1904 Movie of Harry Harkness in the official First Race up Mt. Washington “Climb to the Clouds” and modern version of Travis Pastrana with camera onboard 6 min 20.47sec

http://whitemountainhistory.org/Early_Movies.html  Harry Harkness in 1904 first official race of one of the earliest races in the USA.  See Harry coming down the hill on video minutes 1:46 – 1:54 in the famous Climb to the Clouds race he won in 1904.

The Climb to the Clouds is a hill-climb up the Mount Washington Auto Road to New England’s highest peak. Drivers race against the clock, competing for the fastest time.

The race is historic, dating back to July 1904.  ”It’s one of the oldest sports events in the entire country, if not North America,” according to event director Paul Giblin.

The course is one of the most challenging hill-climbs in the country. With steep dropoffs and hairpin turns, drivers battle a number of elements on their way to the top of the road, which is a mix of dirt and asphalt. The drive is technically challenging for even the most experienced professional racers and not every competitor makes it to the top.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38aXXHzzyY4&feature=email   CLEANED UP VERSION OF VIDEO OF LOUIS CHEVROLET WINNING THE HARKNESS TROPHY AND HAVING TROPHY PRESENTED BY HARRY HARKNESS TO LOUIS CHEVROLET AFTER WINNING.

 

 

http://vimeo.com/24888635   modern racing with camera on board 6 min 20 sec

http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/video-subaru-breaks-mt-washington-hillclimb-record-ar114064.html                 David Higgins breaking Pastrana’s unofficial record and doing it solo in 6 min 11 sec

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