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    Motorsports: Race Recap: The Lion roars at 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
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    The 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is in the books, and so are a lot of new records. It was a 16-hour workday for drivers and spectators, and we spent almost 12 of that at 14,110 feet trying to stay hydrated and sane. The biggest news has already made it around the world, that being ...

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    Motorsports: 2013 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Practice Day 4
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    The fourth and final practice day of the 91st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is complete. Tomorrow everyone will make any last-minute adjustments and get their cars, their bits and bobs lined up in the pits for Sunday morning's this-time-it-counts run. The Unlimited runners took on the top ...

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    Motorsports: 2013 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Practice Day 3
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    The third practice day of the 91st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is done. While the other classes got running time on the middle and top sections of the course, qualifying times were set on the bottom section of the course for the Open, Open Wheel, Electric, Exhibition and Vintage ...

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    Motorsports: 2013 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Practice Day 2
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    Practice Day 2 is in the books, and qualifying times have been recorded for the Unlimited and Time Attack classes for the 2013 edition of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The quickest man on the mountain is none other than Sébastien Loeb, who set a blistering pace with a 3:26.153, ...

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    Motorsports: 2013 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Practice Day 1
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    For 2013, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has has added a fourth practice day, part of an effort to give each of the competitors extra practice running up the mountain. That day is today, and it saw the cars running on the bottom-half of the course, while the two-wheelers ran up top. The ...

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    Video: Translogic follows Monster Tajima's historic, and short, Pikes Peak run
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    The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second-oldest motorsports event in the United States, having been contested since 1916. It's an outlier in the sanitized, corporate-sponsored world of professional racing, remaining true to its unique and local roots. The race has a long history of ...

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    Video: Watch Monster Tajima's new electric race car whir up Pikes Peak
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    The car we were most excited to see at this year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb was undoubtedly Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima's new one-off electric racer. The radically styled car, called the 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special, represents a new challenge for the Japanese racer, who has won the ...

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    Motorsports: 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Practice Day 1 is the beginning of a new era
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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 ...

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    Motorsports: Monster Tajima to tackle Pikes Peak in an all-electric prototype
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    This year, Pikes Peak will, once again, be crawling with electric vehicles. Mitsubishi will be there with its i-MiEV-based racer, and the Pikes Peak EV Challenge Committee has just announced it will bring a new all-electric car to scale the 14,110-foot peak in Colorado this July. The prototype ...

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    Video: GoPro releases final multi-angle edit of Monster Tajima's record Pikes Peak run
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    Nobuhiro Monster Tajima went to the 2011 Pikes Peak hill climb with a singular goal in mind: Run from start to finish in less than ten minutes. GoPro bet heavily on the Monster, and covered his car with a flock of logos and a gaggle of cameras. The GoPro team worked quickly to put together video ...

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    Video: Ride along with Monster Tajima as he rockets up Pikes Peak
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    Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima's 9:51.278 run up Pikes Peak was simply amazing to watch. We were fortunate enough to see it in person, and we've shown you still photos of the record-breaking event. This was one of those "You had to be there" moments in motorsports. Still, don't fret if you didn't ...

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    Pikes Peak Wrapup: Monster Tajima breaks 10-minute barrier, captures sixth consecutive victory
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    The Monster has taken the mountain. The wind was whipping wildly, yet the sun shone brightly on one particular Colorado peak. We imagine if felt like a spotlight for Nobuhiro Tajima – the Japanese Hill Climb pilot managed to reduce his 2007 Pikes Peak record time by just over 10 seconds. ...

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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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    Up close with Monster Tajima's Suzuki SX4 Hill Climb Special
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    The man known as Monster Tajima once ran all 12.42 miles of Pikes Peak in 10:01.408. That was 2007. Four years later, Tajima-san is back to make the trip in even less time. Is a sub-ten-minute time in the cards for the 2011 International Pikes Peak Hill Climb? Nobuhiro Tajima and his team think ...

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    2011 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Practice Day 3 sets the running order
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    This morning, the Unlimited Class cars headed for the bottom portion of Pikes Peak, the sole remaining part of the course that still contains unpaved roads. The three-plus miles of dirt will be paved over before next year's race, and since we'll be spending race day at the finish line, this is ...

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    Video: Monster Tajima and Rhys Millen talk about chasing the Pikes Peak record
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    A twisting, climbing road in Colorado is attracting the attention of autophiles this week as the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb begins to ramp up. Teams have arrived to begin their practice sessions, and for many there could be a multitude of goals. For drivers in the Unlimited Class, ...

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    New year, new livery for Monster Tajima's Suzuki SX4
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    We assume that Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima is already thinking about his next run up Pikes Peak. His Suzuki SX4 hill-climb special is one step ahead and wearing a fresh new livery courtesy of sponsor GoPro. The car looks as unique as ever and our eyes are particularly drawn to the icy blue HRE ...

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    Video: Monster Tajima's Suzuki SX4 Pikes Peak run
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    "Monster" Tajima's Pikes Peak assault – Click above to watch video after the jump
    This is the kind of video that should be in the core curriculum for auto enthusiasts: A 2,618-pound Suzuki SX4 with a 3.1-liter twin-turbo V6 blown out to 897 horsepower and 654 pound-feet of torque. The ...

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    Monster Tajima won't be letting Millen go unchallenged at Pikes Peak
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    Monster Tajima and his Suzuki SX4 hill-climb special – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While Rhys Millen and his new Hyundai V8 powered Pikes Peak challenger have been getting the most attention, Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima has no intention of letting Millen capture all the glory ...

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    Ten-minute mark remains untouched as Monster Tajima wins Pikes Peak with 870hp Suzuki SX4
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    Monster's Suzuki SX4 Sport - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    They came. They saw. They were conquered. That pretty much sums up a thrilling Pikes Peak International Hillclimb for 2009 as Suzuki's legendary Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima took overall victory yet again, fending off a formidable ...

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