John Glimmerveen

  • Competed in racing for 18 years
  • Worked for race teams in Europe and the U.S.
  • Has rebuilt and restored many classic bikes


John Glimmerveen is a former writer for ThoughtCo, contributing articles for six years. Glimmerveen, who was born and educated in the United Kingdom, has been involved with motor sports for more than 40 years. He has rebuilt and restored many classic bikes, starting when he competed in trials, motocross and eventually road racing. After competing successfully at all levels for 18 years, he retired from riding and worked for international race teams in Europe and the U.S. He has written numerous articles for the specialist press on race car engineering and motorcycle topics. His book "Hands-On Race Car Engineer" was published by SAE International.


John Glimmerveen completed a formal four-year apprenticeship in the UK as a fabricator/welder and obtained City and Guilds certification in fabrication engineering and motorcycle engineering at Crewe College.

Awards and Publications

Wrote "Hands-On Race Car Engineer"

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