Last weekend Rhys Millen had the fastest overall time at the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, crushing the 12.42 mile course in just over 9 minutes. That was fast enough to set a new record for EVs, and beat another veteran racer, Monster Tajima, who had teamed up with Rimac Automobili to build a newer, faster electric hill climb racer.
While Tajima ultimately came in a close second to Millen, his pace was still blisteringly fast, beating out many combustion-powered competitors with silent dignity. Having become an outspoken proponent of electric vehicles, especially when it comes to motorsports, the 65-year old veteran racer has seen the future, and is totally on-board with it.
So sit back and watch as a guy old enough to be your grandpa absolutely crushes on of the planet’s most challenging races. Sure, he didn’t win…but he did go a helluva lot faster than you or I could have done.