, Scotland’s oldest motorsport venue is set to roar into life.
First used in 1932, Bo’Ness Hill Climb has become a prominent feature in classic and Scottish motor racing history. Each year the gates are opened to welcome an array of drivers, classic cars, and an immense adrenaline rush, as over 100 cars rush passed in a bid to record the fastest time.
Now in its 11th year, this year’s event takes place during the first weekend in September and promises, once again, to provide a superb day out.
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With a vast entry list once again there is certainly plenty to consider. Jock Ramsay and Nigel Galvin will be the ones to watch in Class 10. Competing in their respective Opel Manta and Ford Escort Mk2 RS machines, prepare to watch this pairing race head to head throughout the weekend. This is the first year Class 10 will be eligible for the fastest time of the day, so expect to see competitive times from both drivers.
All eyes will be focused on Steven Muir and Fraser Ewart in Class 9e. Both Austin Healey’s are modified to the legal limit for this class. A significant boost of power from the standard 48bhp to 120bhp should stand the pairing in good stead for some strong results. Always the bridesmaid, Muir will certainly be attempting to break his duct this year.
Neil Hopkinson is expected to lead class 9d in his Austin Mini, however with fierce competition from the experienced Eddie Beerman, it could be an interesting finale.
Class 9c features the youngest driver in the field. At just 18 years of age, Daniel Bremner is superbly speedy in any car. Pitted against experienced competitor, Geoff Mansfield, it will be interesting to see how this battle unfolds.
Normally seen racing an MX5, James Coltart is another young hot shot coming through the ranks. Entered into Class 9b alongside father Donald, James is hoping to continue his class leading performance. Keep an eye out for a superb father-son battle in this category.
Three drivers are in the offing for Class 9a spoils. It is certainly rare to have three drivers pedalling one car, but it should make for entertaining viewing. Sharing the Porsche 904FF Special, Bill Drysdale, Colin Mackinnon and Jim Payne will be a battle worth watching. Having built this Porsche replica in recent years, Bill has a very close relationship with the car, but Colin and Jim will be on hand to cause a disruption.
Last year’s FTD winner, Andrew Paterson, is back to defend his title in Class 8. Competing in his Lotus Type 61 all eyes will be on him to see what he can do this year.
Steve Lister will make a lot of noise in Class 7, in more ways than one. Competing in the 1929 Freikaiserwagen, this odd but rapid car is a pleasure to see on track once again.
Scott Goodfellow will be hoping to beat the mighty Lotus 23b of John Albiston this year, providing ample competition in Class 6.
It’s the battle of muscle versus agility in Class 5, as the AC Cobra of Robert Bremner takes on Jim Grant’s Lotus Elan. The twists and turns of the hill climb could present an unexpected winner in this tussle.
The husband and wife team of Alex and Jenny Howells will take on Class 4 this year, in their Hillman Super Imp. If you’re unfamiliar with the Coventry climax engine then make sure you catch a glimpse of this car. After a few tweaks these engines can easily rev to over 11,000, making them perfect for hill climbs.
Doubling his efforts with an entry into Class 3 as well as Class 6, Scott Goodfellow will be hoping his Terrier Mk2 can tame the stiff competition from Fraser Ewart’s Bentley Mk 6 Special. Affectionately known as ‘The Beast’ Ewart’s machine will have some stiff competition for honours. Having been off the road for the last few years, Goodfellow’s Terrier is well equipped to take on The Beast.
All eyes will be on Colin McLachlan in Class 2, as he steers his Austin 7 Special through the twists and turns of the hill climb.
Finally, Adam Smith, Derek Sweeney and Dick Smith will hold the attention in Class 1. At the wheels of their Frazer Nash Supersports, Riley Brooklands and Frazer Nash machines, this trio will be battling it out for the duration.