Just some of the comments we have received:
The media covered the event in full force, Car Magazine had the following to say about this year’s event; “The award-winning town of Knysna is renowned for its festivals held throughout the year and a new addition to the calendar is about to set the Garden Route abuzz with four-wheeled action. A week-long programme of motoring action never before attempted in South Africa, the Knysna Speed Festival is destined to become not only a tourism highlight but a premier event on the national motorsport calendar” “What started out as a simple hillclimb on a Knysna back road in 2010 has transformed into a comprehensive festival celebrating all things wheeled and fast for 2011,” Stated Wheels24.
Filmmaker and historic driver, Anton Rollino has this to say about the 2011 event “…. I have had the privilege of competing in Germany, Australia and at every circuit in SA and the Knysna Speed Festival tops them all when it comes to organization, quality of entry, value for money and the general ‘gees’ that prevails……”
"Just a short note to thank you guys for all the fun I had over the weekend. Three days of solid smiling had my face feeling sore at times. AMAZING event. Didn't hear anyone who thought differently. Well done and thank-you," Ron Hollis.
"Firstly, a HUUUGE thanks to you and the obviously highly effective team that put together this year’s Knysna Hillclimb. As you stressed right at the beginning, this is a fun event, and I heard not a single grumble from anyone as circumstances threw every possible curve-ball in your way. If anything, those curve-balls made for even more interesting event, not that I would wish the weather to be quite so spiteful in future. Thank you, thank you, thank you," Peter Little
"I would like to express my husband and my heartfelt thanks to the organisers and sponsors of the Knysna Hillclimb for recognising the needs of the disabled and providing accordingly. A special, raised deck was constructed to allow the disabled and their families’ optimum viewing of the course. The deck was ramped, carpeted to prevent slipping and railing installed for safety. A separate area was cordoned off for easy parking and a double-sized chemical toilet provided. All the marshals and parking attendants were aware of the disabled area and were thus in a position to guide the disabled straight to "their" place.
Special thanks to Ian Shrosbree, one of the organisers, for personally visiting the area to ensure that everyone was comfortable. Such consideration is rare in today's society where the disabled are usually pushed to the side or ignored altogether. It is only when you find yourself in the position of being disabled or connected to a disabled person that you understand the difficulties they go through, not only in their daily lives, but also in their pursuit of recreational activity. Thank you, Organisers and Sponsors, for understanding and for providing so well. Congratulations, too, on a very well organised and enjoyable event. Please convey our thanks to everyone concerned. We wish you every success with the Knysna Hillclimb in the years to come," Wendy Rademeyer.
"The organizing committee can take a well-deserved round of applause - there was nothing at all from the public's viewpoint (and from what I could see) that was overlooked, it was a well-organized and run event, on par with the best of similar types of events elsewhere in the country, and far better than most - spoilt partly by poor weather," Dion Le Roux
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