• 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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    Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain Protocol Bulletin Posted Online: June 8, 2016 IMPORTANT REMINDERS The following will be strictly enforced: Under no circumstances is the parking lot at Santa’s Workshop to be used for parking of passenger vehicles, race vehicles, and/or trailers of competitors and/or teams at any time. The speed limit on the Pikes […]

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    Meetings and Schedules Bulletin

    Schedule and Mandatory Meeting Bulletin – 6/1/2016 Posted Online: June 8, 2016 Competitor Race Week Schedule: http://www.ppihc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016-Competitor-Race-Week-Schedule.pdf Mandatory Meetings for Competitors Race Week: 11:00am-3:30pm – Mandatory Rookie Orientation (Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain): http://www.ppihc.com/wp-content/uploads/Rookie-Orientation.pdf June 20, 2016 – 5:00pm-6:00pm – Mandatory Drivers’/Riders’ Meeting (Hotel Eleganté – Pikes Peak Room-Joint Session) Riders will break off after […]

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