Revving up to hit the hillclimb

Calling all riders..

The picturesque Collingrove Hillclimb Circuit at Mount McKenzie will be transformed into an intense race against the clock during South Australia's only motorcycle hillclimb event.

Hosted by Atujara Motorcycle Club, the event invites motorcycle riders to tackle the hill to claim victory on Sunday March 24.

The aim is simple: get to the top as fast as possible.

Event co-ordinator Sally-Anne Fowles said there will be a variety of vehicles hoping to master the hill on Sunday. 

"It is rare to encounter a race day with so many classes ranging from true historic and vintage machines, to sidecars, to quads, to scooters, and the latest superbikes – as well as specialised machines campaigned by a hard core of very serious hillclimbers," Mrs Fowles said. 

"Just as rare in the race community, is to see competitors ranging in age groups from juniors to veterans all competing on the one day." 

This type of race, where each competitor races against the clock on a short, twisty sprint, is one of the earliest forms of motorcycle competition.

The event will be a family friendly and spectator friendly experience; allowing people to get up close to the racing, track side or by climbing the hill.

Competitors and their bikes will also be on display for spectators.

Competition is bound to be intense, with last year’s winner Ty Lynch competing interstate in the superbikes series.

This gives some of the state’s most exciting riders, including William Strugnall and third generation Isle of Man racer Royce Rowe, the opportunity go head-to-head with some of last year's fastest riders in hot pursuit.

The event is run by one of the states oldest clubs, the Atujara Motorcycle Club (founded in June 1930).

The event is named in honour of two Australian and club legends, Hec Henderson and Laurie Boulter. Boulter tragically died in an accident before the official practice on the Isle of Man in 1954.

A canteen, coffee van and bar will provide refreshments during the day.

A handful of stalls including Full Tank Moto (non for profit men’s health), MDR Automotive, The Motorcycle Society and Shannon’s Insurance will also be on site. 

Entrance fee at the gate is $10.

For more information contact event co-ordinator Sally-Anne Fowles on 04 3706 0801