Skelta launches 2012 Pikes Peak livery
- 26th March 2012, 11:35am
"The new livery looks simply fantastic," said Skelta's driver for the event, Jeff Denmeade, "It makes it look faster, colour is fast, right?"
Working with vinyl experts at Apex Decals in Helensburgh, south of Sydney, the striking design was painstakingly applied, a time-consuming process made more difficult due to the amount of multiple curves that go both ways around the car.
"The livery looks fantastic and brings out the lines superbly," said Denmeade. "The Aussie flag twirling up the side will be hard to miss."
The Skelta will run in Open Class, one of the oldest classes at Pikes Peak, with its share of experienced regulars, and dominators.
"It'll be tough - it's a big class full of talent and speed."
Denmeade, who won his class at Pikes Peak in 2010, and the first Aussie ever to do so, is competing in his second Pikes Peak event says that the competition and presentation is higher than ever now that the climb is 100 per cent tarmac.
The entry list this year maxxed out in January due to increased interest. Usually organisers are still taking entries in June.
Skelta driver Denmeade says he is really happy to be representing Australia in this legendary event in an Aussie made and developed car. The Skelta will be the first Australian manufactured car to have entered the iconic century-long event.
Pikes Peak has a live video feed from the start line on race days on their website. www.ppihc.com
Photos: Bronz Photography
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