The 16th and Last Domain Hillclimb

CMI’s Submission to Council

CAMS Supporting Letter to Council

We regret to announce that, unfortunately, this year’s CMI Domain Hillclimb will be the 16th and last.

Following our joint submission to council with CAMS (see links above) in May, Council Parks and Amenities staff working on the Queens Domain Summit redevelopment drafted a proposed amendment to the masterplan to allow for us to continue using the venue. This included provision for annual access to the loop at the top, and using bolt down (removable) speed bumps. This would have been a great outcome and we thank those involved for their recognition of our connection with the Domain.

However, we were recently advised that, at the full council meeting on 20 August, aldermen unanimously voted against the amendment made to accommodate our event, and extended this further to not approving any future motor sport events on the Domain.

We are disappointed at this outcome after 15 very successful years of our event, and before that, motorsport having been enjoyed at the Domain ever since the 1950s.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at the final Domain Hillclimb as competitors and officials in 3 weeks’ time, on Sunday 21st of October 2018.

Lufra 2018 results available


Somehow the weather predicted did not eventuate, and a field of 35 cars enjoyed a suburb Peninsula day with blue skies and sun.

Only a couple of minor mechanical mishaps today, with over 30 cars completing the required 4 timed runs for a result.

Thank you to all officials, including those from Rotary, the wonderful staff at the Lufra hotel, and of course our competitors.

Results available for Baskerville Supersprint

Another great day of racing, with many special moments. We enjoyed a clear blue sky over the fresh, smooth surface of Baskerville, with many competitors setting scintillating times.

Congratulations to all class winners, as all classes were hard fought. Liam Hooper took home fastest time of the day with a 58.21.

There were a few little offs but no damage, other than a few mechanical woes. The Roadkill award goes to Allan van Dulleman who blew a diff early on, only to race home in a borrowed car, grab a spare, and return and replace over lunchtime with the help of some competitors and other club members. He then went on with no sympathy for the replacement, weaker, item to dip under 60 seconds and claim the win in Class D (and second outright)!

Also worthy of mention is the Baskerville debut of two young club members, Max Watson and Tim Davidson. Both drove exeptionally well and improved significantly throughout the day; we’ll see a lot more of both in years to come.

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