To Motorheads everywhere, Peter Brock is legendary as the creative mind behind the shape of the original 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray and as the designer of the aerodynamically sophisticated 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. A former SCCA race car driver, he is the owner of Brock Racing Enterprises, which carried Nissan (then called Datsun in the United States) to its first racing success in America, with lead driver John Morton dominating both SCCA C Production class with the 240Z (National Championships in 1970-71) and in the Under 2.5 Liter category of the Trans-Am series with the 510 (Championships in 1971-72). Brock is also an award-winning author and photographer working as a motorsports photojournalist for over two decades.
Jim Glickenhaus was a noted Hollywood writer, actor, director and producer perhaps best known for having directed the action adventure film ‘The Exterminator’. An avid collector of rare automobiles, mostly former race cars (including a 1967 Ford Mark IV), Glickenhaus is also the owner of a boutique Hyper Car production company, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG). Though he is building a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Danbury, CT, he continues to operate his original facility located in the historic Hudson River town of Sleepy Hollow, NY. Glickenhaus is still producing the $2 million priced SCG 003S, a high performance, mid-engined American sports car that can be ordered as either a race car or a street car. He continues to demonstrate that America can compete with the best cars produced by the rest of the world much the way the Cobra Daytona Coupe did a half century ago.
Above: The SCG 003s going through its paces. Photo courtesy Hide Ishiura for Glickenhaus www.StudioZero.de
Below: Nissan eDams Formula E race car. Photo credit Warren Rosenberg
These two extraordinary automobile personalities were brought together at today’s media day events for New York International Automobile Show by MetroSports Magazine Editorial Director John Chuhran.
Also interviewed by Chuhran at today’s show was, Oliver Rowland, 26, one of the two drivers for the Nissan eDams Formula E team that will be running in this July’s third annual New York City ePrix for electric race cars held on a temporary waterfront course on the grounds of the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a magnificent view of the southern Manhattan skyline. Rowland, a rookie in Formula E but an accomplished competitor in conventional road racing, adapted quickly to the unique performance characteristics of the electric racers. He won the pole position as fastest qualifier for the sixth round in China and followed with a strong second place in the race.
Multiple famous race cars are featured at the Auto Show, which opens to the public on Friday, April 19 and runs through Sunday, April 28 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.
Look for more in-depth coverage in upcoming issues of MetroSports Magazine.