On June 27, 2010, Rhys Millen attempted to beat the current "Unlimited Class" World Record of 10:01.408 at the 88th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the "Race to the Clouds." For 10 years, it has been Rhys' dream to break the 10-minute barrier and this year he hoped to capture the elusive record and return it to the Millen name. This is look at his run and the challenges he faced in his custom built Genesis PM580: a 1,850 pound, 750 horse power V6 designed specifically to conquer the 156 turns of this 12.52 mile course (of which this year, half is pavement) that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,110 foot summit.
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Mad Mike's souped up drifting car - Madbull Generation 5 - First shakedown
Feast your eyes on the fifth generation of Madbull, the almost completely
rebuilt Mazda RX-7 of New Zealand's drift racing idol Mad Mike Whiddett.
After six weeks of tinkering, it's time for the first test run which left
him and everybody else looking forward to the next race.
Check out Madbull 5 in it's first shakedown, straight from the workshop
Climb - Pikes Peak Hill Climb with a Monster
Ride on the bumper of a screaming 910hp, Twin-turbo, All-wheel Drive, 150 mph Suzuki SX4 as it
races up one of the world's most dangerous hills. An attempt by the
"Monster" to break his own record of 10:01:41...
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (June 29, 2010) -- For the fifth consecutive time,
Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima combined experience, skill and Falken Tires to
claim overall victory in the 88th running of the Pikes Peak International
Although he did not set a new Pikes Peak record, one day before his 60th
birthday, Tajima continues to hold the current overall record for reaching
the peak, beating hill climb veterans Paul Dallenbach and Rhys Millen in
the Unlimited Class. He drove his new 910-hp Monster Sport Suzuki SX4 Hill
Climb Special on Falken WildPeak A/T tires, the powerful new line of
all-terrain, all-season tires Falken launched this past April.
Following Exhaustive tests in a
Japanese wind tunnel facility, Monster's 2010 Pikes Peak race car underwent
extensive aerodynamic changes to better adapt to the modified road surface
on the race to the clouds, which assumed a smoother tarmac and less gravel
than last year. Thinning air ascending the mountain robs most motors of
their power by 30 or more percent, but the increase in horsepower over last year's
race car helped push the driver forward.
"Devil's Playground": The Jeremy Foley 2012 Pikes Peak Story
RECARO Presents "Devil's Playground." We head to Lewisville, Texas to meet
with the Evolution Dynamics team who drove the infamous Mitsubishi Evo
during this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and had one of the
most horrific crashes that became a YouTube sensation after both drivers
survived and walked away unscathed. Driver Jeremy Foley, co-pilot Yuri
Kouznetsov, and Car Builder Kevin Dubois recap the hill climb and explain
why it's so important to have the right safety equipment.
Obstacle Course, Hill Climb, and Coal Chute! - Top Truck Challenge 2013
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The Obstacle Course begins with a shockingly tall and long slippery hill
descent known as the "first hill" and it ends with a nasty dogleg gully
that's tantalizingly close to the finish line. In between is a treasure
trove of terror. The "lower section" forces competitors to navigate a
360-degree turn through three deep water holes and sand. From there,
competitors travel up a hill to the "upper section" that includes a
deceiving off-camber U-turn (known as "U-turn Hill"), two deep water holes,
and numerous tight turns. This event has a 10-minute time limit, but speed
is the enemy. This is because the course is marked with numerous cones and
each one hit adds 20 seconds to the overall time. If all four tires of a
rig travel outside a cone the rig is disqualified at that point. Safety
violations net a whopping two-minute penalty. Clearly, accuracy is the key
to success in the Obstacle Course.
Think back to those hillclimbs you've done in your 4x4. Yeah, the TTC Hill
Climb isn't like that. The Hill Climb is built specifically for TTC, it's
approximately 600 feet in length and it has an average angle of
approximately 60 degrees. It twists and turns as it winds through the
poison oak and it's peppered with strategically-placed deep holes and dirt
hills. Yes, we added hills to our Hill Climb. The Hill Climb is loose,
steep, and unpredictable. Naturally, we don't let drivers see it before
they run it because that would ruin the surprise. The Hill Climb rewards
those who can think on-the-fly and punishes those who are thinking about
the next event. We allowed each competitor 5 minutes to tackle the hill and
during that time they could stop, reverse, or winch. If a competitor
exceeded the time limit, traveled out of bounds, or violated a safety rule
they were disqualified at that point.
