The Mount Equinox Hill Climb was held August 11-12, 2011 on the 5.2 mile Skyline Drive in Manchester, Vermont. The 61st running of the event makes the Mount Equinox Hill Climb as the longest consecutively run paved hill climb in the world.
Sanctioned by the Vintage Sports Car Club of America (VSCCA), the field at the 2011 running of the Mount Equinox Hill Climb included a 1936 Lagonda LG45 Works; 1961 Harrington Sunbeam Alpine; 1951 Allard J2X; 1951 Allard K2; 1959 Lotus 15; Devin Healey; 1912 Mercedes Grand Prix; 1958 Mong Porsche Spyder; 1935 Ford Amilcar Sport Special; 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider; 1935 Ford Indy and 1935 MG Lester P Type.
A trio of agile Lotus race cars took the top spots, with the 1959 Lotus 15 of Dudley Cunningham (4:31.47) taking fastest time of the race weekend, followed by the Lotus 7 of George Vapaa and JR Mitchell’s Lotus 18. (See Mount Equinox Hill Climb 2011 – Complete Results)
Photographer Michael DiPleco documented the 2011 VSCCA Mt. Equinox Hill Climb, offering the following pictures that show the interesting entrants and scenic views found on this historic event.
Mount Equinox Hill Climb 2011 – Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)
[Source: VSCCA; photo credit: Michael DiPleco]