COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The winner of the 101st Broadmoor Pikes Peak Int’l Hill Climb will receive the first Unser Legacy King of the Mountain Ring crafted by Jostens.
The Unser family has and continues to build a legacy at PPIHC. Since the mid-1920s, the Unsers have set out to tame the beast that is the 12.42-mile course to Pikes Peak.
Earning 26 King of the Mountain crowns, the Unser family has deep roots in this race’s history with those in the racing circle often referring to Pikes Peak as Unser Mountain.
“It seemed such a natural fit for the Unser Racing Museum to collaborate with Jostens to create a wearable trophy for the annual King of the Mountain,” explained Susan Unser of the Unser Racing Museum. “The Unser family arrived from Switzerland and settled in Colorado City in 1895.Their three sons loved racing the dirt road to the top of the mountain on their motorcycles. Next came the sons and grandsons of those three, and their love of and success on the mountain propelled them to legendary careers. Now we have fourth generation daughters and sons who are reaching for the clouds. It’s always been a magical place for the Unser family.”
The Unser Legacy King of the Mountain Ring is crafted in 10k Yellow Gold featuring over 1.01 carats of diamonds. The ring reads King of the Mountain Est 1916 atop and has many notable features of PPIHC on the left and right sides.