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Glickenhaus   “Believe the hype.”

Glickenhaus “Believe the hype.”

10.11.2018: TopGear 2018 A year ago we announced our SCG 004S, and our plans to be able to scale to 250 cars. The last 12 months have been a wild ride.

TopGear 2018


A year ago we announced our SCG 004S, and our plans to be able to scale to 250 cars. The last 12 months have been a wild ride.
 





In the past 12 months we:



Won First in Class at the 2018 24 Hours of Nürburgring;


Committed to running the 24 Hours of Le Mans the WEC in the new Hypercar LMP1 class;



Secured a $25 million sponsorship to race the 2020-2021 WEC including Le Mans;



Finalized dealer agreements with Manhattan Motorcars and SCG Cars Southeast to be our East Coast Dealers to distribute and service our vehicles in 21 States;



Formed an alliance to create Glickenhaus North American Racing (GNAR), providing full customer race support and sales of all of our GT3/GT4/and LMP1 race cars for races around the world the including the SCG “004” GT3, “006” GT4 and the “007” LMP1 road racing vehicles as well as the Baja Boot off-road vehicle;



Announced, fully engineered, and started building the Glickenhaus Boot with Armada Engineering under the direction of Darrin Skilton;




Became a Michelin OEM;


Closed a deal and began engineering and design of our new factory in Danbury, CT to scale to 15 cars per week;



Became a licensed vehicle dealer in New York State;



Registered and sold our first NHTSA-approved 17-digit VIN Low Volume Vehicle;



Created a full-scale seating model of the 004 and created four iterations to optimize comfort, room, visibility, and driving experience. We finalized the design of exterior surfaces and interior structures of the 004 and we are undergoing engineering studies of the chassis and CFD studies of the surfaces;



Contracted with the same team that homologated Pagani and Koenigsegg vehicles to make our vehicles fully US and worldwide legal with full crash testing and airbags;



Shared early studies of our 006 Coupe and Spyder. Our plans are to race the Coupe as a GT4 in 2021;



Sold out of our 2019 Founders Boots, our 2019 003S’, and our 2020 004S’;



Studied the draft 2020 WEC/ACO Rules and began engineering a car to be built in the United States of America to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for First Overall in the new LMP1 Hypercar class. We are working with the same team from Podium Technology who we have worked with since 2012. We hinted that we will offer a limited run of road-legal examples, and many of those are already sold;



Drove over 2,000 road miles and 200 flat out track laps on our 003S road car;


Shared these whole adventures with the world hosting journalists from as far away as South Korea, Japan, the UK, Germany, and Detroit, and sharing everything on social media as well as discussions with press and fans.
 





In the next 12 months we will:




Race the 24 Hours of Nürburgring with our 003C, and race and luxury tour the Baja 1000 with our Glickenhaus Boots;


Deliver 2019 Founders Boots, the 2019 003S’, and begin deliveries on the 004S Founders cars;
Build and open our Danbury factory;



Finalize engineering on our LMP1 hypercar and begin engineering of the 006, and our 4-door Glickenhaus Boot;


Continue to share these adventures every step of the way.   
 





Behind the scenes


We became a New York State Dealer so that we can sell our vehicles to our dealers.


We completely updated our website (Glickenhaus.racing) and our printed materials.


We created a fan gear store so people can show their support. (Team Store)



We submitted official comments to the State of California as a NHTSA-Approved Low Volume Vehicle Manufacturer


We notified NHTSA, and NHTSA approved that we have manufactured and sold our first 17-digit VIN 003S Low Volume Vehicle, and we registered that vehicle in New York State.



We notified NHTSA, and NHTSA approved our future low-volume vehicle models including the Glickenhaus Boot, the 006, and the 007, as well as a future possible top-secret project. (Our SCG 003 and SCG 004 and their variants were previously approved by NHTSA.)




Jim Glickenhaus
Founder, Managing Member of SCG
Dreamer and builder of dreams.




• Created Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina

• The only private manufacturer to ever take the Pole at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring

• The only private manufacturer to win an FIA World Championship Alternative Energies Cup





Jesse Glickenhaus
Founder, Managing Director of SCG
Dreamer and manager of impossible projects.



• Changed 60% of the lights in Palau to be more energy efficient


• Written and passed a United Nations General Assembly Resolution about international peace and security


• Dad to three strong, independent girls, who want to help their dada build cars





photos Glickenhaus, DW Burnett

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