This year, the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will have a distinctly Aussie element to it with Skelta Sports Cars unveiling their entrant in the race, decked out in the Australian flag up both sides of the car.

The car will be piloted by Jeff Denmeade in the Open Class. Its Jeff’s second appearance in the grueling 20km, 156 turn event, referred to as the “Race to the Sky” owing to its the 1,439 metre climb from start to finish.

The Skelta G-Force is an Australian designed and built sports car powered by a 200Kw Honda engine mated to a transmission from the same company. It weighs a paltry 700kg and sports a perfect 50:50 weight distribution.

The event, which runs over a course that is entirely tarmac this year, starts with qualifying from July 4th and the main event from July 8th.

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi, Oi, Oi!

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