The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb has crowned its first-ever two-time King of the Hill winner, as Franco Scribante produced a dominant display and set an all-new… Read more →
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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.
An interprovincial DJ Challenge has been added to the attractions of the Knysna Speed Festival, currently happening in the picturesque Western Cape town, which will see four radio show hosts battle for the honour of being named “fastest DJ up the hill.
CAR test driver Deon Joubert tackles Renault Simola Hillclimb.
The Speed Festival in Knysna is fast becoming one of the premier motorsport events on the South African racing calendar. From 11 to 20 May, fast cars, classic cars, go karts , soap-box racers and 4×4 adventurers will compete in a week-long celebration of automotive competition.