Last Saturday morning on Bill Clark Way near the Auburn Airport, the rubber met the road at the 22nd year NorCal F.A.S.T. (Ford A Speed Technology) Spring Hillclimb.
Modified hot rod pre-1935 Ford and trucks came to burn rubber and go fast. Racing up an incline, the cars traveled the quarter mile at speeds of 60 to 80 miles per hour. Racers coming from as far as Salt Lake City, Utah, journeyed to Auburn to test their skills and vehicles to see who would be this year’s “King of the Hill.”
All vehicles must have Model T, A or B engines to race. All cars also must pass a technical inspection and have seatbelts, and drivers must wear a helmet.
F.A.S.T. presents two hill climbs per year with the fall hill climb on September 29.
Racers began their weekend with dinner on Friday night and ended with sharing a beer and talk session at nearby Knee Deep Brewing Co. after the racing ended.