PIKES PEAK IN PICTURES
Sideways electric prototypes, trucks on three wheels - welcome to Pikes Peak 2012
electricE36 M3 built by EV West. More traditional internal combustion-powered machinery ranges from privateer specials – classic Mustangs, Cobras and open-wheelers included – to the inevitable European pro gunning for Pikes Peak glory, in this case 2010 Le Mans winner Romain Dumas in a Porsche 911 GT3 R.
The fact the course is now tarmac all the way has offended some traditionalists but, wow, what a stretch of tarmac it is. And though the evocative sideways in a cloud of dust imagery may be a thing of the past it’s opened the event up to an even wider range of machinery and speeds will no doubt increase. Enjoy!
To keep up with the event check out the official website and, to get you in the mood, enjoy this tilt shift tastic vid from last year's event.
Pics via Autoblog/Drew Phillips