Radford Motors is set to make a groundbreaking debut with its highly anticipated Pikes Peak Edition Type 62-2 on June 25 at The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, presented by Gran Turismo. This unique vehicle is the result of an exciting two-year collaboration between Radford Motors and the esteemed Radford Racing School, serving as their official testing track. Demonstrating their commitment to excellence, 2021 Pikes Peak Hill Climb division champion Tanner Foust will be behind the wheel of the Type 62-2, competing in the Exhibition division. Notably, Foust secured victory in the Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama division in 2021, which was the sole spec division at the time.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), also referred to as The Race to the Clouds, is a prestigious invitation-only automobile hill climb event that takes place on the iconic Pikes Peak in Colorado. Celebrating its 101st edition this year, the PPIHC challenges participants with a 12.42-mile course boasting 156 turns and an impressive elevation gain of 4,725 feet, culminating at the awe-inspiring finish line located 14,115 feet above sea level.
To ensure optimal performance at the event, the Type 62-2 underwent rigorous testing at Radford Racing School, during which it surpassed expectations. Notably, the vehicle prominently features the iconic John Player Special livery, paying homage to its racing heritage.
Pat Velasco, owner of Radford Racing School, expressed his excitement about the collaboration, stating, “When we announced our partnership, Jenson Button and Ant Anstead had a vision of creating contemporary luxury automobiles by infusing classic, timeless designs with modern and relevant interpretations. We are delighted to be part of the next phase of that vision with the Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition. Our track serves as the perfect canvas to bring thrilling new vehicles to life.”
Radford Motors, founded by Formula OneTM World Champion Jenson Button, television personality and car builder Ant Anstead, and business advisor and lawyer Roger Behle, has a longstanding commitment to advancing high-performance driving and racing. In 2021, Radford Racing School adopted the Radford name, symbolizing their shared dedication to the ongoing evolution of these pursuits.
Button, a key figure in the construction and engineering decisions surrounding the drive of this special edition race car, emphasized the comprehensive development and testing conducted at Radford Racing School. He stated, “Radford Motors cars undergo extensive refinement and testing at Radford Racing School, an ideal environment for optimizing their dynamics.”
By combining cutting-edge design, engineering excellence, and a passion for motorsports, Radford Motors is poised to make a remarkable statement with the Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition at this year’s PPIHC.