Special hill climb to run at Rob Roy

Friday 17 November, 2023
Photos: Robin Page
This weekend's 31st annual Historic and Classic Rob Roy Hillclimb will have extra sentiment this weekend as the MG and Triumph Marque celebrates its 100-year anniversary in 2023.

With the event run by the MG Car Club, it will an action-packed Sunday as more than 80 competitors boasting an eclectic mix of vehicles battle it out on the famous hill climb.
Fans attending the event will be able to take advantage of the brand new renovations made to the track as part of a recent government grant, with upgrades to the course itself and tiered grandstands and picnic tables enhancing the overall quality of the circuit. 

Competitors will be getting around four to five runs of the famous course pending on any delays, with plenty of class titles up for grabs. 

The amount of runs will also depend on the length of the lunch break, which will be run provided by the Panton Hill CFA with all proceeds going to their their organisation. 

231117_MGCArclub2In addition to the track action, there will be plenty of historic and classic cars on display for fans to get up close to and marvel in their timeless beauty.

Event Organiser Wayne Rushton was looking forward to the event and was proud of the number of entries attending.
"We are quite happy with having in excess of 80 competition cars - especially in the current environment where all hill climb entries have been down," Rushton said.

"Hill climbing isn't as big as it used to be for whatever reason, but its a great entry level category so to have 80 at this time of year is a great result. Both clubs are very pleased.

"There is also a really good number of display cars after the club came together to build a rich timeline of cars for fans to enjoy. 

"We have 37 MGs, the oldest of which is from 1929, and 27 triumphs, with the oldest being from 1939, so there is plenty of cars that showcase both marquee's longstanding history.

"We have a good group pf people who are very supportive of Rob Roy and it's those people who have helped this event get up - without those devotees or volunteers we would be shot, so it's very exciting. 

"I also think the facility itself is in magnificent shape. With all the works now completed courtesy of the grant, the place has been transformed into something truly special - we are good for the next 30 years"
The Historic and Classic Rob Roy Hillclimb takes place at the Rob Roy Hillclimb on Sunday 17 November from 9:30am AEDT, with tickets available for purchase at the gate. 
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