What I’d Do Differently: James Glickenhaus

What I’d Do Differently: James Glickenhaus

C/D: How did you become so passionate about cars?

JG: I always liked mechanical objects from a young age. Luigi Chinetti’s Ferrari dealership was about 12 miles from my parents’ house in New Rochelle [New York], and when I was a kid I used to ride my bike there on Saturdays. And eventually he let me sit in the cars and turn the steering wheels. Those were kind of magical times. And Mr. Chinetti was a real privateer. He’d buy Ferraris, and I remember they’d lighten them by drilling holes into them. My dream was always to drive race cars on the road. Chinetti’s dream for me was to get me to pay him so he could race at Le Mans. He had a 512 S that he wanted to sell me for $20,000 with an entry to Le Mans and me driving a stint. But I was smart enough to understand that that wasn’t a great idea. READ MORE ››

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