Hot Rod Hill Climb and Reliability Run, Georgetown, CO

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Hot Rod Hill Climb and Reliability Run, Georgetown, CO
« on: August 22, 2016, 07:19:34 PM »
This past week we drove our Deuce from Petersburg, IL to Georgetown, CO for the "Hot Rod Hill Climb".  We drove Route 36 all the way to Denver and returned home on I 70 driving a total of 2180 miles. 

The "Hot Rod Hill Climb" is in its 3rd Revival year.  The Hill Climb itself is for traditional hot rods powered by pre-1954 motors (flatheads, 6 cylinder and 4 cylinder engines).  Since our car does not meet those specifications (modern 302 Ford / 5 speed), we were only able to drive in the Reliability Run that was held on Friday.  The Reliability Run was open to all pre-1964 cars.  The run started in Golden, Colorado and covered 66 miles through the mountains past Red Rocks Amphitheater, over Squaw Pass with elevation of 10,600 ft., through Idaho Springs and ended in Georgetown.  The roads were smooth and the views were spectacular.  About 80 vehicles participated.  It was a lot of fun and Georgetown is a beautiful little town.  The Hill Climb on Saturday was great fun to watch with just over 100 vehicles racing the 1.5 mile course up the mountain.  Following are some pictures we took of '32s.  We have also included a link to a thread on the H.A.M.B. where we posted pictures of more than just deuces.  This was a driving and viewing event.  It was not a "sit behind your car after you polished it" kind of event.  Check out their web site for more information:

http://www.hotrodhillclimb.com/

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/hot-rod-hill-climb-and-reliability-run.987540/

First group of pictures is from the Reliability Run.
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Re: Hot Rod Hill Climb and Reliability Run, Georgetown, CO
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2016, 07:23:05 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2016, 07:24:26 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2016, 07:25:20 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2016, 07:27:09 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2016, 07:28:14 PM »
Few more Reliability Run pics and then pictures from downtown Georgetown with cars everywhere, live music and later in the day some rain.
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2016, 07:29:54 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2016, 07:33:33 PM »
Pics from Georgetown Saturday morning, the day of the Hill Climb.
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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2016, 07:39:47 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2016, 07:40:28 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2016, 07:45:12 PM »
Here are some of the '32s that raced.  It is not actually a timed race but rather a driving event re-creating the timed event from the 1950's.  This was purely for fun, not a contest.
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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2016, 07:46:44 PM »
More drivers.
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« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2016, 07:47:17 PM »
And finally, the definition of "traditional".  A good looking woman holding a checkered flag and a chopped coupe driven by a guy with his arm hanging out of the window.  The only thing missing is the tattoos and the Lucky Strikes.

The flag girl, Amy, was the coordinator for the Reliability Run event on Friday, giving us all instructions on what to do.  We thought she was a bundle of energy that day but it was nothing compared to the display that she put on Saturday as the Flag Girl in her bare feet starting the cars by swinging the flag and jumping.  This event and trip was a blast.  Thank you "Hot Rod Hill Climb" and Nick's Hot Rod Garage.
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« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2016, 07:47:41 PM »
Great coverage, Dave.  This event looks like one to add to the list for the future.  How hard was it to find a place to stay?  That's a really small town, I assume it must be close to a larger area with accommodations.

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« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2016, 07:47:55 PM »
That sure looks like a great time!  thanks for bringing us along!
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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2016, 07:48:11 PM »
Thanks Dave

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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2016, 07:48:27 PM »
That sure is great photo coverage and sooooo many Deuces. Thanks for the effort of taking all those pics and posting them. That would be one cool event to attend. Someday maybe I'll make it.
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maplefrm

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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2016, 07:49:04 PM »
Great coverage, Dave.  This event looks like one to add to the list for the future.  How hard was it to find a place to stay?  That's a really small town, I assume it must be close to a larger area with accommodations.
Tom, there are very few rooms available in Georgetown but plenty 20-40 miles away. Apparently lots of people stayed in Central City which has several casinos offering rooms.  We stayed in Silverthorne which was a little further west from Georgetown since my wife worked at Keystone Ski Resort in that area over 35 years ago.  She wanted to see what the area looked like now (way different).  Georgetown is literally just a few blocks off of I 70 so it's easy access to get somewhere else.
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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2016, 07:49:18 PM »
Great pictures and it looks like a great event. Thanks for posting.

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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2016, 07:49:29 PM »
Nice pics; thanks for taking the time to post them.  I appreciate it.   This event's on my bucket list!

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« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2016, 07:49:42 PM »
Great bunch of pictures, thanks for taking the time to post them here.

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Re: Hot Rod Hill Climb and Reliability Run, Georgetown, CO
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2016, 07:49:59 PM »
This is a couple of years old BUT it gives a good history of the meet: