The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) Brought to you by Gran Turismo, also known as The Race to the Clouds, is an annual invitational automobile and motorcycle hill climb to the summit of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain in Colorado, USA every year on the last Sunday of June. This summer's race will mark our 100th anniversary and is shaping up to be the best race yet.
Founded in 1916 by Spencer Penrose (also the founder of The Broadmoor Hotel, Pikes Peak Highway and El Pomar Foundation), The Broadmoor PPIHC takes place on a 12.42 mile (19.99 km) public toll-road boasting 156 turns, while competitors climb 4,720 ft. (1,440 m.) from the 9,390 ft. (2,862 m.) Start Line at Mile 7 marker on the Pikes Peak Highway to the 14,115 ft. (4,300 m) Finish Line at the mountain's summit. As the drivers climb toward the summit, the thin air slows reflexes and saps competitor's mental and muscle strength in addition to robbing internal combustion engines of up to 30% of the power they are capable of at the Start Line. Competitors and vehicles must be in top shape and condition simply to finish, let alone win. The race is self-sanctioned and is the most diverse one day motorsports event in the world with everything from Sidecars, Motorcycles, Semi-Trucks, and 1,400+hp EV & Unlimited Racers being able to compete in the same event. For the 2016 race, the PPIHC has partnered with Wheelhouse Media to produce "on-demand" content of the event from on-board cameras placed on/inside our competitor's vehicles. The "on-demand" footage will be focused on a competitor's individual run of the course and post-race interviews of the winners. For this project we are looking for five volunteers to assist Wheelhouse media with retrieving this on-board "on-demand' content. This opportunity will take place at the summit of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and volunteers will have exclusive access that is restricted to the public and even the majority of accredited PPIHC Media. Volunteers would be assisting from 8:00am until the end of the race on June 26, 2016. The PPIHC will provide transportation from Colorado Springs (departing at 4:30am) and lunch. There will be one pre-event meeting held on either on June 23, 24, or 25, 2016. If you could promote this opportunity to your students or to anyone else who may be interested in this volunteer experience it would be greatly appreciated.Contact Tucker Fenske <tucker AT ppihc DOT com> for more information.