The Art in Motion Concours d’Elegance at Monticello Motor Club, October 6-8, 2017 is poised to be the collector car event of the fall. Our inaugural effort in 2016 was but a preview of things to come. We can’t thank the judges, entrants, volunteers, and guests enough for making our dream of combining a concours, track event, and charity auction into one spectacular weekend come true.
Art in Motion 2017 will be three full days of automotive excitement. On Friday, October 6th, the second annual AIM kicks off with a luncheon in the spectacular new Monticello Motor Club Collector Car Gallery featuring Danny Sullivan, Tommy Kendall, and Brian Redman. Bring your driving gloves and join our Road Rally through the Catskill Mountains, just in time to see the brilliant fall colors on the trees. Road Rally participants and other guests will be in awe Friday evening as we introduce them to the beauty, history, and architecture that is Bethel Woods. The day concludes with a 60’s themed cocktail party, wine festival, entertainment, and charity dinner.
Saturday, October 7th is Race Concours and Track Day with featured marques Formula One, Miller, and Bugatti. We’ll also introduce AIM attendees to our newest class, off-road rally cars. Hugely popular in Europe, off-road rallying is gaining momentum in the U.S. Some of the most competitive cars in the world will be on display all weekend. Gooding & Company returns to Monticello with a preview of their scaled-up charity auction for 2017.
Art in Motion is synonymous with fine food and the ambiance of engines and exhaust notes. Enjoy lunch on Saturday from any one of our new track observation locations as racecars navigate the south track. Saturday’s racing banter will be led by the always entertaining Danny Sullivan, Tommy Kendall, Brian Redman, and Wayne Carini discussing the history of Formula One.
The full course at Monticello Motor Club will be needed to appreciate the speed of the cars in our featured Saturday race class, Formula One. The off-road rally cars will continue their demonstration throughout the afternoon, and your need for speed can be fulfilled by registering for hot laps around the Monticello Motor Club, challenging friends on the karting track or the Carrera Slot Car Challenge. Racecars will be on display all day, and don’t miss the Queally Pro-Am. The day concludes with the Gooding & Company auction and fine dining as our celebrity guests present awards.
Sunday’s feature is our sports car concours. Chief Judge Russell Glace and his team of world renowned experts have their work cut out for them, as our show field is more exclusive than ever for 2017. BMW is our featured marque. The track action continues Sunday with concours cars, modern super cars, hot laps, go karts, slot cars, and more off-road adventures and demonstrations. Listen to Brian Redman, Tommy Kendall and Danny Sullivan reminisce with former Indy and Formula One race winners as you visit our dining stations.
Concours and race awards begin at 3:00 p.m. and are followed by two races: the Monticello Motor Club Celebrity Race demonstration and the Queally Cup Miata race. Wind down with the event insiders as we close out 2017 in the clubhouse.