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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November 07, 2020

TEST DRIVE: McLaren 600LT Spider

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November 07, 2020

Takin’ It to the Track: New BMWs at Monticello Motor Club

Driving a car fast for 20 minutes is very different from living with it for a week. There’s just the opportunity for quick impressions—speed off the line, handling, braking, noise levels, visibility. BMW brought a full array of new models to Monticello Motor Club in Monticello, New York, for Test Day East last week, and…continue reading.

October 22, 2020

Why the 2021 Mini GP is Just Fine Being Insane

The new Mini GP, which will only be sold for one year, is already hard enough to pin down—should you be lucky enough to get your hands on one through a dealer right now. It’s harder to label, written up elsewhere as, in no shot order: insane, impractical, overpriced, and too hairball. Those critics are dead wrong. Let’s take these statistically driven (and clearly not passion-driven) arguments on one at a time. First, however, a

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October 08, 2020

MINI Driving Experience Expands Locations

Woodcliff, N.J. – October 8, 2020 – After launching a successful driving school program at the BMW Performance Center West at The Thermal Club in Palm Springs, California, MINI USA is expanding the MINI Driving Experience to two new locations on the East Coast – the BMW Performance Center East at Plant Spartanburg in South Carolina and Monticello Motor Club in Monticello, New York. MINI Driving Experience programs, which are offered for individuals or groups, such as corporate and team building events, are designed to teach performance hungry drivers how

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June 10, 2020

Vehicular Tonic for The Soul

By Roger Garbow I remember every detail of the day I received my driver’s license. My 16th birthday fell on a dreary Tuesday with temperatures hovering near freezing and the skies filled with dark, threatening clouds. There was a periodic bone-chilling drizzle. That night, I took my first solo drive in my dad’s 455 c.i. Pontiac Grand Prix…and was pulled over by a police officer within an hour. It was a crappy day by most

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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

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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

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August 26, 2019

The 2019 Acura NSX Absolutely Rips

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August 26, 2019

All Of You Need To Drive This Damn Car

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August 26, 2019

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

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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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