Sunday, August 11, 2019

SCG BOOT EXCLUSIVE! Baja Racing News Breaking Glickenhaus, Armada Engineering, H1 Media Design, Ted Johnson, Street Lagal PreRunner Baja Boot Public Releases

UPDATED! August 16, 2019
Presenting! The SCG Boot at the Quail Motorsports Gathering
SCG Boot Exclusive Baja Racing News Breaking Glickenhaus Project UPDATES
"Glickenhaus Boot" Baja Street legal Prerunner News Releases: Boot body panels getting fit up now. Who wants to drive this rear engine all wheel drive beast, for the 2019 Baja 1000 desert off-road race? 

It's supercharged, street legal, off-road, made by Scuderia Glickenhaus! A racecar, Trophy Truck, Baja Boot with a pedigree of design genius Vic Hickey, Hollywood Icon Steve Mcqueen, building today by Armada Engineering of Chatsworth California USA.

Racing off-road in the desert wastes of Baja Mexico is one of the most arduous motorsport activities in the world. 

Low-volume sportscar manufacturer Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus plans to play in the unique SCG Baja Boot in November, 2019.

US-based SCG is better known for the sportscars it produces and races at the Nurburgring 24 Hour. With new rules implemented for the 24 Hours of Le Mans now pit the small-scale manufacturer against works outfits such as Aston Martin and Toyota on the world stage.

The infamous Baja Boot

In the inaugural Baja 1000 event, held in 1967, actor Steve McQueen competed in a vehicle called the "Baja Boot", designed by Vic Hickey and sponsored by George Hurst . This very icon is owned by SCG founder James Glickenhaus, the former Hollywood movie producer turned small-batch supercar manufacturer.

Last year the SCG head honcho asked his design team to produce a modern version of the Baja Boot. The SCG Boot was unveiled this week. The aim of the reimagined racer is to compete in the Baja 1000 2019 in a specialized stock class and then drive back home.

“This November we are going to drive our Glickenhaus Baja Boot from San Diego to Ensenada, race the Baja 1000, and drive home. What’s not to like?” Jim Glickenhaus, company founder.

Race engineered

Powering the SCG version is a 485 kW GM-sourced V8. To be competitive in the Baja 1000 the SCG Boot has been built with competition in mind first and foremost. It has four-wheel independent suspension with 480 mm of travel,  40-inch tires, Wilwood brakes and that’s just in standard, road-going form.

In full race trim it has race suspension, with increased travel and strengthened components, dual dampers front and rear, larger brake discs, racing tires measuring 37-inches in size and long-range fuel tanks.

“We welcome any manufacture that makes an SUV to race our new Boot in the 2019 Baja 1000 in a stock SUV class. The Baja 1000 has a stock VW Bug class, a stock truck class, and soon, a stock SUV class.” Jesse Glickenhaus, managing director of SCG.

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