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The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb 2016 will be the seventh running of the event and is set to build on the record setting success of the 2015 event.

Scheduled for 6-8 May 2016, the Hillclimb is the third edition as the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. Jaguar South Africa's three-year commitment to the event has allowed us to plan well in advance for the first time, and so as the 2015 event came to an end we started on the 2016 edition. Our aim is to keep improving the Hillclimb so we are analysing the good and the bad from this edition with the view to make it a better experience for all.

The success of the 2015 Hillclimb, which saw 12242 people through the gate - including South African sporting heroes Eben Etzebeth, Juan de Jongh, Duane Vermeulen and media celebrity Janez Vermeiren - drew unparalleled interest and word of the event has spread far and wide with not only South African interest reaching new heights, but the level of international interest has risen dramatically as well. We trended on Twitter over the weekend and activity on Facebook and other social media was at an all time high.

Whether you have attended the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb before, or not, you won’t want to miss the 2016 event as the line up of cars promises to be better than ever, while the vibe and excitement levels are the epitome of good entertainment. Whether you are a petrol head, speed lover or just someone who just loves a good time – you will leave satisfied and enthralled at the spectacle.

As is now the norm, we will host the Speed Festival Charity Golf Day on Thursday 5 May.

Past and Present Winners

  • 2009 Sarel van der Merwe2009
    Sarel van der Merwe
    Ashley V8
  • 2010 Geoff Mortimer2010
    Geoff Mortimer
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evo9
  • 2011 Wilhelm Baard2011
    Wilhelm Baard
    R35 Nissan Skyline GT-R
  • 2012 Classic Conqueror
    Corban Slabbert
    1965 Austin Mini Cooper S
  • 2012 King of the Hill
    Jade Gutzeit
    R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R
  • 2014 Classic Conqueror
    Franco Scribante
    Chevron B19
  • 2014 King of the Hill
    Franco Scribante
    Chevron B19
  • 2015 Classic Conqueror<br>Charles Arton March, F/Atlantic2015 Classic Conqueror
    Charles Arton
    March, F/Atlantic
  • 2015 King of the Hill<br>Desmond Gutzeit2015 King of the Hill
    Desmond Gutzeit
    Nissan GTR R32


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