Jaguar Simola Hill Climb 2017 – Knysna

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Knysna Speed Festival – Simola Hill Climb 2017

Date: 4-5 May 2017

One of the greatest motoring events happened in South Africa this past weekend and we were granted with media accreditation to attend the event. Photographing insane machines from around the country and see legendary drivers in action.

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Lets start off with some of the results of the Hill Climb event:

  • Andre Bezuidenhout wins the King of the Hill title with a new Hillclimb record of 37.695 sec
    Andre Bezuidenhout gives me the thumbs up on top of the hill after his record breaking run in the finals

  • Wilhelm Baard wins his second Modified Saloon title and setting a new Modified Saloon record of 39.892 sec. Desmond Gutzeit misses first place by two hundredths of a second with a time of 40.114
  • Reghard Roets wins the Road and Super Car title on his debut outing and sets a new record with time of 43.955 sec
  • Peter Kaye-Eddie is awarded with the  ‘Spirit of Dave Charlton Award’


Friday: Classic cars and Knysna Town Parade

The Friday morning we arrived around 10am at the event. It was our first time at the event, so did some walking around to check out some vantage points. Trying to absorb the atmosphere as the great event kicked off.

Franco Scribante claims another Classic Conquer car title with a time of 42.795 sec. The Scribante worked hard all weekend to produce great times.

The parade in town for spectators to see and hear some machines participating in the event.

View more Friday images : Simola Friday Day 1

Saturday: Warm up and qualifying runs

Sunday: Class Finals and King of the Hill shootout