Nobuhiro 'Monster' Tajima has had an action-packed 62 years of life. He has been a hillclimb and rally racer, a rally team manager, and a tuning shop owner. But he is best known for his 2011 Pikes Peak run where he shattered a world record, and the 10-minute barrier, in his own Monster Sport Suzuki SX4.
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 height in Colorado this July.
2010 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb - Click above for high-res image gallery
2010 Pikes Peak Hill Climb Practice Day 3 and Qualifying - Click above for high-res image gallery
2010 Pikes Peak Hill Climb Practice Day 2 - Click above for high-res image gallery
Monster Tajima and his Suzuki SX4 hill-climb special – Click above for high-res image gallery
Rhys Millen's Hyundai Genesis Coupe at Pikes Peak - Click above for high-res image gallery