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Monster Tajima Returns to Claim Pikes Peak

Driving Legend Tajima Strives for a 9:30 Finish at the 91nd Pikes Peak Hill Climb!

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record holder and five-time consecutive winner, Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima of Team GoPro Monster Sport makes his return to "America's Peak" with the 2013 Monster Sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak Special, competing in the Unlimited Class. After a vehicle fire thwarted his last attempt, he will again seek to amaze fans and racers with a 9:30:00 race goal.  Tajima is available for one hour including limited interviews at a press conference on Tuesday, June 25, at 12:00 p.m. at McCloskey Imports and 4x4's.  McCloskey Imports team host is located at 6710 N. Academy Blvd.  Media RSVPs are required for a guaranteed interview.

Monster Tajima Debuts Pikes Peak E-Runner Racecar

Team APEV with Monster Sport
Pikes Peak
 EV Challenge - Junior Project

Special lecture by Monster Tajima and the debut of E-Runner's livery at a local Junior High School 

June 15th, 2012, Shizuoka, Japan - As a part of the Junior Project by Team APEV with Monster Sport, team brought a special lecturer, Nobuhiro (Monster) Tajima to a local Jr. High School in Iwata-city Shizuoka-pref, Japan where Monster Sport factory is based out of.


Eighth graders of the school, 170 of them were met with Monster Tajima on Friday.  Monster expressed his passion for the importance of following their dreams and his new challenge of electric car racing.


After Monster's lecture, students were led to the school ground for the unveiling of the Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special's new livery.  Iwata-city's mayor, Besides the students, Osamu Watabe was there to support the team's great success of the 7th consecutive victory at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) on July 8th, 2012 in Colorado Springs, CO. U.S.A.


Then the E-Runner was transported to the nearby race track in the afternoon. Monster Tajima did a demonstration run in full speed in front of his fans and media.  The crowd was ecstatic and Monster was proud with the performance of the race car.


The team is busy with the final preparation for the race week of PPIHC and there will be team members from Japan, U.S.A., New Zealand, Australia and the UK led by Team Manager, Paul Wilding of Monster Sport Australia.  Before PPIHC, Monster Tajima will first visit Los Angeles for the X-Games where his friends, Marcus Grönholm and Ken Block will be competing at the X-Games Rally Cross / GRC.  A media interview is available in Los Angeles during Monster's visit.  Also the team will host a press conference at McCloskey Motors in Colorado Springs at 10am on July 2nd.  Please RSVP (It's open to the members of media only)

Monster Tajima Was Here!

Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima returned to this year's 89th Annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in his specially modified 2011 Monster Sport SX4 Hill Climb Special.

Monster's race was a record-smashing success!  He won the overall event, and broke the long-standing 10-minute barrier with a New World Record time of 9:51!

For special interest reasons we are leaving this page active--you can see when Monster and Team Go Pro with BC were here at McCloskey's for autograph signings, prize giveaways, and to show off the car.

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Schedule of Events

Monday, June 20th, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.-Press Conference 

Thursday, June 23, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.-Autograph Session, Monster Tajima Fan Appreciation Day

Friday, June 24, 12:00 noon - Close Fan Fest - COME AND JOIN US DOWNTOWN!

Saturday, June 25, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Special Giveaways, including the "Monster Giveaway" with a 1 night stay at the Cheyenne Mountain Inn Resort and much more.

All Events will be at our 6710 North Academy Blvd. location, except for the Fan Fest event in downtown Colorado Springs.

Better yet, check out our inventory and call us at (877) 389-6671 to schedule a viewing during the above times and meet Mr. Tajima while you shop for your vehicle. 

See you there!

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