The Reliability Run starts at Wooly Mammoth parking lot

Where in the Wooly is Wooly Mammoth?!

The Reliability Run starts at the Wooly Mammoth RTD lot off of I-70 at Exit 259. The parking lot is on the south side of highway 40.

Collect your pre-registration packet or register here between 8am and 10am. All registration packets will then be available in Central City at the Big T Lot check-in tent.

Maps and routes will be given to you at Wooly Mammoth. This is about a 60 mile run and it ends in Central City.

If you are lucky you’ll get to experience all four seasons on your drive! 😉

*ALSO* We will have a group leave the Big T lot in Central City at 8:15am and drive to Wooly Mammoth.


Here are a few photos from years past….

Check point 2 with the Deton8tors

Check piont 4 with the Timberline Timers

Beautiful Rocky Mountains

Easy to read maps!

It was all about getting the card stamped!

Check Point 1 was a little Chilly


More Great News

Two things….

1. New Artwork by our buddy JEFF NORWELL! Thank you my friend!


2. Registration is OPEN!

It’s a little different this year, one registration form, no application! Event Registration is $50. The process allows you to let us know you want to run the Hill. We will review registrations and respond, there’s an additional $75 to run the hill. It will be a first come, first paid, first served process….. get registered here!

Food – Where to Eat in Central City

Charlie’s Bar and Heidi HOagies (Located in Charlie’s) on Main St 303.748.8311
Drinks with no limits!

Gilpin Market 430 Lawrence Street ,Central City, CO 80427 Website
Burger Joint

Century Casino Deli and restaurant  303.582.5050  website

The Reserve Bistro 321 Chophouse  website

Johnny Z’s Casino  website
Deli and restaurant

Dostal Alley 114-116 Main Street Central City, CO 80427 303.582.1610 website
Micro Brew and Resturaunt – Pizza, Calzone, Sandwich, Salad

Easy Street Casino – Millie’s 120 Main Street, Central City, CO 80427 303.582.5914 website

The Famous Bonanza Casino 107 Main Street, Central City, CO 80427 303.582.5914

Annie Oakley’s Emporium and General Store 135 Nevada Street (South End of Main Street), Central City, CO 80427 303.582.3530

Central City KOA Campground/ RV Park 605 Lake Gulch Road, Central City, CO 80427    800.562.8613 or 303.582.3043

  • Friday
    • 7am – 10am All You Can Eat Pancakes $3.00
    • 11am – 9PM Pizza and Wing
  • Saturday
    • 7am – 10am All You Can Eat Pancakes $3.00
    • 11am – 9PM Pizza and Wing
    • 8PM Campfire with Free Marshmallow Roast
  • Sunday
    • 7am – 10am All You Can Eat Pancakes $3.00
    • 4PM – 9PM Pizza and Wing

Idaho Springs

West Bound and Down and the Buffalo Restaurant  1617 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452  720.502.3121  website

Tommyknockers Brewery  1401 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452  303.567.2688  website

Vintage Moose Tavern  123 16th Ave, Idaho Springs, CO 80452  303.567.2375


Hot Rod Hill Climb Tech Inspection

Hot Rod Hill Climb Participants!!

What is the Tech Inspection about?   It’s another set of eyes on your car.

Together Precision Designs and The Colorado Springs Rod and Custom Club will be doing tech inspections at the events. It’s a very simple once over on your Hot Rod, these guys know their stuff, if they find something that needs attention they will help probably help you get it fixed.

This is a great place to see the cars up close!

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What these guys offered to do for HRHC, was look over the cars for anything that might be unsafe or questionable.

  • Brakes
  • Tires & Wheels
  • Brackets & Suspension
  • Doors stay closed
  • Steering is solid and tight
  • Seat belts
  • Oil and fuel lines
  • Throttle Linkage (cant go over center, needs throttle return spring)
  • Fluid leaks
  • Battery hold down
  • Wiring
  • Exhaust hangers
  • Fire Extinguisher (please have one in the car)
  • Helmets for Open Cars

It’s really just another set of eyes on the car, we’ve had loose radius rods out back, broken welds on the frame, loose king pins, a few weak throttle springs, and tie rods that were too low for the road.

The hill is no joke… its a climb.

Emergency brakes are highly recommended, just in-case you need it, safety.

That’s about it.

If you are not in the Hot Rod Hill Climb, and  just want your car inspected, the crew will be at the KOA on Friday 10am-4pm, these guys are happy to do it for you.

Here’s a look at the Tech Card we use at the events, all of these things will be looked at.

Special Thanks To
Precision DesignsColorado Springs Rod and Custom

#1 Most Viewed Gallery of 2016

WOW, What an honor! Our pal Travis at Roy Boy Productions covers nearly every kick ass show in the country, and his wrap up for 2016 is AWESOME!  Looks like Hot Rod Dirt Drags and Hot Rod Hill Climb made the top 10 list of most viewed albums! Hot Rod Hill Climb was #1 and Hot Rod Dirt Drags was #10… Book Ends Baby!


See it all right here

MSN – Hot Rod Magazine

Seems even MSN likes what we do, here’s a great article I missed from the 2015 Hot Rod Hill Climb!

After an overnight downpour, Mike “Nick” Nicholas and his trusty crew were up early and greeted with chilly temps in Georgetown, Colorado, to prep for his latest rendition of the Hot Rod Hill Climb (HRHC). And at 8,500 feet above sea level, the weather can be unpredictable in the mountain town, but luckily the overnight deluge gave way to blue bird skies in the a.m. and welcomed an eager bunch of hot rodders, ready to take on the 1,000 foot rise of Leavenworth Mountain. Read More