2011 Spectre 341 Challenge Announced
So, what is this all about? We are talking about a challenge that will see you put your ride through its paces on 5.2 miles of twisty Nevada roads. All you have to do is prepare the $341 entry charge, go to Nevada between June 17 - 20 and try to keep your car on the road, with the pedal to the metal.
It is now time for a brief history lesson, so we can all find out how the event reached its current form. Back in 1972, multiple members of the Southern California Ferrari Owners Club, led by Hans Tanner, decided to have a little bit of Euro-style fun. In other words, take part in some sort of a hill climb event. Their search for the perfect road ended when they reached Nevada Highway 341 (current name). Thus, the Virginia City Hill Climb was born. Unfortunately, the event didn’t run happily ever after, as tragic accidents that occurred during its 2002 edition determined organizers to kill it.
Last year, a new group of enthusiasts brought it back to life, in the form of the invitation-only Spectre 341 Challenge. As for this year, we are being gifted with an open event.
“This is one of the only events in the world where a driver can show up with a street car and truly test the vehicle and themselves in a real-world environment,” says Spectre Performance founder Amir Rosenbaum