Per Eklund is a racing driver that has enjoyed an extraordinary career racing in both WRC Rally and European Rallycross, he’s still racing today after having started his professional career in 1971 – which I’m sure must be recorded somewhere as the longest professional career for a racing driver.

This film covers Eklund’s record attempt at Pikes Peak – it’s an extraordinary hour long film that shows the bootstrap-level effort that went into the run. The film is also remarkable because it contains one of my favourite motor racing quotes of all time.

“Our goal is to build a car with as much horsepower as we can get, with as little weight as we can get. We don’t need to make it crash proof, if you drive off the cliff you will not land again.”

Published by Ben Branch -