Canberran Hill wows locals with Supercar tour

03 Mar
'Not often we get an actual Supercar here… to see the smiles on so many little and big kids’ faces has been great'
  • Cameron Hill brings MSR Supercar to Canberra

  • MSR Camaro on show at various events in Nation's Captial

  • Hill's tour highlighted by Canberra Festival of Speed demos

Canberra-born Cameron Hill was pumped to bring a taste of Supercars back to his hometown, with Matt Stone Racing putting on a show in the Nation’s Capital.

Hill’s #4 Tyrepower Chevrolet Camaro Gen3 Supercar took on Canberra in recent days, highlighted by demonstration runs at the inaugural Canberra Festival of Speed.

The MSR driver and his team took to Canberra straight after the Thrifty Bathurst 500, where Hill brought home a career-best fifth in the first race of the season.

The #4 Camaro was the first Supercar in over 20 years to be let loose in Canberra, which hosted a championship round on the city’s streets between 2000 and 2002.


Hill’s tour began with a Wednesday visit to Melba Copland College with Higgins Property Group to talk to the students in the F1 Schools Program and the Potentia Racing team.

From there, the Camaro was taken to Canberra Airport for a BBQ with staff, followed by a full day of filming at Canberra Airport on Thursday. The filming day was part of a project, which is set to launch Australian Grand Prix week.

Hill then got behind the wheel on closed public roads around the National Arboretum to help launch the Canberra Festival of Speed.

Major MSR partner, Supaglass Industries, welcomed the team with a function at its Beard headquarters, before Hill and the Supercar were on show at Majura Park Shopping Centre for an autograph session.


The headline act was Hill’s running at the Festival of Speed, with the second-year driver putting on a show in front of thousands of fans at the inaugural running of the event.


For Hill, the week was a great opportunity to reconnect the Canberra community with Supercars, some two decades after the street race took place.

“Huge media tour this week for us in the #4 Tyrepower Racing Chevrolet Camaro,” Hill said.

"We came straight from Bathurst — the car was a little bit battered and bruised after Sunday but the guys polished it up.


"It was an awesome week, we were able to do some cool activations with Canberra Airport, Supaglass Industries, Canberra Festival of Speed, and more. It’s just been fantastic to be able to catch up with so many of our local sponsors and fans.

"Not often we get an actual Supercar here, so hopefully we’ll get the opportunity to do it again in the future.

"I think some people this week may not have actually seen a Gen3 Supercar in the flesh before, so to give them that opportunity is really cool.

"To see the smiles on so many little and big kids’ faces has been great. I’m glad we were able to put this Canberra tour together. I have to thank Matt Stone Racing and all the team partners for bringing it together.”

Hill is 12th in the championship heading to the Melbourne SuperSprint on March 21-24, with teammate Nick Percat sixth, and MSR third in the teams’ standings.

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