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08-09-2011, 08:00 PM
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For the first time in ten years, the Mt. Washington Auto Road played host to the Climb to the Clouds (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/climb%20to%20the%20clouds). Travis Pastrana had helped drum up interest by recording a time of 6:20.47 towards the end of 2010, which was quicker than the official record run of 6:41.99. That time was laid down by Frank Sprongl back in 1998, and was still the official fastest time despite Pastrana's fast dash up the hill (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/17/frank-sprongl-weighs-in-on-travis-pastranas-mt-washington-auto/).

David Higgins (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/david%20higgins) of the Subaru Rally Team USA arrived in New Hampshire intent on beating both Sprongl's official record and Pastrana's time. He did just that by throwing down a 6:11.54 (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/06/27/dave-higgins-smashes-mt-washington-auto-road-record-by-30-secon/), beating Pastrana's run by nine seconds in the process.

We've been waiting for high-definition video of the run ever since Higgins set the record back on June 26th, 2011. Now we have it... and it's excellent. The clip, posted after the jump (http://www.thesubaruforum.com/2011/08/09/david-higgins-record-beating-run-up-mt-washington/#continued), shows just how treacherous the road can be, and how dramatically visibility can change. Higgins, however, believes he can go faster. His new goal? An absolutely bonkers sub-six-minute time.Continue reading David Higgins' record-breaking run up Mt. Washington (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/09/david-higgins-record-breaking-run-up-mt-washington/)

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