You can trust rally drivers to powerslide next to thousand foot drops racing up the Northeast's highest mountain, but you can't trust them with pool toys.
Every car that drives up and down the road to the top of Mount Washington gets a bumper sticker celebrating the car's achievement. I didn't really understand what that meant until I found myself smelling roasting brakes in a church van loaded with a couple hundred pounds of fuel onboard.
[Subaru's David Higgins broke the record at Mount Washington's Climb to the Clouds hillclimb this weekend not once, but twice. He blitzed the 7.6 mile, unguarded course in 6:09:09. Photo Credit: Raphael Orlove]
"Every time it got on boost, it spun the back tires. The nose was pointing off the cliff, like, five times in just one stretch."