• Mar 7, 2009

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Sorry, no date on this video, but what we do know is that it's of French hillclimber Lionel Regal attacking the Course de Côte at Mont Ventoux in his Mugen-Honda-powered Reynard F3000 car. He's obviously very comfortable behind the wheel, with championships in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 to show for it. It also occurs to us that Lionel Regal may well have been used to create the original casts for Truck Nutz. Follow the jump, watch, and you'll understand, too. A brief word of caution: Googling his name will keep you in front of your screen watching videos for quite a while...

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Taking F3000 car to the hillclimb makes F1 look like a Playstation game and Indy like a game for the Commodere 64.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "It also occurs to us that Lionel Regal may well have been used to create the original casts for Truck Nutz. "

      nice one!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I say dear Sir that is quite a rapid progression!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I remember seeing this clip about 5 years ago for the fist time

      Wicked!!! Euro hill climbs rule!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yawn, I have been watching motorcycle road racing since the early 90's ( Isle of Man TT, Northwest 200 etc ). If you want to see some big balls racing, google or search youtube "Isle of Man TT". DVDs are the best though with the on bike footage. Anything done with a car takes twice the balls on a motorcycle. Still, this guy is putting on an impressive display.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What was he holding up at the end of the video?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Looked like the shift knob to me. I just figured he drove so hard that the poor thing couldn't take it anymore.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I do believe that's the shifter knob.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If you like this kind of thing you'll love this:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVXc29ZgutI

      • 5 Years Ago
      This is that R8 video rocco was talking about

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LYmr7opxuw
      • 5 Years Ago
      Unreal!.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not an Audi R8. Rocco's link is of a Norma M20, powered by a race-tuned BMW inline-Six, still a pretty hardcore hillclimber. That clip is more than 5 yrs old, methinks...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Speaking of hills

      Ari Vatanen at Pikes Peak, the best stuff comes in the second half
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKgeCQGu_ug
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1. You can't talk about hill climbing without mentioning this film. A classic.
      • 5 Years Ago
      that's how i drive to the store to get milk in my Volvo :P
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