• The Simola Hillclimb returned in 2021 – the first time since 2019.
• Covid-19 meant fans couldn’t attend this adrenaline-fueled event.
• Suzuki had a huge impact on this year’s event.
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The Simola Hillclimb made a spectacular comeback in 2021 and lived up to the hype and promise associated with previous events after a two-year absence. Wheels24 contributor Calvin Fisher tells us all about it, and why this little oil haven means so much to him in the video above.
Fisher said, “Dude, it felt good to be back at the Simola Hillclimb! The atmosphere, even without the spectators, was intense, familiar. It’s hard to believe that two and a half years have passed since the last. Fuck you, Covid.
“It was also great to see something on two wheels during the hill climb. And that it’s nothing short of the new Suzuki Hayabusa was just amazing. AJ Venter, the fastest South African to having been around the Isle of Man TT, is the man who makes all the smoke on the white Hayabusa.
Suzuki was quite present at this year’s hill climb. Monster Tania and her crazy Vitara and SX4 rally rhythms have long conquered Pikes Peak, which has to be the most infamous hill climb on the planet. locally, there’s the fact that some of Simola’s singles -the seats also use Hayabusa engines, including Franco Scribante’s winner Chevron B26.
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Miss the crowd
Sadly I missed having a big lekker crowd this year, but there is still all the noise, gasoline, fenders and everything so I am so glad I was there. It’s always so exciting.
To watch more awesome content from Fisher, visit his YouTube channel here.