Now in its 8th year, the Jaguar Simola Hill Climb has become a firm highlight on the South African motorsport calendar. Watch our highlights video that details the tense battles for the King of the Hill titles in the high-profile single seater and sportscar, plus modified saloon categories...
The event was held in the picturesque coastal town of Knysna, on South Africa's southern coast. The 1.9-km ribbon of tarmac climbs through the Simola hills, servicing a hotel and private housing estate.
Once a year, the estate transforms into a car enthusiast's dream, hosting very special classic and modern cars, and drivers from all over the world – with American racing ace Randy Pobst joining the fray this year.
The field of 84 highly specialised cars was split into three categories this year: single seaters and sportscars, modified saloons, and road and supercars.
Cars.co.za road test editor Ashley Oldfield, who won the media challenge in 2016, competed in the road and supercar category at the wheel of a limited-edition Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport.
In this video, we follow the epic rivalries in two of those categories, featuring, among other cars, a 1989 Formula One car and two highly modified, incredibly powerful Nissan GTRs. This video would not have been possible without the help of Calvin Fisher, of OtherPeoplesCars.co.za – a huge thank you to him.
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