Speed stars break Bo’ness record

080912 Boness speed hill climb, action from the saturday.
080912 Boness speed hill climb, action from the saturday.
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‘THE best yet’ was the verdict on the fifth Bo’ness Hill Climb Revival with vintage car racing lapped up by appreciative crowds of several thousand at Kinneil Estate over last weekend.

More than 80 competitors took part, in cars dating back to 1919. Bo’ness driver Mark Jardine was among Saturday’s award winners in his Ford Escort Mk 2 - full results can be seen at www.bonesshillclimb.org.uk

Event spokesman Kenny Baird said: “There were a lot of fast cars and good, serious, competitive drivers. The track record was smashed on several occasions both on the Saturday and Sunday.”

He paid tribute to work put in by Falkirk Community Trust to the track.

“It was the best it’s ever been,” he said, adding that the surrounding parkland was “absolutely perfect”.

There was a 10-minute pause in the action on Sunday afternoon for a spectacular aerobatic display from a 
bi-plane over the estate.

The weekend proved a hit with visitors both young and old. “We’ve had some very complimentary feedback,” said Kenny. “I’ve never seen so many smiling faces at a hill climb.”

But organisers won’t be resting on their laurels.

“It was a super event this year but we shall aim to top it again next year,” Kenny declared.