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This is a VIN Decoder for a new ATV-style vehicle from Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus.

Its likely for the SCG Boot which they explain is "a modern high-performance homage to the Steve McQueen Baja Boot. It will be an all-terrain platform capable of pre-running the Baja at speed, crawling through the rocks at Hammertown, and exploring the backcountry roads in between. The race version will be able to race the full Baja 1000. The Boot will be NHTSA Low Volume Compliant with a 17-digit VIN, at least 49 state legal."
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We had a great weekend at Monticello Motor Club with our new Connecticut Dealer HK Motorcars which is directly across the street from our Danbury Factory. We delivered our first customer 004 GTC (SPX/GT3 @ 600 HP) and brought our Baja 1000 Factory pre runner and offered rides on the MMC off-road course. Roger Garbow from The Drive and Larry Kosilla from AMMO were there and drove our Boot a lot. Both of them took a lot a photos and video which they will soon be putting out. Potential customers loved the Boot and The 004 and HK made several sales. We really believe that when people see our Boot and 004 in person and test drive them they will become Glickenhaus customers. We are seriously thinking about offering our Boots with LT5's (840HP 1050NM) which will make them the highest Super SUV's available. As always first signed contract first available build slot.
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We had a great weekend at Monticello Motor Club with our new Connecticut Dealer HK Motorcars which is directly across the street from our Danbury Factory. We delivered our first customer 004 GTC (SPX/GT3 @ 600 HP) and brought our Baja 1000 Factory pre runner and offered rides on the MMC off-road course. Roger Garbow from The Drive and Larry Kosilla from AMMO were there and drove our Boot a lot. Both of them took a lot a photos and video which they will soon be putting out. Potential customers loved the Boot and The 004 and HK made several sales. We really believe that when people see our Boot and 004 in person and test drive them they will become Glickenhaus customers. We are seriously thinking about offering our Boots with LT5's (840HP 1050NM) which will make them the highest Super SUV's available. As always first signed contract first available build slot. View attachment 714
Welcome to the forum @Jim Glickenhaus and thanks for sharing that update. Your team should have no problem moving enough of those two models since now the market is even more ripe for such vehicles.
If the LT5 Boot idea gets a green light, how soon could it come to market?

Looking forward to future updates!
 

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The first LT5 4DR Boot will be built in April. So far we've built 5 Boots. One race, one mule and three for customers. In 2021 we'll build 15. We'll have 5 at the Baja 1000 this year, one racing, the mule, 2 customer's and The Steve McQueen original one. If any of you are at The 1000 this year please say hello and check out our Boots.
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This place just got a LOT cooler! Welcome @Jim Glickenhaus

Any chance this thing could go into serious production? Like, 1,000 units a year or more?

A friend of mine actually just posted some pics of the Boot on FB recently. Looks amazing!

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Our 5 year goal is 500 vehicles per year.
We'll also offer a low cost Buggy and a throw back Spyder and GT4 which will be DYI construction.
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Very cool. Just going into more detail on the site, I honestly didn't know it was street legal.

Also.... love that Duesenberg!
 

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This is so cool, welcome to the forum @Jim Glickenhaus! I was following the back and forth between the Boot and the Bronco R at the Baja 1000, congrats on beating it!

Also that GT40 is an absolute masterpiece!
 

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As an aside we own an original Ford MK-IV that Mark Donohue and Bruce McLaren drove to 4OA at Le Mans in 1967.
Impressive.

I saw those garage pics that Top Gear published (posted below) and have since grown a stronger sense of appreciation for you and your team. It sure helps to know some real enthusiast are behind products like the SCG 003S!

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Congrats @Jim Glickenhaus, quite impressive that your team beat Ford!

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Glickenhaus Boot wins 2020 Baja 1000 in Class 2, and Makes Bolder Plans for 2021

Racing to Improve
The whole team at Glickenhaus loves a seemingly impossible challenge, and for our Boots we set the following goals: to race the Baja 1000 with a clean race with no mechanical problems, and to run 44% faster year over year.

