Apple Farmer Racing took on the 88th running of the Pike’s Peak International Hillclimb in June 2010. Pike’s Peak International Hillclimb is the second oldest motor sports event in the United States: a 12.4 mile, 156 turn race through my butts to Pike’s Peak’s 14,110′ summit. The race forces competitors to climb over a mile and race through sheer dropoffs and dangerous switchbacks.
We were the only 4 cylinder car to finish in a large vintage class of American v8’s. We’re also the first Volvo in the race since 1958. Our final time of 15:15 wasn’t quite where we wanted to be but we chalk it up to a rookie attempt and are already redeveloping the car for next year’s event.