Cameron Hill to drive Gen3 Supercar in Canberra
Hill will steer MSR Camaro at inaugural Canberra Festival of Speed
MSR Supercar one of more than 300 cars for March 2-3 event
A Supercar will rumble to life in Canberra for the first time in over 20 years, courtesy of local star, Matt Stone Racing driver Cameron Hill.
Hill’s Gen3 MSR Chevrolet Camaro Supercar is one of more than 300 cars that will feature at the inaugural Canberra Festival of Speed on March 2-3.
The MSR Supercar will run shoulders with the likes of a Ferrari F40, Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari P4 Le Mans.
Canberra is no stranger to Supercars, having hosted three championship rounds around the nation’s capital between 2000 and 2002. Jamie Whincup also put on a show at the 2016 Summernats festival, doing burnouts in his Triple Eight Commodore.
Hill, a Canberra native who finished 23rd in his rookie season last year, will not only have the honour of driving his own car, but is also the ambassador of the event.
This year’s Festival of Speed will be held a week after the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship season opener at Mount Panorama, the Thrifty Bathurst 500.
The festival will be held on a six-turn, purpose built circuit in the parkland surrounding Thoroughbred Park.
“It’s a historic moment for Canberra as we showcase this active V8 Supercar in both static and dynamic displays, navigating our exhibition circuit,” Project Supercars event presenter Martin Tanti said.
“This marks a significant milestone, as Canberra hasn’t witnessed an active V8 Supercar in motion since the GMC 400 more than 20 years ago.
“We are displaying some of the greatest supercars the world has to offer from Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren and Porsche just to name a few.”
Tickets for the 2024 Canberra Festival of Speed tickets start from $28.60 for adults, and $18.40 for 11 to 16-year-olds.