Courtesy of Jim Beaver’s Down and Dirty Show

Editor’s note: Colorado native Tommy Boileau will be competing in his first Pikes Peak International Hill Climb later this year. This blog is the second of a series detailing Tommy’s journey to—and up—the mountain.

As I sit here writing this most recent blog post, we’re less that three weeks out from the big day up on the big hill, and I’m absolutely ecstatic. Our car builder, Jim Leithauser, and everyone else involved with this project has been working tirelessly to get to the point that we’re at. We knew coming into this that it was a monumental task to take the Chevy SS NASCAR designed for competing in the NASCAR circuit and turn it into the absolute monster of a PPIHC car that it is today.. MORE>