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The sport of motor racing history hits the hill. HRCC Historic Mount Cotton Hillclimb, April 13, 2003 Historic Motorsport hits the hill on April 13, with the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland (HRCC) holding their second Hillclimb at the ...

The sport of motor racing history hits the hill.
HRCC Historic Mount Cotton Hillclimb, April 13, 2003

Historic Motorsport hits the hill on April 13, with the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland (HRCC) holding their second Hillclimb at the newly renovated Mount Cotton Hillclimb.

The HRCC held their inaugural Mount Cotton event in August last year to rave reviews, with a large crowd on hand experiencing a top day of action and incidents.

Once again the focus will be on Historic 5th Category touring, racing and sports cars, while the consistency section, which was successfully introduced last year, will once again make an appearance alongside the traditional hillclimb.

Improvements to the Mount Cotton facility since last October's meeting by the MG Car Club will leave the facility barely recognisable.

For competitors, major changes to the facility will include the rerouting and paving of the return road from the finish line, the paving of access roads in the pit area, significant drainage works and changes to the Armco barriers.

These changes are in addition to other renovations in recent years to the track surface and run off areas, consolidate Mount Cotton's reputation as Australia's premier hillclimbing facility.

Spectators will also notice major changes, which include major alterations to the main viewing mound, including the addition of a retaining wall allowing increased access to cars near the start line.

Entry forms will be available shortly on the HRCC website (www.hrcc.org.au), once CAMS ratify them, and entries close on the 10th of March, and it is expected that there will be five official runs on the day.

Fast Facts

Location- The Mount Cotton Hillclimb is located in Logan City, just south of Brisbane. From the Pacific Motorway, take the Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road turnoff (just south of the Logan Hyperdome, or north of the Logan Motorway turnoff). You then travel approximately 5km down Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, and turn left at Mount Cotton Road. The circuit is then 3km away at Gramzow Road, immediately past the Mount Cotton Driver Training Centre on the left.

-www.hrcc.org.au

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Series Hillclimb , Vintage