If you didn’t already know, the highlight of the Goodwood Festival of Speed is to watch professional drivers drive as quickly as they can from the bottom of the hill to the top of the hill. Behind the wheel—the right-hand wheel, mind you—of a Subaru WRX STI, I did this myself and managed to not kill myself or anybody…
“That escalated quickly.” I know it’s a cliché, albeit a fitting one for a hill climb race. But it’s all I could think about after our car—a salvage-title C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 street car transformed into a race car in just a few desperate weeks—not only survived the Pikes Peak Hill Climb but finished just one…
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb makes its return this weekend and if qualifying is a preview of what’s to come, it looks like records will be broken once again. The action kicks off tomorrow morning, so here’s how to watch.
Practice runs for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb are already producing some intense Code Brown action. When you’re racing up a bumpy mountain road with no guardrail to keep you on said mountain, things get pretty intense.
I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to divine the regulations of hillclimb events, or lack thereof. It seems to be the last bastion of “nearly anything goes” in terms of power and aerodynamics. Do I care about what those specific rules are? Hell naw. Here’s a cracked-out and roided-up Alfa Romeo 4C storming up a mountain.
In one of the most fitting product tie-ins I’ve seen in racing, Go Puck CEO Blake Fuller plans to race the first Tesla Model S up Pikes Peak this June, reports Road & Track. Fuller aims to beat the Electric Production record of 13 minutes, and has cleverly modded the Model S battery pack in hopes of doing so.
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.
The idea of a 2015 Ford Bronco got me all riled up to look for Broncos on YouTube... and I found one I just can't stop watching.
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…
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.