• 1916

    First race. Record was set by Rea Lentz at 20:55.6.

  • 1924

    Victorious Lexington team won and took the first Penrose Trophy to Indiana.

  • 1927

    The Stock Car division was started, but discontinued from 1935 to 1956 because of the economy.

  • 1929

    Jerry Unser joined brothers Louis and Joe to start the tradition of family racing on Pikes Peak.

  • 1933

    Glenn Schultz dominated the Open Wheel division, winning six times in this Stutz.

  • 1940

    The Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Association becomes the sponsor of the race.

  • 1949

    Louis Unser came across the finish line in reverse and lost to Al Rogers.

  • 1953

    The SCCA becomes a sponsor and sports cars become a new division.

  • 1954

    Motorcycles resume as part of the Hill Climb for the first time since 1916.

  • 1956

    Bobby Unser claimed the Open Wheel record in 14:27 and began a string of wins.

  • 1963

    J.C. Agajanian promoted the race and brought many nationally famous drivers.

  • 1966

    Nick Sanborn won the Stock Car division with the first front-wheel drive car in the race.

  • 1971

    Ak Miller won the Stock Car division with the first alternative fuel car (propane).

  • 1972

    Utility vehicles introduced the four-wheel drive to the Peak.

  • 1982

    John Buffum wins in the first all-wheel drive car on Pikes Peak.

  • 1984

    Michelle Mouton becomes the first woman winner and record-breaker for the race.

  • 1988

    The Truck division was begun with Robert Sievert winning in 15:04.53.

  • 1992

    Ralph Bruning got his seventh stock car win with a 12:26.34 run.

  • 1994

    Rod Millen set the 10-minute record (10:04.06), the fastest time for an all-dirt course.

  • 1995

    Sid Compton brought the first big-rig truck to the mountain.

  • 1997

    The 75th running of the race and the founding of the Hill Climb Hall of Fame (Al Rogers).

  • 1999

    Davey Durelle is the “winningest” motorcycle racer on Pikes Peak.

  • 2007

    Leonard and Clint Vahsholtz set records for the most wins for father/son.

  • 2011

    Nobuhiro Tajima broke the 10-minute barrier with a time of 9:51.278.

  • 2012

    Records fall in motorcycles and cars with the first race on a fully paved road (Rhys Millen).

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FANS

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    The Broadmoor Extends Title Sponsorship of The Race to the Clouds Through 2022

      COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The world famous Broadmoor Hotel has announced that it will extend its title sponsorship of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Brought to you by Gran Turismo through 2022, the 100th Running of the Race to the Clouds. “We are delighted to announce our continued sponsorship of a famed event […]

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    OB Prestige Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack Returning to Colorado Springs Airport for the 3rd Year; Already Bigger Than Ever

    Two days of high-octane high-speed auto racing at the Colorado Springs Airport  brings out hundreds of the fastest, most powerful cars and exotics in the world. BIGGER, STRONGER, LOUDER, FASTER. 6,500ft above sea level, two days, two runways and speeds exceeding 225MPH.  Records will be broken, engines will be blown, idols will be immortalized and […]

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    Cavallino Appointed Official Clothing Supplier of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Brought to you by Gran Turismo is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Cavallino Group LLC that will see the Massachusetts based merchandising company become the official merchandiser of The Broadmoor PPIHC. Cavallino Group is a rapidly growing apparel company […]

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    Event Structure for 100th Anniversary of The Broadmoor PPIHC Announced

    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.  (October 30, 2015) – The Board of Directors of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Brought to you by Gran Turismo has released a general overview for the structure of the 2016 event in preparation for the 100th Anniversary race scheduled for June 26, 2016. One of the largest changes to […]

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COMPETITORS

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    Request for Invitation Now Opens November 15th

    Dear PPIHC Competitors, Based on recent feedback regarding the rule book for the 100th Anniversary event, the effective date for the 2016 Rule Book has been delayed and will not become official until November 15, 2015.  In addition, registration for the 2016 Race has also been delayed and will not open until November 15, 2015. In […]

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    2016 Overview Letter

    Dear Competitors, With the 100th Anniversary of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Brought to you by Gran Turismo on the horizon, we wanted to keep you informed of updates, rule changes, etc.  This is a VERY important document for all competitors interested in filling out a Request for Invitation to the 2016 PPIHC […]

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    Cavallino Appointed Official Clothing Supplier of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Brought to you by Gran Turismo is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Cavallino Group LLC that will see the Massachusetts based merchandising company become the official merchandiser of The Broadmoor PPIHC. Cavallino Group is a rapidly growing apparel company […]

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    PPIHC Future Dates

       The Broadmoor PPIHC Future Dates The date for the 2016 race has been set:                2016——June 26th (Fan Fest June 24th) (100th Anniversary) The Board of Directors of The Broadmoor PPIHC have announced that all future races will be tentatively scheduled for the last Sunday in June.   […]

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