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Giants Despair Hillclimb Race

Holiday Inn Express
Wilkes-Barre East

1063 Highway 315
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570.825.3838
800.465.4329

Giant's Despair Hillclimb Rates

Special Room Rate starting at $112.00* per night.

Rates valid for July 5 to July 8, 2018.

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*Rates are subject to tax.

Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel

77 East Market Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
800.833.6152

Giant's Despair Hillclimb Rates

Special Room Rates starting at 99.00* per night double occupancy.

Rates valid for July 5 to July 8, 2018.

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*Rates are subject to tax.

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The Oldest Hill Climb Race in the Country

July 7th and July 8th, 2018
East Northampton Street, Laurel Run PA

Free Admission and Fun for all ages!

Giants Despair Hillclimb is held just outside of Wilkes-Barre, PA, in Laurel Run Borough on East Northampton St. This community has been host to this event since it was first held in 1906. It is one of the oldest continuing motor racing events in the world. The Giant is rich in tradition. In its early years, all of the world’s major manufacturers sent their top cars and drivers to capture honors at the event. Early notables included Ralph DePalma (Fiat Team) and Louis Chevrolet driving for Buick. Rejuvenated in 1951, the list of Who’s Who in the driving world included Carroll Shelby (first driver to brake the magic minute), Roger Penske, Oscar Koveleski, etc. The hill starts out with a long gently rising straight about one quarter mile in length that leads into a fast left hander that tests both nerves and skill. Then on to a short chute and “Devils Elbow,” a sharply rising hairpin that goes off camber at its crest. Next is a series of ninety-degree turns connected by short straights. Then comes “The Incline,” a meandering quarter mile stretch that rises at twenty- two degrees to the finish.