#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!

 

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Rod Authority – Hot Rod Hill Climb Takes On New Mountains with Similar Nostalgia

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

Hot Rods!

Hot Rods!

 

The Big T lot was full after the Reliability Run, great times!

The Big T lot was full after the Reliability Run, great times!

 

Trevor Squires navigating the first switch back in the tudor sedan.

Trevor Squires navigating the first switch back in the tudor sedan.

 

The Robert's in "Esmerelda", a historic Colorado Hot Rod that raced back in the day with T-33.

The Robert’s in “Esmerelda”, a historic Colorado Hot Rod that raced back in the day with T-33.

 

The Bingers leading the pack during the Reliability Run.

The Bingers leading the pack during the Reliability Run.

 

McCann's rolling the 570C roadster that raced at Bonneville in 1952.

McCann’s rolling the 570C roadster that raced at Bonneville in 1952.

 

See Ya

“See Ya”

 

Cal Kennedy (driver) raced this very roadster, known as the T-33 Special, in the original 1953 Hot Rod Hill Climb. Over 60 years later, both car and driver are still making appearances at the annual event.

Cal Kennedy (driver) raced this very roadster, known as the T-33 Special, in the original 1953 Hot Rod Hill Climb. Over 60 years later, both car and driver are still making appearances at the annual event.

 

Duane Helms in his Super Charged Banger Coupe!

Duane Helms in his Super Charged Banger Coupe!

 

Driving Line – Why Resurrecting Hot Rodding’s Past Was the Best Idea Ever

Our friend Kristin Cline came the the 2015 Hot Rod Hill Climb and had this to say….

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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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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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2015 Hot Rod Hill Climb Calendar

It is HERE!

The 2015 Hot Rod Hill Climb Calendar! We are honored that so many wonderful photographers showed up and took incredible photos.

Special thanks to the many photographers that continue to support us

Brian Thorpe                                                         www.btimages.smugmug.com
Steve, Hope, Jill, Patrick, Darryl                        www.xtremexposurephoto.com
Mike Rogers                                                           www.driven-imagery.com
Lindsey Fisher                                                       www.rodauthority.com
Chris Shelton                                                         www.hotrod.com/street-rodder-magazine
Tim Sutton                                                             www.drivingline.com
Scotty Lachenauer                                                www.hotrod.com/hot-rod-deluxe
Greg Hopkins                                                        www.eatcrowstudio.com
Syd Wall                                                                  sydwall@btinternet.com
Travis Royboy Scanlan                                        www.royboyproductions.com

Place an order of $100 or more, add a Calender to your cart, enter this code FREECALENDAR at check out and get your calendar FREE!

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

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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