I'm planning to head up to Mount Washington on August 20th to catch the hill climb. The website has some limited info regarding spectators so I'm hoping someone here can share some knowledge (I'm also going to email the organizers).

The site says spectator passes go on sale at 7am, do they typically sell out quickly? I'm driving up from Boston that morning, so I'll be arriving right around 7am and I'd hate to be shut out of tickets.

Also, are you required to take the vans as a spectator? Or can you drive your own car?

Thanks for any info guys.