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′.
  • 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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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


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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July 17, 2019

Porsche 962 IMSA Racer Is A True Piece Of Motorsport History

It’s not very often that an iconic Porsche race car hits the private market, but thanks to Canepa, millionaires looking to live out their racing driver fantasies can purchase this 1984 Porsche 962. The 962 was built for IMSA’s Grand Touring Prototype class standards, and this particular example, chassis 962-102, is one of just 16 factory cars made in accordance to these rules. An additional 75 racers were built…Continue reading.

July 17, 2019

2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M Review: It’s Time to Embrace the Sport SUV

The 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M demand that we stop thinking about SUVs in old and obsolete ways — as either trucks in a more palatable form, or as a hopeless compromise that can never perform as well as a conventional car. Here’s the new truth of the ultra-high-performance SUV: You won’t find any car that can do what the X3 M and X4 M can do, which is to attack a road or racetrack faster than most sport

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July 17, 2019

This Hot-Rodded Ferrari Is All About Bringing Joy

Jeff Segal brought a racing driver’s tuning sensibility to his 1999 Ferrari F355 Modificata project car. Hot rodding a Ferrari is like planning the space program. Even if you found the smartest people and wrote massive checks, you could still end up flat broke and spinning in an infinite void. Anyone who’d take on such an ambitious project would be advised to understand the intricacies of Ferrari tuning under the urgency of an endurance race.

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June 18, 2019

The 503-HP 2020 BMW X4 M Competition Is a Real M Car Whether You Like It or Not

The latest high-performance car to come from BMW’s M division may be an ugly crossover coupe, but the 2020 BMW X4 M Competition also has over 500 horsepower from BMW’s most powerful inline-six ever, a rear-biased all-wheel drive setup, and 100 percent functional air vents. The X4 M is a real M car, and it’s actually pretty awesome. (Full Disclosure: Lexus was kind enough to loan me an ES350 for a week to drive out to New Jersey,

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June 03, 2019

The Science of Performance

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May 21, 2019

NBC’s 1st Look: Lady Boss – Full Episode

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May 21, 2019


This 710-hp Prancing Horse is one hell of an Italian Stallion. MARA BALAGTAS The launch of any new Ferrari is always an epic automotive event. The supercar’s signature red color scheme, iconic Prancing Horse branding and sheer speed and ferocity are just a few of the automotive attributes that have made Ferrari an absolute icon. So when I was recently invited to test drive the all-new 488 Pista at the Miami-Homestead Speedway, I was definitely eager to put the

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May 21, 2019

What Are the Best Tracks Never to Appear in Racing Games?

by Kyle Patrick We’re a little spoiled this generation in terms of racing games. The combination of ever-increasing computing power and tech like laser-scanning has made real-world circuits commonplace in our favorite titles. Despite that, there’s still a huge laundry list of tracks waiting to get the digital treatment. Cars are one thing: games like Forza Motorsport 7 feature over 800 done up to near-photographic levels of detail, inside and out. But the time needed for track creation means

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May 21, 2019

Stars Attend 20th Anniversary Gala Preview of the New York International Auto Show

On Thursday, April 18, East Side House Settlement (ESH) once again partnered with the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) to host the 20th Anniversary Gala Preview of the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Attracting more than 1,400 guests, the annual event was an exclusive preview night for car enthusiasts with the proceeds benefiting ESH, a community-based non-profit organization that provides educational and economic opportunity for some of New York City’s most vulnerable communities.

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May 21, 2019

Drifting A Supercar Is So Easy Even A Kid Can Do It

BY JOHN TALLODI  At least that’s what this 14-year-old will have you believe. The internet is so full of cars going sideways you would think that modern tires were simply not up to the task of putting the power down to the road. Seeing a car carve up a set of corners in a perfectly controlled drift does make for some good viewing, but it is far from being as easy as it seems. When it is

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March 18, 2019

Baruch Shemtov learns to drive

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) – Like many New Yorkers, Baruch Shemtov doesn’t know how to drive. Baruch grew up in Manhattan and in his teen years, he was more focused on the 6 train than a 6-speed. But now, he’s determined to get his license.  Read more on fox5ny.

March 16, 2019

Video of 14-Year-Old Snow Drifting a Ford GT Directly Targets My Jealousy Gland

I had a good 14. I knew my hometown back to front, and my bike took me everywhere I needed to go. At least that’s how I remember it now. Maybe my 14 was trash. Certainly I wasn’t sliding someone else’s Ford GT around a snow-covered race track. This is Monticello Motor Club, both in that it is the club’s track and it’s the club’s boss’ personal Ford GT, as the club’s shooter/media coordinator Christopher Szczypala told

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March 08, 2019

The Porsche Ice Experience with Monticello Motor Club

XOJET’s President of Commercial Operations, James Henderson, recently had the chance to partake in Monticello Motor Club’s exclusive Porsche Ice Experience. Spending four days with the crew, he received a thrilling introduction to the Porsche 911’s handling techniques on ice and snow, inspiring him to recap the one-of-a-kind experience for XOJET Arrivé:   It’s a picturesque scene from the chalet at Mecaglisse Motorsport Park in Quebec: As a cup of coffee warms my hand, huge snowflakes

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February 28, 2019

Trading Fairways for Straightaways at Automotive Country Clubs

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 the cars for fun — will survive, just

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