Records

The following are past  Climb to the Clouds record holders and their recorded times.

Note: The records set in 1899 and 1903  were prior to the first official Climb to the Clouds, which was first held in 1904.

YEAR DRIVER CAR RECORD TIME
1899 F.O. Stanley Stanley Locomobile 2 hr. 10 min.
1903 L.J. Phelps Phelps 1 hr. 45 min.
1904 Harry Harkness Mercedes 24 min. 37  3/5 sec.
1905 W.H. Hilliard Napier 20 min. 58 2/5sec.
1923 Ralph Mulford Chandler 17 min. 0 sec.
1928 “Cannonball” Baker Franklin 14 min. 49.6 sec.
1930 Ab Jenkins Studebaker 14 min. 23 sec.
1932 “Cannonball” Baker Graham 13 min. 26 sec.
1934 Al Miller Hudson 13 min. 20.6 sec.
1935 John C. Reuter Ford Special 12 min. 46.4 sec.
1938 Lemuel R. Ladd Ford Special 12 min. 17.6 sec.
1953 Sherwood Johnston Jaguar 10 min. 47.6 sec.
1954 Sherwood Johnston Jaguar “C” 10 min. 44.8 sec.
1956 Carroll Shelby Ferrari 375 GP 10 min. 21.8 sec.
1961 Bill Rutan Porsche Special 9 min. 13 sec.
1990 Tim O’Neil VW Rally Golf 7 min. 45 sec.
1991 Paul Choiniere Audi Quattro 7 min. 9.61 sec.
1992 Frank Sprongl Audi Quattro 7 min. 8.61 sec.
1993 Paul Choiniere Audi Quattro 6 min. 46.62 sec.
1995 Paul Choiniere Hyundai Elantra 6 min 45.22 sec.
1998 Frank Sprongl Audi Quattro 6 min. 41.99 sec.
2010** Travis Pastrana 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 6 min. 20.47 sec.
2011 David Higgins 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 6 min. 11.54 sec.

**Unofficial: Pastrana’s time was set during a private run, outside of Climb to the Clouds competition.

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