Our team knew the limiting factor in last year’s Baja 1000 was the fact that we kept bottoming out in the front and the rear, which cracked the rear shock mount last year, and focused on five improvements to solve this problem. First, we changed the design of the nose of the car to have a steeper approach angle, and no front bumper. This allowed us to approach steeper angles and deeper ruts without damaging the front. Second, we cut several hundred pounds of the Boot by removing the front winch, the front fenders, front bumper, etc. Third, we focused on fine tuning our shock set up front and rear. We tested all these changes with larger tires, moving from 37-inch BFGoodrich race tires to 40-inch BFGoodrich race tires. We had been testing 39-inch tires on road boots all year, both on and off road, and we knew that the chassis, suspension, drivetrain were strong enough. Finally, we reinforced the rear shock mounts that developed minor cracks in last year’s Baja 1000.

After months of work, we rolled out our improved Boot and tested for two days in California and Mexico, and we knew we were in a position to achieve our goals.

Even during the race the drivers, co-drivers, and crew were making notes on improvements to make to the Boots. We are already planning on next year’s race with a factory 2-door, a factory 4-door, and a customer race Boot.
 

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Congrats @Jim Glickenhaus, quite impressive that your team beat Ford!

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Glickenhaus Boot wins 2020 Baja 1000 in Class 2, and Makes Bolder Plans for 2021

Racing to Improve
The whole team at Glickenhaus loves a seemingly impossible challenge, and for our Boots we set the following goals: to race the Baja 1000 with a clean race with no mechanical problems, and to run 44% faster year over year.

Our team knew the limiting factor in last year’s Baja 1000 was the fact that we kept bottoming out in the front and the rear, which cracked the rear shock mount last year, and focused on five improvements to solve this problem. First, we changed the design of the nose of the car to have a steeper approach angle, and no front bumper. This allowed us to approach steeper angles and deeper ruts without damaging the front. Second, we cut several hundred pounds of the Boot by removing the front winch, the front fenders, front bumper, etc. Third, we focused on fine tuning our shock set up front and rear. We tested all these changes with larger tires, moving from 37-inch BFGoodrich race tires to 40-inch BFGoodrich race tires. We had been testing 39-inch tires on road boots all year, both on and off road, and we knew that the chassis, suspension, drivetrain were strong enough. Finally, we reinforced the rear shock mounts that developed minor cracks in last year’s Baja 1000.

After months of work, we rolled out our improved Boot and tested for two days in California and Mexico, and we knew we were in a position to achieve our goals.

Even during the race the drivers, co-drivers, and crew were making notes on improvements to make to the Boots. We are already planning on next year’s race with a factory 2-door, a factory 4-door, and a customer race Boot.
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Congrats @Jim Glickenhaus, quite impressive that your team beat Ford!

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Glickenhaus Boot wins 2020 Baja 1000 in Class 2, and Makes Bolder Plans for 2021

Racing to Improve
The whole team at Glickenhaus loves a seemingly impossible challenge, and for our Boots we set the following goals: to race the Baja 1000 with a clean race with no mechanical problems, and to run 44% faster year over year.

Our team knew the limiting factor in last year’s Baja 1000 was the fact that we kept bottoming out in the front and the rear, which cracked the rear shock mount last year, and focused on five improvements to solve this problem. First, we changed the design of the nose of the car to have a steeper approach angle, and no front bumper. This allowed us to approach steeper angles and deeper ruts without damaging the front. Second, we cut several hundred pounds of the Boot by removing the front winch, the front fenders, front bumper, etc. Third, we focused on fine tuning our shock set up front and rear. We tested all these changes with larger tires, moving from 37-inch BFGoodrich race tires to 40-inch BFGoodrich race tires. We had been testing 39-inch tires on road boots all year, both on and off road, and we knew that the chassis, suspension, drivetrain were strong enough. Finally, we reinforced the rear shock mounts that developed minor cracks in last year’s Baja 1000.

After months of work, we rolled out our improved Boot and tested for two days in California and Mexico, and we knew we were in a position to achieve our goals.

Even during the race the drivers, co-drivers, and crew were making notes on improvements to make to the Boots. We are already planning on next year’s race with a factory 2-door, a factory 4-door, and a customer race Boot.
Can't wait to see what next year has in store @Jim Glickenhaus!
 
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