Pikes Peak 2012
The hill climb at Pikes Peak had its 2012 event yesterday, it’s 96th iteration.
New technology is at play here, with the undisputed king of this event, Nobuhiro Tajima campaigning an all-electric hill climb car. The comments on this video are all crus of foul-play! “How dare you take away the best thing about events like this? The engine sounds!” But if you can see beyond that, the engineering is just as interesting.
Of course… If all electric isn’t your thing, the event had plenty to offer in the traditional theme:
Finally, there is Jeremy Foley.
This video has been getting a lot of hits in the past few hours. Word is the door flew off the passenger side, and the co drivers arm was flung out but he manage to pull it back in albeit with a shoulder dislocation. The driver got out of the car under his own power. Amazing testament to the quality of the safety technology in use here.