In 1957, the Socony-Vacuum Oil Company – now known as Mobil – commissioned a documentary to cover that year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb. It was called No Margin For Error, and if you needed more proof that old school racers were both hugely talented and monumentally insane, here you go.
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.
This short HD commercial for the Ducati Multistrada motorcycle was shot using nothing but iPhone 4s. It looks great.
The Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes Peak has new, retro livery and a timeline for making a run at becoming the fastest ever driver-free vehicle up Pikes Peak. There are some things the team will have to be careful about.
Sixteen-year-old Savannah Rickli has been racing go-karts since she was seven, and she currently competes in a modified Mini Cooper. She just finished the dangerous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and wants to win the Indy 500 next.
The 88th Pikes Peak Hill Climb will introduce the "Exhibition Powersport Class" for Utility Terrain Vehicles. Doug Siddens helped create the class and will be first to run with a modified 2009 Polaris RZR-S. Here's a little practice video.
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.
Ford has announced it will enter two Fiestas in the 2009 Pike's Peak International Hill Climb. With 800 HP 2.0 liter four-cylinders forged in the fires of hell they certainly won't be your Grandma's econobox.