Monticello Motor Club

2019 MMC WINTER DRIVING EXPERIENCE AT CAMP4 CANADA

On February 11-16, 2019, MMC will host a limited number of members and family for our third annual MMC Winter Driving Experience in Quebec, utilizing the latest Porsche sportscars.  Porsche and MMC will have exclusive use of Mecaglisse, an extraordinary driving facility, located about an hour northwest of Montreal, that features miles of ice circuits and skid pads. New for this winter, we’re running two programs designed and delivered by Porsche Sport Driving School: a four-day “ICE EXPERIENCE +” expert program for members who previously completed prior Camp4S or Ice Force programs, and a four half-day “Ice Intro” (formerly known as “CAMP4”) beginner program for MMC members or their guests, for which no experience is needed.

If all Ice Experience + seats are not filled by prior Camp4RS/Ice Force attendees, then MMC Members with track ratings of 4 or higher may be approved for Ice Experience + by Porsche Canada.

The Ice Experience + program is custom designed for MMC to include the entire range of Porsche ice-prepared vehicles (prior years limited Camp4RS and Ice Force to certain cars and tire stud sizes), more lapping that begins on Day 1, night-time lapping, and night-time time trial competitions.

CONTACT:  Ari Straus, ari@monticellomotorclub.com, m: 914-382-9925

WHEN: February 11-16, 2019 (detailed itinerary below)

WHERE:

ICE TRACK: Mecaglisse, Quebec (about 1 hour northwest of Montreal)

SPA HOTEL: Estérel Resort in Quebec (10 minutes from Mecaglisse)

WHO: Exclusive to MMC members and their invited guests

HOSTS: Molly and Ari Straus; Katrina and Alex Wolenski

COSTS:

ICE EXPERIENCE +: $10,885 (two drivers/car)

ICE INTRO “CAMP4”: $5,400 (two drivers/car)

NON-DRIVING GUEST: $2,200

NOTES:

  • Porsche Canada prices did increase, but exchange rates have been favorable, enabling us to keep USD prices the same for 2019.
  • You will also be charged 14.975% for taxes, consisting of 5% GST (Canadian Goods & Services Tax) and 9.975% QST (Quebec Sales Tax).

Space is more limited than prior years to accommodate the complexities of our customized program. We have space for:

  • 24 Ice Experience + seats
  • 8 Ice Intro seats

 

We expect most or all seats to fill with prior attendees. If we have a waiting list, as expected, then we will request more spots, but Porsche Canada will not guarantee that this will be possible.  

Seats will be confirmed in order of priority:

  1. MMC members who attended in both 2017 and 2018
  2. MMC members who attended in 2017
  3. MMC members who attended in 2018
  4. MMC members who confirmed for 2017 or 2018 but were unable to attend
  5. All other MMC members

 

INCLUDED:       

  • All track driving 
  • 2 afternoon group activities for Ice Intro and non-driving guests (dog sledding and snowmobiles)
  • Daily breakfast at hotel; lunch at Mecaglisse; evening group dinners
  • Accommodations for 5 nights (couples in hotel suites with king beds; individuals in private hotel rooms with queen or king beds)
  • Shuttle from hotel to racetrack; activities (for Camp4 and non-driving guests); off-site dinners

 

EXCLUDED:    

  •  Transportation between home and Estérel

DRIVING PROGRAM DETAILS:

ICE EXPERIENCE +
  • Advanced/Expert Program
  • Four full days of driving, lapping on all afternoons
  • 1.5 and 3mm studded tires
  • Fleet: TBD but expected to include Porsche 2WD and AWD vehicles including Caymans, 911s, and Turbos
  • Pre-requisite: Open to MMC members who completed the 2017 or 2018 Camp4RS or Ice Force programs.
  • Two drivers/car (same as in 2017)  
  • 24 seats available: (four groups of three cars or two groups of six cars) 

 

$10,885 per driver. 

ICE INTRO (formerly “Camp4”)
  • Introductory/Beginner Program
  • Four mornings of driving at Mecaglisse, ending with lunch each day  
  • Mid-day transportation provided back to the hotel for other optional, planned activities (included in the Camp4 program)
  • 1.5mm studded tires
  • Fleet: Porsche Cayman, Carrera S, Carrera 4S
  • Pre-requisite: No prior racing experience required (track, ice or otherwise), just a valid driver’s license
  • Open to all MMC members, or their guests
  • 8 seats available: Morning sessions of four cars, two drivers per car (Optional organized group activities in afternoons)

 

$5,400 per driver.

NON-DRIVING GUEST
  • Includes all meals with the group and optional afternoon group activities (dog sledding, snowmobiling) with Ice Intro attendees

 

$2,200 per non-driving guest.

