All this talk of gorgeous HD Point-of-View driving videos reminds me of a knockout drive to share here as part of a travel article.
The four videos show the high-def ascent of the Pikes Peak Toll Road outside Colorado Springs, Colorado. Taken earlier this summer by none other than this grinning goon.
The car of choice for this adventure is the only car for the job, in my opinion. My cherished but battered 2005 http://www.topspeed.com/cars/subaru... Subaru Legacy GT manual Wagon.
This is the car that I mention in my bio as currently non-functional in garage ion the updated TopSpeed Team page...
It is still needing a big electronics overhaul to come back to life as spunky as it was when new.
But watching the clouds roll by while the upgraded turbo spins furiously and boost spikes as high as 19 PSI.
Climbing Pikes Peak takes about 45 minutes and costs about $12.00 per car. It is mostly tourists driving very slowly, with double yellow no-passing zones all the way to the top.
But on that rare sunny day, the only things slowing you down are fear of heights and the thin atmosphere at the 14,000-foot crest of the peak.
Click past the jump for the next four videos in this series, in order, going up and coming down the legendary Pikes Peak in all its high-definition glory.