En­try pro­cess starts for 2018 Hil­l­climb

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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.

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