If you love classic cars, gin, or want a relaxing breakfast or lunch in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, we’ve found the perfect event for you!
Adelaide Icon Glen Ewin Estate and Sports Car Drivers SA are presenting the Glen Ewin Hill Climb Revival on Sunday January 31st.
There will be over 100 cars on display for this event including vintage cars pre-1952 and classic cars (sports and racing cars) from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Visitors can start their day with a refreshing fig gin, while breakfast and lunch will be available at the Glen Ewin Estate Cellar Door Restaurant.
There will also be small bites available at the fig tree bar which is located close to the displayed cars so you won’t miss a moment of the action.
The Glen Ewin Hill Climb was a big event in the 50s, when after the war, a keen group of enthusiasts from the Sports Car Drivers SA established the Hill Climb race at the stunning Adelaide Hills winery. The race required the cars to drive up the steep driveway at the Estate and out onto the Lower Hermitage road, then on into the Adelaide Hills.
Due of sauces and jams that were being made at Glen Ewin Estate while the race was happening, it was affectionately called the “Jam Factory” Hill climb.
The tricky track was used for a brief time between 1948-1951 when parliament banned motor races on all public roads, and the famous race track remains in tact to this day.
This event honours the great history of the hill climb and provides a great family fun day out with lots of impressive vintage cars to see.
Tickets are available for pre purchase and all proceeds go to the Hermitage CFS.
Tickets are $2, $5, $10 and $20 donations, so what you pay is entirely up to you. It’s also entirely free to register your car for the event, but there are limited spots available so get in quick!
For more information visit Glen Ewin’s estate website here.
When: 31 Jan, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Glen Ewin Estate, 43 Lower Hermitage Rd, Lower Hermitage SA 5131
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