Car crazy at Kinneil

100911 boness speed hill climb
100911 boness speed hill climb

A LAUNCH event for the Bo’ness Hill Climb 2012 will take place tomorrow (Saturday) in Falkirk Town Centre.

Racing cars to mark the fifth Bo’ness Hill Climb Revival event on September 8 and 9 will be on display from 12-4pm.

The September event hopes to celebrate the lives of two famous Scots, Ron Flockhart and Bob McIntyre who tragically lost their lives 50 years ago in 1962.

Dick Skipworth has promised to bring the original iconic Ecurie Ecosse transporter (built at Alexander’s Coachbuilders in Falkirk) along with the Ron Flockhart Le Mans winning Jaguar D Type.

This year will see the 
return of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight that featured in the 2009 celebration, the Classic Car Show, the Bo’ness Pipe Band and steam trains.

Hundreds of motorsport enthusiasts are 
expected to flock to Kinneil Estate for this year’s hill-climb.

The event has become firmly established on the ‘‘classic car’’ competition circuit since being revived five years ago.

Although, inevitably, the course has been affected by development over the years, it is largely as it was in its heyday and, for that, hill-climb motorsports 
enthusiasts have much to be
thankful for and which is why they will be present in large numbers again this year.