This past weekend’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb marked its 90th running. Now the second oldest car race in the country, it began in 1916 when cars were decidedly more primitive. This quick slide show from the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Photo Archive (most of which are from Stewart’s Commercial Photography) gives a picturesque overview of the first 60 years of the race and a microcosmic view of the evolution of the automobile during that same period.


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