• 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 RACING TO BRING WORLD CLASS DRIVER RANDY POBST TO THE PPIHC

    Colorado Springs, CO (March 12, 2015) – Calling all racing enthusiasts.  Pikes Peak Racing (PPR) just announced Randy Pobst, Motor Trend Magazine’s track driver and two-time North American Touring Car Champion, will be driving PPR’s car in the 93rd Running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.   “PPR was established in August 2014 […]

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    Revvolution and Shift-S3ctor announce the return of the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack at the Colorado Springs Airport

    Half-mile side-by-side roll racing event adds more excitement to Pikes Peak Speedweek and Colorado Springs   Shift-S3ctor and Revvolution, in conjunction with the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation and The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, are proud to announce the second running of the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack, at the Colorado Springs Airport June 26th […]

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    2015 Start and Finish Footage Information

    PPIHC/Windstar Studios will shoot slow motion video footage of race competitors at both the start and finish lines.  The cost for the clips is $300 before April 15th, 2015 (download included).  After April 15th, the cost is $350.   The footage CAN be used for personal and promotional purposes. Please contact PPIHC for a licensing […]

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    Seat Belt Expiration Clarification Bulletin

    The PPIHC rule for seat belt expiration is a maximum of 2 years from the manufactured date as stated in 7.12 on page 26 of the 2015 Rule Book:

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