In the 11th episode of 2014, host Elysia Kelly profiles…
Ever wish you could give the grassroots underdog an edge over the professional racers? Here’s your chance. Paul Tingaud is regular competitor with the New England Hillclimb Association, and is looking to take down the factory backed rally teams (David Higgins, Travis Pastrana, etc.) at the 2017 Mt Washington Climb to the Clouds.
Tingaud has been hillclimbing for almost as long as I’ve been alive, and has been damn fast since day 1. He has been slowly (well, in relative terms) breaking just about every hill record in New England over the last 2 or 3 years. In his last 4 attempts at Mt. Washington, he has finished 5th, 4th, and 3rd twice. Most recently he was only beaten by the Subaru factory backed teams of Travis Pastrana and David Higgins. All this in a 20 year old home-built chassis on the same tires he ran all year at the NEHA events.
Video from Climb to the Clouds 2014:
Paul’s car is a piece of automotive engineering artwork. If you appreciate 100% function over form. It is a single seat tube chassis with Audi running gear, and a custom twin turbo setup. All home built suspension and aero. It makes phenomenal noises if you ever get the chance to see it fly by at speed
For next year’s Climb to the Clouds at Mt Washington, Paul will have a new version of the Super Chicken, and he is going all out to get #1. He is an incredible fabricator and driver, but could use some help funding the new car. Here is a sneak peek of the new car, found on the Super Chicken’s Facebook Page:
If you want to be a part of the team that helps Paul beat “the big guys” click the link below. Lets make this happen.