Approximately four months ago, our good friend and client Ed Anderson became the new owner and caretaker of 906-110. In conversation he mentioned that he wanted to drive the car from his home in Vail, Colorado to Aspen and back through Independence Pass.
Independence Pass is the second highest crossing of the Continental Divide in the United States at an altitude of 12,095 feet, and twists its way through the mountains in a series of switchbacks, hairpins, long sweeping turns, and various elevations and grades. Round trip, it is some 250 miles and approximately four hours worth of driving. 906s, while road legal, are still thoroughbred race cars devoid of any sound deadening or luxuries.
It sounded like a crazy idea at the time, but it wasn’t long before we had a group of friends and clients who shared the same desire to take on the challenge. Two more 906s were sourced for their new caretakers and joined 906-110 in the workshop. For the next three and a half months, the cars which had sat for approximately a decade were prepped to be roadworthy once again and to perform at altitude. While planning the logistics for Pikes Peak with Jeff Zwart, the invite was extended and Jeff gladly accepted with his personal 906 and helped to plan the route. Piëch to Peak was officially on its way to becoming a reality.