Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thanks to our Senior Correspondent...

...we have a few photos and videos from the Mt. Philo Hill Climb, held in Shelburne last weekend by the New England Hillclimb Association (NEHA). One of our highly underpaid staffers, Ron St. Louis, was there to capture the action. Here's a sample of the goods:

A few racers lined up for time trial runs
John Marsha's rotary-powered Mazda ready to go. It is our understanding that Marsha's ride up Philo was the final event of his 30-year hillclimbing career.

Robbie Smolinski's Volkswagen Golf with a gorgeous backdrop of the Champlain Valley in Vermont, Lake Champlain, and the Adirondack Mountains in New York

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Randolph's Jimi Heyder -- a.k.a. "The Road Warrior" -- was one of the original convertible Junkyard Warrior drivers at Thunder Road in Barre. You may also remember him as the guy on crutches that won Run-What-You-Brung with a broken pelvis some six or eight years ago. Well, Heyder broke that pelvis during a motorcycle run at Pikes Peak in Colorado. Here, he takes off up Mt. Philo, where, thankfully, he didn't crash. (Note: The #442 on his bike is an ode to his favorite Oldsmobile.)


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Sherman Baumann, President of the Killington Sports Car Club (KSCC), rockets off the starting line in this modified Dwarf car.

We encourage you to check out NEHA's website and those of its affiliates, including the Sports Car Club of Vermont (SCCV) and KSCC. Check 'em out here:

NEHA: www.hillclimb.org / SCCV: www.sccv.org / KSCC: www.kscc.org

(Photos and videos by Ron St. Louis/VMM)

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