Jim Glickenhaus was born in New York on 24th July 1950. He devoted the first part of his career to movie business. He wrote, directed and produced a number of films in the 1980s and 1990s including The Exterminator (1980) and The Protector (1985). In 1995, he moved to the finance firm started by his father Seth, the Wall Street investment bank Glickenhaus & Co. In 1955 Glickenhaus Foundation has been founded. During these years, the association gave its contribution to more than 1,200 benefit projects in the domains of scientific research and medicine, of education and assistance for people in need.
Jim Glickenhaus has also an important collection of vehicles, including a Duesenberg J446, a Stutz DV-32, a Ford GT40 Mark IV J6, a Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa manufactured in 1947, a Ferrari P3/4 manufactured in 1967, a Dino Competizione Pininfarina’s prototype (the popular “Dino Gialla”) and the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina, from which the P4/5 Competizione project is inspired. «Cars - said Jim - are more important than races. I fell in love with them when I was 10, and I’ve never recovered from that illness». Jim Glickenhaus inherited the sense of challenge and the passion for the impossible from his father. He lives the car and race world with a special 60s spirit: those years were special because private individuals could start car teams to face sports and social challenges, without marketing strategies and further commercial reasons. His desire is to transmit his car racing vision to the team who runs the P4/5 Competizione project: enjoying the results and proving that acting in a different manner is possible. His decision to involve fans and share the project with car enthusiasts is a real innovation for the world of racing. Thousand of people are following this project through social networks.