There's something about an aircooled flat-six that sounds positively rowdy. Perhaps it's the mechanical roar it makes. Maybe it's the reverberation off the trees and the combination of engine noise with tire squeal. Either way, this car is fantastic, and driver Willi Jenni drives the wheels off of it.
Every so often a video pops up that warps my perception of human reaction times. Jos Goodyear and his GWR Raptor have upped the ante yet again.
We've seen how beastly purpose-built off-road buggies can be. Even when the climb doesn't end as planned, these little monsters can take a tumble and preserve their passenger. I think driver Bobby Tanner here owes his roll cage fabricator a gift basket after surviving this insanity.
Rejoice, ye fans of mad motorsport! In just under two weeks the toughest hill climb in the country will once again kick off to determine who out there is the fastest of the rubber room fugitives, the quickest of the window-licking insane. Over 70 cars are registered to attempt the fastest time up the terrifying…
Tesla will make its racing debut this month at Pike's Peak, when a specially modified Tesla Roadster will race Monster Tajima's badass plug-in up the mountain at America's oldest and most historic off-road motorsports event!
If you have a 30-year-old and rather rare Italian supermini that's not really worth any money, a crash leaves you with two options. I went with the more expensive one. That was the right thing to do.
Final race of 2013 FIA European Hill Climb Championship takes place in Buzet, Croatia this week end - today it's time for practice heats. This is how it ended for one of the drivers, Italian Gianfranco Muzio and his wonderful (well, slightly less wonderful but still badass gorgeous, battle scars ftw) Renault.…
I think pretty much everyone agrees the BRZ/FR-S/Toyota 86 triumvirate is a good time on four wheels, and we're just at the cusp of what will likely be a vast ocean of race-bred variations. It looks like the Monsterization machines over in Fukishima Prefecture have been working overtime, and the result is the Super 86.
Take an open-wheeled racecar and put it on a freakishly narrow, winding road. Engage hyperdrive. This is hillclimbing.
Three spectators died this weekend when a Mitsubishi rally car speared off into a crowd on a hill climb up Mt. Tara in Serbia. It is difficult to watch, difficult to assign blame and difficult to find a clear lesson to take away.
This is the VSCCA Mt. Equinox Hillclimb in Vermont. It is packed with some of the most pornographic vintage racers in the country. We need to do this before we die.
It turns out it's ridiculously difficult to drive an open hillclimb special indoors. Well, it's ridiculously sideways, at least.
At last weekend's Prescott hill climb, the driver of a targa-topped Bugatti Grand Sport saved his car and a massive amount of money when he almost spun into a grass embankment. For that, we salute him.
Mitsubishi will enter the wild tube-frame, carbon-body AWD electric racecar you see here at this Year's Pikes Peak hillclimb. One electric motor drives the front wheels and two power the rear for a total output of 320 HP.
All we usually hear about Lebanon is increasingly dire political news. But there's a car culture in Lebanon, so let's watch some on-the-limit Lebanese hillclimb action.
Shaun Palmer, Olympic snowboarder, X-games champion, and "godfather of extreme sports" raced his heavily modified GMC Syclone up the 2003 Pikes Peak hillclimb. It was as badass as you thought it would be.
This is Butch King's '85 Chevy Blazer three-wheeling into a corner and drifting out. We could watch this all day. Click through to see the whole sliding, roaring hillclimb in person.
This is the Arosa hillclimb, 78 corners stretched along five miles of the Swiss Alps. It winds up to nearly 6,000 feet above sea level, lined with trees and stone walls and lit up by a vintage single seater charging through the bends.
Reto Meisel's Mercedes-Benz W201 190 is barely a 190 at all. But when he attacked Mickhausen in Germany last month, he put on quite a show for the eyes and ears. So adding him to our expanding run of hillclimb stars was an easy decision.
It's easy to hate on BMW drivers, but I think we can all get behind an oversteering 635 CSI drifting its way through a wet hillclimb in Switzerland. Prepare yourself for some epic driving.