Stace Heaney leads the two-wheeled category

Tim Loone and Jo Mickleson fastest side-car

Words and Images by Colin Rosewarne


Australia’s oldest registered historic hill climb has been run in beautiful, sunny and warm conditions at the picturesque Mount Tarrengower in central Victoria.

Stace Heaney
Stace Heaney

Open to pre-1980 era machinery, the annual event saw some spritely racing with the outright fastest winning time going to a spec’ built, re-engined and turbocharged Datsun 1600.

Mick Panayi
Mick Panayi

The fastest time for the two and three-wheeled brigade went to Victorian speed queen Stace Heaney with a 43.9 seconds on her XS Club – Yamaha XS650.

Scott Green
Scott Green on his 1972 Triumph T120

Other two-wheeled quicks on the day included Scott Green on his spotless T120 Triumph, Clint Chegwidden on his 750 Scout Indian and Paul McGahan on his nimble little 500 Triton.

Paul McGahan
Paul McGahan on his 500 Triton

Clint Chegwidden
Clint Chegwidden on his 750 Indian Scout hand shifter

On the three-wheeled battle front, the evergreen Peters brothers put in some clean runs, not disturbing the witches hats this year, and the two Loone family outfits with Tim Loone / Jo Mickelson winning the Period 4 Class on the Honda, and Michelle Loone / Doc Lewis swinging off the side of the stunning Norton taking out the silverware in the Period 3 Class.

Peen and Buck Peters
Evergreen regulars brothers Peen and Buck Peters on their 1972 Martin Honda 836 outfit

Michelle Loone and Doc Lewis
Michelle Loone and Doc Lewis on the stunning Period 3 Norton outfit

Many thanks have to go to the organisers, officials and volunteers for putting on another great weekend for both riders, passengers, drivers and spectators.

David Gittus
David Gittus on his 1938 500 AJS put in some nice runs

41st Mount Tarrengower Historic Hill Climb – 2017 Two-wheel results

41st Mount Tarrengower Historic Hill Climb
41st Mount Tarrengower Historic Hill Climb – Motorcycles

Tim Loone and Jo Mickleson
Tim Loone riding and Jo Mickleson putting in a 46 seconds flat on their Period Four Honda outfit

41st Mount Tarrengower Historic Hill Climb – 2017 side-car results

41st Mount Tarrengower Historic Hill Climb - Side-cars
41st Mount Tarrengower Historic Hill Climb – Side-cars

41st Mount Tarrengower Historic Hill Climb – 2017 Four-wheel results

41st Mount Tarrengower Historic Hill Climb - Four-wheeled
41st Mount Tarrengower Historic Hill Climb – Four-wheeled

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