The Mini Rubicon, a staple of Top Truck for years, was a brutal event that
forced competitors to fight for every inch of forward progress. It was
tough and unforgiving. We wanted something tougher. So, for 2013 we
replaced the Mini Rubicon with the awe-inspiring Coal Chute. This event
uses a newly developed area (Rock Rash Ridge) at the Hollister Hills SVRA
that contains an amazing collection of man-made obstacles. Naturally, we
tweaked it to make it exclusive to Top Truck. Our mind-bending course was
approximately 525 feet in length, and included steep walls in excess of 7
feet tall and jumbles of rocks and cement tubes. We even brought in a water
truck and created a waterfall on the final cement climb. The course was
broken into four distinct sections. We threw competitors a curve ball and
allowed them to skip one of the two first sections. However, we penalized
each competitor 10 minutes if they bypassed the first section and 6 minutes
if they bypassed the second section. Strategy was a major player at this
event. There was a 20-minute time limit and safety violations netted a
two-minute penalty. If two of the vehicles tires traveled outside of the
cones the competitor was disqualified at that point.
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Rhys Millen World Record Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2012
Nothing can describe what it takes to conquer Americas Mountain. After a
week of little air to breath, early mornings and a Hyundai that did not
skip a beat, Rhys Millen and team RMR sets a new world record with a time
of 9:46.164 at the 90th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Sebastian Vettel driving GT5 RedbullX1 prototype at Nürburgring GP Course
Find more GT5 videos on http://gtchannel.com. In a world where modern
professional racing is restricted by regulations, the X1 is a machine born
from a fantastic "what if" dream of Gran Turismo: "What would the fastest
racing car on Earth, free of any and all regulations, look like?" And the
only way to experience it is in Gran Turismo 5. Initially the X1 Prototype
was a single-seater canopied prototype wing car with covered front wheels.
Powered by a 1500ps direct-injection V6 Twin turbo, on paper the performance would have been
spectacular, producing a top speed of 400km/h (248.6mp/h) and a maximum
lateral acceleration of 6G. But once Red Bull Racing was brought on board
to be a partner, the X1 really took off. Adrian Newey, master aerodynamic
engineer and Red Bull Racing's chief technical officer, suggested "Fan Car"
technology, a long-held dream of his, be added to the design of the X1
Prototype. A "fan car" is a vehicle having a fan mechanism which forces the
air out from underneath the car to reduce air pressure under the car's
floor. The resulting suction draws the car to the ground surface and
creates a massive amount of downforce. And because it can create downforce
regardless of the vehicle's current speed, it dramatically raises it's
cornering speed capability even in low speed corners. Thanks to the insight
of Mr. Newey, the X1 Prototype design was transformed. A large fan was
added to the rear end of the body to implement the Fan Car technology.
Plus, Newey provided additional input into the the design of the front and
rear wings and rear diffuser, dramatically refining the vehicle's
aerodynamics. As a result, the virtual X1 Prototype was able to achieve an
astonishing level of performance. Its new top speed was 450km/h
(279.6mp/h), with a maximum lateral acceleration reaching up to 8.75G,
pushing the vehicle to the very limits of what a normal human body can
Jeremy Foley and Mike Ryan Crash at Pike's Peak 2012
Footage from Devil's Playground of Mike Ryan (Semi #7) hitting a guard rail
and Jeremy Foley (Evo #463) going off where Bobby Regester did the year
before. Thankfully, both Jeremy and his co-driver are reported to be ok and
in hospital with only minor injuries. That rollcage did its job and saved
both of the racers lives!
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1971 Plymouth 'Cuda Conquers Pikes Peak! - HOT ROD Unlimited Episode 16
On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, HOT ROD magazine heads to Pikes Peak
in Colorado Springs for the 90th running of the world's most famous
mountain race; the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. We follow Jess Neal
and Morgan Combes as they attempt to make it to the top of the treacherous
12.5 mile course in a 1971 Plymouth 'Cuda.
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Greg Tracy's under 10:00 race run at Pikes Peak!
Team Ducati's Greg Tracy's race up Pikes Peak in under 10:00 minutes. The
10:00 mark was only beat last year by Monster Tajima in his unlimited car.
Greg and Carlin Dunne battled for top time in the motorcycle class.
WRC Champ Sebastien Loeb Attacks the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Rally Car Champion Sebastien Loeb is one of the
greatest race car drivers of all time. The nine-time World Rally Champion
has been unbeatable and the best driver in WRC history. But this year
Sebastien Loeb has taken on a new challenge...to set the course record at
the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. With the help of Peugeot and
Red Bull, Sebastien Loeb is hoping to set a new record time at the 2013
PPIHC. Can he accomplish the task and take home the record time to France?
TFLcar caught up with Loeb in Colorado Springs at the start of the Pikes
Peak race course as he was testing his Peugeot 208 race car at one of the
practice days at this year's big race to the sky.
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