Pikes Peak in pictures

Thereโ€™s no news yet on what Audi is bringing to Pikes Peak to celebrate that 25th anniversary of Walter Rohrlโ€™s last victory there but the action is well and truly underway, a Autoblog's extensive coverage including a fantastic gallery of shots from the first practise day. And if you want evidence of just how wonderfully eclectic the event is just spend five minutes clicking through these pics.

Check out Autoblog's fantastic gallery of pics
Check out Autoblog's fantastic gallery of pics
The electric class has some real oddities, from Toyotaโ€™s Radical-based contender to Mitsubishiโ€™s mad i-MiEV based (we use the term loosely) effort. Even Pikes Peak hero Monster Tajima has gone electric. There are some homebrew specials too, like the electricE36 M3 built by EV West. More traditional internal combustion-powered machinery ranges from privateer specials โ€“ classic Mustangs, Cobras and open-wheelers included โ€“ 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. ย 

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 itโ€™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


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Comments (43) Join the discussion on the forum

  • housen 09 Aug 2012

    i want that truck !

  • Gatsods 09 Aug 2012

    That video is awesome! I really hope Pikes Peak makes it back into Gran Turismo when 6 comes out bounce

  • Beefmeister 09 Aug 2012

    I can't stand that sodding tilt shift nonsense in videos and images. Why purposefully make you image/video look like it's a model village?


    Pikes Peak does look amazing though, I'm hoping to time a holiday to the US next year with it...

  • DanDC5 09 Aug 2012

    Is there any decent coverage of this anywhere this year?

  • richb77 09 Aug 2012

    Gatsods said:
    That video is awesome! I really hope Pikes Peak makes it back into Gran Turismo when 6 comes out bounce
    By the time that comes out they will all be electric vehicles! The delays for 5 where horrendous.

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