Jeff Westphal did the unthinkable when he won pole position at this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours. He became the first American in the race’s 45-year history to win pole position and he did it with an American-owned team, in a car dreamt up by an American. All while competing against teams supported by major…
It was a sad day indeed when Gumpert, the maker of, er, eccentric-looking supercars, went bankrupt. The resurrected company, Apollo Automobil, showed off a rather pointy Arrow concept in March. Who else is going to have a hand in making that car? None other than the space-time-ripping racing barons at Scuderia Cameron…
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.
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…
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.
If either of the two SCG 003s can do just one yard at the Nürburgring on Saturday, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus will make history and American flags can be raised just a little higher all around the globe. But team James Glickenhaus and their gorgeous race cars will do more than just a yard. Much more.
While the Nürburgring Nordschleife is the last place I'd expect to have noise limits, there was one in place for the ill-fated VLN Race #1, where two of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus' SCG 003 cars were racing this weekend. Both cars got black flags for noise. Turn down for what?
The SCG 003 can only make it to the US imported as used automotive parts and registered as a kit car, but that's okay. It's beautiful, it's fast and it's engineered very cleverly. An amazing piece of kit that is set to make history.
There are now two SCG003C race/road cars on this planet, and both just wrapped up another shakedown in Italy. There is video. There are photos. See if you can spot the easter egg.