The Rob Roy hillclimb is located about an hour’s drive north-east of Melbourne near Sugarloaf Reservoir in Christmas Hills. This historically significant track is one the world’s oldest purpose built hillclimb tracks, with origins dating back to 1935. The first meeting was run in February 1937, and the track was fully bituminised in 1939. Unfortunately in 1962 the area was destroyed by bushfires and the track fell into disuse. Thirty years later, in 1992, the MG Car Club was successful in obtaining a ten year lease on the property, and reconstruction began. In February 1993 the first “Return to Rob Roy” Historic Meeting was run with outstanding success.
The track is only 695 metres in length from start to finish, but offers a good challenge to competitors with a sharp right hand corner, followed by a large dip in the road and then a series of left handers up a steep hill. It’s also a good venue for spectators as you get the opportunity to see many rare and classic cars up close, both on and off the track.
Currently, there are many events held at Rob Roy throughout the year including:
The Victorian Hillclimb Championship – Sanctioned by the CAMS Victorian Hillclimb Advisory Panel. One or two events are held per year.
Interclub Challenge Series – Run by the MG Car Club. Three events are held per year.
VHRR Historic Hillclimb – Promoted by the Victorian Historic Racing Register. One event is held per year.
VSCC PreWar Historic Hillclimb – Promoted by the Vintage Sports Car Club of Victoria. One event is held per year.
MGCC Historic and Classic Hillclimb – Run by the MG Car Club. One event is held per year.
Come and Try Day – Run by the MG Car Club in combination with CAMS. One event is held per year.
The current record is held by Andrew Howell in a Gould GR55B with a blistering time of 17.30 seconds.
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