The name is practically Italian for motorsport and the Noosa Winter Hill Climb organisers couldn’t be more excited.
Ferrari will join the array of cars including V8 powered Volkswagens, supercharged MG Tourers, Peugeots, Porsches, Corvettes, Lotus’s and Falcon and Holden utes on The Hill for the 2019 running of the event.
The iconic brand will be celebrated and well featured on June 8 and 9. The Brisbane Ferrari dealership will be bringing along clients, and the Ferrari Club of Brisbane are driving up a few of their superstars to enjoy a few days in Noosa prior to the event.
Noosa Classic Car Club president, Mike Rider said locals are in for a real treat.
“The Ferraris will be taking in the best of coastal Noosa as well as the hinterland. They really are a beautiful sight and it will be a privilege watching them do their thing on The Hill, in what will be their finale before heading home,’ Mike shared.
“The dealership will provide two showroom cars for display in the pit area only for the weekend and also provide a course car or charity passenger ride car. In addition, Madills Honda will display two showroom Hondas in the pit area - a gold-wrapped Honda Civic Type-R and a Honda NSX fresh out of the box,” he said.
The Winter Hill Climb is expected to attract thousands of spectators over the weekend and more than 150 entrants. With an unforgiving track containing 14 corners, there’s little margin for error considering speeds can get up to 160 kmh. Mike added it’s become an event that grows in popularity each year.
Bendigo Bank is a long-time sponsor of Noosa Classic Car Club and Tewantin Noosa Community Bank’s Linda Oliver is looking forward to making it to the The Hill for the first time to take in all the action.
“I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts, so it was a real thrill to get up close to Colin’s Porsche 944 and Mike and Kate’s Lotus Exige this week. There are so many of the Noosa Classic Car Club members who have worked very hard to make the Winter Hill Climb such a success this year,” she said.
“With plans well underway for the Noosa Beach Classic Car Show on October 6 and the Summer Hill Climb in November 9 and 10, it won’t be long before we get our next taste of these amazing vehicles and what they can do. They really are a credit to their owners and Bendigo Bank remains a proud sponsor of the Noosa Classic Car Club and their amazing events,” Linda shared.
In addition to The Hill Climb event there will be a street parade on Hastings Street on Friday, 7 June from 3.30 - 4.30pm. The Type-R Honda will enter the parade to help celebrate Honda’s 50 years in Australia. Following the parade, the general public will be able to have a closer look at some of the cars in the parking area next to the Noosa Surf Club.
Joining Bendigo Bank as sponsors this year are: Reed & Co. Estate agents, Andrews High Tech Performance, Bob Jane Tyres, Hinternoosa Real Estate and Tewantin Noosa RSL.
Racing starts on The Hill at Gyndier Drive, Tewantin and 8.30am on June 8 and 9. Tickets are available online now or at the gate via cash or Eftpos. Adult entry is $20 and children under 14 are free. Programs are available by gold coin donation at the gate. Noosa Classic Car Club will proudly support Sunshine Coast Prostate Cancer Foundation again this year.
There will be plenty of food and drink available and spectators are encouraged to catch the Cooroy bus to Gyndier Drive where shuttle buses will then run them up to the action for a gold coin donation. For more information, visit www.noosacarclub.com.au