News from the summit

Entry forms are now avalable for Cascade Lakes, Larison Rock, and Bible Creek Hillclimbs.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars. The regulation would also make the sale of certain products for use on such vehicles illegal. Read the press release here. You can sign a petition against this proposed legislation here.

Reminder

Please read the 2015 Annual meeting notes.

2016 schedule

Please note the following date change.
Hoopa Hillclimb date has moved from Memorial Day weekend to July 16-17.
We are sorry for any inconvenience but the threat of rain is real and your safety is our top priority.

Cascade Lakes Hillclimb | June 11-12 | Ashland, OR |Entry Form
Freezeout Hillclimb | June 25-26 | Emmett, ID
Larison Rock Hillclimb | July 2-3 | Oakridge, OR
Hoopa Hillclimb | July 16-17 | California Coast Range
Bible Creek Hillclimb | Aug 13-14 | Oregon Coast Range
Bogus Basin Hillclimb | September 3-4 | Boise, ID
Mary Hill Hillclimb | September 17-18 | Goldendale, WA
NHA Annual Meeting | November 12 | Bend, OR

Stock class competitors: Please read the updated rules. NHA is following the SCCA changes in tires for these classes. More can be found on the rules page.

What’s Your Life And Well-Being Worth?

This will be pretty direct. Hill climbs, like many motorsports events, entail risk. You sign a waiver, and you’re basically on your own. Even if you don’t drive beyond your abilities, such as mechanical failures, like broken axles, can happen. In an instant, you can change from a driver into a “passenger,” with no control over where you might end up.

Many organizations, such as SCCA and CACC, are requiring a HANS or a like device of a different manufacturer, for motorsports events. My personal opinion is that it will be only a matter of time that NHA requires these devices as well.

Yes, we’re talking about a $600 plus expense. But, what if you went off course and sustained serious injuries, which might have been prevented by using a neck restraint device? Do you want to play with your kids/grandkids from a wheelchair? Or worse? Not if you can help it. In reality, this is pretty cheap insurance.

Do you buy a “Starbucks” at the drive through every day? Kick that habit, prepare your coffee in a thermos, and you can probably save enough in less than a year, to buy the device of your choice.

We have been lucky so far.

Bob Sherman