1958 Moore/Unser Pikes Peak Hill Climb Racing Car. On Loan from Bobby and Lisa Unser.

Summary

How do you win the Pikes Peak Hill Climb nine times in 13 years? (1) Drive well. (2) Continually improve your car. Bobby Unser had already won the event twice when he wheeled this car to victory in 1959. Over the following years, he made the car lighter by modifying the frame and suspension and switching to an aluminum radiator, transmission case, and fuel tank. Unser drove it to six more wins.

How do you win the Pikes Peak Hill Climb nine times in 13 years? (1) Drive well. (2) Continually improve your car. Bobby Unser had already won the event twice when he wheeled this car to victory in 1959. Over the following years, he made the car lighter by modifying the frame and suspension and switching to an aluminum radiator, transmission case, and fuel tank. Unser drove it to six more wins.

Artifact

Racing car

Date Made

1958

Creators

Moore, Denny 

Unser, Bobby, 1934- 

Place of Creation

United States, New Mexico, Albuquerque 

Creator Notes

Chassis made by Denny Moore and modified over time by Bobby Unser in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

IL.221.1

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Metal
Glass (Material)
Rubber (Material)
Vinyl

Color

Red
Blue
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 54 in

Width: 53.5 in

Length: 151 in

Weight: 1350 lb

Inscriptions

Painted on nose: 92 Behind driver's seat: "DRIVER" BOBBY UNSER

Specifications

Make & Model: 1958 Moore/Unser Pikes Peak Hill Climb. On loan from Bobby and Lisa Unser.

Maker: Denny Moore, Bobby Unser

Engine: Chevrolet V-8, overhead valves, 335 cubic inches

Transmission: 2-speed manual

Height: 54 inches

Width: 66 inches

Wheelbase: 96 inches

Overall length: 151 inches

Weight: 1350 pounds

Horsepower: 650 at 8000 revolutions per minute

Pounds per horsepower: 2.1

Competition History: Winner of Pikes Peak Hill Climb 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966, and 1968.

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