Over the last three years, the Georgetown Hot Rod Hill Climb – which was originally run in 1953 and 1954 – saw a new chapter open in the same Colorado mountain town as its ancestral event . After nearly six decades of slumber, the event was revamped in 2013 as The Hot Rod Hill Climb, by Mike Nicholas of Nick’s Hot Rod Garage, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the all-out, traditional hot rod race. ….read more
This is a general idea of the layout for the event!
More Hill Climb + More Entertainment + More Hot Rods = Hot Rod Hill Climb 2016 in Central City, Colorado!
Our friend Kristin Cline came the the 2015 Hot Rod Hill Climb and had this to say….
Chances are you’ve been to a car show or two (or three, or hundreds if you’re like me). Car shows are awesome – but do you know what is even better? Driving cars… hearing their engines and racing them! If you’re with me on this, then Hot Rod Hill Climb is a vintage car event you’ve got to see. As talked about in our Hot Rod Hill Climb coverage from last year, a bunch of Colorado hot rodders in the ‘50s decided they needed an event of their very own. The tiny village of Georgetown allowed them to take it over once a year and open up the throttle on Guanella Pass heading out of town. The ~1.5 mile course up the mountain is steep enough to give these nostalgic hot rods a run for their money and to designate bragging rights for the quickest car. Of course, back then just as today, getting together and enjoying hot rods was reason enough.
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Kristine Cline wrote a great article on Driving Line while Chris Shelton provided the photos…
It may strike you as unbelievable but Pike’s Peak isn’t Colorado’s only historic competitive hill climb. Sixty years ago a bunch of racers gathered in Georgetown, a little mining town west of Denver in the same spirit as Pike’s Peak racers: to see who could scramble up a pretty treacherous gravel pass in the shortest time. In fact the racers followed in the footsteps their competitive forebears in all ways but one: the cars they drove. For nearly a century Pike’s Peak racers built cars specifically to climb a particular hill, but participants from various clubs in the Denver Timing Association brought their hot rods.
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A Great shot from the Friday Reliability Run, seen here on Mount Evans Road
It was a cold but, scenic cruise up Mt. Evans Road, to check out the fall colors and newly fallen snow, for vintage car owners who are in town taking part in this weekends Hot Rod Hill Climb, September 12, 2014. On Saturday drivers will assemble in Georgetown, and race their hot rods up Leavenworth Mountain along the dirt wagon trail carved out in 1860’s. Photo by RJ Sangosti @rjsangosti #hotrod #mtevansroad #MtEvans #GeorgetownCo #HotRodHillClimb #LeavenworthMountain #sceniccruise #vintagecar #joyride #fallcolor #mistymountains #coloradolivin #coloradolife