Monticello Motor Club

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

All-New Defender Coming to America in 2020!

December 28, 2018

Land Rover is ringing in the new year a little early this year by announcing that the next Defender will be coming to the shores of North America in 2020 after making its debut in 2019. You may have seen on Instagram and Facebook recently that testing of the new Defender in camo is already underway in multiple locations around the world. The first of the all-new Defender prototypes started test...Continue Reading

Minty Porsche 934s And Corvettes Wearing Ferrari Stickers Are Just Part Of This Collection

December 20, 2018

Courtesy of Petrolicious: Deep in the Catskill mountain range in upstate New York is Monticello Motor Club, a private race track that was developed from a defunct airport. The asphalt strip once saw small aircraft barreling down the runway until rotation; now it sees everything from spec Miatas to manufacturers testing still-secret concept race cars, and these days the last thing any driver wants...Continue Reading

MMC featured in Robb Report Guide to Private Track Clubs

October 24, 2018

Courtesy of Robb Report: “It’s my happy place,” a private club member says. “I forget about work for a few hours and hang out with my best friends.” The private facility is in New York’s Catskills, with acres of lush grass and forested hills. High topiary walls hide it from public view. “It’s gorgeous, right?” the member adds. Then he jams on a full-face helmet and jumps into an...Continue Reading

Inside Ferrari’s Corsa Pilota driving school

October 15, 2018

Courtesy of Pulse:  Monticello Motor Club’s race track is 4.1-miles of unadulterated fun. Fast and swooping in the likes of a Mazda Miata, it becomes otherworldly in a Ferrari 488 GTB and a Ferrari 812 Superfast. But before you uncork 600-plus horsepower supercars on a silky ribbon of asphalt, you need to know what hell you’re doing. Enter Ferrari’s Corsa Pilota. Read the full art...Continue Reading

The case for attending a high-performance driving school

October 5, 2018

Courtesy of AutoWeek: Everyone should attend a high-performance driving school, or at least a defensive driving course. When I started in this industry a bit more than a decade ago, I thought I was a pretty good driver. I drove a manual, autocrossed, worked on my own vehicles and understood the dynamics of driving a rear-wheel-drive car through Michigan winters. But my first driving school exper...Continue Reading

REGER WINS MX-5 CUP CHAMPIONSHIP AT MMC

October 2, 2018

Courtesy of AutoWeek: Nikko Reger won the opening Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup race of the day and then backed that victory up with a run to fourth place at Monticello Motor Club to seal the 2018 championship and the $200,000 in racing support from Mazda that comes with it. The double race-day championship showdown Saturday marked the debut of the series at the natural terrain New York cir...Continue Reading

Reger clinches Mazda MX-5 championship at MMC

September 29, 2018

Courtesy of Racer.com: Nikko Reger won the opening Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup race of the day and then backed that victory up with a run to fourth place at Monticello Motor Club to seal the 2018 championship and the $200,000 in racing support from Mazda that comes with it. The double race-day championship showdown Saturday marked the debut of the series at the natural terrain New York circ...Continue Reading

MX FAST FIVE: MMC WITH 2017 MX-5 CHAMP GALLAGHER

September 28, 2018

Courtesy of MazdaMotorsport: 2017 Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup Champion Patrick Gallagher has had a busy 2018 season, putting his $200,000 in Mazda support towards competing in the IMSA SportsCar Challenge top GS class. When he’s not racing, he’s teaching others how to do so, usually at Monticello Motor Club. Gallagher spends so much time up at MMC, he has some quick suggestions on what t...Continue Reading

Video: Onboard Patrick Long’s Record Lap At MMC

September 25, 2018

Courtesy of Turnology: Smooth but assertive, technically masterful, patient, and bold; Patrick Long is one of today’s best sports car racers. Watching him at work is something to behold, as his car control is second-to-none. The way he methodically coaxes speed out of the car and the tires is something any aspiring driver can appreciate and learn from. He’s quite handy in Porsche 911s —...Continue Reading

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