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.

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...
Honda Announces Its Entrants for Pikes Peak 2014

Honda Announces Its Entrants for Pikes Peak 2014

The countdown to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2014 has begun ahead of the epic hillclimb starting on June 29th. Honda is the...
Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack Comes To Life

Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack Comes To Life

The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Hill Climb, the second oldest motorsports event in American history, will celebrate its 92nd running this year. If you’re unaware...
Video: Jeff Zwart's Pikes Peak 2013 Porsche 911 run

Video: Jeff Zwart’s Pikes Peak 2013 Porsche 911 run

An intoxicating video from Jeff Zwart’s run up the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb 2013 in his Porsche 911 has just been released and while...
Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak

Sebastien Loeb Smashes Pikes Peak Record

Sebastien Loeb has demolished the record at Pikes Peak. His run in the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak clocked a time of 8:13.878. This...

2014 Range Rover Sport Given Role as Official Pace Car for Pikes Peak

The new Range Rover Sport has been chosen as the official pace car for next Sunday’s Race To The Clouds-2013 Pikes Peak Car Hill...

Car Crash: Cody Loveland Crashes Corvette-Powered NSX at Pikes Peak Practice

Today marked the first day of Pikes Peak practice; a day which also saw the infamous hill climb course claim its first victim. Cody Loveland's...

Get Your Name on the Lexus IS-F CCS-R Pikes Peak Car, 14000 Names Needed...

Lexus has partnered with Tony Hawk Foundation to create a fan based decal which will be featured on the Lexus IS F CCS-R set...

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