The ‘Tech Inspection” for the hill climb has been at a few locations over the years. Currently it is held in the parking lot of the “Broadmoor World Arena” . The location has plenty of room for the race teams to spread out and also provides a nice backdrop with Cheyenne Mountain and Pikes Peak for photographs.
Free and open to the fans !
It is an amazing experience to able to walk among such a diverse group of racing machines and people. Where else in Motorsports can you get a chance to see such a mix of machines and motorcycles. There are no ropes and few off limit areas. The PPIHC staff, drivers and teams are totally accessible. Most teams are thrilled and happy to answer questions and talk about their rides. (Be warned you are at altitude and the parking lot can get hot. ) If you can’t make it to the race day the tech inspection is a must see event.
A great start to the week !
It is hard to explain, but the feeling you get at tech is more like a family and friends reunion. Don’t get me wrong it is a serious and rigorous inspection process. But the bonds past hill climb racers have made going up for practice at 3:00 am and watching the sunrise on Pikes Peak seems to develop relationships outside of normal racing events. Most drivers and teams bring their families to tech inspection. Husbands, wives, children, parents, grand parents grand kids and even a few pets. Many teams only see each other once a year at the Pikes Peak race. Same goes with the fans that show up , many having been going for decades and they bring their families and friends.
A Must See Event
The crazy mix of motorcycle and car classes , the unmistakable atmosphere of a family reunion and the fantastic views of the Rocky Mountains in the background all go to making it a must see event for any motorsports fan.