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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:53 am    Post subject: Race to the Clouds - Pikes Peak Reply with quote

After quite a few years of dreaming about watching this event...I have taken the plunge and booked a 15 day trip Very Happy

12.5 miles long, 156 bends starting at 9000 ft rising to 14000 ft. It's the 97th running of the event.

Last year VW spent a fortune on preparing an electric car which took the overall record time off Seb Loeb.

This year sees quite a few 911s and a special class is being ran again...Yokohama Sponsored Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport.

There is even an attempt being made for the fastest production car by a 2019 Bentley Continental GT Question
Not the usual hill-climb choice Surprised

2 nights in Denver, 2 nights Laramie, a week in Colorado Springs, 2 nights in Santa Fe and then 2 nights in New York 10 weeks to go Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucky you, a friend of mine did it in an RS 200 about 4 years ago, the same time that Guy Martin did it on a motorbike.
It's a bit mad but only in America, enjoy the trip.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a great trip!

I'm sure a 911 Turbo S would beat a lardy Bentley in the production car class...

I read a story by some bloke who cycled up Pikes Peak. Hard work anyway, made harder by the elevation.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

easternjets wrote:
Lucky you, a friend of mine did it in an RS 200 about 4 years ago, the same time that Guy Martin did it on a motorbike.
It's a bit mad but only in America, enjoy the trip.


There is RS200 competing this year, UK entry Liam Doran.

Michael Dunlop has announced a ride this year.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my friends you tube vid.


Open Youtube Page

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
Sounds like a great trip!

I'm sure a 911 Turbo S would beat a lardy Bentley in the production car class...

I read a story by some bloke who cycled up Pikes Peak. Hard work anyway, made harder by the elevation.



Colorado Springs-----Bentley Motors and Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb superstar Rhys Millen will return to America’s Mountain on June 30, determined to capture the Time Attack 2 Production record with the breathtaking 2019 Continental GT.

Powered by the world’s most advanced 12-cylinder engine, the stunning Continental GT, with Millen behind the wheel, will attempt to set a new Time Attack 2 Production record in the Exhibition Division as they tackle the 12.42-mile, 156-turn course on Pikes Peak. Long time competitor David Donner holds the current TA2 Production record of 10:26.896, set in 2015 in a 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

easternjets wrote:
Here's my friends you tube vid.


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He didn't hold back there....some front wheel off apex's
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg6L_7qLIEQ

Check out Ken Block's bit of fun.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive been there, its an awesome place!!! I managed to drive it (in a rental SUV mind you at the 45mph limit) and you see why these guys have balls of steel. Denver & Colorado is a cool place as well, one of the few places in the states that I would happily live in.

We staid in Manitou Springs, its a bit hippyish, it must be brilliant for that week. Try visit the Airforce colleage as well as its quite a cool place.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like an epic trip with that scenery. Thumb pics when you go please? Love the Colorado mountains but only been in winter.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

coullstar wrote:
Ive been there, its an awesome place!!! I managed to drive it (in a rental SUV mind you at the 45mph limit) and you see why these guys have balls of steel. Denver & Colorado is a cool place as well, one of the few places in the states that I would happily live in.

We staid in Manitou Springs, its a bit hippyish, it must be brilliant for that week. Try visit the Airforce colleage as well as its quite a cool place.



I am all excited now Very Happy

We fly out on 19th....2 nights in Denver...2 nights in Laramie..... a week in Colorado Springs.....2 nights in Santa Fe....we then hand the car back (convertible Mustang) and fly to New York for 2 nights...back in UK on 6th July.

Bit hectic I know. Very Happy
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