Saturday, August 18, 2012

Pike Peak Hill Climb: Safety Cell Technology is amazing

A racecar driver who flipped about 12 times down the side of a hill in a spectacular crash during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb walked away unhurt.

Jeremy Foley and his co-driver Yuri Kouznetsov took a corner too fast at the 16 mile mark of the famous rally race held in Colorado over the weekend.

Video of the crash shows the Mistubishi Evo 8 being ripped to shreds as it flips continuously down the steep hill.

Both men were airlifted to a local hospital and have since been released.

Mr Foley said he was a little bruised by the crash and local media reports suggest he broke his leg while other reports suggest both drivers were not injured in the crash.
"I thought I posted already, but Yuri and I are OK," Mr Foley wrote on his Facebook page. "A little beaten up but nothing major. Thank you so much to everyone for the kindness and support! What a wonderful feeling to feel so loved!"

When I think of Pikes Peak Hill Climb I always think of the famous Climb Dance staring Ari Vatanen

Climb Dance is a famous cinéma vérité short film, which features Finnish rally driver Ari Vatanen setting a record time in a highly modified four-wheel drive, all-wheel steering Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 GR at the 1988 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in Colorado, USA. The film was produced by Peugeot and directed by Jean Louis Mourey. The record time set was 10:47.77

The modern day man:  Mr. Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima"

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