Pikes Peak

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), also known as The Race to the Clouds, is an annual automobile and motorcycle hillclimb to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado, USA. The track measures 12.42 miles (19.99 km) over 156 turns, climbing 4,720 ft (1,440 m) from the start at Mile 7 on Pikes Peak Highway, to the finish at 14,110 ft (4,300 m), on grades averaging 7%. It used to consist of both gravel and paved sections, however as of August 2011, the highway is fully paved and as a result all subsequent runnings will be on tarmac from start to finish. The race is on the FIA International Events Calendar and has featured competition from United States rally sanctioning body SCCA ProRally in 2004 and Rally America in 2005. It has taken place since 1916, making it the second oldest motorsport event in the United States of America. It is currently contested by a variety of classes of cars, trucks, motorcycles and quads. There are often numerous new classes tried and discarded year-to-year. On average there are 150 competitors. The race is also known as a "proving grounds" for many modern automotive technologies and is a hotbed for developers to try new, innovative ideas. The current record, set in 2012 by Rhys Millen in a highly modified Hyundai Genesis Coupe, is 9 minutes 46.164 seconds.

Rhys Millen Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2015

Video: Rhys Millen’s Pikes Peak Winning Hill Climb

At the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2015 over the weekend, Rhys Millen made history by claiming overall victory in his all-electric racer....
Mercedes-Benz Pikes Peak 2015

Mercedes-Benz Sets Diesel Production Car Record at Pikes Peak 2015

Mercedes-Benz claimed a record at this weekend’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb after completing the course in a C250d 4MATIC. The sedan completed the trying...
Rhys Millen Wins Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2015

Rhys Millen Wins Pikes Peak 2015 in All-Electric Racer

This year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been won by course veteran Rhys Millen onboard his all-electric racer. As a result, this year’s...
2015 Scion FR-S Pikes Peak Racer Revealed

2015 Scion FR-S Pikes Peak Racer Revealed

Today marks race day for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2015 and the car set to be driven by respected time attack competitor...
Honda ARX-04b LMP2 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Honda LMP2 Racer Pulls Out of Pikes Peak 2015

Not long after Honda surprisingly announced it would be taking its ARX-04b LMP2 prototype to this weekend’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2015, the...
Honda NSX Pikes Peak

2016 Honda NSX Revealed as Pikes Peak Pace Car

Alongside Goodwood, this weekend is also playing host to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Appropriately dubbed the Race to the Clouds, the event...
Lexus RC F GT Concept Pikes Peak front

Lexus Reveals Special RC F For Pikes Peak 2015

Lexus has just unveiled the brand new RC F GT Concept which it will enter in this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The...
Honda ARX-04b LMP2 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Honda Tackling Pikes Peak in LMP2 Racer

For this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Honda has announced it will be tackling the ‘Race to the clouds’ with its ARX-04b LMP2...
Video: POV From Jeff Zwart's Porsche 911 GT3 Turbo at Pikes Peak!

Video: POV From Jeff Zwart’s Porsche 911 GT3 Turbo at Pikes Peak!

At this year’s Pikes Peak International Hillclimb 2014, Jeff Zwart was driving an extremely impressive Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Turbo Hill Climb Special car...
New Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III Previewed for Pikes Peak 2014

New Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III Previewed for Pikes Peak 2014

Mitsubishi has just previewed its latest Pikes Peak International Hillclimb 2014 entrant in the form of the 2014 Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III. Building on...

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