Each day, news about “The Virus” gets worse. Schools closing, businesses closing…it’s hard to find a ray of hope. Demaras Racing will continue sharing good news about racing teams, car companies or others in the global car enthusiast community helping in this time of crisis.
One such story is from supercar manufacturer Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) based in Sleepy Hollow, NY. The company is a low-volume car manufacturer that also competes in endurance races such as the 24 Hours of Nürburgring.
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus LLC acquired property at a small airport in Danbury, CT, in 2018. Since then, the round airport building has undergone conversion work to function as an automotive assembly location, with the floors getting redone as recently as this month. The company said in January that the first phase of the factory was on track for completion in May, which would enable it to build 100 road-going SCG 004s annually.
The Danbury facility is not only meant for the assembly of SCG’s road-going supercars, but it’s also a ten-minute drive from Danbury Hospital which was said to be operating already at full capacity as coronavirus infections rise.
The local hospital system currently has 200 nurses on furlough due to potential exposure to coronavirus, and that they can only return to work after testing. While this is a severe problem, the Danbury hospital being at full capacity is another, making treating COVID-19 patients in Connecticut yet more difficult.
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus offered its Danbury location to be used as a temporary hospital for as long as it took. While Glickenhaus is sure it won’t be necessary, but if worst came to worst, there would be other things on everybody’s mind than building supercars.