In 1897 in a small, little known town in the South-East of France, one of the oldest forms of Motorsport was invented. Hill Climbing, otherwise known as Speed Hill Climbing, is a race against the clock on a mountain road – the racer with the fastest time being crowned champion. There are many famous races dotted throughout the world, predominantly in Europe – and of course Noosa. That’s right, it’s that time of year again. The Noosa Hill Climb Summer Challenge is here again this November 9th and 10th – with a street parade to open the event on the 8th. This year it’s set to be bigger and better than ever – With some of the best racers from the Touring Car Master series joining the event, as well as some special guests making appearances throughout the weekend.
Touring Car Masters is Australia’s top series for Historic Touring Cars from the classic period of muscle car competition between 1964 and 1979. The series brings together some of the most iconic brands and models from Muscle Car history and creates a racing series full of unique sounds, sights and an on-track product like no other. TCM cars are loud, fast, sideways and exciting. The racers themselves count amongst them some Bathurst legends as well as new talent that are capable of some amazing feats of driving prowess.
Thanks to Shannons, the Noosa Hill Climb summer Challenge will be held on Gyndier Drive Tewantin, and consists of a track with 14 corners, winding through the stunning National Park roads. The event draws competitors from far and wide which guarantees to keep spectators entertained with the thrills and spills of close competition to be the fastest car to the top. The Noosa Hill Climb is classed as one of the premier hill climb events in Australia. It has attracted notable contenders in the past, such as Vern Schuppan, Kevin Bartlett, Dick & Steve Johnson, and Glenn Seton – just to name a few. The event will play host to a broad range of makes and models of racing machines competing, including Skelta, XU1s, Minis, Fiats, GTs, Jags, Open Wheel Hill Climb Specials – plus the Touring Car Masters cars.
There is sure to be at least one car that will stir your passion. So gather your friends and family and come along and enjoy this great adrenaline-fuelled event – for $15 for the day, or $25 for the weekend – children under 14 enter free. For more information on the event as it gets closer, visit the event webpage on the Noosa Car Club’s Website here.