Sat, Sep 21, 2024

Empire Hill Climb - Competitors

Wilco Road

About this event



2024 Jerry Shiloff Memorial Empire Hill Climb
Empire, Michigan

presented by Out of Office Garage

sanctioned by Detroit Region, SCCA
Sanction #

Saturday, September 21, 2024

The race was first run from 1964 to 1980 and is back to stay! The course for this year is about 3/4 mile with 8 turns. All this is just a short walk from the shores of Lake Michigan and the famous sand dunes.

During its original running some of the best cars of their time made their way up the hill such as Austin Healey’s, Jaguar E-Type’s, AMC Gremlin’s, Formula Ford and V’s, Triumph’s, Corvette’s, Porsche’s and even a Ferrari or two.

At the first revival the HillClimb saw an entry list ranging from a Formula Ford to a Modified Circle Track car - which actually won!  This is the seventh year of its revival and looks to be bigger and better.

The hillside offers fantastic spectating as the cars wind their way up the hill where spectators can sit nearly above the race cars – close, but safe from the action.

Parc Expose will be in downtown Empire allowing spectators get up close and personal with the race cars before they make their way up the hill.

We look forward to many years of vintage cars, modifieds, rally cars, sports cars, open wheel cars, you name it, all making their way up the hill.

Entries:  The total number of vehicles starting the 2024 Empire Hill Climb will be 50.  The first 40 will be on a first entered basis. The remaining 10 will be chosen by the EHC Committee.

There will be six competition classes as follows:

  • Class 1 – NA 2.0 litre and less, FI up to 1.0 litre
  • Class 2 – NA 2.1 - 3.9 litre, FI 1.1 - 1.9 litre
  • Class 3 – NA 4.0 litre and up, FI 2.0 and up.
  • Vintage – (trophies only, not for prizes, may dual enter in appropriate class)
  • Drift - Prize awarded by judge appointed by EHC committee (MAXIMUM 5 entries to be selected by EHC committee)
  • Exhibition – (Will not qualify for prizes)

Only one driver per car is allowed and no passengers.

All vehicles must have the following safety equipment at a minimum: driver restraints, roll bar or cage, fire extinguisher. Vehicles shall meet the safety requirements for the class in which they are logbooked. Material and dimension of tubing can be found on Pages 3 and 4 of the SCCA® TIME TRIAL RULES, Track Trials & Hill Climb, Driver Information (link is found on the first page of the Supplemental Regulations).

Required driver safety equipment can be found on Page 2 of the above referenced SCCA® TIME TRIAL RULES.

Registration Fee - $150

If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please register on:

As a reminder, there is NO camping (RV or tent) at the Lion’s Field in Empire over the weekend.  If you want a place to stay, check out Indigo Bluffs at They are giving preferential rates to competitors and volunteers.  Check them out soon as spaces are filling up. Their rates are very favorable…and they are an event sponsor.

Watch for updates on:

Download 2024 Supplemental Regulations including event schedule at: 2024 Sup Regs - Empire Hill Climb Revised.pdf

Download SCCA  HillClimb Rules at: 2021_SCCA_HillClimb_Rules.pdf

Download SCCA HillClimb Driver Eligibility at: SCCA HILLCLIMB DRIVER ELIGIBILITY.pdf

Download SCCA HillClimb Safety Rules at: SCCA HillClimb Safety Rules.pdf


Entries (42)

Brian Blaine
Kevin Forest
Clayt Stevens
Rory Carroll
Jonathan Denton
Tim Pointer
Nikhil Thakur
Jay Bearup

Wilco Road

Empire, MI
Watch a video tour/lap
Watch a video tour/lap


Hill Climb organized by

SCCA - Detroit Region - Empire Hill Climb

More events from this organizer
Empire Hill Climb - Volunteers
Empire Hill Climb - Volunteers
Wilco Road

Empire Hill Climb - Competitors

Sat, Sep 21, 2024