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#1 Stephen W

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 09:16

There has been a thread opened up elsewhere on the forum Bo'ness Meet & Greet. Not sure why it wasn't opened up on this sub-forum but what the heck!

Hope to see lots of TNFers up there this year!

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#2 cdrewett

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 19:06

There has been a thread opened up elsewhere on the forum Bo'ness Meet & Greet. Not sure why it wasn't opened up on this sub-forum but what the heck!

Hope to see lots of TNFers up there this year!

:wave:

Steve
you'll see me and no doubt we'll be talking at each other. I saw Alex Brown at Shelsley today and he is going to e-mail a list of entries very soon. By the way, the Vulcan is due to do a display.
Chris

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#3 Stephen W

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 08:08

Steve
you'll see me and no doubt we'll be talking at each other. I saw Alex Brown at Shelsley today and he is going to e-mail a list of entries very soon. By the way, the Vulcan is due to do a display.
Chris


Thank heavens I was due to do it solo in the first year but persuaded Paul Parker (Bristol MC etc) to be my 'wingman' and set-up each climb from the start-line so at least I knew who was coming next up the hill!

What day is the Vulcan due over?

:wave:

#4 cdrewett

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 11:23

Thank heavens I was due to do it solo in the first year but persuaded Paul Parker (Bristol MC etc) to be my 'wingman' and set-up each climb from the start-line so at least I knew who was coming next up the hill!

What day is the Vulcan due over?

:wave:

Steve
the website says that it's not yet decided which day the Vulcan is due, but Sunday the most likely
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#5 Stephen W

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:15

There appears to be a fair few attendees so far if you check out the thread http://forums.autosp...howtopic=134455 , anyone from TNF going to be there?

#6 Marticelli

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 21:08

There appears to be a fair few attendees so far if you check out the thread http://forums.autosp...howtopic=134455 , anyone from TNF going to be there?



For some obscure reason when I click the above link I get a rude message saying I am not allowed to do this. I am of course logged in so I am confused as to why this should be. However, as I live about twenty five miles from Bo'ness, I plan to ride there on a 90 year old Norton just like the many entered by Norton in the 1920 TT to have a look at the goings on... I will look like a biker and maybe any TNFr who spots me might introduce themselves as they might be less obvious to me than I am to them!!

Martin Shelley, VCC, VMCC and VSCC member

#7 Tim Murray

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 21:16

Martin, that thread is in the Paddock Club - you need to apply for access to this particular forum. For how to do this, check out the info at the Paddock Club section on this page:

http://forums.autosport.com/

#8 David McKinney

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 05:49

Horrified to see the character of the hill spoiled by those kerbs, but it seems they go for only a small stretch?

#9 Stephen W

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 08:13

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Mr. Wilkinson's view of the first corner?!


Trust me that is NOT the view on the day at least it wasn't last year! There was a huge straw bale 'chicane' for want of a better word that was intended to intimidate the drivers into slowing down.

Horrified to see the character of the hill spoiled by those kerbs, but it seems they go for only a small stretch?


In the two events run so far people have nibbled at the bank on the inside of the Old Paddock Bend. As there are sremains of the Antonine Wall which one car ended up straddling I suspect the kerbs are there to (a) deter the nibbling of the bank and to (b) 'repel boarders'.

I'm looking forward to the two days at Bo'ness and hopefully there will be a strong TNF turn-out.

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#10 Mistron

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 14:06

My request for 'shore leave' is in, and is awaiting the approval process.......

#11 Stephen W

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 17:13

My request for 'shore leave' is in, and is awaiting the approval process.......


You may wish to consider a small gift to help with the process?  ;)

#12 Stephen W

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 17:18

I have a couple of spare tickets if anyone is interested?

