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- n. A sporting event, during which vehicles are driven or ridden up a steep incline. The goal is to reach the highest level on the slope.
- v. To attempt to ascend a steep slope using a motor vehicle.
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The fishing village at Sha Tin was near tracks that led back into the hills where the hill climb was to be held.
And now it's 1963 and I'm thirty-nine and tomorrow … no, not tomorrow, on Sunday, on Sunday it's the hill climb and on Saturday there are the races and Noble Star — will it be Noble Star or Gornt's Pilot Fish or Richard Kwok's, no Richard Kwang's Butterscotch Lass or John Chen's outsider, Golden Lady?
Well there ain’t but one, and he took the Pike’s Peak hill climb three times running and some other uphills as well, and has done the trick on bikes and go-carts and destructo jalopies and tractors and big-daddy trucks and hell, even a kiddie cart or two.
They had been friends since the early fifties when they had met at the first racing hill climb and had been friendly rivals ever since — and founding members of the Hong Kong Sports Car and Rally Club.