Entry process starts for 2018 Hillclimb
The entry process has officially opened for the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb that will take place from 4 to 6 May next year.
“The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb has grown in stature, competitiveness and appeal every year, with more than 15 000 spectators attending the eighth edition in 2017,” says Ian Shrosbree, director of the Hillclimb. “We are delighted to have Jaguar on board as the title sponsor for the fifth consecutive year and are expecting an even more exciting list of entries for 2018.”
It being an invitational event, prospective competitors can submit an expression of interest via the official website: www. jaguarsimolahillclimb.com until 26 January 2018. Last year, more than 225 applications were received for the available 144 slots. Entries for 2018 will again be carefully selected by the organisers to produce the most entertaining line-up of competitors for the three days of action.
The format for the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, held in Knysna, remains largely unchanged from the highly successful 2017 event.
The extended weekend starts off with Classic Car Friday, comprising a dazzling array of 64 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, fans can look forward to seeing everything from showroomspecification sedans and sports cars to elite supercars, virtually priceless pure-bred race cars and purpose-built Hillclimb beasts being pushed to the limit on the challenging 1,9km 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.
It is expected that an even larger contingent of overseas competitors will be joining the fray when the flag drops on the starting line in May next year.
Ian Shrosbree and his son Jordan.
Classic Conqueror Trophy winner Franco Scribante in action in his 1970 Chevron B19.