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#13 Scorg

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 17:17

Hey all
First of me spotting this thread i'm afraid.
Had a lovely time at the hillclimb event and There were some lovely machines on display and going up the hill, so rain and shine, it was a fun day :)

I did take some pics while there so will post a couple I stuck online so far for your enjoyment (I hope!) and if any want to see more, more will appear as the evening goes along (onto flickr)

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Hanging out! by Avro Vulcan, on Flickr

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Porsche 911 by Avro Vulcan, on Flickr

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Jaguar Mk2 by Avro Vulcan, on Flickr


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Posted 13 September 2010 - 01:42

As an update the full set is now available to view on flickr if anyone is interested.

http://www.flickr.co...ith/4984920664/

#15 Stephen W

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:05

As an update the full set is now available to view on flickr if anyone is interested.

http://www.flickr.co...ith/4984920664/



Nice; apart from the one of the grumpy old bloke!!!

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#16 Tim Murray

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:42

Nice; apart from the one of the grumpy old bloke!!!

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That's no way to talk about Marticelli, Mr Sandgrinder Sir! :lol:

Great photos, Scorg - good to see that Scottish owls appreciate their motor sport.

#17 Scorg

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 14:07

Cheers :)

Lol, yeah the owl's love it :D

#18 Stephen W

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 15:05

Lol, yeah the owl's love it :D


I bet they thought it was a hoot! :eek:

#19 Stephen W

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 15:07

Spotted at Bo'ness ...

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#20 AdamM

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 22:56

Some from the many shots I got on the Sunday...

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#21 Stephen W

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 11:57

My photos from Bo'ness are on Photobox and can be viewed here Paddock etc and here On Track

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:45

There has been a thread opened up elsewhere on the forum Bo'ness Meet & Greet. Not sure why it wasn't opened up on this sub-forum but what the heck!

Hope to see lots of TNFers up there this year!

:wave:

And this year too. It's this weekend, similar entry to last year, flyovers by C47 and possibly Vulcan. Will be great fun as always, Steve and me commentating so we are praying for sunshine.
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Posted 07 September 2011 - 09:11

And this year too. It's this weekend, similar entry to last year, flyovers by C47 and possibly Vulcan. Will be great fun as always, Steve and me commentating so we are praying for sunshine.
Chris


Personally I'll settle for it being dry!

Looking forward to the trip Up North and will be calling in at Ingliston on the way.

Highlights of this year must be:

Jon Mellor in his G.N. Beetle; Jim Payne in his Chapman Mercury One; Stewart Gordon out again in The Trice; Simon Taylor in the Stovebolt Special; David Gray in his TVR Tuscan; Geoff Hunt in the Lotus 22 Twin Cam; Simon Durling in the BT18 Buick plus many more regulars.



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Posted 07 September 2011 - 09:20

There's not an entry list on their site as yet which is a pity. I will not be there, going somewhere rather warmer!

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 16:13

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There's not an entry list on their site as yet which is a pity. I will not be there, going somewhere rather warmer!]

I will be visiting Bo'ness Revival for the first time this year, co-driving a very generous John Bennett's Alfa TZ. My first time in the car, and first time chuntering up a hill.

Entry list came in the post today - a good vintage and classic selection of mainly local racers - from Alex Brown's Vauxhall A/D, (also in his Martin F3) via a selection of WO Bentleys , S.Taylor in the HWM-Chev., Bucklers, Healeys, Turners, Coopers, Tigers, Terriers and all manner of other beasts.

Should be a great weekend, and delighted should any TNFers walk by and make themselves known.
Nick



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Posted 07 September 2011 - 16:16

There's not an entry list on their site as yet which is a pity. I will not be there, going somewhere rather warmer!


Here is the entry list:
Bo'ness entry list 2011

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#27 Stephen W

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 14:19

I will be visiting Bo'ness Revival for the first time this year, co-driving a very generous John Bennett's Alfa TZ. My first time in the car, and first time chuntering up a hill.

Should be a great weekend, and delighted should any TNFers walk by and make themselves known.
Nick


Nick, am I right in assuming that you are only competing on the Sunday rather than both days?

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 15:15

Nick, am I right in assuming that you are only competing on the Sunday rather than both days?


