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    Exclamation 2018 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

    OK Silver, when are you going to do this with your Viper? This would be a fun race and I am sure that Barry would do well as there is no way to get lost once you start up..

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    I'm going to disagree Ron. I'm willing to bet that with WaffleHead driving and Nomad navigating that those two would get lost.

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    i called Nomad but he had other plans….has no time with his new toy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belgiumbarry View Post
    i called Nomad but he had other plans?.has no time with his new toy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belgiumbarry View Post
    i called Nomad but he had other plans….has no time with his new toy.

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    Damn, where is that German or Japanese sub when you need it?

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    VW wins Pikes Peak with a …. electric car

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    They should have unplugged it.

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    I drove to the top of Pikes Peak a few years when on vacation. That is a scary drive!! Once you get above the timber line most of the turns have no guardrails and little to no shoulder. No room for error. Driving it a speed is insane.
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    Greg,

    Then I would guess that you wouldn't have wanted to ride with this record setting driver.

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    Ron you are correct, I would NOT!!
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    It's not as scary looking as it used to be on the gravel road. I still wouldn't want to do it though.

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    I shudder to think what it would be like driving it sober.
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    Thankfully that is something I will never experience.

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    Darn, am I the only idiot here? I have always wanted to go up there at speed but not at the speed the racers do. I was there a long time ago when I was young and a lot of it was a dirt road.

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    Really? The mountain was there when you were young?

    Damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
    Really? The mountain was there when you were young?

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    Yeah, but back then it was a molehill.

    then he had to go and make a mountain out of it.
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    My brother, future wife and I had a most interesting drive up Pikes Peak back in the 70s. We were visiting my parents in Colorado Springs and my Mom's slant 6 Plymouth Scamp chewed up it's plastic distributor driven gear and was sidelined. So my brother and I dug in one morning and replaced the gear and decided we needed to test drive it and make sure it was 100%. So the 3 of us set out for a short drive and got to talking about this and that and before long we had concocted a plan to go drive up to the top of Pikes Peak - in my Mom's car no less with an iffy repair of the distributor gear.

    Things were pretty uneventful for awhile as we watched the scenery and vistas but as we kept going higher and higher that Scamp was getting short of breath. As we got nearer to the top we were down to single digit speeds and traffic was backing up behind us and black smoke was starting to appear from the rear of the car. Back then (maybe still) there was a last crest at the top before a gradual decline into the visitor parking at the top. Tackling that crest we were down to a slow crawl and we looked like a diesel drag contest with the cloud of black smoke behind us that was obscuring most of the backed up traffic. Finally, concerned that we might not actually crawl over the crest, my brother climbed out of the rear window, which wasn't much of a feat as we were probably down to 1 MPH or so, and got behind us and actually pushed us over that last crest so that we could finally coast into the parking lot. My mom was not very amused when we got home and told her what we had done.

    The distributor gear repair passed with flying colors.
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    That's a great story. Was there any lasting damage?

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    It's pretty hard to kill those old slant six's.

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    Dan,

    That is an interesting story and I bet a lot of fun except maybe for the traffic behind you. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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