RESORT DETAILS:

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Our hotel, the Estérel Resort in Quebec, is just minutes from Mecaglisse and features several restaurants, luxury accommodations, an on-site spa, and a gym. Surrounded by two lakes and miles of forests, the hotel also offers snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and ice skating. https://www.esterel.com/en/

PLANNED ITINERARY:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Arrival at Estérel Resort, Porsche check-in
7 p.m.:
 Welcome dinner for MMC Group

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019

7 a.m.: Breakfast at hotel
8 a.m.: 
Classroom briefing at hotel, shuttle to track
9 a.m.
– 12 p.m.: Driving Day One: Morning Drills (driving groups separated by program levels)
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.: Lunch
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: 
Dog Sledding Adventure (optional) for Ice Intro and non-driving guests
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.:
Driving Day One: Lapping!
6 p.m.:
 Off-site MMC dinner

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019

7 a.m.: Breakfast at hotel
8 a.m.:
Shuttle to track
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.:
Driving Day Two: Morning (driving groups separated by program levels)
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.: Lunch
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.:
Snowmobiling Trip (optional) for Ice Intro and non-driving guests
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.:
Driving Day Two: Lapping!
6 p.m.:
 Off-site MMC dinner

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019

9 a.m.: Valentine’s Day Brunch at hotel
12 p.m.:
Shuttle to track
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.:
Lunch
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.:
Driving Day Three: Afternoon (driving groups separated by program levels)
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Twilight Dinner (no alcohol!)
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Night Driving and Competition
7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m: Bus transfer to hotel
8 p.m.: Hotel Podium ceremonies and Champagne Celebration

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019

7 a.m.: Breakfast at hotel
8 a.m.: Shuttle to track
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.:
Driving Day Four: Morning (driving groups separated by program levels)
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.: Lunch
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Ice Intro and non-driving guests – afternoon off either at hotel (good time for spa) or remain at track to sit right-seat or observe final lapping
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Driving Day Four: Lapping!
6 p.m.: Hotel: On-site awards and celebration dinner

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2019

7 a.m.: Breakfast at hotel
9 a.m.: Depart at leisure

TO BOOK:

Email molly@mahoebay.com to request a seat in the Ice Experience + or Ice Intro. You may request an additional spot for one non-member guest in Ice Intro or one non-driving guest.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be an MMC member in good standing.
  • All drivers must be 21 or older and hold a valid driver’s license.  (Sorry – we’re hostage to Porsche’s rules.)

[ FAQs ]

Where can I learn more about Camp4 program?

What is my damage liability?

$5,000 per occurrence for damage. Porsche reserves the right to suspend overly-aggressive drivers without refund.

How do we get there?

It’s a 6-hour drive for most members in the tri-state area. Once we fill the program, we’ll exchange member information among the group and coordinate carpools or other transportation. You can also fly to Montreal and then rent a car, but the total travel time makes it not worth it for most tri-state residents. Flying is optimal for MMC members living 7+ hours away.

As we did in prior years, we will arrange carpools leaving from the northern NJ and NY areas. There is no charge for joining a carpool.

How do I pay?

We will charge your credit card on file. No processing fees will be charged.

Will other groups be at Mecaglisse during our event?

No. This entire program is exclusive for MMC.

What if I want to cancel?

You may cancel at any time, and we will provide a full refund IF we can fill your seat. Based on the limited number of seats and early interest, we expect a waiting list, but this is not guaranteed. To ensure complete exclusivity, MMC had to pre-pay for the entire program, and we will not receive refunds from Porsche for unfilled seats, regardless of notice.

May I invite a non-member to drive?

Yes, but we respectfully request that your invited guest be a significant other. If driving seats are filled by non-member friends, then members who want to join the program will likely be excluded. If your non-member friend is anxious to join the group, we’re more than happy to discuss membership.

This sounds like a trip for couples. Will I feel like a third wheel if I come alone?

No. In prior years, groups were a mix of couples and individuals, and all had a great time.

Can my non-driving guest join us each day at Mecaglisse?

Yes. There is a clubhouse with food and beverages served throughout the day, and Internet service. However, other than when drivers are in the clubhouse for breaks and lunch, non-driving guests will mostly be alone in the clubhouse – but with excellent views of the cars around sections of the racetrack. Non-drivers are invited to join Ice Intro participants during their non-driving afternoon activities that will include adventures such as dog sledding and snowmobiling.

Are kids allowed?

Sorry, but this is a trip for members 21 and older.

If I fly into Montreal, how will I get to Estérel?

We anticipate that most members will drive to the resort. If you choose to fly, car service to the hotel is available, and we’ll be happy to provide you with information on the provider Porsche recommends. (This cost is not included in the package.) Past experience suggests that renting a car from the airport is a much more cost-effective option.

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