Knysna, South Africa
3 – 6 May 2018
The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb 2018 will be the ninth running of the event and will no doubt continue the growth trend that it has shown since its inception and build on the record setting success and international recognition achieved by the 2017 event.
Scheduled for 3-6 May 2018, the Hillclimb will be the fifth edition as the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. Jaguar South Africa’s continued commitment to the event once again allows us to be proactive with our planning, and so even before the 2017 event was run, we were already putting some of the blocks in place for the 2018 edition. Our objective is to always keep improving the Hillclimb therefore, as always, we evaluate what was good and not so good from 2017, listen to all our stakeholders, take a look at other global events for inspiration and ideas and then decide which factors to implement with the view to make it a better experience for all.
The success of the 2017 Hillclimb, which saw over 15 000 people through the gate – including miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, author Khaya Dlanga and comedian Jason Goliath – continued to draw unparalleled interest in South African motorsport and word of the event has spread far and wide with not only South African interest reaching new heights, but international recognition growing too thanks to the participation of American drivers Randy Pobst, Kai Goddard and Steve Kimpton. Coverage in Motor Trend online magazine this year and in Octane Magazine in 2016, as well as other motoring publications and third party video channels, has spread the word internationally.
Once again the event trended on Twitter over the weekend and activity on Facebook and other social media was at an all-time high, while on track we had a Formula One car take victory for the first time.
Whether you have attended the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb before, or not, you won’t want to miss the 2018 event as the line-up of cars and activity promises to be better than ever, while the smoke, noise, vibe, excitement levels and off-track activities are the epitome of good entertainment. Whether you are a petrol head, speed lover or just someone who loves a good time – don’t miss out – you will leave satisfied and enthralled at the spectacle.
As is now the norm, activity kicks off on Thursday 3 May with the Classic Car Display and Parade in Hedge Street and the Speed Festival Charity Golf Day.