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!

 

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