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.
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.
Featuring 22 unique turns, 12 configurations, and 1.5 miles of adrenaline-fueled straights.
For you and your family. Teens 13 yrs+ learn race craft in real racecars, making them safer drivers.
Members enjoy four seasons-level service, including a dedicated concierge team and private chef.
Private or shared vehicle storage space, all of which is monitored via a state-of-the-art security system and security team
A breathtaking off-road course which spans over 300 acres. Crawl over rocks, through streams.
MMC’s karting track is one of the finest in the Northeast. It
includes a 0.6-mile asphalt ribbon and 30 feet of total elevation
Our flexible Fleet Access Program offers dozens of high-performance vehicles, for on track, on-road, and off-road.
Relax track-side in our clubhouse complete with classrooms, a dining area, bar, kitchen, members-only lounge, private locker rooms and showers
Members have access to MMC’s collection of dozens of high-performance vehicles, including several BMW M and M Performance models, Porsche Boxster, Cayman PDK racecars, and 911 models, MINI JCW Hardtops, Spec Mazda Miata and MX-5 Cup racecars, and Birel and Sodi karts. BMW Sports Activity Vehicles, BMW Sports Activity Coupes, and Polaris RZR XP Turbos are also available for select winter and off-road experiences.
Provides members and their guests turnkey access to MMC’s fleet for a fraction of normal daily rental rates. Some members utilize MMC’s track fleet for variety, while others value the arrive-and-drive convenience of no downtime, maintenance, transport, fuel, or storage costs.
Includes several of the latest BMW sports and luxury vehicles which are available exclusively to members to experience on the road for extended (overnight) rentals.
Absolutely not. Half of our members had never been on a race track prior to joining. Our team of professional instructors will work with you one-on-one to help you progress at your pace and build confidence on the track. Usually within one to three days, members without prior experience are checked off to solo (i.e., driving without an instructor). Members may then drive solo for hours on most track days, take passengers, and rent from MMC’s fleet of street cars. For members who are then interested in advancing their racecraft, MMC’s instructors are available to continue development, including the skills needed to race side by side in our private MMC member race series. There’s no pressure. It’s up to you.
Spend a day at Monticello Motor Club, and you’ll notice many couples and families. Spouses may be seen driving matching cars or competing for faster lap times. Teens as young as 13 drive actual racecars after working with our instructors on basic driving skills, manual shift cars, and racing techniques. It’s common to see fathers and their sons and/or daughters in race suits, competing side by side in our private race series. Our teen members are better, safer drivers, even before they have an actual license. Meanwhile, children six and older enjoy karting on our new, private 0.6-mile karting track side by side with friends or parents. Family membership privileges differ by membership type. Silver and Gold members may add an immediate family member for half the normal initiation fee and annual dues. Our Family membership provides the best value and flexibility for three or more immediate family members.
Not at all. While quite a few of our members have dedicated cars for the track, many will drive up for the day in their street cars. They’ll check the tires pressures, don their helmets and off they go. As long as your car can pass a safety tech inspection, practically any car can be driven on the track. There are some limitations with convertibles, so please check with our staff to get more detailed info. MMC also maintains a large rental fleet, ranging from street cars for novice members to race-prepared cars for more advanced driving or wheel-to-wheel competition. First-time visitors considering membership have access to a handful of cars for a limited experience, while approved members have access to the entire fleet. MMC also offers a Fleet Access Program, which allows members to enjoy access to an impressive and ever-growing collection of high-performance vehicles –and the exhilarating fun that comes with them – while avoiding the commitment and expense of private racecar or kart ownership. Members who utilize Fleet Access Program pay a fraction of normal daily rentals, and don’t have the headache of additional costs associated with maintenance, fuel, transportation, or vehicle storage. Members can utilize their Fleet Access Points to rent vehicles for use in a Racing School or an MMC race. Members may also use their points for private driving instruction.
