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The Pikes Peak Hill Climb AMX Pace Car

Race to the Clouds


1969 AMX Pikes Peak Hill Climb Pace Car

The Pikes Peak Hill Climb takes place on the infamous mountain, Pikes Peak, located just west of Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is the second oldest race in the nation, second only to the Indianapolis 500. The first race was held in 1916.

The race course is 12.42 miles long with 156 turns winding nearly 5,000 feet in elevation change from the start line to the 14,110 foot summit.

The AMX would be the Pace Car car for the Hill Climb in 1969.

Shown above is one of only two known photos of the original AMX Pikes Peak Hill Climb Pace Car in action.


1969 AMX Pikes Peak Hill Climb Courtesy Car

June 29th, 1969.

Pictured above is the only known surviving documented Pikes Peak Hill Climb Pace/Courtesy car. Ten to twelve matching cars were loaned to famous racers the week prior to the race. The AMX courtesy cars were all Frost White with red stripes and red interiors. All were 390 Go-Pak cars. After the race in 1969, the cars were sold through the Rocky Mountain AMC Dealers Association in Denver and Colorado Springs. This particular Pace/Courtesy car is documented to have been driven by Bobby Unser during the week. The car was fully restored to award winning standards by AMX Enterprises.


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