Mt. Washington Auto Road
America's oldest and continuously-operating attraction
Officials with the Sports Car Club of New Hampshire, organizers of the 2021 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb presented by Yokohama Tire planned for August 13-15, 2021 at the Mt. Washington Auto Road in Gorham, NH, are proud to announce that New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has accepted an invitation to serve as the Grand Marshal of this year’s Climb to the Clouds.
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Paul Giblin — Sports Car Club of New Hampshire
Lincoln, NH — Officials with the Sports Car Club of New Hampshire, organizers of the 2021 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb presented by Yokohama Tire planned for August 13-15, 2021 at the Mt. Washington Auto Road in Gorham, NH, are proud to announce that New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has accepted an invitation to serve as the Grand Marshal of this year’s Climb to the Clouds.
“We’re truly honored that Governor Sununu will be joining us at this year’s Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb presented by Yokohama Tire on Sunday, August 15th”, stated Howard Roundy, Event Director of this year’s historic Climb to the Clouds Hillclimb. “The Governor has always been a strong advocate of outdoor recreation, as well as the Tourism industry. Given that this event has drawn spectators, competitors and sponsors from across the United States and other countries to northern New Hampshire since 1904, it’s a wonderful opportunity to have Governor Sununu join us this year to not only welcome everyone to North America’s oldest motorsports Hillclimb, but to take in the racing excitement as well.”
The 2021 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb presented by Yokohama Tire will serve as a 3-day motorsports festival filled with a variety of motorsports-oriented activities for all ages including a vendor and food truck area along with a beer truck, historic car displays, an autograph session with a number of the event’s top racers capped off by the return of North America’s oldest motorsports Hillclimb along the 7.6 mile Mt. Washington Auto Road on Sunday, August 15, 2021.
This year’s impressive field of drivers will feature 80 of the most skilled and daring athletes from across North America representing the disciplines of sportscar racing, endurance, circle track and hillclimb racing as well as rally racing. Topping the list will be 5-time United States Rally Champion and current Mt. Washington Hillclimb record holder, Travis Pastrana from Annapolis, MD. Pastrana set a blistering fast time of 5 minutes, 44.72 seconds driving for Subaru Motorsports USA at the 2017 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb. Pastrana is hoping to set another overall record time this year by driving a brand new purpose-built 862hp Subaru-backed WRX STI built by Vermont SportsCar in Milton, VT specifically for this event.
For more information regarding the 2021 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb presented by Yokohama Tire, including history of the event, a list of record times and how to purchase tickets to view the race from the base area or along the course visit: www.mt-washington.com/climb-to-the-clouds/.
Last call for Media Requests!
If you are a journalist or photographer requesting media credentials for the 2021 Climb to the Clouds event on August 13, 14, 15, please complete the Media Request Form. The deadline has been extended to Friday, July 30, 2021.
About Subaru of America:
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.
“Subaru”, “WRX STI”, all model names, and the Subaru logo are registered trademarks of the Subaru subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd, Japan. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
About Yokohama Tire Corporation:
Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com and www.yokohamatruck.com.
About the Sports Car Club of New Hampshire:
Established in 1955 by a group of longtime sports car enthusiasts from throughout New Hampshire, the Sports Car Club of New Hampshire (SCCNH) is a 501C7 non-profit organization open to anyone interested in automobiles or automobile-related activities – whether they are a New Hampshire resident or not. Today the Sports Car Club of New Hampshire is proud to host a membership of more than 225 active motorsports enthusiasts from across New England with a variety of vehicles and varied interests in the sport. For more information, visit www.sccnh.org.
About the Mt. Washington Auto Road:
The Washington Auto Road is considered by many Hillclimb racers to be extremely technical with a narrow road surface that averages just over 20 feet wide. In addition to being very narrow with steep drop-offs that vary from side to side, the road is also incredibly steep, with an average 12% grade and gaining slightly more than 4,600 feet in total elevation change from the starting line to the finish line. The surface of the 7.6 mile Mt. Washington Auto Road is mostly tarmac with approximately one mile of gravel and contains well over 150 turns and switchbacks as the road winds its’ way to the 6,288 foot summit of the Northeast’s tallest peak — Mt. Washington.
First opened in 1861 as the Mt. Washington Carriage Road, the Mt. Washington Auto Road is the country’s oldest manmade attraction. Located on Rt. 16 in Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire, just north of the Mt. Washington Valley and minutes south of Gorham, NH, the Auto Road has a long and winding history, much like its 7.6 mile trip up to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast. For more information, visit www.mt-washington.com.