Journo To Take On Knysna Hillclimb

Jaguar F TYPE S Convertible At 2014 Hillclimb journalist Ashley Oldfield will be taking part in the 2015 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb this weekend in a Jaguar XF sedan. He'll be taking on other members of the motoring media in the annual race up the hill event in Knysna.

Knysna Hillclimb Details

The event takes place at the Simola Golf and Country Estate and will see an assortment of modern, classic and highly-tuned race cars hurtle up the hill. Jaguar SA is also fielding a number of entries such as the 405 kW supercharged V8 Jaguar F-Type R coupe. It was recently in the news for breaking the production vehicle land speed record. This vehicle will be driven by Dawie Olivier, National Aftersales Manager at Jaguar Land Rover SA.

A second V8 Jaguar F-Type R coupe will be driven by Barry Ingle from the Jaguar Experience driving academy, while the internal project car, a 2003 Jaguar XJR aptly named ‘The Beast’, will be driven by Rory Beattie, Jaguar Land Rover SA's Customer Service director. The Range Rover Sport SVR and Jaguar XE will also make an appearance with multiple racing champion Peter Lindenberg taking the mighty SVR up the hill.

As for Ashley Oldfield, he'll be taking on Stuart Grant from Classic and Performance Car Africa, Jesse Adams from The Star Motoring, Mark Jones (The Citizen), and Dieter Losskarn from GQ Magazine.


To give you some idea of the Hillclimb route, watch this video from the 2012 event: