2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special
  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special
  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special

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  • 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint

  • 1970 Porsche 914
  • 1970 Porsche 914

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  • 1968 Ford Mustang

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  • EV West 1995 BMW E36 M3

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  • 2011 Scion tC

  • 2012 Toyota Motorsports TMG EVP002
  • 2012 Toyota Motorsports TMG EVP002

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  • 2012 Porsche 911 GT3R

  • 1958 Lister Knoop/Mann Special
  • 1958 Lister Knoop/Mann Special

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  • 2010 Scion xD

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  • 2011 Scion tC

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  • 1967 Porsche 911

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  • 1967 Ford Mustang

  • Lexus IS F CCS-R Concept
  • Lexus IS F CCS-R Concept

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  • 1967 Porsche 911 Targa

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  • 1970 Chevrolet Camaro

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  • 1966 Porsche 911

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  • 1965 Ford Mustang

  • 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint
  • 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint

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  • 1949 Cadillac 62 Coupe

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  • 1967 Ford Mustang

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  • 1971 Plymouth Cuda

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  • 1968 Ford Mustang

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  • Porsche 996 911 Turbo

  • Porsche 996 911 Turbo
  • Porsche 996 911 Turbo

  • 2012 Chevrolet Impala Stock Car
  • 2012 Chevrolet Impala Stock Car

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  • 2002 Ford Mustang

  • 2002 Ford Mustang
  • 2002 Ford Mustang

  • 1991 Acura NSX
  • 1991 Acura NSX

  • 1991 Acura NSX
  • 1991 Acura NSX

  • 2011 Summit Her-02
  • 2011 Summit Her-02

  • 2011 Summit Her-02
  • 2011 Summit Her-02

  • 2009 Skelta G-Force
  • 2009 Skelta G-Force

  • Shelby Cobra
  • Shelby Cobra

  • 2003 Factory Five Challenge Racer
  • 2003 Factory Five Challenge Racer

  • 2012 HCE Lightning XP12
  • 2012 HCE Lightning XP12

  • EV West 1995 BMW E36 M3
  • EV West 1995 BMW E36 M3

  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro
  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro

  • 2012 Toyota Motorsports TMG EVP002
  • 2012 Toyota Motorsports TMG EVP002

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution
  • 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution
  • 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution

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  • 2008 Freightliner Cascadia

  • 2012 Porsche 911 GT3R
  • 2012 Porsche 911 GT3R

  • 2012 Porsche 911 GT3R
  • 2012 Porsche 911 GT3R

  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special
  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special

  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special
  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special

  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special
  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
  • 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

  • 2002 Ford Mustang
  • 2002 Ford Mustang

  • 1991 Acura NSX
  • 1991 Acura NSX

  • 2011 Summit Her-02
  • 2011 Summit Her-02

  • 2012 Toyota Motorsports TMG EVP002
  • 2012 Toyota Motorsports TMG EVP002

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution
  • 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution

  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special
  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special

  • 1965 Ford Mustang
  • 1965 Ford Mustang

  • 1958 Lister Knoop/Mann Special
  • 1958 Lister Knoop/Mann Special

  • 1970 Chevrolet Camaro
  • 1970 Chevrolet Camaro

  • 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint
  • 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint

  • 1966 Porsche 911
  • 1966 Porsche 911

  • Porsche 996 911 Turbo
  • Porsche 996 911 Turbo

  • Porsche 996 911 Turbo
  • Porsche 996 911 Turbo

  • 2011 Summit Her-02
  • 2011 Summit Her-02

  • 2011 Summit Her-02
  • 2011 Summit Her-02

  • 2008 Ford Mustang GT
  • 2008 Ford Mustang GT

  • 2009 Skelta G-Force
  • 2009 Skelta G-Force

  • 1991 Acura NSX
  • 1991 Acura NSX

  • 2003 Factory Five Challenge Racer
  • 2003 Factory Five Challenge Racer

  • Shelby Cobra
  • Shelby Cobra

  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro
  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
  • 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
  • 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

  • EV West 1995 BMW E36 M3
  • EV West 1995 BMW E36 M3

  • 2012 Chevrolet Impala Stock Car
  • 2012 Chevrolet Impala Stock Car

  • 2012 Chevrolet Impala Stock Car
  • 2012 Chevrolet Impala Stock Car

  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special
  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special

  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special
  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special

  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special
  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special

  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special
  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special

  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special
  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special

  • 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special
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2012 marks a special year for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. For the first time in the event's 96-year history, the entire course is paved, beginning a new era in the Race to the Clouds. While many are bemoaning the loss of the gravel and dirt (us included – the dirt was great for photography), the fresh pavement is bringing plenty of new faces and cars to the event. Interest in this year's hill climb was so great that organizers are contemplating expanding the event to two days