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2017’s Top Ten Tech Cars: Ford Focus RS

March 29, 2017

Lawrence Ulrich of IEEE Spectrum shares his thoughts on the Ford Focus RS, which he first experienced on the track at MMC in a test with Ben "The Stig" Collins, formerly of the popular BBC show Top Gear. "Ford’s little beastie is designed to handle the dirt and snow of rally racing, or your best simulation—including a 447-kW (600-hp) version that superstar racer Ken Block will drive in the FIA Rallycross series. But my first taste of it comes at the Monticello Motor Club, the ... Continue Reading

I drove the fastest Jaguar sports car in the world — and it was incredible

March 20, 2017

Benjamin Zhang of Business Insider reviews the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR after taking it out for a test drive on the track at MMC. "At New York's Monticello Motor Club, the SVR took to the racetrack like a fish to water. In twisty sections, the Jag's active aerodynamics and adjustable suspension kept the car stable. When pushed hard in corner, you can feel the rear end push out only to be brought back into line by the all-wheel-drive system. Exiting the bend, the SVR's 575 ponies come to life as th ... Continue Reading

This is Why We Love ATVs

March 2, 2017

An by Ezra Dyer on PopularMechanics.com details time spent with seven of the best ATVs available on MMC's off-road track. "To navigate the landscape of today's ATV, we assembled seven of the best all-terrain vehicles we could get our hands on at Monticello Motor Club's off-road park ninety miles outside Manhattan. The three hundred acres included tight, wooded trails, deep mud and water obstacles, and wide-open gravel roads that proved to be the perfect setting to assess the state of the ATV. ... Continue Reading

How to Get the Most Out of a Porsche 911

December 28, 2016

Hannah Elliott of Bloomberg.com reviews the Porsche 911, recommending you take it to the track to maximize the driving experience. "Joining a track club isn’t cheap, but it does offer the chance to push your car to the very edge of physics. The 911 Carrera I drove comes with Porsche’s unique flat-six twin turbocharged 370-horsepower engine. It has 331 pounds-feet of torque. (Or so they say.) How do you really know? It would be a shame not to put those numbers to the test. At places such ... Continue Reading

These Private Clubs Will Let You Shred the Track in a Supercar

December 23, 2016

Hannah Elliott of Bloomberg.com features MMC in an article about places around the world where you can "unleash the beast" and shred the track in a supercar. "Set in beautiful upstate New York, the club includes storage for your own cars, one-on-one instruction, race car rentals, and food on site. It's very family oriented as well, with Go-Karts and kids' activities during the day." Continue Reading

The McLaren 570GT Is a Supercar for Grown-Ups

November 30, 2016

Lawrence Ulrich reviews the McLaren 570GT after taking it out on the track at Monticello Motor Club. "As we learned in a back-to-back test of the 570S and ultra-hardcore 675LT at New York’s Monticello Motor Club, it basically takes a racetrack to expose the 570’s performance handicaps versus McLaren’s pricier Super Series models. Dropped onto public roads like a British commando, the 570GT assaulted anything in its path, until I wanted to pin a medal on its aluminum chest. With settings ... Continue Reading

Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East Expands to Eight Rounds for 2017

October 27, 2016

The PCA Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East series has grown from six events in its inaugural season to eight events for the 2017 season, including a new addition in Canada. The series announced the tentative 2017 schedule at the championship celebration banquet on Sunday evening at Daytona following the last race of the 2016 season. Barber Motorsports Park, Monticello Motor Club, and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park will be three new additions, increasing the series’ growi ... Continue Reading

Monticello Motor Club welcomes 100th Global Mazda MX-5 Cup race car

September 9, 2016

Monticello Motor Club, North America’s premier automotive country club and private race track, welcomed the 100th Global Mazda MX-5 Cup race car ever produced to its fleet of high-performance vehicles on Friday, Sept. 2. “MMC is an incubator for driving enthusiasts who wish to fulfill their childhood dream of competing in a professional racing series,” said Ari Straus, MMC’s CEO and managing partner. “The MX-5 Cup car is the ideal vehicle for aspiring racers. We’re so pleased to i ... Continue Reading

Top Gear shows signs of chemistry in season finale

July 4, 2016

Brandon Turkus of AutoBlog.com reviews the finale episode of Top Gear's 23rd season, featuring a segment with filmed at Monticello Motor Club. "This is a jam-packed episode... Chris Harris takes a spin around Monticello Motor Club in an Acura NSX before sending it on a lap of the test track." Read the full article ► ... Continue Reading

100th Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Racecar Sold

June 22, 2016

An article from MazdaUSA.com details the sale of its 100th Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Racecar - ordered by Monticello Motor Club. "While the MX-5 Cup teams were competing at Road America this past weekend, the 100th order came in, this one from the Monticello Motor Club (MMC), the world’s premier private race track and country club located 90 minutes from New York City. MMC currently boasts the largest fleet of MX-5 Cup cars, and has its own member race series utilizing the MX-5. The 100th car i ... Continue Reading

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