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    Video: Watch the Pikes Peak record fall from Sebastien Loeb's point of view
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    It's easy to gloss over the new Pikes Peak hill climb record as just another number. After all, we can say Sebastien Loeb did the deed a full minute and a half quicker than anyone else in the history of the race, but the words fail to convey the lunacy and sheer speed of the feat, even bearing in ...

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    Motorsports: Sebastien Loeb demolishes Pikes Peak record with an 8:13.878 [UPDATE: w/video]
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    Normally we'd wait for a recap to do this but the news is just too big. Everyone knew Peugeot and Sébastien Loeb came to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb to do something impressive, but taking one minute and 33 seconds off last year's record is unprecedented. Rhys Millen set the ...

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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 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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    Official: 2014 Range Rover Sport sets Pikes Peak record
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    Land Rover says it has set a new record at Pikes Peak for the quickest hill climb in a production sport-utility vehicle. Its 2014 Range Rover Sport ran the 12.42-mile course in 12 minutes and 35.61 seconds, with an average speed of 59.17 miles per hour. In fact, this also sets the new record for ...

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    Video: Rhys Millen's record-breaking Pikes Peak Hill Climb run
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    There are those who thought that paving the upper slopes of Pikes Peak would render the event boring. That didn't happen this year: between the crashes, the electric racers and the broken records it was a year that won't soon depart from memory. The biggest record of them all was taken by Rhys ...

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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: Records, snow fall at the 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
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    When it comes to Pikes Peak, expect the unexpected. The legendary mountain is known for its ever-changing conditions, and one driving up to the top might experience warm sunshine and a snow storm all in a matter of minutes. That was the case this past weekend at the 90th annual Pikes Peak Hill ...

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    Motorsports: 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Practice Day 3 saves the best for last
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    For the first two practice days of this year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb, we spent our time on the bottom third of the mountain, first checking out the new contenders of the Electric Division, including Monster Tajima's E-Runner, and for the second day catching up with the old and new faces of the ...

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    Motorsports: 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Practice Day 2 brings out the big guns [w/video]
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    During the first practice day of the 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb we checked out Monster Tajima's new electric-powered E-runner and watched the Vintage and Exhibition divisions roar up the mountain. Our second day, however, was reserved for the fastest of the groups – Unlimited, Time Attack ...

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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: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution crashes on first practice day of Pikes Peak Hill Climb
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    Mitsubishi had high hopes for this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, entering a production i-MiEV and a radical racing version called the i-MiEV Evolution into the ever-growing Electric Division. We had our eye on the Evolution model in particular, as the car was specially developed for ...

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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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    Official: Pikes Peak Hill Climb postponed due to Colorado wildfire
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    The 90th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been officially postponed after race officials met with the U.S. Forest Service yesterday afternoon. The event was originally scheduled to run on July 8th, with technical inspections starting July 3rd, but a wildfire in the area, ...

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    Motorsports: Pikes Peak Hill Climb facing cancellation over Colorado wildfires?
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    The 90th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is in danger of being postponed or cancelled altogether as wildfires close in on Colorado Springs. The Waldo Canyon fire, which began several days ago and is ravaging the mountains just west of the city, has already burned more than ...

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    Video: Watch Paul Dallenbach use 1,400 HP to race up Pikes Peak
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    Paul Dallenbach has been practicing for the upcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in an Unlimited-class competitor that looks like it drove straight out of Wacky Races, powered by a 1,400-horsepower Chevrolet engine from Banks Power. Before one run up the lower slopes, the crew affixed ...

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    Motorsports: Toyota converts all-electric 'Ring racer to Pikes Peak hill climber [w/video]
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    The number of electric race cars entered into this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb continues to grow with Toyota Motorsports GmbH announcing today that its TMG EV P002 race car will compete at the 90th annual climb to the clouds. While this will be Toyota's first trip to the Peak with ...

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    Motorsports: Lexus heading to Pikes Peak Hill Climb with IS F CCS-R race car
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    The contingent of race cars that will compete in the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb continues to grow, with the latest coming from Lexus. Today, the automaker announced that its IS F Circuit Club Sport Racer will compete in this year's race to the clouds. First seen at the 2010 Tokyo ...

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    Motorsports: Pikes Peak roster adds female off-road star, former Le Mans champ
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    Things are getting yet more interesting for this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with the addition of Le Mans winner Romain Dumas and off-road racer Beccy Gordon. Dumas was part of the winning team in the Audi R15 TDI in 2010 and has taken the top spot at the 24 Hours of Spa and the 24 ...

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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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