VIDEO: 2015 Bo’ness Hill Climb

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A record number of spectators created a ‘wonderful atmosphere’ as over 100 vintage racing and sports cars took on the Bo’ness Hill Climb last weekend.

Prince Michael of Kent even took a spin up the hill in an XK150 Jaguar and then took time to check out some of the cars and chat to drivers.

The famous Hill Climb was another success this year

The famous Hill Climb was another success this year

Warm, sunny weather helped to ensure the crowd could enjoy their day at the event, which is held at Kinneil Estate.

Chairman Kenny Baird said: “The track was in near perfect condition for the competition runs.”

Glasgow’s Malcolm Wishart was on imperious form and set BTD on both Saturday and Sunday in his Lotus 41C. He was harried all weekend but held off challenges from Robert Bremner in the indecently quick AC Cobra 289, William Millard in the FARM Special and Andrew Patterson in his Lotus 61.

The action-packed weekend also featured a recreation of the 1953 televised Scotland v England Hill Climb Challenge and two teams of drivers battled against the clock during the Sunday afternoon session.

England came out on top with a score of 10 points to Scotland’s eight. The Challenge feature was enjoyed by all and the organisers say it added an extra element to an already exciting weekend of motorsport.

Results from the weekend’s races were; Saturday- BTD Malcolm Wishart, Lotus 41c; 2nd BTD, Robert Bremner, AC Cobra; 3rd BTD Andrew Patterson, Lotus 61

Sunday- BTD Malcolm Wishart, Lotus 41c; 2nd BTD, William Millard, FARM; 3rd BTD Robert Bremner AC Cobra.