Pikes Peak

Ari Vatanen’s Peugeot 405 T16 Pikes Peak

Ari Vatanen’s Peugeot 405 T16 Pikes Peak

Over 600 horsepower and under 900 kilos. That’s 1,984 lbs for everyone using the new method. Less than a 3:1 power to weight ratio. But it doesn’t stop there. Rear steering. Huge wings. This car was built for one purpose, to win the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. Even cooler is…
1973 PPIHC: The Challenge of the Mountain

1973 PPIHC: The Challenge of the Mountain

Somehow I’ve missed this documentary all these years. I’ve watched a lot of Pikes Peak Footage but never once came across this video until earlier today. It covers the 51st annual Pikes Peak Hill Climb from 1973 and follows the drivers, owners, and pit crews as race up the infamous hill climb.…
Mackin FR-S at Pikes Peak 2015(Scion Racing)

Mackin FR-S at Pikes Peak 2015(Scion Racing)

Pikes Peak International Hillclimb is a pretty cool event. Sure the course was ruined by RoboLoeb a few years ago but its still a pretty amazing event and makes for a pretty awesome video. In 2015, Scion returned to the famous race along with Mackin Industries, Evasive Motorsports and GReddy…
Naca Duct Vs. Air Scoop

Naca Duct Vs. Air Scoop

Ever wondered about racecar aerodynamics but didn’t want to read some ridiculously complicated engineering book? Ever wanted to understand what a drawing like this means to a somewhat normal racer? Valentin Ivanitski puts out some cool content on his blog like this article comparing the difference between a traditional duct…
EV West Wins at Refuel 2014

EV West Wins at Refuel 2014

This past weekend was the 2014 Refuel races at Laguna Seca. The event was open to the all Electric Vehicles (EVs) which included OEM’s, electric conversions as well as purpose-built all-electric race cars. The cool part was the participants received free access to charging stations in between their track sessions! Imagine going to the track and…
DRIFTING STAR KEN GUSHI TO RACE SCION FR-S AT PIKES PEAK

DRIFTING STAR KEN GUSHI TO RACE SCION FR-S AT PIKES PEAK

Veteran racer Ken Gushi knows the Scion FR-S. He also knows the demanding 156-turn race course that climbs Pikes Peak. Gushi will bring his experiences together driving the GReddy Racing Scion FR-S in the 92nd annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 29. Best known as a top drifting competitor,…
MITSUBISHI MOTORS TO COMPETE IN THE 2014 PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB

MITSUBISHI MOTORS TO COMPETE IN THE 2014 PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) will compete in the Electric Modified Division of the prestigious 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) with a pair of technologically-advanced MiEV Evolution III 100% electric-powered purpose-built racecars in the 92nd running of the “Race to the Clouds” on June 29th near Colorado Springs, Colorado.…
Factory Five Electric 818 by EV West

Factory Five Electric 818 by EV West

Factory Five makes some cool kit cars if you’re not familiar with the Company.  They’re primarily known for their Cobra kit based on the Mustang driveline, but they make other kits too and their latest is called the 818. I think because it weighs 818 kilograms or something. So it’s super…
Pikes Peak Hill Climb is about to undergo a drastic change

Pikes Peak Hill Climb is about to undergo a drastic change

Only 1.5 miles of the course will be open to spectators. Colorado Springs’ local paper, The Gazette, is reporting that the organizers of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb have moved up plans to limit where spectators can watch the 2014 race. Safety and the continuing existence of the race are the…
1964 LeMans Documentary

1964 LeMans Documentary

Vanquished covers the early years of the incredible Ford vs Ferrari battle. Before the famous GT40 was the Cobra and the ridiculously cool Daytona Coupe. This documentary shows the battle but also covers the men that made it happen. You see shots of Peter Brock mocking up the clay miniature…
Racing Heroes – Travis Tollett

Racing Heroes – Travis Tollett

Travis is one the coolest, most amazing guys I know. People ask me all the time who I look up to. Guys like Block, Atko, Said, and Travis Tollett. Whenever I think I can’t do something I think of Travis and how hard he fights to race. It’s usually what…

Tis The Season To Be Gnarly

This video is everything I love about having fun with friends and cars. I know a UTV is not a car but it does have four wheels and an engine and man do they fly! And this video rules because its a bunch of guys having fun with their vehicles.…
M3 FTW!

M3 FTW!

This Picture was taken in June only a few weeks before I crashed it at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb and nearly destroyed the car.  It will never be the same but the chassis and the car’s soul will continue to race.  It’s been to One Lap with my sister…