Who will be King of the Hill? - 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

  • Published on May 11, 2017
  • This video would not have been possible without the help of Calvin Fisher, of www.OtherPeoplesCars.co.za - a huge thank you to him. Now in its 8th year, the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb has become a fan favourite and firm highlight on the South African motorsport calendar. The event is held in the picturesque coastal town of Knysna, on South Africa's southern coast. The 1.9km 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. In the road and supercar category, our very own Ashley Oldfield, having won the media challenge in 2016, was invited to participate. He was offered the brand new, limited edition, Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport to pilot up the hill. In this video, we follow the epic rivalries in two of those categories, featuring an iconic Formula 1 car and two highly modified, incredibly powerful Nissan GTRs. Credits Camera & Narration Ciro De Siena Offline Editors JJ Jordaan and Ciro De Siena Online Editor JJ Jordaan