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Hydrogen-Powered Boot-Based Trucks Are What Glickenhaus Hopes to Race in Baja

By March 27, 2021 2   min read  (333 words)

March 27, 2021 |

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This is Glickenhaus Zero Emission Boot Hydrogen Fuel Cell powered Pick Up from James Glickenhaus

The Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is an American boutique car maker for the most famous hardcore Rally Races, like 24 Hours Nurburgring, 24h LeMans 24 Hours or International GT MONZA.

Their New Hydrogen Pick Up machine will have their SCG Boot All-Terrain Car original 6.2-litre V8 engine replaced with an electric drivetrain powered by hydrogen fuel cells that features than 5 minutes refueling time.

In 2020, Jim Glickenhaus challenged Elon Musk to a zero-emissions off-road race. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is going forward with its intentions to race a hydrogen-powered vehicle, despite Tesla’s refusal to consider the challenge.

Jesse Glickenhaus: “Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) began collecting exotic cars nearly 50 years ago. We spent decades driving and improving cars as collectors. In 2005, Andrea Pininfarina came to Jim with a question: “If you could build any car, what would it be?” This started the process of creating a Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina that changed our path from collectors to manufacturers.

After creating P4/5, we wanted to make a version to go racing. In 2009 we told Peter Geishecker we were going to build and race a car at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. 18 months later we unveiled and raced the 24 hours of Nurburgring with P4/5 Competizione.

After two years of racing, a First in Class at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring and an FIA World Championship Cup for Alternative Energies, we decided instead of modifying cars to make them our own, it would be easier if we took everything we learned and designed our own car from scratch. In 2013, we told the world we were designing a road/race car from the ground up. 18 months later, our factory and a customer’s SCG 003C raced the 24 Hours of Nurburgring and our factory car took First in Class.

We started as kids with our nose pressed to the glass looking in, wanting to know how those incredible cars were created. Today, we are the ones making those incredible cars.”

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