Australian Hill Climb Championship 2018

October 29, 2018

The Australian Hill Climb Championship brings together amazing purpose-built open wheel machines, and some of the coolest hill climb ready cars throughout the classes, there were more variants of car than you could shake a stick at.


Malcolm Oastler managed the fastest time of the day with a 43.10 around the hill in his Hayabusa engined OMS 28 (pictured below) taking the outright victory around the hill. This was just over 8 tenths of a second faster than the next guy, Brett Hayward who managed to still pull a very quick 43.95. A few excited locals were quick to mention how quick a sub 44 actually is at Bryant Park after the run.


Notable Entrants!

We spoke to many people around the paddock and saw them all on track over the 4 days. Here are some of the drivers and cars that were our favourites over the weekend!

Wayne Penrose


Wayne brought his VW Beetle dubbed ‘Phoenix’ by his Fiancé Jill down from NSW with the intent to take out the Sports Sedans 3001 to 6000 class. He did just that, and the 53.58 was quick enough to break a class record at the track while doing it.

Daryl Small


To quote Daryl himself, he is 20 years old with 50 years of experience. The Northern New South Welshman proved that age, and injury were no obstacle managing to clinch second place of the Sports Sedans 3001 to 6000 class by less than a tenth of a second over Tim Boyd and his RX7. He also won the top ten shoot out over the other tin tops at the end of the day. We had a sit down with Daryl, and his story will come out in future Spin Media videos over at our youtube channel so make sure you subscribe.

Stuart Haverkort


Seen lifting a rear wheel above, Stuart managed to take out the Sports Sedans 1601 to 2000 victory by just over 2 tenths in an edge of your seat last run hot lap. He and Geoffrey Vardon in the Blue Datsun swapped back and forth the last 3 rounds, but ultimately Stuart took the cake with a quick 58.17.

Peter McNiven


Peter McNiven came down for a run in the Sports Sedans up to 1600 in his Levin AE86. He managed the win by 2 seconds with a 55.39 in the 4 car strong class. We also sat down with Peter to talk about his amazing racing experience, and his love for motorsport. He will also feature in upcoming videos.

We have plenty of videos from over the weekend out at the moment, with a mini series to come over the next month highlighting the event. We sat down and spoke with drivers, officials, and locals to get an insider view at the Bryant Park Circuit and the Australian Hill Climb Championship.

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