James Glickenhaus is fun because instead of just collecting cool old road-legal race cars, he decided to start making some of his own. Now he’s gone from a Miles Davis-rescuing movie producer to an official government-approved manufacturer, and he just priced his Nordschleife-conquering SCG003 at a cool $2 million.
Wealthy American supercar nut James Glickenhaus is sick and tired of everyone’s unreliable Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time claims. To settle this for good, Glickenhaus wants to launch a “Road Cup” for road-legal cars to determine which street-legal car has the fastest ‘ring time once and for all.
The roadgoing version of the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003C race car is here! Kind of. But it’s already claimed to pull 2G’s in a corner.
The Scuderia Glickenhaus Nürburgring 24 Hours competing racecar just set a new lap record at the Hockenheim ring by a whole four seconds over the previous record-holder — a Porsche 918 Spyder.
Racing game Assetto Corsa’s Dream Pack 2 of add-on content is pretty special: not only does it include the Circuit of Catalunya, but now you can race a car with the Jalopnik bump, right there, in the game. We’re right there on the Scuderia Glickenhaus SCG 003’s rear fender.
Fifty years from now, when a retired journalist writes a book about Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus and the SCG 003, it will be the tale of David and Goliath full of nice pictures and adjectives like ‘legendary’ and ‘astonishing’. And it won’t be far off the truth.
Phoenix Racing won last year’s Nürburgring 24 by setting a new distance record after completing 159 laps. The car you see here is wearing their #1 sticker.
[The first pit stop went well and while the SCG 003C entered the field again at the 24th position, their fastest lap is just 0.8 seconds off the fastest yet despite the traffic. 22 hours and 54 minutes to go! Photo credit: Máté Petrány/Jalopnik]
Wet, wetter, wall. The Nürburgring remains very much unforgiving, come rain or shine.
[At the famous Karussell corner of the Nürburgring, here’s Macchinauno, currently the only operational SCG 003C playing tribute to Carlo Abarth, another master car builder who became a legend in his spare time. Photo credit: Máté Petrány/Jalopnik]
Yes, unfortunately Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus lost one car for this weekend when Maccinadue hit a wall at 200 km/h at the Kesselchen during practice yesterday. The good news is that everybody is fine as Jim’s safety measures worked perfectly.
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus didn’t leave anything to the last minute with the SCG 003C, and the team was pretty much ready to hit the Ring on Tuesday already. Yet that doesn’t mean they didn’t strip both cars bare naked numerous times for some final adjustments before the first practice laps, and I was there with my…
Just a friendly reminder that not only is James Glickenhaus a certifiable bad ass, but he also has a wicked sense of humor.
I drove all night to make sure I got to the Ring in time for the Jalopnik bump(s) to be added to the SCG 003’s livery before it was shown to the public in the nearby village of Adenau. That’s at least ten extra horsepower right there, success is inevitable.