Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic together.

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

 

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.

 

Upon reopening, MMC will once again be an escape for our members, their families, and our guests, where they can enjoy life in a safer, controlled environment.  We look forward to welcoming you to the property.

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April 15, 2020

The 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Shows Other SUVs What Utility Really Means

By Chris Perkins  |  Road & Track The TRD Pro looks new, but it’s still the capable, old-school off-roader you love. The 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro isn’t exactly new—the current, fifth-generation SUV just entered its tenth model year—but it’s good. Toyota recently updated the TRD Pro trim, introduced in 2014, with Fox Racing shocks, while all 4Runners get new safety and infotainment tech for 2020. These revisions, combined with a severe case of Seasonal Affective

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February 06, 2020

Chicago Auto Show: High performance ‘Desert Rated’ Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator Mohave debut

By Gary Gastelu  |  Fox News 2020 Jeep Gladiator Test Drive The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is the brand’s first pickup in nearly three decades, and aims to offer a unique blend of off-road and heavy hauling capability. Fox News Autos editor Gary Gastelu brought it to the Monticello Motor Club to see if it lives up to the Jeep name. Jeep is turning its off-roaders into off-roadrunners. The brand is introducing new “Desert Rated” versions of

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December 26, 2019

Era Motorsport Confirms Rolex 24 Roster

By SPEED SPORT Staff DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  – Era Motorsport will make its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut in the Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona Beach Int’l Speedway. In advance of the season-opening event, the team will test the No. 18 Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 entry during the Roar Before the 24 with Kyle Tilley, Dwight Merriman…Continue reading.

October 31, 2019

2020 Mazda 3 And Hyundai Veloster N: Two Very Different Ways To Do An Economy Car You Actually Want

By Andrew P. Collins  |  Jalopnik The Hyundai Veloster N and 2020 Mazda 3 are both, technically speaking, economy cars with hatchbacks from Asian countries. They’re even priced about the same. But that’s where the similarities end. We happened to have one of each parked next to each other the other day, so we’ve got the opportunity to debate the finer points of both. (Full Disclosure: Mazda and Hyundai loaned us these vehicles for reviews with full tanks of fuel.)

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October 21, 2019

Here’s how to crush a car with a tank

By Gary Gastelu | Fox News If you really want to learn how to drive a tank, I suggest you read a different article. Go find one written by someone who has dedicated and risked their life perfecting the skills needed to operate one in the heat of battle. I’m sure it will be much more informative and interesting than this. That said, if you want to learn how you can drive a tank, please read on. The Monticello Motor Club in New York is

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October 09, 2019

Car crushing with a 35-ton battle tank is latest way to pulverize stress

By Angelica Stabile  |  Fox Business Car flattening is one of the latest ways to blow off steam. FoxNews.com automotive editor Gary Gastelu gave it a try on Tuesday by joining Monticello Motor Club’s tank experience in Monticello, New York. “I’ve got to tell you, this feels as satisfying as it looks,” Gastelu told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo. “This is a new experience they have here for non-members. Anybody could come up here … I could do this all day.”

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September 21, 2019

I Crushed A Car With A Tank, And I Would Highly Recommend Doing So If You Get The Chance

On a serious and not at all joking note, I’ve actually never driven a tank or an armored personnel carrier before, despite writing about them every so often. I expected to feel absolutely powerful while driving one. I was so right. Where does one go to drive a tank or an APC, you ask? Well, if you’re in the tri-state area, then simply head over to Monticello Motor Club in Monticello, New York. There’s a whole Tank Experience there…Continue reading.

August 27, 2019

Never Pass Up An Opportunity To Drive On Track With An Instructor

When you’re on track, you can pretty easily tell when you’re driving poorly. Everything becomes a thousand times harder, the tires are always squealing, you’re hitting curbs that shouldn’t be hit, and you’re having to re-correct your steering or braking almost constantly while moving through a corner. During Jalopnik’s big track day test last week, I knew I needed to be a lot smoother than I was—I just had no idea how to get to that

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August 26, 2019

The 2019 Acura NSX Absolutely Rips

There are a lot of things people can, and do, say about the current Acura NSX. It’s “not as cool as the old one,” you’ll hear, or the front end “looks like it came off of a generic coupe.” From the outside, it might seem like Acura’s milking an old nameplate for $160,000 a pop, minus big rebates to entice more sales, just because it can. Who wouldn’t, after all? But after eight minutes in the 573-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V6

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August 26, 2019

All Of You Need To Drive This Damn Car

Listen up, you turkeys. There’s really only one car you need to be driving and it’s this, the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. In my first drive, my street time with it only amounted to about 30 minutes. This time around, after spending several hours behind the wheel, doing normal car stuff, I’m going to really need you all to drive the thing and experience its greatness. In fact, we should all be driving them. Them’s

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August 26, 2019

Could the SSC Tuatara be the first car to break 300mph?

