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Mt. Washington Hill Climb

With plenty of action from start to finish, on the steep, curvy and picturesque Mt. Washington Auto Road, spectators will enjoy the chance to view interesting cars, thrilling race action AND the breathtaking views of the White Mountains and beyond!

We have two options for enjoying the action. Our more adventurous members who can spend the afternoon will ride the spectator shuttle to “Signal Corps,” offering exciting views of the mid-mountain action. If you'd prefer to have the flexibility of arriving and leaving when you want, you'll chose the option to catch the action from the starting line at the base lodge.

This year’s impressive driver line-up includes a mix of road racers, rally drivers, hillclimb specialists and time attack drivers – all of whom bring many years of experience, skill and countless championships to the Nation’s oldest hillclimb. Also expected is a contingent of five vintage race cars representing many years of historic racing on the Mt. Washington Auto Road which started in July 1904.

Accepted drivers include five highly skilled racers very familiar with the Pikes Peak Hillclimb in Colorado Springs, Colorado as well as other western states hillclimb events.  These drivers include Todd Cook from Tempe, Arizona; Rodney O’Maley from Colorado Springs, Colorado; Spencer Steele from Denver, Colorado, Dan Novembre from Colorado Springs, Colorado and Rocco Bocchicchio from Glendale, Arizona.  Both Cook and Steele will be driving similar versions of the famous Wells Coyote open wheel race cars which were built specifically for racing at Pikes Peak.  Dan Novembre will be driving a twin turbo, Nissan powered open wheel race car he calls the Novembre Special, while O’Maley will be piloting his open-wheeled O’Maley Special.  Rocco Bocchicchio will be driving a highly modified BMW E30 sedan he raced to an SPO Class record at the 2016 SCCA Clifton Hillclimb in Clifton, Arizona.  All five drivers will compete against each other in the Open Class at this year’s Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb.

Returning to this year’s Climb to the Clouds will also be current Mt. Washington Record Holder (6:09.09 set in 2014) and 8-time Rally America Champion, David Higgins, from Wales.  Joining Higgins at will be his Subaru Rally Team USA team mate, multi-time Rally America Champion, X Games legend and Nitro Circus creator, Travis Pastrana from Annapolis, Maryland.  Both will be driving Vermont SportsCar prepared 2017 Subaru WRX STI’s for Subaru Rally Team USA in the Unlimited Class at Mt. Washington.

Advance ticket sales are now open. The cost depends upon the viewing option you chose. PLEASE ALSO BE SURE TO RSVP ABOVE SO THAT WE KNOW TO EXPECT YOU!

Tickets may be purchased at the Mt. Washington Hillclimb event website

The most recent Mt Washington Hill Climb was on Sunday, July 9, 2017.