Bo’ness Revival 2019

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Scotland’s first purpose built Motor Sport venue hosts Jim Clark tribute

Letitia Mace interviewed by Wayne Scott at Bo'ness A full weekend tribute to Scotland’s first ever Formula 1 World Champion Jim Clark will be held by the Bo’ness Revival on 31 August to 1 September. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Jim Clark’s only competition appearance at Bo’ness, Scotland’s first purpose-built motorsport venue. He competed there in three cars in one meeting: a Porsche 356, Lister Jaguar in which he set fastest time of the day, and a Lotus Elite he had driven at the Le Mans 24 Hours the previous weekend.
There shall be a special class in the Revival Hillclimb featuring actual cars or types of cars driven by Jim Clark during his career. The current provisional entry list includes a DKW, Porsche 356, Triumph TR3’s and various types of Lotus road and circuit cars. The organisers are keen to have as large a selection of cars which Jim Clark competed in and a full list of eligible cars is available.
The Bo’ness Revival is not just an historic Hillclimb, it combines with the Bo’ness Revival Classic to make Scotland’s only combined motor sport and classic car event, so the Jim Clark theme is not just confined to the Revival Hillclimb. Saturday shall see an expected 100 cars participate in the Jim Clark Road Tour heading to the newly refurbished Jim Clark Museum in Duns, with the event being planned in association with the Jim Clark Trust.
Ron Siddle's C-type at Bo'ness Also on Saturday is the Bo’ness Saltire Trophy, a competitive Historic Rally and Production Car Autotest event with regularity sections and other features. In 2018, a number of entrants to the Revival took part in the Bo’ness Saltire Trophy on Saturday and competed in the Hillclimb on Sunday making for an interesting weekend of activity.

Kinneil House

On Sunday in the Revival Classic Showfield shall be busy with an expected five hundred plus classic cars from forty clubs. The Showfield arena shall host interviews and the popular Classic Car Carkhana, and also host the presentation of the numerous award which are on offer. In addition there shall be a static display of Jim Clark cars, which shall hopefully include some of the actual cars driven by Jim Clark.




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