Hot Rod Hill Climb Brings Raucous to the Mountain

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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Some of our favorite Shots!

 

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The Denver Post

A Great shot from the Friday Reliability Run, seen here on Mount Evans Road

Motion Picture 2014 Recap

Part 1 of a few

Adam Reynolds of Acentric Video pulled off another stellar video for Nicks Garage and Hot Rod Hill Climb!

The Vintage video is 8mm that was taken by Vern Holmes at the  1954 Hot Rod Hill Climb. The Aerial was taken by Bob Broom. Some of the vintage stills were taken by Pete Garramone. Thank you for getting on board with us.

About the Hot Rod Hill Climb and T33 Build from Adam Reynolds on Vimeo.

 

Here is a link to the 2013 recap.

XtremeXposurePhoto – The 2014 Participants

These are the 75 Hot Rods that were 2014 Hot Rod Hill Climb participants!

These and many more photos can be purchased from Steve at XtremeXposurePhoto, he has them grouped by name and car number!

 

Lindsey Fisher at Rod Authority

Lindsey Fisher wrote a wonderful article on the 2013 Hot Rod Hill Climb last year, and this year she did the same. These are some of my favorite photos she took for Rod Authority.

Read the article here

I was really excited to have Bob Marchese at the event, he is one of the original Strippers, the driving force behind the 1953 and 1954 Hot Rod Hill Climbs.

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Our friends from Speedway Motors, the Mackichan crew, they earned the run in the sun, Friday they took on mother nature on the chilly Reliability Run!

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Mike Rogers at Driven Imagery

Thanks to Mike Rogers of Driven Imagery, he took some amazing shots that weekend, and has them available for you here. He can do some artistic things to these images too!

Here are some of my favorites!

 

The Reliability Run was chilly to say the least, seems mother nature had a sense of humor that weekend, we got the best Colorado has to offer!

Amy had all the gift bags for pre-registered cars in boxes, they came with maps, posters, programs and more! A hell of a deal at the pre-register cost of $25 !

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This was are friend Bill, he came from the Empire State to enjoy the beautiful scenery and all that the Hot Rod Hill Climb had to offer!
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And the drive was spectacular, out of the wet and above the clouds to blue sky!

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And then there was the Hot Rod Hill Climb !

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I think these guys stole Cal’s roadster! Looks like they are going break neck speed!

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2014 Event Merchandise – Available Online

Hello fans, if you missed your opportunity to get your merch at the event, or you did not make it to the event, we have all the merch on the website!

Tee Shirts!

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Hoodies

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Limited Edition Prints

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