Jaguar Simola Hillclimb entries open
Entries for the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb are now officially open and as usual, it’s looking to be the premier event on the calendar once more. Last year 144 entries set off on the twisting course. With limited entries available the “by invitation only” event has the cream of the motorsport crop taking part.
Previous experience needed
As a strictly invitational event, competitors can submit an expression of interest via the official website: www.jaguarsimolahillclimb.com starting on 3 October and closing on 26 January 2018. Last year, more than 225 applications were received by the closing date, and the entries for 2018 will once again be carefully selected by the organisers to produce the most spectacular and entertaining line-up of competitors for the three days of action.
The Hillclimb hasn’t just caused a stir locally with more international entrants expected to enter the 2018 event.
The format for the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, held in the beautiful Garden Route town of Knysna, remains largely unchanged from the 2017 event. The weekend starts off with the intriguing and emotive Classic Car Friday, comprising a dazzling array of 64 iconic cars and drivers of all eras competing for the prized Classic Conqueror Trophy which is currently held by three-time champion Franco Scribante.
On the Saturday and Sunday of the Hillclimb the big guns come out to play, and fans can look forward to seeing everything from showroom sedans and sports cars to supercars, virtually priceless pure-bred race cars and purpose-built Hillclimb beasts being pushed to the limit on the Simola Hill’s challenging 1.9 km course.
A maximum of 84 competitors will be vying for the King of the Hill titles in the three available categories: Road-going Saloon Cars and Supercars; Modified Saloon Cars; and Single Seater and Sports Cars. The current title holders in the three respective classes are Reghardt Roets (Nissan GT-R), Wilhelm Baard (Nissan GT-R) and Andre Bezuidenhout in his impressive Dallara Ford F1 car.
Will you be watching the action trackside or do you have what it takes to enter the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb? Either way, I’ll see you there!