Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham NH

Mt. Washington Hillclimb 

Car competing in the Mount Washington Hill Climb Auto Race
The Climb to the Clouds!

February 19, 2019 Press Release∨ CTTC EVENT MENU ∨

UPDATED May 5, 2020

Pinkham Notch, NH – Officials with the Mt. Washington Auto Road in Gorham, NH, the Sports Car Club of New Hampshire and Subaru of America announced today that the Nation’s oldest automobile Hillclimb, the historic Mt. Washington Hillclimb, scheduled for July 9-12, 2020, has been rescheduled to July 8-11, 2021 due to concerns surrounding the current COVID-19 Pandemic.
Organized by the Sports Car Club of New Hampshire for the Mt. Washington Auto Road with support from Subaru of America, the 2020 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb was to serve as a 3-day motorsports festival July 9-12 which would include an 80-car competition field filled with some of the best road race, hillclimb and rally drivers from across North America and the world, as well as a contingent of rare vintage road race and rally cars, an autograph session, vendors, food trucks and other activities.
However, due to numerous health and safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic that are yet to be resolved by the State of New Hampshire and the Federal Government including limitations imposed on large gatherings, interstate and international travel, limited lodging availability and most importantly, the health and safety of everyone involved with the Hillclimb, event officials made the difficult decision this week to reschedule the historic hillclimb to July 8-11, 2021.


October 30, 2019 Press Release: 
Subaru of America Returns as Title Sponsor of 2020 Mt. Washington Hillclimb

February 19, 2019 Press Release:
Mt. Washington Hillclimb Returns in July 2020


Three days and some of the best race and rally drivers from around the world competing for “King of the Hill” honors on the Northeast’s tallest peak -- Mt. Washington!

One of the oldest motorsports events in the United States, the Climb to the Clouds was first run in 1904 and returns on July 10-12, 2020. 


More information about this event, where to stay, how to compete, and how to spectate will come in the days ahead! 


NOTE: Competitor registration for the 2020 Mt. Washington Hillclimb will open in late September or early October 2019. Once Registration opens, it will remain open until midnight on December 31, 2019. The Climb to the Clouds Selection Committee will then review all applications in January 2020 and the field of selected drivers will be confirmed & announced in February 2020.

2017 – a new record of 5:44:72 by Travis Pastrana, WITHOUT a co-driver!
The video below, Launch Control Season 5, Episode 7: “Launch Control: Climb to the Clouds at Mt. Washington Auto Road,” includes full point-of-view footage from both Higgins’ and Pastrana's runs; including footage from Pastrana's record-setting Climb to the Clouds finish!



2014 – a new record of 6:09:09 by David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew!
The video below, Launch Control Episode 8: “From the Bottom Up,” includes full point-of-view footage from Higgins’ and Drew’s record-setting Climb to the Clouds!




Download 2017 Climb to the Clouds Overall Results 



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