26 July 2008
21 July 2008
It was a lot of effort and not a lot of sleep over the course of 7 days to run a 16 minute speed stage but very rewarding and a lot of fun.
Doug Mockett and Angelica Fuentes in one of the La Carrera race cars won the vintage division with a time of 14:26. !Ole!
All ten of the La Carrera cars finished - quite an accomplishment.
Doug Mockett and Angelica Fuentes - winners of the Vintage class at Pike's Peak!
17 July 2008
The schedule for Wed, Thu, Fri and Sunday (the actual race) is as follows.....not a lot of sleep involved!
-Wake up at 2:15 am and get ready to race.
-Leave the motel in Manitou Springs at 3:00 am and drive to Pike's Peak.
-Gate on Pike's Peak Hwy opens at 3:30 am - drive up the hill to our group's practice start line.
-Sunrise 5:30 am begin racing and go until 8:30 am.
-Return to motel and go back to bed at 10:00 am.
-After a few hours wake up and continue to work on the cars for the rest of the day.
-Meals are optional.
Practice Results are posted here - we are running the Vintage class. Todd Landon #399 is in Moriah, the yellow 1967 Mustang Shelby GT350 convertible and Doug Allen of Aspen #369 is in The Gypsy Wind, the white 1965 Mustang Fastback with red stripes.
Day 1 Practice - 3rd leg and top section of the race from Devil's Playground to the top of Pike's Peak.
Day 1 Practice: Devil's Playground
Day 1 Practice: A run from Devil's Playground to the top of Pike's Peak.
Day 1 Practice: Doug Allen of Aspen, CO in the Gypsy Wind.
Day 1 Practice: Moriah at the Devil's Playground
Day 2 Practice (start line to Glen's Cove):
Day 2 Practice: Around 4am at the official race start, Todd and Geezer.
Day 2 Practice: Starting lineup.
Day 2 Practice: The big view up to the top of Pike's Peak, the flat looking peak on the left.
Day 2 Practice: Doug Mockett's Rocket.
Day 2 Practice: Mockett's Rocket represents his fantastic co-piloto, Angelica Fuentes with a great bumper sticker, "Real Women Don't Need Guardrails."
Day 2 Practice: Todd and Geezer.
Day 2 Practice: Gerie Bledsoe and Todd.