Australian Hillclimb Championship

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The Australian Hillclimb Championship is a CAMS sanctioned motor sport competition which determines Australia's annual hillclimbing champion. The championship has traditionally been awarded to the driver setting fastest time at a single meeting [1] however the 1958 title was awarded based on the combined results of two meetings [2] and a multi round pointscore series was employed from 1972 to 1975.[1]

The championship has been sanctioned by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport since 1954.[3] Prior to this it was sanctioned by the Australian Automobile Association,[4] with two events having national championship status in 1949.[5]

Results[edit]

John Barraclough won the 1949 title at Rob Roy driving an MG K3 Magnette
Peter Gumley has won ten Australian Hillclimb Championship titles. He is pictured in his SCV Volkswagen at Collingrove Hillclimb in 2011
Year [5] Venue [5] State [5] Date Champion [5] Car [5]
1938 Rob Roy Vic. 13 June [6] Peter Whitehead [7] ERA R10B [8]
1947 Rob Roy Vic. 2 November [6] Arthur Wylie [1] Ford A Special [1]
1948 Rob Roy Vic. 2 November [9] Frank Kleinig [1] Hudson Special [1]
1949 Hawkesbury NSW 20 March [10] Frank Kleinig [11] Hudson Special [12]
1949 Rob Roy Vic. 1 November [6] John Barraclough [1] MG K3 Magnette [1]
1950 Rob Roy Vic. 7 November [13] Keith Martin [1] Cooper JAP 1000 [14]
1951 Rob Roy Vic. 6 November [13] Jack Brabham [1] Twin Special Speedcar
1952 Rob Roy Vic. 4 November [15] John Crouch [1] Cooper 1100 [1]
1953 Rob Roy Vic. 2 November [16] Reg Hunt [1] Hunt Vincent 1000 Special [1]
1954 Collingrove SA 19 April [17] Bill Patterson [15] Cooper Mk. V JAP 1000 [15]
1955 Toowoomba Qld. 17 September [18] Lex Davison [1] Cooper Mk. IV [19] Vincent
1956 Bathurst NSW 21 October [20] Lex Davison [1] Cooper Mk. IV [19] Vincent
1957 Albany WA 20 April [21] Lex Davison [1] Cooper Mk. IV [19] Irving
1958 Templestowe & Rob Roy [22] Vic. 2 & 4 November [2] Bruce Walton [1] Walton Cooper
1959 Queens Domain, Hobart [23] Tas. 14 November [24] Bruce Walton [24] Walton Cooper [24]
1960 Collingrove SA 17 October [2] Bruce Walton [1] Walton Cooper
1961 Toowoomba Qld. 24 September [25] Bruce Walton [1] Walton Cooper
1962 Silverdale NSW 22 July [26] Bruce Walton [1] Walton Cooper
1963 Silverdale NSW 21 July [2] Bruce Walton [1] Walton Cooper
1964 Silverdale NSW 19 July [2] Ivan Tighe [1] Tighe Vincent
1965 Lakeland Vic. 28 March [2] Tim Schenken [1] White 500
1966 Collingrove SA 8 October [2] Alan Hamilton [1] Porsche 904 Bergspyder [27]
1967 Bathurst NSW 26 November [2] Greg Cusack [1] Repco Brabham
1968 Templestowe Vic. 17 November [2] Dick White [1] White 1500
1969 Silverdale NSW 21 & 22 June [28] Dick White [1] White 2000 Volkswagen s/c [29]
1970 Mount Cotton Qld. 14 June [2] Paul England [1] Ausca Volkswagen [1]
1971 Collingrove SA 10 April [2] Alan Hamilton [1] Porsche 906 [1]
1972 Three round series [1] N/A N/A Murray Bingham [1] Bingham Cobra
1973 Four round series [1] N/A N/A Paul England [1] Ausca Volkswagen
1974 Four round series [1] N/A N/A Paul England [1] Ausca Volkswagen
1975 Four round series [1] N/A N/A Stan Keen [1] Elfin MR5 Ford [30]
