On June 27, 2010, Rhys Millen attempted to beat the current "Unlimited Class" World Record of 10:01.408 at the 88th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb , the "Race to the Clouds." And today Hyundai unveiled a new video of the record attempt. For 10 years, it has been Rhys’ dream to break the 10-minute barrier and this year he hoped to capture the elusive record and return it to the Millen name.
Millen tried to defeat a record of 10:01.41 set by Nobuhiro Tajima in 2007 with his Suzuki XL7 Hill Climb Special. Prior to Tajima’s race, the record was held by Rod Millen, Rhys’ father, for a total of 13 years before it was overtaken.
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Check out Rhys Millen’s attempt of bringing back the record to the Millen name in the video above.