Member driving access is practically unlimited during the driving season (weather dependent but typically mid-April through early November). Members have access to the track on most weekends and about three out of five weekdays. The Club typically utilizes the limited non-member days for corporate, manufacturer, and charity events. MMC is a private country club and is generally not open to the public. The Club does not rent to groups or individuals who resell access (i.e., car clubs).
Absolutely! MMC also provides its members with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to attend exclusive special events – both at MMC and elsewhere – throughout the year. Some of the events our members have enjoyed recently include: Exclusive, members-only access to social events in NYC; Camp4 Canada, a Porsche winter driving experience; BMW M Experience; Radical Racecar test drives; Praga Racecar test drives; pit passes to professional races (ex.: IMSA, United Sports Car, American Le Mans, World Challenge, and IndyCar, etc.); concours events, etc.
MMC opened in July 2008, and since then, we have grown to over 470+ individuals with membership privileges. Membership is limited to 750 licenses, and we typically raise the price of each membership license annually. We will continue to do so until sold out. Some membership levels allow members to sell their licenses once MMC has hit its limit of 750 active licenses (limitations apply). Upon achieving 750 members, we will maintain a waiting list for approved applicants who may purchase a license as memberships become available for sale.
If you’ve never been to MMC, the first step is to schedule a visit. The Club has a constant demand for membership, and this is not a sales process but rather a membership journey. The best way to get a feel for MMC is to book tour, a Taste of The Track experience or a day of Private Instruction. During your visit, we’ll get to know each other, and you’ll speak with existing members. If we mutually agree that membership is appropriate, then you’ll complete a Membership Application. If you choose to explore the Club through a Taste of The Track or Private Instruction the cost of the experience will count towards your initiation fee.
An existing MMC member or partner must sponsor your application. If you don’t know any MMC members and wish to pursue membership, then you’ll spend some time with one of the Club owners who may opt to sponsor you.
It is a fun hobby for us. It is a great way to get out there and drive at very high speeds in a controlled environment. And, there are people with all kinds of cars, from cars that look like they put it together in their garage to million dollar cars. Everyone is here to have a good time.
I’ve been a member of all sorts of sports clubs throughout my life, and the people at MMC are some of the friendliest, most open people I’ve come across. But particularly as it pertains to (my son) Max, they just couldn’t be better.
We’re fortunate to both love racing cars, and we’ve found a place we can do it together. MMC is so convenient; it gives us the ability to go to the track when we want, as opposed to having to work around a club or track’s schedule.
If you haven’t been to Monticello Motor Club before, you should come try it. There’s only one way to experience this. You have to come here, drive the track and experience what it is for yourself.
Everyone here goes out of their way to make sure you have a good experience. It is incredible how attentive and how focused they are to make sure the member experience is great.
I think the nice thing about a setup like MMC is that there are a lot of members looking to get different experience out of racing. I have been able to get great advice and direction about different types of racing and what series to get involved in. It has been pretty helpful.
Regardless of where I am in my career, my coaching will always be every bit as valuable as my driving. I so enjoy sharing what I’ve learned with other drivers, and MMC is the ultimate place to teach, practice, and race.
I looked in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. I even considered Watkins Glen International. Once I visited MMC, I knew I’d found my Camaro’s future home.
Once I saw the relaxed atmosphere of the Club, especially during the member races, I was in. I loved all the race talk going on in the pits during the race; I knew right then that I wanted to do as many of them (member races) as I could, and soon!
The racing schools are great, and we’re making them even better. Our instructors are prepared to deliver the best possible experience to MMC members and their guests, and that’s what this is all about.
“MMC is a long track with several different configurations and many corner variations. It is technical and challenging. That’s what makes instructing here so much fun.”
I felt real satisfaction moving past the novice, beginner stage. Then I learned how to keep learning, how to accomplish improvement on my own.
Everything we do, we do as a family. These kids have lived the lives of seasoned travelers. Now all they talk about is coming here to MMC.
We’ve all done some crazy adventurous stuff together – heli-skiing among them – and MMC is right in line with that. Honestly it hadn’t occurred to me that MMC could be a family thing we could all enjoy. It’s great!