Originally Posted by HogWild
I predict they will start installing a rail slot down the middle of the road, and only allow slot cars and slot bikes to go up the mountain, so they can't accidently run off the road. That will take a few years, so there will be progressively faster times coming. I'm working on a Mattel sponsorship already, and proposing Barbie be the passenger on my sidecar!
I grew up in Manitou right at the base of the mountain and I fondly remember race week every year as a kid, though I think we only went up to watch it once or twice in person (always watched on t.v.). I lost touch with it for, oh, the last 20'ish years so to hear they paved the road to the top is a bit of a bummer for me. I have a lot of respect for the racers hammering up that mountain even if it is paved, but a bit of the 'holy shit!' factor has been removed from it for me