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 Post subject: Pikes Peak Hillclimb 2012 Cancelled!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:46 pm 
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It's official, they are postponing the race due to the massive fires in the area.

http://www.usacracing.com/ppihc/news_ppihc/5439.html





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The Race to the Clouds:

So this year I'm going to attend the Pikes Peak Hillclimb outside Colorado Springs, CO with a board member and his friends.
July 6th-8th, with the race itself being held on the 8th.
Tickets are $40 online or $50 the day of the race.

Here's the current record holder, Monster Tajima's winningest run:
http://youtu.be/7VAJaZAV-gQ


Before Tajima, Rod Millen held the record for fastest climb at 10:04 (in an Awd Celica!) that held from 1994 to 2007 when Tajima raced his first Monster Suzuki. Here's his son, Rhys Millen in his turbo Hyundai Genesis. The last section he drove with a popped tire due to badassery on the paved section. This is the fastest RWD car to date I believe.
http://youtu.be/fMuFnaKCuaQ


Michèle Mouton showing the advantages of AWD (in her Audi Quattro S1) on the mountain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKKfzR7dX-c

And of course former rally driver Ari Vatanen's Climb Dance in his (Jeremy Clarkson accent:) "perrjo"
No dialog, just racing at 110%
http://youtu.be/D-7Uh6YfbI4

I believe this year will be the first time the course will be fully paved - due to some environmentalists being worried about the track dusting farming land below the mountain? Either way I bought an older DSLR and between now and then I'll learn how to use it, lol.

Anyone else going?

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 Post subject: Re: Pikes Peak Hillclimb 2012
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:12 am 
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Looks like much fun! Do you get to camp out on the hill wherever you want?

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 Post subject: Re: Pikes Peak Hillclimb 2012
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:52 am 
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ill be there!!! i cant wait!!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:48 am 
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hmmm that would be cool. I have been to CO many times for boarding and have always wanted to visit.

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 Post subject: Re: Pikes Peak Hillclimb 2012
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:00 am 
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C'mon Tony, take some leave and join us!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:40 am 
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I will be there for sure! Hopefully camping Friday and maybe Saturday as well... Fingers crossed!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:38 pm 
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http://jalopnik.com/5921790/colorado-wi ... hill-climb
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:02 am 
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Are you driving, I may be interested in going my self.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:09 am 
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Are you driving, I may be interested in going my self.

I'm flying in, unless of course the fires make them postpone the event

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 Post subject: Re: Pikes Peak Hillclimb 2012 Cancelled!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:45 am 
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It's now officially postponed per the official website. Edited first post.

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