Monticello Motor Club

Trading Fairways for Straightaways at Automotive Country Clubs

February 28, 2019

Some people like to hit the links; others would rather do laps. For those affluent people who feel that a great drive involves a Porsche instead of a tee time, a different breed of country club is eager to cater to their hobby. In a 2017 piece for Automotive News, Robert A. Lutz, the outspoken retired auto executive, lamented the inevitability of driverless cars. “Automotive sport — using th...Continue Reading

After 2018 Growth, XOJet Eyes Expansion Under New Owner

February 28, 2019

XOJet closed out 2018 under new ownership with an 8 percent bump in total revenues, 17 percent rise in brokerage revenues, and expansion in its membership programs and fleet. Acquired by Vista Global Holding in the fourth quarter, XOJet surpassed 1,000 members last year, a milestone reached in a little more than 18 months after the Brisbane, California–headquartered firm rolled out its Access S...Continue Reading

Watch a 1967 Jaguar E Type Playfully Drift Around an Ice Track

February 28, 2019

A fresh dumping of snow in upstate New York meant one thing to Monticello Motor Club track director Chris Duplessis: make an ice track. The former four-time rally champion took three days to painstakingly groom a chunk of the track to get a slick but manageable surface. The next step? Invite the private track’s members to bring their toys and hoon. Only 1.6 miles that comprise the South Co...Continue Reading

Safe driving tips even the most experienced drivers need to know

February 28, 2019

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Traffic accidents can be a big problem expecially when the weather turns snowy and icy. To avoid being 'that guy' who makes the rest of us late for work, I caught up with Chris Duplessi at the Monticello Motor Club for tips on winter driving. The private racetrack is the place where those with money in their wallet and gasoline in their veins go to have fun in cars like...Continue Reading

Watch a Jaguar E-Type, a Ford Raptor, and Porsches Galore Dance in the Snow at Monticello Motor Club

February 7, 2019

Apparently, the folks at Monticello Motor Club are getting antsy for spring. As the calendar turned over to February, New York’s MMC threw open its gates for the inaugural “track day” of 2019, despite ski-worthy conditions at the Catskills-area road course. Track director and former rally champion Chris Duplessis spent a few nights plowing MMC’s 1.6-mile South Course to create a slippe...Continue Reading