Valve Cover Races – Rules

The Colorado Springs Rod and Custom Car Club is hosting a Valve Cover race following the feature Hot Rod Hill Climb Saturday September 13th, 2014.

 

1. Racer dimensions are

  • Max Length    30”
  • Max Width    10”
  • Max Height    10”
  • Max Weight    10 lbs
  • Max Wheel Diam    6″

2. No Engine, propulsion or moving weights. Gravity is your friend

3. There must be a total of four wheels, either inside or outside of the valve cover

4. There must be a non metallic wheel surface contacting the track

 

 

 

Find out more about the Colorado Springs Rod and Custom Car Club here

Rod Authority Reports

For the last 59 years, the Hot Rod Hill Climb in Georgetown, Colorado has been nothing but a memory. Held in the quaint mountain community for the first time 60 years ago, the hot rod event was short-lived, despite its popularity and outlet for the local hot rod community. But after over 50 years, the hill climb returned and we were lucky enough to be there to take it all in with legends and newcomers alike!

History Galore

In 1953, the town or Georgetown, was a tiny mountain community 45 miles West of Denver with a population barely breaking 300 people.While this may not surprise many people based on the location of the town and available roadways back in those days, 60 years later Georgetown hasn’t changed all that much.

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Hot Rod Magazine Coverage

It was an extreme honor to have Scotty Lachenaur make the trip from New Jersey to Colorado to write this excellent article on the 2013 60th Anniversary Hot Rod Hill Climb.

Thank you Scotty!

Read the feature article on HotRod.com

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Jack Richards Tribute Print

Local hero Jack Richards in his T-5 roadster, conquering the Hot Rod Hill Climb. He took this roadster to Bonneville a few weeks after this event and went over 100 mph. This artwork is inspired by the photo Ted Spencer took in 1953 that graced the pages of Hot Rod Magazine, Jeff Norwell designed this breathtaking moment on Leavenworth Mountain. This is a 10 color 18″ x 24″ hand screen printed by artist Rob Schwager of Tiny Bird Press. These are limited edition, only 100 were printed. Each poster includes special shipping tubes and sleeves to protect the print, and shipped individually. Also a Limited Quantity were signed by the artist, Jeff Norwell.

 

Buy it here
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