Pikes Peak 1958

Cars Culture

With the motorsport season finally upon us we can’t help but share with you this amazing little race car.

Apparently, this open wheeled beast was the vehicle in which legendary US racer Bobby Unser won the 1958 Pikes Peak ‘race to the clouds’.

We’re not sure of much more spec or details on the vehicle itself – only that the thing looks like more fun than a barrel of drunken monkeys. At Christmas.


Questons, for example include: is that a flathead V8? What kind of carbs are they? And what sorts of times would this machine have made up the hill?

Any info that you, dear readers, can afford, would be much appreciated.