INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (January 11, 2022) – GreenLight Collectibles has inked a new licensing deal with the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. As part of the new deal, GreenLight will produce replicas of Pikes Peak Hill Climb participants and winners in various scales.
“With over 100 years of racing, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is iconic among motorsports fans. We are excited to further expand our racing presence,” said Russell Hughes, GreenLight Collectibles President.
Staged on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain near Colorado Springs, Colorado, the track spans 12.42 miles and boasts 156 turns over a 4,720-foot elevation gain, reaching a maximum peak at 14,115 feet above sea level. June 26, 2022 will mark the 100th Running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo.
“These collectible die-casts will allow fans to hold a reminder of Pikes Peak Hill Climb history in the palm of their hand,” shared Lisa Haight, Historian. “So many of these vehicles hold special memories for those who have followed their success on Pikes Peak for years.”
The initial product line is set to be released in the first quarter of 2022 and will feature a wide range of scale replicas.
ABOUT PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB
First staged in 1916, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest race in America. The invitation-only event, often referred to as The Race to the Clouds, is held annually typically on the last Sunday of June on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, near Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. The PPIHC’s automobile categories feature a wide variety of vehicles representing multiple forms of motorsport; everything from production-based Time Attack challengers to purpose-built Open Wheel racers and state-of-the-art Unlimited vehicles take on America’s Mountain pursuing victory.
ABOUT GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES
GreenLight Collectibles is a premier manufacturer and marketer of authentic die-cast vehicles, replicas, sale figures and other automotive-related products. GreenLight replicas are produced under various themes in 1:12, 1:18, 1:24, 1:43 and 1:64 scales and are officially licensed by a wide variety of the world’s most recognizable brands, including: Airstream, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Indian Motorcycle, International, Mack Trucks, MOPAR, Navistar, Nissan, Shelby American Inc., Volkswagen, A&E Network, ABC Television Network, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, CBS, Drive, Eleanor Licensing LLC, Graveyard Carz, Lionsgate, MGM Studios, Paramount Studios, Sony Pictures, Sony Television, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Terminator,
Terminator 2: Judgement Day, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, BFGoodrich, Bridgestone Brands LLC, Falken Tires, Goodyear, Michelin, Armor All, Bardahl, Chevron, Derive Systems, Firebird Racing Gasoline, FRAM, Gold Eagle Co. Gulf Oil, Marvel Mystery Oil, Pennzoil, Phillips 66, PURE Oil, Quaker State, Red Crown, Shell Oil, Standard Oil, STP, Texaco, Turtle Wax, Barrett-Jackson, BIGFOOT 4×4 Inc., USA-1 4×4 Inc., Busted Knuckle Garage, California Highway Patrol, Detroit Speed, Garbage Pail Kids, Norman Rockwell, NYC & Co., United States Postal Service, UPS, Waste Management, Brock Racing Enterprises, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, JRM Licensing (Dale Earnhardt Jr.), La Carrera Panamericana, NTT IndyCar Series, Road America and Summit Racing.
I hope you’ll produce a replica of the #37 Tony Gulotta 1932 Studebaker Indy car in your Pikes Peak winners series in 1/24th or 1/18th scale. The late Bob Valpey, who owned and vintage raced the car for many years, was a friend of mine and it would make a great keepsake for me to remember him by. Thanx.
Pleasantly surprised to hear that you will be doing a number of Pikes Peak cars in the near future. I sincerely hope you will include the winner of the 1932 event, the fabulous #37 Hunt-Jenkins Studebaker Special. The car was impeccably restored by the late Bob Valpey and has been very active on the vintage racing racing circuit for a many years. It’s a personal favorite of mine as I have seen and heard it race innumerable times and counted Bob among my friends. My preference would be to see it in 1:18th or 1:24th scale. Thanx in advance!
The Cars that built America series.. what’s included, where to buy?
Hi Rich! In October/November 2022, we will be releasing a 1:43 1949 Ford from the show. We would recommend checking online or at your local hobby shop then to see if they are carrying it. Also, you can follow us on social media to keep track of new and upcoming releases!
I hope you will do the Suzukis especially the Escudo/Grand Vitara that was made famous in the Gran Turismo video games.
Thanks for the suggestion! I will be sure to pass it onto our team.