Collingrove Hillclimb

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Collingrove Hillclimb
Collingrove Hillclimb 50 Year Plaque.JPG
Plaque at Collingrove Hillclimb
Location Angaston, South Australia
Time zone UTC+9.5 (UTC+10.5 DST)
Coordinates 34°33′22″S 139°6′4″E / 34.55611°S 139.10111°E / -34.55611; 139.10111Coordinates: 34°33′22″S 139°6′4″E / 34.55611°S 139.10111°E / -34.55611; 139.10111
Opened 1952 [1]
Major Events Australian Hillclimb Championship
South Australian Hillclimb Championship
Hill Length 0.45 miles (790 yd)
Turns 9
Hill Record 27.8 [2] (Brett Haywood [2] Haywood Hayabusha Special [2], 14 October 2012 [2])


Collingrove Hillclimb is a motor sport facility located in South Australia's Barossa Valley. It is situated approximately 7 km south of Angaston, off the Angaston — Mount Pleasant Road, and is owned and operated by the Sporting Car Club of South Australia. It has been in operation since 1952. [3] Collingrove has regularly held Australian Hillclimb Championships and attracted some of Australia's well known motor sport competitors including Eldred Norman, Peter Hollinger, Stan Keen, Norm Beechey and more. The outright track record is currently held by Brett Haywood driving a Haywood Hayabusha Special.[2] Other drivers who have previously held the track record include past Australian Hillclimb Champions Kym Rohrlach (VW special), Stan Keen (Elfin) and Peter Gumley (SCV).

The track itself is 750 m of challenging asphalt, climbing nearly 70 m from the start line to the finish. The club has recently[when?] upgraded the return road with an asphalt surface. For spectators the track offers many vantage points and picnic areas.

Each year there are Multiclub Events, the three round Wintercup series, Come & Try Days and the South Australian Hillclimb Championships. Collingrove was the venue of the 2010 Australian Hillclimb Championship.

The startline
The Dip
The Wall



References[edit]

  1. ^ The First Public Meeting Retrieved on 15 October 2011
  2. ^ a b c d e 2012 South Australian Hillclimb Championship won and Collingrove has a new outright record, Wheel Spin Newsletter November 2012, page 8 Retrieved on 31 August 2013
  3. ^ Pedr Davis, The Macquarie Dictionary of Motoring, 1986, page 93

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