KANGAROO Flat man Liam Sales drove his way to become the champion of the Mount Tarrengower Historic Hill climb on the weekend.
Driving a Chrysler Charger Sales posted a winning time of 42.8 seconds to secure the win.
The event, in its 84th year, is the longest running hill climb event in Australia.
Organised by the Bendigo Car Club, thousands of people from across the state descended on the mountain on the outskirts of Maldon.
About 100 historic cars and motorbikes all pre-1972 raced the 1.6 kilometres from the bottom of Mount Tarrengower to the lookout at the top.
One of the oldest cars to hit the track was a 1915 T Model Ford driven by Kevyn Brown, who organisers say have competed for many years.
Bendigo’s Mike Panayi took out the bike honours with a time of 44.5 seconds.
Riding a Norton Atlas 750 the rider was nearly four seconds ahead of the pack when crossing the finishing line.
Bendigo Car Club president Craig Button said the event was a successful one.
“We were up on last year in terms of numbers,” he said.
“There was a great atmosphere around the event.”
Mr Button said next year the event will be in its 85th year.
“It will be a big event next year we will have a lot of memorabilia around the track,” he said.