heat turned up at Bo’ness, in the sky and on the track. A damp
Saturday changed to 22 degrees on the Sunday unleashing on track
excitement to entertain the record breaking crowd of spectators. |
met up with CCHMSC member Tom Niven in the main arena where clubs
stands sporting MG, Triumph and Jaguar joined Cobra, Lotus, Morgan,
Healey and Volkswagen in a blaze of colours. Classic, Historic,
Sporting and specials sat side by side, their owners willing to explain
the hours expended restoring and rebuilding their chosen chariots.
The Jaguar Club were out in force and I met up with Colin Stewart, who organised the Perthshire Classic Car Festival
back in April. He was with wife Ann, in his XK120, just back from a tour
through Switzerland, Austria and Croatia. Not bad for a 70 year old
car. (Ed, We won't mention the driver's age!)
The Triumph marque was represented well, with a gathering of spitfires, Herald's and TR's form all era's.
walk down the hill to the paddock was rewarded with a plethora of
competition cars. Single seaters, sat alongside MG, Triumph, Mini,
Porsche, Ford, and my favourite, a Marcos GT, sporting a Ford engine
feeding on twin sidedraught Weber’s. I met fellow club member
Dave Lauder who was also mingling amongst the competitors,
a comprehensive commentary over the tannoy spectators were able to
follow who was heading up the hill climb and how their times were
The ease of walking round the paddock and
speaking to the teams and owners is a signature feature of this popular
event, not always offered at track events.
day finished with the awards presentations which saw the arena filled
with winning cars and clubs, celebrating spectacular car owners,
farthest travelled ( over 400 Miles) and best club stand.
Looks like organisers will be working hard to make 2019 event even better.
|Published 3 September 2018|