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    Motorsports: S├ębastien Loeb tops Goodwood but misses record
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    Heading into the Goodwood Festival of Speed this past weekend, insiders speculated that we'd have a new top time on our hands. The record for the English hill climb course has stood at 41.6 seconds since 1999 when Nick Heidfeld drove the McLaren MP4/13, but expectations were high that nine-time ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi confirms pair of MiEV Evolution II electric racecars for Pikes Peak
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    Preparing for next month's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Mitsubishi – the presenting sponsor of this year's PPIHC – has unveiled its entrant for the race: the all-electric MiEV Evolution II. Building off last year's MiEV-inspired entrant, the Evolution II has received numerous ...

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    Motorsports: Rod Millen to face Monster Tajima in Electric Division of Pikes Peak Hill Climb
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    The 91st running of the Pike's Peak International Hill Climb is scheduled to begin on June 30. Like last year's event, the 12.42 mile course – fully paved these days – starts at 9,390 feet elevation and doesn't stop climbing until it reaches an impressive 14,110 feet (the air is so ...

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    Video: Ducati and Audi team up to attack Pikes Peak
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    Audi and Ducati. Two powerhouses in their respective realms, and as of recently the motorcycle brand belongs to Audi AG as part of Lamborghini. Inspired, perhaps, by the freshly forged relationship between he two companies, Audi has decided to examine how much the two share in their pursuit of ...

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    Teased: Audi teases RS5 Pikes Peak Hill climb entrant [w/video]
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    Audi has released a teaser shot of its entrant in the 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb on its Facebook page. The teaser of the menacing coupe is also accompanied by a nice little video of Audi's past dominance. It's a nice refresher going into this weekend's hill climb, which was postponed by ...

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    Video: Watch this Audi S1 Group B racer tear up the Kyustendil Hillclimb
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    Bulgarian tuner Prospeed has built a replica of Audi's fabled S1 World Rally Championship mauler out of a garden-variety Audi Coupe, and it's a convincing-looking beast. Helping in its bid for authenticity is genuine Group B horsepower: 800 ponies, to be exact. It won the Bulgarian Hillclimb ...

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    Official: Pikes Peak Hill Climb rescheduled for August 12
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    The organizers behind the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb have rescheduled the race event for August 12 in the wake of extensive wildfires in the Colorado Springs area. The competition's 90th annual event was initially slated to take place on July 8, but the massive Waldo Canyon fire forced a ...

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    Video: Watch this Nissan Leaf set a record up Goodwood... backwards
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    There's more than one way to set a record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Just ask Nissan. The automaker took to the hill climb this year with its electric Leaf and actually managed to capture a spot in the record books with a unique stunt. Terry Grant jumped behind the wheel of the EV for a ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi previews bonkers i-MiEV Evolution for Pikes Peak
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    No, that's not a Mitsubishi i-MiEV in a fat suit, it's the automaker's brand-new all-electric race car, and it's set to take on the 2012 Pike's Peak International Hill Climb in July. This isn't the first time we've seen an EV enter the Pike's Peak challenge – Nissan commissioned a Leaf for ...

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    Video: Tim Cameron's ShowTime is our kind of commuter car for the apocalypse
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    It's amazing what a little good old-fashioned ingenuity can create. Well, that and about 200 feet of thick steel tubing, 16-inch Fox coil-over suspenders, an LSX 454 crate engine from General Motors hooked to a Powerglide automatic transmission, and a custom-built pair of axles and a set of four ...

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    Report: Pikes Peak Hill Climb contemplating expansion to two-day event
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    2012 will be the first year that the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will be held on an entirely paved road, and while many who have long been involved with the event are bemoaning the loss of the gravel sections, the full tarmac course has piqued interest in the race. In fact, event ...

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    Video: Watch this vintage Porsche 911 channel its Dakar roots
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    We've grown accustomed to seeing all manner of modified machinery power through the sand in an attempt to get to the top of a hill. We're even used to seeing vintage German machinery do the deed... that is, if you count sand rails and buggies built using air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle bits and ...

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    Video: Kenneth Moen drifts a hillclimb with his bonkers Toyota Supra turbo
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    Nothing incinerates a perfectly good set of tires better than a drift car. And no drift car makes as much smoke as Kenneth Moen's turbocharged Toyota Supra. Yes, Ken Block turns out some great videos with high production values and plenty of tail-wagging craziness... but wait 'til you get a load ...

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    Video: Sand hill climb accident is the longest, most deliberate crash ever
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    If you've ever found yourself in a vehicle accident, chances are it felt like all of the crashing and banging lasted forever. The human mind has a nasty habit of prolonging the unpleasant even when actual events take just a few seconds. That's not the case with the crash in the video after the ...

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    Video: Watch a Freightliner semi truck race up Mt. Washington
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    If you haven't figured it out by now, Mike Ryan is our kind of crazy. The guy helms a 2008 Freightliner Cascadia that's draped in the hallowed Gulf livery and rocking more than 3,400 pound-feet of torque. There's also 1,950 horsepower on hand, which is good enough to shoot the 10,000-pound road ...

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    Video: Watch Chip Yates blow away electric motorcycle record at Pikes Peak
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    This past weekend, Chip Yates checked off "make an amazing run up Pikes Peak" from his list of things to do to demonstrate the potential of electric-powered transportation. Coming second in the Exhibition Powersport class, his time of 12:50.094 bests the first-ever electric motorcycle effort ...

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    Official: Dave Higgins smashes Mt. Washington Auto Road hillclimb record by 30 seconds
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    The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb may get all of the mountain-climbing attention this time of year, but it's far from the only game of the season. Heck, it's not even the only game of the weekend. Mount Washington plays host to the Climb to the Clouds, and this weekend, it saw the event's ...

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    Breaking: Monster Tajima smashes 10-minute mark at Pikes Peak, ascends in 9:51.278
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    Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima has accomplished his goal of ascending Pikes Peak in under 10 minutes. As shown on the official Pikes Peak Timing page, Tajima obliterated his old record of 10:01.408, taking his Suzuki SX4 Hill Climb Special up Pikes Peak in 9:51.278. Video of Tajima's record run and ...

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    Video: Banks-powered, Dallenbach-driven Pikes Peak entrant starts testing on the mountain
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    Paul Dallenbach and the minds at Banks Power have been so kind as to slide the interwebs a quick taste of what to expect from the team at this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Dallenback took his Banks-powered machine on two qualifying runs up the mountain and strapped a few cameras ...

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    Featured: Rhys Millen walks us through the updated Hyundai-powered RMR PM580 [w/video]
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    The RMR PM580 looks like a Le Mans Prototype car, sounds like a jet fighter that's been possessed by a demon and will run from 20-130 miles per hour in six seconds. Even sitting on jack stands, with its front and rear covers off, the PM580 looks intimidating. Walking up to the car as it rests in ...

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