Dates have been Secured, August 14 and 15, 2015
If you have an early 50’s Hot Rod and want to run in the Hot Rod Hill Climb, apply here, only 80 spots available.
Event Registration is available here.
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.
Read the rest here
Some of our favorite Shots!
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
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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.
Here is a link to the 2013 recap.
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 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.
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!
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 !
And the drive was spectacular, out of the wet and above the clouds to blue sky!
And then there was the Hot Rod Hill Climb !
I think these guys stole Cal’s roadster! Looks like they are going break neck speed!
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!
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Limited Edition Prints
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Our friend Randall Thomas @ PerformanceUnlimited.com came from Wisconsin for the 2014 Hot Rod Hill Climb, he took some great shots of the weekend!
Here are a few of my favorites, and a link to the his album
These are from Friday at check in
Later on Friday we moved to downtown for the evenings kick off party!
Saturday was sunny and full of action!