Vintage cars to take on the hill

Vintage car enthusiasts will once again battle it out to be crowned king of the mountain in this year’s Mount Tarrengower Hill Climb.

Organising committee member and competitor Robert Sales said the event, which had been running for more than 80 years, was the oldest hill climb in the southern hemisphere and only accepted vintage cars.

“It’s predominantly for pre-war cars but we’re getting less and less every year so there’s a lot of post-war cars up until the early 70s, there’s nothing any later than that,” he said.

Mr Sales said he expected a turnout of about 1000 people, weather permitting.

“We get local district people and people from Melbourne come up and we’ve got one entrant that I know of from Adelaide this year so we get people from all over the place,” he said.

The hill climb is on this weekend, with practice on Saturday and the main race on Sunday.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children and $20 for families.