In this video, we visit America for the Pikes Peak 2013 international hill climb. It's situated in Colorado, an outstanding area of natural beauty, with breathtaking views.
Pikes Peak is America's second oldest race, with the first event dating back to 1916. In this video, we're at the 91st edition of the race.
Racers start at 9,000ft, and after navigating through 156 corners, reach the 14,000ft summit - the race has been aptly christened the race to the clouds.
In this video you'll find an impressive array of machinery, including traditional American open-wheelers, a motorbike class, and an electronic vehicle class. We also came across a standard MINI from the UK.
This year, Peugeot's Sebastien Loeb broke the Pikes Peak record in his 208, completing the hill climb in an amazing 8mins 13secs - making him the first competitor to finish in under 9mins.
It's a tough event, and it's made even harder as each competitor gets only one attempt to reach the summit.