Old guns get ready for Jaguar Simola Hillclimb
Competition ramps up for Classic Conqueror Title at the May event in Knysna
Every automotive enthusiast has a special car they have dreamed about from a young age, and usually aspire to drive or own. Whether it was the fleeting sight of a Jaguar E-Type speeding past, hearing the thundering roar of the Le Mans-winning Ford GT40, or growing up with an iconic Porsche 911 in the family, legendary cars such as these fuel our passion for all things motoring. Now imagine all these fabulous cars, along with many more, not only being gathered at a single event, but also being driven to the limit by some of the country’s top drivers. This is the formula that has made the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb SA’s must-attend motoring event of the year. The Knysna-based Hillclimb takes place from May 3 to May 5 and 28 marques will be taking to the starting line on Classic Car Friday. Franco Scribante is the undisputed king, having won this event four times in his 1970 Chevron B19, powered by a 2.0l naturally aspirated Ford Cosworth BDG engine. It is entered in Class H5 for pre-1990...