• 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

  • The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Announces Broadcast Partnership with Matchsports

    Colorado Springs, CO (February 22, 2017)——-The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, is delighted to announce a long-term partnership with Matchsports, a joint effort that will see the ‘Race to the Clouds’ broadcast live for the next decade, starting with the race’s 95th running on Sunday, June 25, 2017. […]

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    Elite Field of Drivers and Riders Ready to Tackle America’s Mountain

    95th Running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Slated for June 25th ~ Elite Field of Drivers and Riders Ready to Tackle America’s Mountain Colorado Springs, CO (February 20)——– The 2017 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, will spotlight a skilled and accomplished roster of veteran auto […]

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  • The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Announces Broadcast Partnership with Matchsports

    Colorado Springs, CO (February 22, 2017)——-The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, is delighted to announce a long-term partnership with Matchsports, a joint effort that will see the ‘Race to the Clouds’ broadcast live for the next decade, starting with the race’s 95th running on Sunday, June 25, 2017. […]

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    Elite Field of Drivers and Riders Ready to Tackle America’s Mountain

    95th Running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Slated for June 25th ~ Elite Field of Drivers and Riders Ready to Tackle America’s Mountain Colorado Springs, CO (February 20)——– The 2017 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, will spotlight a skilled and accomplished roster of veteran auto […]

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COMPETITORS

  • 2017 Practice and Qualifying Groups Bulletin

    2017 Practice and Qualifying Groups Posted Online: February 24, 2017 Last Updated: February 24, 2017 Race Week Practice Schedule and Groups: Optional Sanctioned Practice: June 20th Upper Section: Unlimited, Open Wheel, Pikes Peak Open Middle Section: All Motorcycle Divisions and Classes Bottom Section: Time Attack 1, Time Attack 2 Production, Exhibition Practice/Qualifying Day #1: June […]

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    2017 PPIHC Competitor Footage Opportunities Bulletin

    2017 PPIHC Competitor Footage Opportunities  Posted Online: 2/24/2017 Last Updated: 2/24/2017 Mountain Video Package: PPIHC/Windstar Studios will have eight (8) video cameras placed on the course on Race Day. These cameras will capture each competitors run as they pass the eight different camera points (Start line, 9 Mile, Halfway Picnic Grounds, 11 Mile Water Station, […]

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  • The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Announces Broadcast Partnership with Matchsports

    Colorado Springs, CO (February 22, 2017)——-The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, is delighted to announce a long-term partnership with Matchsports, a joint effort that will see the ‘Race to the Clouds’ broadcast live for the next decade, starting with the race’s 95th running on Sunday, June 25, 2017. […]

    READ MORE
    Elite Field of Drivers and Riders Ready to Tackle America’s Mountain

    95th Running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Slated for June 25th ~ Elite Field of Drivers and Riders Ready to Tackle America’s Mountain Colorado Springs, CO (February 20)——– The 2017 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, will spotlight a skilled and accomplished roster of veteran auto […]

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