Climb aboard as Rhys Millen makes his way up Pikes Peak – Click above to watch video after the jump

Rhys Millen put in a heroic effort at the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The brakes on his Hyundai-powered RMR PM580 decided to give up before he did, which makes his 10:09.242 that much more amazing. Are you curious what it would be like to drive that beast up the Colorado mountain? You're in luck, because Rhys and his team slapped a few cameras on the car.

We're treated to a forward-facing shot, as well as footage trained on Millen's mug. The strain of pushing his rig up the mountain is evident, as is the frustration with his replacement transmission and terror supplied by his lack of brakes. Apparently the original video was switched to private, so we found a clip that features the forward-facing shot only.

Click past the jump to watch Rhys Millen battle both the mountain and his machine for just over 10 minutes.


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      Joseph Burtoni
      • 3 Years Ago
      Video is Private?
        Jeff Glucker
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Joseph Burtoni
        They switched it to private for some reason, we replaced the video with a single-cam shot instead.
      Reparkable
      • 3 Years Ago
      This video is private????
      Nowuries
      • 3 Years Ago
      That car is amazingly fast... and I think, in my ignorant bystander opinion, that if he had pushed a bit more in the dirt he could have still broke the 10 min mark, but you can definitely see him having to slow considerably in the last few turns (though brakes and fear both probably made an impact--it is scary up there!).
        Carzzz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nowuries
        definitely slower in multiple areas. his dad set the record in '94 with a 10:04. Rhys gets a 10:09, in better weather, more asphalt, newer technology, and red bull money? it aint no toyota celica, and he aint no rod millen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF_Kbxj-h5I&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5Wg3JUcKwM
        Jeff Glucker
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nowuries
        It's a shame the in-car video went private... you could see the frustration on his face. I am sure he was pushing as hard as possible, considering the car's issues.
      Adrian
      • 3 Years Ago
      Video is private, can't see.
      Gubbins
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's STILL "private"!
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      o07eleven
      • 3 Years Ago
      http://youtubedoubler.com/?video1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D7VAJaZAV-gQ&start1=6&video2=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DxoHCiT29-ck&start2=12&authorName=Over+30
      DivisibleByZer0
      • 3 Years Ago
      Go to his channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/RhysMillenRacing1
      theautojunkie
      • 3 Years Ago
      there is a considerable diference in this video and that of the the champs-vibration, turbo lag (or reluctant to press it hard enough, your choice) along with a poorly designed vehicle in my opinion was obvious to me