Steve,
Yes, you are right - just Sunday. Hope you can make it & see you there.
Nick

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 18:26

I said I'd take my eldest son out for the day to give my wife a bit of a rest, what with Goodwood next weekend....... I gave Robin the choice of the Tour of Britain bike race in Peebles or racing cars at Bo'ness

Bo'ness it is! -the lad is learning!

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 19:39

sadly this will be the first one we'll miss, got to be on the south coast for scrutineers by Thursday 8.30am - and just not enough time in between for the usual rebuild needed with a 500.

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#31 Stephen W

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 09:34

Steve,
Yes, you are right - just Sunday. Hope you can make it & see you there.
Nick


I better make it as I am part of the commentary team!

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 09:40

It's a pity it never gets the entry it deserves. There are a good few historics in Scotland that don't enter and perhaps the date does not help draw in entries from further afield.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 09:28

It's a pity it never gets the entry it deserves. There are a good few historics in Scotland that don't enter and perhaps the date does not help draw in entries from further afield.


The Goodwood Revival Meeting next week-end has meant several usual competitors did not bother with Bo'ness. However trying to fit the event into another date has huge implications and would not be the work of a moment. Several of the competitors are spending the week in Scotland and then doing the British Hillclimb meeting at Doune.

I was great to see several 'new' cars at Bo'ness and hopefully they will be back next year.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 14:01

Following brief visits in 2010 and 2011, I was able to make a fleeting visit to this year's BHR meeting last weekend, this time on a borrowed ex-works 1928 TT Model 80 Sunbeam 350. I was hastily added to the tail of a demo by two Ecurie Ecosse cars and an ex-Bob MacIntyre Manx Norton, and hoped someone might have taken a picture of me riding up the hill - its difficult to take oneself in that situation! However, waiting at the top of the hill to return back down, I snapped the other demo vehicles on my 'Och-Aye' Phone which failed to record either the ear-splitting noise of all three vehicles or the smell of Castrol R...

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#35 Alan Cox

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 16:06

Don't miss the photos posted on the hill-climb thread, Marti.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 17:26

The clash with the Scottish speedfair, the other historic event in Scotland on the same day seems very odd...... presumably the clash was known about at the time of the 2 events being planned. I chose Bo'ness, but to split spectators and competitors choice in this way seems crazy!

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:49

The clash with the Scottish speedfair, the other historic event in Scotland on the same day seems very odd...... presumably the clash was known about at the time of the 2 events being planned. I chose Bo'ness, but to split spectators and competitors choice in this way seems crazy!


That was all down to the people at Knockhill. The dates for Bo'ness were known last year and it was the "Speed Fair" that was moved to the Revival week-end earlier this year. There was also a round of the Scottish Sprint Championship at Golspie which may not have taken away many competitors from Bo'ness but a lot of the current competitors do like to visit Bo'ness as spectators.

I did spot Marticelli tagged onto the back-end of the demo but as I hadn't been briefed about his mount and that he was even in the demo I was caught a bit on the hop!





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Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:42

I did spot Marticelli tagged onto the back-end of the demo but as I hadn't been briefed about his mount and that he was even in the demo I was caught a bit on the hop!

Sorry to be a surprise addition to the demo, Stephen... The machine I was riding was an ex-works 1928 TT Model 80 Sunbeam, 350 OHV with bullnose flat tank, a rather desirable machine that sadly I don't own but was delighted to borrow for the event and to ride at the following day's Scottish Veteran and Vintage Gathering, the VMCC Auld Reekie section's answer to the well know Banbury Run. Attached is a picture of said machine at the recent centenary celebrations held in Wolverhampton to mark 100 years of Sunbeam motorcycles.
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The problem of dates clashing is not new, and we have exactly this problem with the BHR and the VMCC SVVG, despite my suggestion that the VMCC move their event one weekend forward or back. However, this does mean I can borrow one bike and put in an appearance at both events, so its not all bad news...

Maybe next year...

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:21

What has happened to reports of the excellent Bo'ness Hillclimb Revival, which was held in unexpectedly good weather last weekend?  It seems to have slipped of TNF's radar completely...

 

I took along the 1909 Thornycroft as a static exhibit so others could see progress on my project.

 

Marticelli

 

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