Monticello Motor Club

Subaru WRX STI at MMC [video]

March 2, 2018

Courtesy of The Drive: Winter sucks. There, I said it. Sure, there are some positive aspects to the coldest of seasons. The holidays are always nice. It gives us a chance to drink hot cocoa, and an excuse to stay inside and binge-watch TV or binge-read books. But in terms of activities, the only thing winter is good for is sliding around. Pretty much every winter sport revolves around this in...Continue Reading

Supporting the 2018 Spec MX-5 Challenge

February 19, 2018

Courtesy of Turnology: Yokohama is proud to announce its affiliation with Spec MX-5 Challenge, a new category which spans the bridge between club Spec Miata and professional series like the Battery Tender MX-5 Cup. These sorts of series help make the world of professional motorsport slightly more egalitarian, and in these days of extremely high barriers to entry, they’re a breath of fresh ai...Continue Reading

Chris Duplessis; off-road expert, iPhone hero

February 2, 2018

Courtesy of Road & Track: Just yesterday, we shared the tale of the Mercedes G550 4x4², the most unstoppable off-roader we've ever tested. During that test, we also discovered that the iPhone 8 might be the G550 4x4² of phones. Part of our test involved driving up and down a river, partly for photography, partly for shits and giggles. R& contributor Roger Garbow was riding in ...Continue Reading

Hellcat-powered Jeep launches (Quickly) at MMC

January 10, 2018

Courtesy of The Drive: People either get the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, or they don't—as Facebook commenters proved in our video from Monticello Motor Club of the madcap, 707-horsepower, Dodge Hellcat-powered Jeep. Either you think it’s awesome that a family-friendly Jeep can launch to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, and through a quarter-mile in 11.8 seconds (at 115 mph); or you wonder why anyone...Continue Reading

MX-5 Cup 2018 schedule released, finale at MMC

December 23, 2017

Courtesy of Racer: Mazda has announced the 2018 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires schedule. The schedule features four INDYCAR weekends, including a return to the popular Portland International Raceway, in Portland, Oregon, for the first time since 2008. The championship season will conclude in October at the Monticello Motor Club, just 90 minutes from New ...Continue Reading

Trying to Make a PB+J On Our Off-Road Course

December 13, 2017

Courtesy of The Drive: Here's the second installment in our series in which video editor Erica Lourd attempts to make a sandwich while I drive like a jackass. The first was: a Caprese sandwich, around Lime Rock Park's autocross course, in a Subaru WRX; here, I'm behind the wheel of a Subaru Crosstrek, while Erica attempts to make a PB&J, as we fly up and down and over the off-road course a...Continue Reading

MMC’s BMW M2 School Is the Ivy League of Driver Training

November 10, 2017

Courtesy of The Drive: What could be better than a BMW M2? Try an M2 with its back seats ripped out, a roll cage and performance mods added in, and a crew of racing pros to instruct you in the ways of speed. The M2 is one of our favorite attainable cars, and likely the best pure driver’s car in BMW’s current portfolio. It’s smaller, more engaging and attainable (at about $55,000 to star...Continue Reading

Bugatti goes for a spin on MMC’s track

November 8, 2017

Courtesy of Forbes: Not long after Bugatti's new Chiron set an official world record for the quickest time for a production car to accelerate to 400 kph and then brake back to a dead stop (41.96 seconds), another supercar set another world record, one that Bugatti had held for years. On an 11-mile stretch of straight public road near Las Vegas, NV, the Koenigsegg Agera RS averaged 277.9 mph for...Continue Reading

Polaris RZR Drifts Entire Karting Track With Precision

November 6, 2017

Courtesy of The Drive: Side-by-side vehicles like the Polaris RZR are fun four-wheelers used mostly for off-roading through wooded trails and generally having a good time away from the pavement. This Polaris RZR, as you're about to see, is a little different. Someone at the Monticello Motor Club thought it would be a good idea to fit a set of street tires on one of its two-seat, short-wheelbase...Continue Reading

Fiat 124 Spider Abarth vs. Mazda Miata RF at MMC

October 26, 2017

Courtesy of Torque News: A long time Miata fan and owner weighs on the debate over which is the better track car, the Miata or the 124 Spider. The reason for the win is the biggest surprise. This past week, Torque News had the opportunity to run the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth and the Mazda Miata RF back to back on the track at the beautiful Monticello Motor Club in New York State. MMC is on...Continue Reading

3 Big Surprises on MMC’s Track

October 25, 2017

Courtesy of Torque News: We take the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk around a track and come away surprised by three things. Torque News was fortunate enough to have a chance to lap the incredible Monticello Motor Club in the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk this week. The good folks at FCA America and Dodge have made the Hellcats available to us in the past, so the amazing 707 hp ...Continue Reading

A Pro Rally Driver Tried to Kill Me in a Polaris RZR

October 23, 2017

Courtesy of The Drive: We're rocketing across the dusty landscape, annihilating small bushes and sending gravel into the stratosphere, when I see the cliff. The rough two-track we're following appears to end at the edge, and I'm just starting to calculate how we can possibly slow down in time as reality strikes with an awesome, terrible clarity: Chris Duplessis is not going to stop. The Drive's...Continue Reading

Watch Chris Duplessis Drift A 2018 Trackhawk

October 22, 2017

Courtesy of The Drive: Monticello Motor Club track manager and driving "jedi" Chris Duplessis spent the majority of his day with The Drive this past Thursday at Monticello Motor Club. Although Chris has an extensive WRC background, he doesn't shy away from the pavement. After spending a full day of ripping Polaris RZRs through the Monticello off-road course and ensuring everything on the tr...Continue Reading

Classic Racers Can’t Stand Still at AIM Concours

October 7, 2017

Courtesy of The Drive: Fifty years from now, when the masses are shuttled in autonomous UberPods, and drones hunt the last rebels who dare to drive, tracks like Monticello Motor Club may be the only sanctuary for holdouts who can’t let go of their keys, or the good old days. Overly apocalyptic? Perhaps. But as I drive in a road rally at the Art in Motion Concours d’Elegance, it’s clea...Continue Reading

PCA Competitors at Monticello Motor Club

July 21, 2017

Courtesy of Speedway Digest: Porsche Club of America (PCA) CLub Racing competitors enjoyed fast, competitive racing in perfect racing conditions Saturday and Sunday at the Porsche of Conshohocken Presents the 2017 Riesentoter Stuttgart Challenge at Monticello Motor Club. More than 100 drivers took part in the annual event at the exclusive 18-turn, 3.6-mile asphalt road course about 90 miles nor...Continue Reading

2017 Queally Mazda Classic [VIDEO]

June 28, 2017

The Queally Mazda Classic Powered By HWI Motorsports, hosted by MMC Co-Founder and Partner Paul Queally, continues to be a fun-filled member favorite this season. Check out the recap video below, highlighting some of the excitement from the Queally Mazda Classic in 2017! [embed][/embed]Continue Reading

2017’s Top Ten Tech Cars: Ford Focus RS

March 29, 2017

Courtesy of IEEE: Back in the 1980s, when Volkswagen birthed the hot hatchback with the GTI, owners like me thought 110 horsepower was a big deal. Things being what they are today, we now have the Ford Focus RS, which spins up a borderline-ridiculous 261 kilowatts (350 horsepower) and 475 newton meters (350 foot-pounds) of turbocharged torque from a dinky 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine. That...Continue Reading

Top Gear shows signs of chemistry in season finale

July 4, 2016

Brandon Turkus of 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