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How Long Until An Ev Sets The Overall Record At Pikes Peak?


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#1 JMF

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Posted Nov 26 2016 - 01:15 PM

I'm guessing 5 years or less.

Rhys Millen's EV record is at 8:57.118 . Sebastien Loeb's overall record is 8:13.878 in a Peugeot 208 T16.

https://www.youtube....h?v=Fk7eCsWaLXw

#2 Stefan Roess

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Posted Nov 26 2016 - 02:23 PM

Crazy times. :)

My favourite is still Walter Röhrl in 1987 when Pikes Peak was still driven on gravel (10 min. 47 sec.).
https://www.youtube....h?v=ljHZO-bSGZM

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Btw: The DiRT Rally simulation has a good version of Pikes Peak (gravel and pavement):
https://www.youtube....h?v=-W9URQYMv_w

Edited by Stefan Roess, Nov 29 2016 - 03:08 AM.


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Posted Nov 27 2016 - 01:12 PM

View PostStefan Roess, on Nov 26 2016 - 02:23 PM, said:

My favourite is still Walter Röhrl in 1987 when Pikes Peak was still driven on gravel (10 min. 47 sec.).

That's a good one. It got very interesting in the 80s when the Europeans arrived. Mouton, Röhrl, and Vatanen made it look possible to break the 10 minute mark. Toyota got close in the mid 90s. I lost interest as surface was changed. Nobody was going to break 10 minutes and future times couldn't be compared to past times.

The electric cars got me interested again. Considering that internal combustion engines lose power as the elevation increases, I figure it's only a matter of time before an electric car sets the fastest time. But that may never happen unless a major manufacturer like Audi or Toyota gets interested in an electric hillclimb car.

View PostStefan Roess, on Nov 26 2016 - 02:23 PM, said:

Btw: The DiRT Rally simulation has a good version of Pikes Peak:
https://www.youtube....h?v=-W9URQYMv_w

Thanks for the link. That's interesting. I'm glad to see the sim still has some gravel on the route. Pikes Peak and the Group B cars make Dirt Rally one of the most interesting new sims to me. If it had the Group B Toyota Celica and Nissan 240RS, I'd have already bought it. I'd rather have the Toyota and Nissan than the Opel and Mazda. I'll eventually buy it though.

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Posted Nov 27 2016 - 02:52 PM

Hi JMF
Spotted some addons on Race department.
The Toyota Celica is there. Not sure about the Nissan ?

http://www.racedepar...rally-mods.379/

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Posted Nov 28 2016 - 04:20 AM

View PostJMF, on Nov 27 2016 - 01:12 PM, said:

I'll eventually buy it though.

Atm DiRT Rally it is 50% off, a good chance. ;)

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Posted Nov 28 2016 - 05:45 PM

I have to admit that I've lost interest in Pikes Peak since they paved the whole thing.

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Posted Nov 28 2016 - 08:13 PM

View Postdbell84, on Nov 28 2016 - 05:45 PM, said:

I have to admit that I've lost interest in Pikes Peak since they paved the whole thing.

Hi Dave :)

Here's some pics you and the others here might be interested in seeing. My dad took them. The year was 1976 I believe.
That's Paul Newman in the last shot.

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This is overlooking a section they used to call "The Devil's Playground."  :)

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Posted Nov 29 2016 - 12:51 PM

Thanks for posting, Dave.  That's good stuff.  Picture 5 with what looks to be an Oldsmobile sedan must have been a bear to lug up the mountain.  That's Pikes Peak to me, a damn shame they paved the whole thing.  That's a place I wish I would've made it to before it was too late.  They must be great memories for you.

Cheers buddy!

Edited by dbell84, Nov 29 2016 - 12:51 PM.


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Posted Nov 29 2016 - 04:34 PM

Talking of hill climbs, but not in the same league AS Pikes Peak.

Over the last few years I have been an avid spectator and now a race marshall at an event in my neck of the woods. Namely the Harewood Hill Climb/Race Circuit in the area of West Yorkshire in the Uk.

http://www.harewoodhill.com/

https://www.youtube....h?v=l4bEHlwTV2E

TP:  :hat-tip:

Edited by twinpotter, Nov 29 2016 - 04:35 PM.


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Posted Nov 29 2016 - 05:28 PM

Some more from the same year. The last pic is taken near the summit. :)

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My dad had shot an old home movie of the race back in the 60's when Bobby Unser dominated and I remember he captured a car powersliding around one of these curves and dropping a rear wheel off the edge and rolling down off the side of the mountain a few hundred feet to a ledge or boulder.

Edited by davef, Nov 29 2016 - 05:38 PM.


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Posted Nov 30 2016 - 08:29 AM

Thx for the pictures Dave. :up:

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Some nice videos of the good old days.

Climb Dance Pikes Peak 1988: Vatanen Peugeot 405 T16
https://www.youtube....h?v=TBjizek241E

Classic Races - Ep05 : Pikes Peak - the race to the clouds (documentary) HD
https://www.youtube....h?v=MEYYWzH0sTg
-> contains footage of races in the 20`s :)

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Posted Jan 05 2017 - 05:47 AM

Speed with Guy Martin - Pikes Peak in HD
https://www.youtube....h?v=8KcsV6Gzir0

Edited by Stefan Roess, Jan 05 2017 - 05:47 AM.


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Posted Jan 15 2017 - 12:24 PM

Thanks for the video Stefan. I enjoyed it. I have to wonder if Guy didn't really want his motorcycle running correctly. The thought of a turbocharged sports bike racing up Pikes Peak is scary itself. I didn't realize it before but Guy's attitude towards life seems somewhat similar to mine.

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Posted Sep 27 2017 - 04:40 AM

Ken Block’s Climbkhana: Pikes Peak
https://www.youtube....h?v=Hg6L_7qLIEQ

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Edited by Stefan Roess, Sep 27 2017 - 04:41 AM.





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