Monticello Motor Club is about as far removed as you can get from a damp track day at Snetterton. This 4.1-mile ribbon of tarmac, nestled in a sleepy valley 90 miles north of NYC (a 90-minute drive in your favourite supercar… or, more realistically, given the clientele, a short hop in your helicopter), pitches itself as a country club. Membership starts at $60,000 plus $5,900 per year for the Silver package and rises to $95,000 plus

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August 23, 2019

2019 BMW M5 Competition Second Drive | Mission: reignition

I’ve been trying lately to fall back in love with BMW. I’ll proudly champion the i3, drool over the i8, take the long way home in a 2 Series and gladly oblige my son with more exhaust bark from the M850i in the driveway. But the general, less-conditional love I felt for the lineup has dwindled. This love began with fetishizing the Z3 from “GoldenEye” and ended with the adrenaline crash that followed the ecstatic rush of slip-sliding the 1 Series M Coupe around

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August 22, 2019

We’ve Got A Diverse Group Of Cars On Track Today. What Do You Want To Know?

Today a contingent of Jalopnik staffers are hanging out at New York’s Monticello Motor Club to track test an eclectic batch of cars: a Mustang GT350, Acura NSX, Hyundai Veloster N, BMW X4 X Competition, and a Mazda 3 hatchback. We’ve got a few features planned for you, but meanwhile, anything you want to know? Our purpose today isn’t a pure top-speed shootout, we’re just trying to get a sense for how some significantly different cars feel

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July 29, 2019

2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Review: Odd Name, Delightful Car

On paper, the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 seems grossly overpriced for what it is. After all, Mercedes-Benz and BMW both offer more powerful sport sedans for nearly half the price; even notoriously pricey Porsche’s 550-horsepower Panamera Turbo starts more than $35,000 cheaper than the compact cat’s MSRP. But to judge the Project 8 on its specs alone is to sell it short. It’s not meant to take the fight to E63s and M5s any more than a Porsche 911 GT2 RS

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July 26, 2019

Practical Magic: BMW’s New X4 M

Among the plethora of predictions made by Confucius, the fabled Chinese teacher, philosopher and life-coach, was this little-known one: It’s not possible for tall-riding SUV to drive like sports car. Yes, the enlightened one was way ahead of his time with a multitude of his observations. But when it came to this, obviously Confucius had never driven a new BMW X4 M. Until the arrival of this latest X model, I might have agreed with

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July 25, 2019

2020 Jeep Gladiator Review: A Truck for the People

Americans love pickup trucks. Americans love Jeeps. Yet, for the last 27 years, the latter’s parent company Chrysler has abstained from capitalizing on what seemed like an obvious layup: slapping a cargo bed on the back of one of its off-roaders. Until 2019, at least, when at long last, Jeep created a pickup truck and dusted off the Gladiator nameplate for its made-in-Ohio tailgate. In a stroke of genius (okay, maybe just common sense), Fiat-Chrysler chose to

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July 23, 2019

Driver’s Ed: Learning to Control the Ferrari 488 Pista, Maranello’s Latest Missile

You’re an individual of high net worth, well known to your local Ferrari dealership, from whom you have amassed a stable of sleek, prancing horses. Accordingly, you’re invited to purchase the 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista, a limited-edition, track-focused version of the 488 GTB. You covet this 710-horsepower, mid-engined monster, so you order one at a price of $350,050. It’s a helluva lot of car, and you’ll want to keep all that beautiful carbon fiber bodywork intact during spirited

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July 21, 2019

Hot Rodding a 1999 F355 Ferrari

Hot Rodding a Ferrari is like planning the space program. Even if you found the smartest people and had plenty of ready cash, you could still end up flat broke and wondering what you did it for. Anyone who would take on such an ambitious project would be advised to understand the intricacies of Ferrari tuning under the urgency of an endurance race. Someone like a race driver. …Continue reading.  

July 17, 2019

FORD GT MKII IS A TRACK-ONLY SUPERCAR WITH A $1.2 MILLION PRICE TAG

With no pesky racing regs to satisfy, the GT comes off its leash. Multimatic Motorsports racing driver Scott Maxwell is running the new, track-day-focused Ford GT Mark II—or Ford GT MkII, if you prefer—up Lord March’s driveway for the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 4. So it’s a Canadian driver charging up an English hill in the most American of supercars on America’s birthday, all to introduce the latest version of Ford’s beastly GT. The Mark II

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