REV YOUR ENGINES, THE BROADMOOR SPECIAL HOLIDAY EXPRESS IS RACING THROUGH DECEMBER!

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REV YOUR ENGINES, THE BROADMOOR SPECIAL HOLIDAY EXPRESS IS RACING THROUGH DECEMBER!

December 5, 2019 | PPIHC | Competitor, Spectator

Colorado Springs, Colo. – December 2, 2019 – This year’s gingerbread display is a tribute to The Broadmoor Special! Spencer Penrose converted this 1918 Pierce Arrow Touring Car into the iconic race car that was used to promote the region, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and The Broadmoor. Mr. Penrose’s chauffeur, Harry McMillen, and Broadmoor Master Mechanic, Angelo Cimino, transformed the car in 1922 into this legendary roadster. It competed in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb eight times between 1922 and 1932, reaching the summit each time, with its best finish of fourth place in both 1926 and 1930. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, The Broadmoor Special made an exhibition run up Pikes Peak once more!

The original car is on exhibit at Penrose Heritage Museum, which is owned and operated by the El Pomar Foundation, a charitable foundation established by Spencer and Julie Penrose in 1937 with a mission to enhance and encourage the current and future wellbeing of the people of Colorado. The museum also showcases the history and heritage of the Pikes Peak region through the personal artifact collection of Mr. and Mrs. Penrose with a special tribute to the history of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, started by Spencer Penrose in 1916.

Led by The Broadmoor’s Executive Pastry Chef Adam Thomas, this year’s gingerbread resort includes the following ingredients:

375 lbs All Purpose Flour47 lbs Molasses6 lbs Secret Holiday Spice
482 lbs Sugar412 lbs Butter300 lbs Dark Chocolate
425 Whole Eggs2 lbs Yeast100 lbs White Chocolate
700 Egg Whites1 lb Activated Charcoal10 lbs Joy
200 lbs Brown Sugar1 lb Baking Soda3 lbs Holiday Cheer
100 lbs Honey1.3 lbs Baking Powder15 Whimsical Pastry Chefs
8 lbs Salt2 Magical Wood Workers

A holiday tradition since 1964, The Broadmoor’s gingerbread display has been a longstanding tradition for families who visit the resort during the holiday season.

To view The Broadmoor Special or to learn more about Spencer and Julie Penrose and The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, please visit The Penrose Heritage Museum.

MUSEUM HOURS

Monday-Saturday: 9am-5pm • Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Located in The Broadmoor Hall complex. Admission is free and open to the public daily.

For more information about The Broadmoor and upcoming holiday and winter events and happenings, visit broadmoor.com.

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Krista Heinicke, Public Relations and Communications Manager

kheinicke@broadmoor.com, 719-471-6188

Sally Spaulding, Percepture

sspaulding@percepture.com, 970-986-9063

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