Empire Hill Climb Revival

Posted on Sep 26, 2016

Another outing for the 911 Carrera RX, this time with a bit of speed involved; only a bit mind. We were happy to sponsor the 3rd iteration of the Empire Hill Climb Revival in Empire, Michigan again this year and as a bonus they let us use the car as course opening vehicle. This meant our duties were to lead the convoy of race cars from the village center to the bottom of the hill, run ahead of them on the hill (at a moderate pace), lead them back down then around the block to the start again for two more climbs then back to the village. Despite our "moderate pace" on the hill we still had a lot of fun and would not have been last if we were entered.

You can watch some in car video of one of our faster runs here:https://www.facebook.com/TeamIlluminataMotorsport/videos/10153998737330773/

The weekend began early on Friday morning loading up the van and the car but by just after noon we were on the road.

It's only a little over four hours to Empire so we pulled up to our hotel for the weekend a little after 4pm.

After checking in and getting our key it was off to registration where we encountered this beauty

No, it's not a real one; well not quite. It is an actual rally car, just done up in period Rothmans livery. Looked and sounded great.

The Empire Hill Climb attracts quite a bit of vintage kit as indicated by this Mercedes 190 E 2.3-16 Cosworth in the hotel. Yes, those are BRAID wheels too.

and this 72 911 with 3.2 engine. An actual rally car.

There were plenty of other interesting vehicles running including a vintage Lola and a Toyota Starlet with a Sadev transmission! Yes, the Starlet won overall!

Paul Eddleston-BRAIDusa & Team Illuminata