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Subaru and Pikes Peak
Posted 29 September 2003 - 06:51 AM
"Motorsport engineering specialist PRODRIVE is evaluating a project to build a special Subaru Impreza that would mount a challenge for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb course record in Colorado next year. No one has broken the 10-minute barrier at Pikes Peak. Prodrive builds and operates Subaru's factory team cars in the World Rally Championship. Its drivers, Petter Solberg and Tommi Makinen, sit second and eighth respectively in the standings."
I think this would be a serious feather in the cap for Subaru, I can see the TV commericals with Subaru's doing the CON, Pikes Peak.
Posted 29 September 2003 - 10:32 AM
Way back, this was a "good ol' boy" sport only till Audi crashed the party with it's rally car in the early 80's, with a woman driver no less. She made short work of their previous times with her 4wd.
I'd love to try it, but my imp has nowhere near the power to compete in something like that. (I guess I'd be safer that way) lol
Posted 29 September 2003 - 11:56 AM
Posted 29 September 2003 - 12:04 PM
The Suzuki monster is called the Escudo Pike's Peak edition or version or something. It has two v6es with either single or twin turbo and is close to 1000 HP. YIKES!
Posted 16 December 2005 - 01:54 AM
i'm checking out all these old threads... i highly reccommend it
...while listening to 2 Legit...
Posted 16 December 2005 - 12:56 PM
Sorry, I used to be a crew member of the Kenworth T2000 race team. We stopped racing two years ago, management urgghhh. Anyhow, I'd like to correct that there were no Macks out there, just Kenworth, Freightliner and Molly driving the Sterling (Streling pulled their truck out or retirement for only one year). Molly didn't do so well since her main goal was just not to wreck the thing.
The tractor runs are the best, nothing like seeing a huge Mack truck hauling up a mountain with two huge black plumes of smoke pouring out of the stacks. Mmu wa hahahaha.
I got to meet the Subaru rally team and pit crew since we were just across the road from their pit the year "monster" ran. I was pretty upset when I hear they were soon thereafter killed. They had the best pit entrance routine and our driver tried it too. They would scream down the raod, lock up, spin 135 degrees and shoot onto the pit ramps. We would all clap, everytime they were right on target. However, you should have seen that pit crew scrable when our T2000 can screaming down their side of the road, lock up the rear duals and spin on a dime like their toy cars. He executed a perfect 180 and drove into our pit area.
I also have a lot of pictures we took of our truck when it went on a tree cutting excursion.
Posted 16 December 2005 - 07:54 PM
It might still go on next year, but there saying at the rate there building it will probably be fully covered by next years rally....
Sorry to rant....
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