This is Monster Tajima (of Pikes Peak fame) on a qualifying run up the longest all-gravel hillclimb in the world. And here’s his car tearing apart on the course.
For the final chapter of Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima's epic taming of the Pikes Peak climb in under 10 minutes, we now present the official video from his run and sponsor GoPro, who put a camera everyplace it could stuff one. Even the bees are scared.
Pikes Peak is one of the most treacherous venues in all of racing — maybe in all of sports — hell, maybe in all of anything. Each year, dozens of hardened teams of racers attempt the seemingly impossible task of assaulting this 14,115-foot mountain and being crowned the fastest man to the top.
His last record run in 2007 clocked 10 minutes, one second. Now, four years later, Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima has achieved the long-coveted sub-10-minute time in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb's unlimited class. He did it in 9:51.278.
Rhys Millen is so serious about breaking the world-famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb' 10-minute barrier and reclaiming his family's honor he's building a tube-framed and carbon fiber, 1,850lb, 750 HP stroked 4.1-liter V6-powered monster called the Hyundai Genesis PM580.
Mister Rod Millen, Monster Tajima has your 1994 Pikes Peak Hill Climb record in his sights and he's picked one of the most astonishing Suzukis this side of a turbine-powered Gixxer to make his run at your 10:04:06 time. Featuring a whole bunch of race-spec equipment, not the least of which is its twin-turbo,…