1976 Bathurst NSW 7 November [2] Peter Hollinger [1] Holinger Repco [31]
1977 Morwell Vic. 27 November [2] Ian Judd [1] Cheetah Oldsmobile
1978 Collingrove SA 8 October [2] Peter Holinger [1] Holinger Repco [32]
1979 Mount Cotton Qld. 10 June [2] Peter Holinger [1] Holinger Repco [33]
1980 Silverdale NSW 8–9 November [34] Kym Rohrlach [1] Volkswagen Special
1981 Ararat Vic. 15 November [35] Alan Hamilton [1] Porsche Special
1982 Collingrove SA 9-10 October [36] Kym Rohrlach [1] Volkswagen Special
1983 Mount Cotton Qld. 5 June [37] Roger Harrison [1] Elfin 600C Repco Brabham [38]
1984 Huntley Hill, Dapto NSW 28 October [39] Warren Brown [1] Sceptre V8
1985 Mount Leura Vic. 20 October [40] Ivan Tighe [41] Chevron B37 Chevrolet [42]
1986 Collingrove SA 12 October [43] Kym Rohrlach [44] Volkswagen Special [44]
1987 Mount Cotton Qld. 31 May [45] Kym Rohrlach [44] Volkswagen Special
1988 Fairbairn Park ACT 8 May [46] Peter Holinger [47] Holinger Repco
1989 Gippsland Park Vic. 15 October [48] Alan Hamilton [48] Lola T8750 Buick [48]
1990 Collingrove SA 16 September [49] Garry McFadyen [49] Bowin
1991 Mount Cotton Qld. 2 June [41] Ivan Tighe [41] Kaditcha
1992 Mountain View, Grafton [50] NSW 13 September [51] John Davies [50] DBF Suzuki [50]
1993 One Tree Hill, Ararat [52] Vic. 19-21 November [52] Stan Keen [53] Shrike
1994 Collingrove SA 15 & 16 October [54] Roger Harrison [55] Tiga FA83 Repco Brabham [38]
1995 Mount Cotton Qld. 3–4 June [56] John Davies [57] DBF Suzuki [57]
1996 Bathurst NSW 4–7 April [58] Peter Gumley [59] SCV
1997 Mount Leura, Camperdown [60] Vic. 16–19 October [60] Roger Harrison [61] Tiga FA83 Repco Brabham
1998 Collingrove SA 20 September [62] Peter Gumley [59] SCV
1999 Gippsland Park, Morwell [63] Vic. 29-31 October [63] Peter Gumley [63] SCV [63]
2000 Mount Panorama, Bathurst [64] NSW 29 September – 1 October [64] Peter Gumley [64] SCV [64]
2001 Mount Cotton [65] NSW 28-30 September [65] Peter Gumley [65] SCV [65]
2002 Grafton NSW 14-15 September [66] Peter Gumley [59] SCV
2003 Collingrove SA 18,19&21 April [17] Peter Gumley [59] SCV
2004 Gippsland Park, Morwell,[67] Vic. 29–31 October [67] Gary West [67] Lola F3000 [67]
2005 Collingrove SA 2 October [59] Peter Gumley [59] SCV Volkswagen [59]
2006 Bathurst NSW 3–5 November [68] Gary West [69] Lola F3000
2007 Mount Cotton [70] Qld. 3-4 November [71] Peter Gumley [70] Wortmeyer SCV [71]
2008 Mount Panorama, Bathurst [72] NSW 7–9 October [72] Gary West [73][74] Lola T8750 [73]
2009 Bryant Park Vic. 29 October – 1 November [75] Brett Hayward [73] Hayward 09 [76]
2010 Collingrove SA 15–17 October [77] Peter Gumley [78] Wortmeyer SCV Volkswagen [79]
2011 Bryant Park, Yallourn [80] Vic. 30 October [81] Brett Hayward [81] Hayward 09 [81]
2012 Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst [82] NSW 3 & 4 November [82] Tim Edmondson [82] Gould GR55B Nicholson McLaren [82]
2013 Mount Cotton [83] Qld 1-3 November [83] Greg Ackland [83] Ackland GA8 [84]
2014 Ringwood Park Motorsport Complex [85] NSW 1-2 November [85] Malcolm Oastler [85] OMS 28 [85]
2015 Jacks Hill [86] WA 6-8 November [86] Malcolm Oastler [87] OMS 28 [88]
2016 Bryant Park, Yallourn [89] Vic. 27-30 October [89] Malcolm Oastler [90] OMS 28 [90]

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