Join the journey of Jim Glickenhaus’s SCG 003

For many, Jim Glickenhaus is an automotive hero. He’s dedicated a significant proportion of his wealth to various automotive projects – one of which, his Nürburgring 24 Hours-bound SCG 003 endurance racer, is documented in a new twin-volume book published by Waft…

It’s difficult to choose Jim Glickenhaus’s most admired automotive project. He’s the man who commissioned Pininfarina to build the unique 2006 Ferrari P4/5 (and its spin-off racer, the P4/5 Competizione); he also owns an A-list collection of classic cars, and has promised to turn a recent acquisition of his – the Ferrari Modulo concept by Pininfarina – into a road-legal spectacle of 70s style. But perhaps his most ambitious idea has been to create the SCG 003 endurance racer (the third car to be built by Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus), which he will enter in the Nürburgring 24 Hours race this coming May – but not before he’s driven it to the hallowed circuit from Turin. After the race, he plans to continue making use of its road-legal configuration (with a few tweaks to its 'Ring spec, of course) by driving it to the Villa d’Este concours the following week.

A gentleman’s journey to the ’Ring, bound

Now, a new book from the Waft publishing house documents the SCG 003’s course in history, split into two parts. The first showcases the trials and tribulations of creating the car, while the second – due to be shipped in late summer – showcases the road to the 'Ring, and the ultimate outcome of the race. Each two-part book is limited to 500 examples, and includes an alloy plate carrying the buyer's name and the book number, plus there will be a spot for each buyer's name on the bodywork of the car.

Photos: Waft publishing

You can find further information at the Waft website.