Michael proves met­tle on track

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

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.

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