Michael proves mettle on track
HUNKERED down in the sleek body of his high-performance racing car Michael von Rappard looks like something out of Top Gun.
The Airlie Beach resident certainly does feel the need for speed, recently claiming the fastest time at Noosa Hill Climb on the Sunshine Coast.
Hosted by Noosa Beach Classic Car Club, the hill climb sees drivers race against the clock, the hill and other com- petitors to be the fastest to the top of Tewantin State Forest.
With no fewer than 14 corners winding their way through the trees, Michael’s win is no mean feat.
Club spokesman Noel St John-Wood said it was great to see a youngster giving it a go and coming away a winner.
“It is fantastic to see a teenager with real talent for this kind of motor sport,” he said.
“Michael and his family have put in the effort and it has paid off.”
HILL CLIMB: Airlie Beach’s Michael von Rappard puts the pedal to the metal at Noosa.