Knysna revs up for Simola Hillclimb


More than 60 cars will be contesting Classic Car Friday, with 84 entries for King of the Hill and the all-new SuperCar Shootout, which takes place on the Saturday and Sunday.

Aside from the action on the 1.9km Hillclimb course, visitors have access to Gasoline Alley that hosts a variety of motoring-themed merchandise stores, food vendors, a children’s play area, interactive games and a variety of fabulous cars on display.

Helicopter flights are also on offer, providing a breathtaking aerial view of the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb course, as well as the beautiful surrounding scenery, including the Knysna Quays and lagoon.

A shuttle service will operate from the Knysna Waterfront to the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb throughout all three days to facilitate easier parking and hassle-free access to the event.

In total, almost 400 runs are scheduled to be completed by the classic cars on the Friday, ensuring plenty of excitement throughout the day.

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On the Saturday and Sunday the country’s fastest cars and drivers will compete for the King of the Hill title, contested by standard road cars, exotics, mighty V8 silhouette cars, lightweight sports racers, and even a Formula One car for the first time.

More than 1400 runs will have been completed throughout the three days of competition.

The current lap record of 40.148 seconds was set by 2015 winner, Des Gutzeit, in his highly modified Nissan GT-R, achieving a staggering average speed of more than 170km/h from a standing start for the challenging road course.

On Saturday Jaguar South Africa will take the wraps off the F-Pace, the marque’s first SUV.

General entry and pit tickets for this year’s seventh running of the Hillclimb are available through Tickets will also be available at the gates during the weekend.

Day Tickets:

Adult - R80 per person per day

Child - R50 per person per day – from 3 years old to 11 years old

Children Under 3 - Free

Children free on Friday

Day Pits Access Tickets:

Adult - R180 per person per day - Pits Access including General Entry

Child - R150 per person per day - Pits Access including General Entry

Two Day Passes:

Adult - R140 - General Entry Saturday & Sunday

Child - R80 – General Entry Saturday & Sunday

Adult - R320 – Pits Access including General Entry Saturday & Sunday

Child - R250 – Pits Access including General Entry Saturday & Sunday

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