Recently I posted a story about the recent Brack Hill Climb held at Inglis Falls near Owen Sound, Ontario. This post noted that automotive hill climbs had been absent from Ontario motorsports for about 50 years. This past week I got an email message from J. Scott Morris of Simcoe, Ontario who provided me with some history of hill climbs in Ontario. One of the last hill climbs in Ontario was an annual hill climb that was held near Hockley, Ontario. It appears that this event was last run in 1962. This information is of particular interest to me as Hockley is only a few miles from my home town of Shelburne, Ontario.
Scott sent me the image below of an article that was published in the Orangeville newspaper about a hill climb tribute “revival” that was held in 2012. Evidently this gathering is held on an annual basis. The “revival” is not a competitive event, but a tribute to the hill climbs that were held there.
Story About The 2012 Hockley Hill Climb Revival
An outline of Ontario Hill Climb history can be found at the following link. There is an interesting picture of Bill Sadler in the days before he built his Sadler race cars:
I want to thank Scott Morris for sending me this information about the history of hill climbs in Ontario.
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