2021 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb | Photos from first practice and qualifying session

Colin
By Colin Wood
Jun 24, 2021 | hillclimb, Pikes Peak International Hillclimb

Photography Credit: Scott Arnold

Yesterday marked the second day of the 2021 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo race week.It's also the first of three practice and qualifying sessions before the big show on June 27 (click here for the full race week schedule).

Rupert Berrington and his crew are at the 99th running of the iconic hillclimb taking photos, handing out GRM stickers, and probably having a great time. Look for photos on our site throughout the week and this weekend—like these from yesterday’s practice and qualifying session:

Photography Credit: Scott Arnold

Photography Credit: Scott Arnold

Photography Credit: Scott Arnold

Photography Credit: Scott Arnold

Photography Credit: Scott Arnold

Photography Credit: Scott Arnold

Photography Credit: Scott Arnold

Photography Credit: Scott Arnold

Photography Credit: Scott Arnold

Photography Credit: Scott Arnold

Photography Credit: Scott Arnold

Photography Credit: Scott Arnold

Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington

Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Rupert Berrington

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Justin Wilson

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Justin Wilson

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Justin Wilson

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Justin Wilson

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Justin Wilson

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Justin Wilson

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Justin Wilson

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Justin Wilson

​​​​​​​Photography Credit: Justin Wilson

Photography Credit: Justin Wilson

 

 

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sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
6/23/21 2:10 p.m.

Diesel VW Type1 Beetle, with a diesel motor, and big aero?

awesome

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/23/21 3:35 p.m.


 

that's my buddy Johan Schwartz, who also holds Guinness World Record for Longest Drift 

frenchyd
frenchyd UltimaDork
6/23/21 3:37 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

I'm eager to see how the modified Tesla  does.  1020 horsepower to start? Unaffected by altitude?   

300zxfreak
300zxfreak Reader
6/23/21 6:42 p.m.

I see several giant wings with some kind of tiny car attached to their bottom side.........

Purple Frog (Forum Supporter)
Purple Frog (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
6/23/21 7:30 p.m.

Just watched the U-tube video of Randy doing the hill in a Plaid Tesla.  Pretty damn impressive.  Using the siren to tell folks he is coming is a bit distracting.  

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/23/21 8:26 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Hey, we know Johan from his kart enduro days. 

RichardSIA
RichardSIA HalfDork
6/23/21 11:00 p.m.

Curiously, NOT on my Bucket List. But other Hill-Climb events are.

Have to wonder if there is still a class for clean cars without aero or turbo?

WillG80
WillG80 GRM+ Memberand Reader
6/23/21 11:12 p.m.

In reply to frenchyd :

Hopefully better than the Model3 did last year. He couldn't keep that thing on the road. I think 2, maybe 3 offs over the weekend? I'm sure it was a good learning experience for the team (assuming he's back with the same team).

WillG80
WillG80 GRM+ Memberand Reader
6/23/21 11:15 p.m.

In reply to 300zxfreak :

I heard one of them (black #98 I think) set a new open wheel qualifying record today. 

frenchyd
frenchyd UltimaDork
6/23/21 11:35 p.m.
WillG80 said:

In reply to frenchyd :

Hopefully better than the Model3 did last year. He couldn't keep that thing on the road. I think 2, maybe 3 offs over the weekend? I'm sure it was a good learning experience for the team (assuming he's back with the same team).

I understand, I don't know if any mere mortal can deal with that level of acceleration.  Not that it has much in the way of aero help.  

rustomatic
rustomatic Reader
6/24/21 5:59 p.m.

Mike DuSold's Camaro is the one Camaro I like.  Dig all the crazy one-off builds showing up for this event.

Chad_1stGen
Chad_1stGen New Reader
6/24/21 8:59 p.m.

Can't wait to see how the Dusold Camaro does this year!!

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