Jump Onboard Rod Millen's 850 HP Pikes Peak Celica For Its Uphill Run

At first glimpse at the paddocks, it looks like a crazy prototype that’s way past its glory days. Then, they push the start button, end everything changes.

Rod Millen’s Toyota Celica is twenty-one years old, yet it run the third best time up the hill on Sunday at Goodwood. Big wings, and 850 horsepower turbo engine and some pure insanity.

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He crossed the finish line at over 130mph. Not bad for an old timer.

In 1994, this car won Pikes Peak with a record time of 10:04.060, some 40 seconds faster than the previous record holder, Nobuhiro Tajima’s equally insane Suzuki Swift.

Photo credit: Robert Stokes

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