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Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival 2012

This was taken at the Bo’ness Hill Climb Revival 2012 and won Gavin Hoey’s September photo challenge in which the theme was Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Gavin is a freelance photographer, and writer, you can read more about why he picked my image on his website: www.gavtrain.com

The track at Kinneil in Bo’ness was first used in 1932 for speed hill climbs and numerous meetings were held until the outbreak of the Second World War. Racing started again in 1946 and in 1947 it held the inaugural RAC British Hill Climb Championship. Throughout the 40′s and 50′s crowds of up to 10,000 came to watch British motor racing stars including a young Jim Clark driving his successful Le Mans Lotus Elite.  However, crowds began to dwindle and the final meeting was held in June 1966 after which the track was abandoned. To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the inaugural RAC British Hill Climb in 2007 a reunion event was organised at Kinneil which proved to be the catalyst for the Hill Climb Revival now in its 5th year. You can find out more about the event on the BHCR website: 

www.bonesshillclimb.org.uk