Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic together.

Monticello Motor Club is, once again, open to Members and guests.

The Club is committed to protecting the health of our Members, guests, and staff. Like many others, we will are taking precautionary measures as recommended by the CDC and local governments before, during, and after all of our Members and guest experiences.

  • The temperature of all staff, members and guests will be taken prior to entry into the Club.
  • All staff, members and guests will be required to wear a mask when unable to maintain a social distance of at least 6′.
  • After each use, vehicles are given a steam treatment to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria in a safe, eco-friendly manner.
  • Vehicles will be delivered to our guests fully sanitized with the steering wheel and shifter wrapped in plastic for the driver to remove upon arrival.
  • All equipment is laundered and sanitized before each use.

We are fortunate that motorsports is uniquely geared for this health crisis. Unlike other sports, our typical on-track uniforms boast full coverage of nasal passages (balaclavas), protective shields (full-faced helmets), and skin protection (head-to-toe Nomex gear). Without passengers, we self-quarantine whenever we drive on track, while engaging in critical exercise and stress relief – something we all need during this historic time.

Let MMC be an escape where you can enjoy life in a safer, controlled environment.  We look forward to welcoming you to the property.

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March 18, 2018

Aurora Straus Delaying Harvard to Race

Courtesy of the New York Post:  Aurora Straus never intended to become a professional race car driver.

But when she was 13, her dad signed her up for a safe-driving lesson at the Monticello Motor Club in the Catskills.

“My dad’s intention was for me to learn car control skills,” she told The Post of her father, Ari Straus, the CEO of the club. But during the one-on-one session (private tracks allow drivers as young as 13 to take the wheel), instructor Stevan McAleer let her drive a few fast laps for fun. It was like a switch was tripped.

“I will never forget the feeling of the machine under me. I was so small, and I had never experienced so much power. It was the first time I had ever gone into the triple digits,” said the now-19-year-old from Cold Spring, NY.

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