The 5th Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival - 8th and 9th September 2012
The Ron Flockhart/Bob McIntyre Celebration Meeting
The 5th Revival meeting celebrated the lives of Ron Flockhart and Bob McIntyre who both tragically lost their lives fifty years ago in 1962. We were very fortunate to have Ron's Le Mans Jaguar D Type present courtesy of Dick Skipworth and Jim Maxwell demonstrated his ex Bob McIntyre Potts Manx Norton. The presence of the Ecurie Ecosse transporter added yet another touch of nostalgia and The Joe Potts Exhibition of Shaun and Ben Waters completed the Bob McIntyre connection.
The ex Ron Flockhart Jaguar D Type was a star attraction courtesy of Dick Skipworth (Dick is on the right)
Jim Maxwell exits The Courtyard on his ex Bob McIntyre Potts Manx Norton
Inset - Shaun and Ben Waters 'warm it up'
The meeting was blessed with warm weather and the rain stayed off until later on Sunday afternoon which resulted in a good crowd of spectators turning out to enjoy all the on track action plus the Classic Car Show. The competition entry of 80+ cars was of very high quality this year. ERA R4D (ex Ron Flockhart Bo'ness record holder) was present as a static display courtesy of Mac Hulbert and although Mac could not be present his wife Madge towed the car to Bo'ness from the deep south! This was the cars first visit to Bo'ness for 59 years. Barry Wood continued the Ecurie Ecosse theme by demonstrating his ex Jimmy Stewart Cooper Bristol.
Ian Stewart enters The Courtyard in the Jaguar XK120 he last drove in 1952
Inset - Commentator Chris Druett interviews Ian after his run
A highlight of the 5th Revival was the guest appearance of Ian Stewart who was one of the first Ecurie Ecosse drivers. Ian's very first competition event was at Bo'ness in the late forties and so we were delighted to welcome him back. Ian (now 83) had driven down from Crieff in his Lotus Evora to be present. He was re-united with the ex Freddy Mort Jaguar XK120 courtesy of Tom and Darren McWhirter of The Moray Motor Museum. Ian drove this car to two race wins at Turnberry in 1952.
Our aim is to improve the Revival Meeting year on year and a popular addition this year was a grandstand at The Courtyard. This will be available for sponsorship for next year.
Now a regular feature of The Revival, The Bo'ness Pipe Band led by Pipe Major Scott Archer entertained us once again.
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Battle of Britain
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