Yet another record was set at Goodwood Festival of Speed and Moving Motor Show this year, with 185 000 spectators attending. They were treated to a feast for the eyes and all the other senses with highlights such as…
This year’s Knysna Speed Festival had one day set aside for pre-1974 cars to strut their stuff in a display at the Knysna Waterfront and also to try to best the Simola Hill, which formed the course for the Renaut Simola Hillclimb later that weekend. There was a decent showing of old-school racers…
The Knysna Speed Festival’s main attraction, the Renault Simola Hillclimb, continued to cement its position as one of South Africa’s premier motorsport events this weekend as some of SA’s most powerful and fastest cars took to the famous Simola Hill to battle for the title of “King of the Hill.”
This year’s Knysna Speed Festival drew to a close yesterday with the final King of the Hill shootout (part of the Renault Simola Hillclimb) crowning off the week-long festivities. The finale pitted some of the fastest cars in South Africa against one another in a race up the hill to the Simola Golf Estate, and in the end Jade Gutzeit emerged victorious in his Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R.
With the Knysna Speed Festival under full swing, the festival comes to a head with the Renault Simola Hillclimb, which comprises of Classic Car Friday, currently underway, and the actual hillclimb challenge all the way up the Simola Golf Estate – to which two full days of the weekend are dedicated.
CAR test driver Deon Joubert tackles Renault Simola Hillclimb.
The Goodwood festival of Speed has to be one of the most essential events for any motoring enthusiast. Founded back 1993 by Lord March, it was grown to one of the motoring highlights on the UK calendar and also an event that attract more people during the entire event than the British Formula One Grand Prix.