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A 130mph Ride up the Goodwood Hill in a Toyota Celica

Submitted by on July 3, 2015

Toyota Celica Pikes Peak

Buckle up for a 130 mile-per-hour thrill ride up the Goodwood hill, courtesy of Rod Millen and his 850 horsepower Pikes Peak-winning Toyota Celica.

To say Rod Millen is a bit of a legend may be understating things. He’s been the New Zealand rally champion multiple times, won the North American Race and Rally Championship, won the SSCA National Rally championship a handful of times and competed successfully in World Rally Championship events. He even won the Grand National Sport Truck series three years on the trot, and the list goes on!

He’s best known for his efforts climbing Pikes Peak, where he opened his account in 1991 by winning the Open Class and followed it up a year later by topping the Showroom Class. In 1994 he broke the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record by forty seconds to set a 10:04:06 on the old dirt version of the climb. Then from the mid to late ’90s the climb was all but his as he went on to win it outright for four consecutive years from 1996.

The last win he clocked in that streak was in this magnificent Toyota Celica, which he unleashed for some monster laps during the Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend.

Hop on board for this absolutely nailed run up the hill, and hold on tight!

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