Words by Carl Trocio | Photos courtesy of Peugeot Sport
Let it be known that the French have declared war to reclaim their title on American soil and sends their message through a rally. What iz zis you say? Ze Fronch are edded to Amyerica? Sacre bleu! But before you le click the le share boot-ton, there’s time to read the rest of this article.
French carmaker, Peugeot (pronounced as 'pyu-joe') is coming to America to join the country’s second oldest auto race - the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The battle shall take place in Colorado this June 30, 2013 where those who dare shall climb a 20 kilometer mountain track with more twists and turns than a local telenovela (156 turns to be exact). With a speedy ascent of 2,862 meters to the 4,300 meter summit, the altitudes’ thinning air adds to the perils to be faced by the racers, aside from the more threatening and more obvious danger of falling off the peak.