Thursday, August 9, 2012

Video: Race to the clouds - 1987 Pikes Peak documentary

By Johan Laubscher

This weekend marks the 2012 Pikes Peak international Hillcimb. For Audi fans this event held a lot of excitement and anticipation. The 1987 event winning car and driver were set to return to Pikes Peak this year, the mighty Audi Sport quattro S1 and Walter Röhrl. Unfortunately the devastating fires near Pikes Peak meant the postponement of the event. Sadly Walter and the Audi were not to attend the rescheduled event.

Despite this disappointment the car and driver from the 1987 event remain a cult classic. Below is an official documentary which was produced after the 1987 Pikes Peak Hillclimb. The video is a great watch. It is unfortunately only in German, but the visuals and the sound of that five cylinder engine speak a universal language. Enjoy: