Automotive Journalist Crashes Lexus IS-F

This past week, The International Motor Press Association ( IMPA) held a track day at the Monticello Motor Club in New York, where a number of automotive journalists from various publications gathered together to test cars, critique each vehicle’s merits objectively, and perform all the good work being an automotive journalist entails.

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Formula 1 May Return To The United States At Monticello Motor Club

It’s been three years since Formula 1 last raced on American soil at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but the owners of the exclusive Monticello Motor Club (essentially a country club with a race track rather than a golf course) are hoping that the sport will return to the United States at their venue.

According to a report in Autoweek, Ari Strauss, president of the Monticello Motor Club, has been sending overtures to F1 head honco Bernie Eccelstone, and has secured the blessing of F1 track architect Herman Tilke. Strauss, who is trying to obtain support from local, state and federal politicians, noted that “…securing F1 is like winning the Olympics; competition is fierce, and this is not a done deal.” Monticello is in a good position, since it’s 90 minutes from Manhattan and 10 minutes from a major airport. Hit the jump to read the full text of Strauss’ letter to club members regarding the race.

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