Lindenbergs revel on the Hill
Lindenberg Racing enjoyed a fine weekend of racing in Knysna at the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hill Climb with the team delivering positive results while also revelling in the event's unique atmosphere. Paige in her 1971 Fairlane and Peter Lindenberg driving his ’65 Shelby Mustang, were joined by Djurk Venter’s Capri Perana V8 on Classic Car Friday, while Paige and Peter continued on into the King of the Hill on Saturday and Sunday.
Paige loved every second of manhandling her monster Fairlane up the hill: “It certainly was a challenging day in this beast but one for the books,” Paige grinned after her final 53-second run to fifth in class and 16th overall on Friday. “I loved every second, but my dad bumped me out of the top ten — thanks pops!” Paige went on to race the Shelby Super Snake Mustang on Saturday, thriving on the power of the wild supercharged Mustang. “That’s such a cool car to drive — I love big power!”
Peter Lindenberg went on to take seventh overall in Classic Car Friday’s final en route to third in class, with an impressive 49 second run. “I had to work hard for that!” Peter admitted. “But my ’65 Shelby Mustang is still as good as it ever was and I was delighted to be able to race it up that hill.” Peter then took to the hill in his wild supercharged V8 Savage Ranger bakkie, setting a best time of 51 seconds en route to 33rd overall and second in class in the final run of the King of the Hill shootout. “Now that was fun,” Lindenberg beamed. “Not bad for a bakkie, hey?”
Djurk Venter also enjoyed a great weekend in Knysna, pedalling his Perana up the slope with panache en route to fourth in class; “What a blast to race this brilliant piece of history up such a hallowed hill,” Djurk explained. “This is always such a great weekend and it’s a real privilege to be part of it all.”
“That’s quite cool — a third, a fourth and a fifth in class for Lindenberg Racing and a great day for Peter in the Savage bakkie against all the King of the Hill supercars,” Paige Lindenberg concluded. “I’d also like to congratulate our whole team on a great effort once again this weekend, as well as to the organisers for another great Jaguar Simola Hill Climb.
As always, we thank our sponsors, Shelby South Africa, Road to Race, Herschell Lubricants, Sabat Batteries, Hard Rock Cafe Jozi, aQuellé, Two Can Engineering, GES and First Race for their ongoing support.” Lindenberg Racing’s next appointment is at the Phakisa Historic Tour weekend at Phakisa in the Free State town of Welkom in two weeks time.