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1962 &1966 Bo'ness Hillclimb : A series of pictures taken 1962 and 1966 at the Hillclimb that, many years ago, ran in the grounds close to Kinneil House at Bo'ness. Not great pictures technically but I hope that they will be of some interest. 
In the background in a few of the shots is Kinneil House The grounds contain the ruins of James Watt’s cottage and the boiler of his Newcomen Engine, providing a clear link from here to Greenock and the Clyde !
The contrast with the safety precautions then (almost non existent !) and todays at the Doune and Forrestburn events is apparent. Not to mention the fashion styles !!
A sobering thought when I realise that I have been watching motor sport, of and on, for more than 50 years !!
Edited August 2008.
Edited November 2008 Many thanks to Kenny Baird for his help in providing details of the competitors in 1962 which will be added to the relevant pictures.
Kenny's excellent book on the history of the Bo'ness Speed Hill Climb can be obtained from the following link also.
Edits 20/01/11 correcting dates from 1962 to 1966 on relevant pics. 
The first <a href="http://www.bonesshillclimb.org.uk/"> Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival
</a> took place on the weekend 9/10th August 2008. Well done !! A fantastic two days of Motor Sport despite some less than helpful weather conditions.
Edit 5th September 2013, the sixth meeting takes place this weekend, 7th & 8th !

1962 &1966 Bo'ness Hillclimb

John Crae

A series of pictures taken 1962 and 1966 at the Hillclimb that, many y ...

Updated: Jan 26, 2015 11:29am PST

2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed - On the Hill : Performance cars from the 1900s to 2007 on the Goodwood Hill

2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed - On ...

John Crae

Performance cars from the 1900s to 2007 on the Goodwood Hill

Updated: Jan 15, 2015 5:32am PST

2008 Bo'ness Revival : The <a href="http://www.bonesshillclimb.org.uk/"> Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival
</a> meeting took place over the weekend 9th and 10th August 2008. 
This gallery tries to do justice to a wonderful two days of motor sport. Thanks to all.
Please visit above link learn more about the event.

2008 Bo'ness Revival

John Crae

The Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival meeting took place over the weekend ...

Updated: Dec 10, 2014 10:39am PST

2013 22nd/23rd June  Doune Hill Climb : A weekend of very mixed weather !! Torrential rain showers on Saturday, not brilliant but much better on Sunday.

2013 22nd/23rd June Doune Hill Climb

John Crae

A weekend of very mixed weather !! Torrential rain showers on Saturday ...

Updated: Aug 13, 2013 1:15am PST

29/ 30  June  2013 Forrestburn : Another very enjoyable weekend at Forrestburn, mixed weather but what's new !!
Congratulations to the organisers and all who contributed to enabling the event to take place following the  destructive fire a couple of weeks earlier. Well done !!

29/ 30 June 2013 Forrestburn

John Crae

Another very enjoyable weekend at Forrestburn, mixed weather but what' ...

Updated: Aug 07, 2013 6:51am PST

The Flying Scotsman Vintage Rally : The final stage of the <a href="http://www.endurorally.com/pages/flying-scotsman-rally-2013"> The 5th Flying Scotsman Rally
</a> took place at the Forrestburn track run by the <a href="http://www.mscc.org.uk/"> Monklands Sporting Car Club
</a>
Over 100 Vintage & Veteran cars were entered in the 3 day event.

The Flying Scotsman Vintage Rally

John Crae

The final stage of the The 5th Flying Scotsman Rally took place at ...

Updated: May 07, 2013 1:04am PST

23/24 June  2012 Forrestburn Speed Hill Climb : The June 2012 Forrestburn meeting was subject to delays due to heavy rain in the area, the competitors, however, carried on despite the very wet track. Makes for some spectacular photography though !!

23/24 June 2012 Forrestburn Speed Hi...

John Crae

The June 2012 Forrestburn meeting was subject to delays due to heavy r ...

Updated: Aug 15, 2012 8:08am PST

2012 16th  June  Doune Hill Climb : A newly resurfaced track coupled with showers proved to be challenging  for a number of the competitors. A few of the cars suffered damage during the two days, happily no drivers were seriously injured.

2012 16th June Doune Hill Climb

John Crae

A newly resurfaced track coupled with showers proved to be challenging ...

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 12:07pm PST

27/28 August  2011 Forrestburn Speed Hill Climb : Another excellent weekend at Forrestburn organised by Monklands Sporting Car Club. Mixed weather, almost wintry at times on the exposed track ! Nonetheless great fun ! For more information visit <a href="http://www.mscc.org.uk/">Monklands Sporting Car Club </a>

27/28 August 2011 Forrestburn Speed ...

John Crae

Another excellent weekend at Forrestburn organised by Monklands Sporti ...

Updated: Sep 09, 2011 10:39am PST

2010 Goodwood Revival : As always, a wonderful event full of interest and nostalgia.

2010 Goodwood Revival

John Crae

As always, a wonderful event full of interest and nostalgia.

Updated: Aug 01, 2011 10:08am PST