‘The Hill’ at Noosa is considered one of Australia’s toughest Hill Climb. The 1.5-kilometer track consists of fourteen-corners on Gyndier Drive in one of southern Queensland’s National Parks. The event was hosted by the Noosa Beach Classic Car Club and the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland.
In its seventeen-year history, the event has attracted famous Australian competitors such as Vern Schuppan, Kevin Bartlett, Dick & Steve Johnson and Glenn Seton.
There were over 150-entries at this meet with a variety of cars. Vehicles were categorized as Historic, Racing, Sports, All Wheel Drive, Touring and Sports Sedans. The wide range of classes attracted many different makes and models – Minis, Fiats, Jaguars, Porsches, Nissans, Holdens, Fords, plus Open Wheel Hill Climb Specials.
The fastest time of the day was 52.52-seconds set by Michael Von Rappard in a Formula Libre Dallara F392. The quickest up ‘The Hill’ in a closed wheel car was Mark Crespan driving an RMC Cobra Replica at the time of 58.26-seconds. At the opposite end of the scale was the MGA of John Anderson that completed the circuit in 87.24-seconds.
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