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Pikes Peak: Drive to the Summit

  While taking an extended road trip to the IndyCar race in Portland, Oregon, my wife and I decided to visit Pikes Peak. My grandfather had grown up in Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs and had worked on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway for nine years in the 1910’s and 1920’s.  My family had watched…

Le Mans Slot Cars

Last weekend, in tribute to the upcoming Le Mans 24 hour race, club members brought in some of the many slot cars of Le Mans race cars for a photo shoot.  Leading the field was the 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR of Fangio and Moss, followed by Ferrari GTOs, a Cobra Daytona, Jaguar Lightweight, original Ford…

2016 Year-End Celebration

Continuing the club’s tradition, the 2016 year-end celebration was packed with good food, friendship, laughter, gift-exchanges, car talk and Tombola … Tombola? Yep, Tombola! Most commonly known as Bingo.  😀 Thanks to Mel Roeder, our friend from Down Under, who sent a package full of goodies, including a Scalextric Ford XB Falcon GT car; and Jen…

New Rally Track – UPDATE – MOVING TO KINGS 7-2-17!

The first track was built by the clubs founders in a span of about six months with everyone working every weekend. It was a lot of work but the result and the friendships that grew from it were well worth the time and effort.

The idea for a new track had been kicking around for a while now it was just a matter of building it. That is easier said than done. However all that changed at our annual club meeting in October of 2015 when the club decided to run a rally series that would require a new track. …

2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

  Some of club’s members just returned from Colorado and the 100th anniversary of PPIHC. Romain Dumas conquered the 14,115-foot mountain climb on a Honda-powered Norma M20 RD Limited, covering the 12.42-mile course in 8 minutes, 51.445 seconds. Dumas’s impressive run came from a combustible, amazing sounding, powered engine – and there were very few of those. Most petrol-powered…

2015 Lone Star Le Mans

  Last weekend’s Texas-sized celebration of sports car racing and entertainment, known as LONE STAR LE MANS, was simply EPIC!!! The racing included two of the world’s most-loved endurance racing series – the TUDOR United SportsCar Series and the FIA World Endurance Championship Series (WEC) – along with racing from Porsche GT3 Cup Series and Continental Tire Sports…