APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
A limited number of memberships are currently being offered for The Club. The initiation fee is $150,000 with dues of $35,000 per year. If you would like to be considered for membership, please complete the application below.
THE LATEST NEWS AND PROGRESS UPDATES FROM THE CONCOURS CLUB
MEET THE CLUB’S
CHIEF DRIVING INSTRUCTOR
We are proud to introduce Jon Branam, The Concours Club’s Chief Driving Instructor. A Miami native, Jon began racing at age 11 and by 14 was hired as a factory driver by a major Italian kart manufacturer. As a young professional, Jon toured the world competing and representing an international brand while refining his craft and climbing the ladder competing in a prominent open wheel feeder series until running short of sponsorship funds.
Jon’s exemplary car control skills made him a natural as a stunt driver. Jon became a member of the Screen Actors Guild and appeared in multiple television commercials and movies. Jon also served as a lead driver at Walt Disney World’s Lights Motor Action! stunt show in Orlando, Florida where he started as a driver and ascended to a leadership role, training other drivers and coordinating show executions.
When Disney turned out the lights, Jon moved into a coaching and support role, aiding professional teams and drivers as their “eye in the sky." Jon has contributed to multiple wins at both the Rolex Daytona 24-Hour and the 12-Hours of Sebring. Jon has also served as an instructor and coach within the Ferrari Corso Pilota and Challenge Series. Jon is familiar with all the current telemetry systems as well as the cutting edge GPX Stream in-car camera system that will be utilized at The Concours Club.
"His grasp of both the technology and human performance aspects of motorsport, drive the results he delivers to those wishing to develop their skills. Jon’s services will be available to members and their guests on a daily basis and will be augmented by a top-notch team that he is currently assembling."
-The Concours Club President, Aaron Weiss
CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS CONTINUES
- Completion of fuel station structure
- Commencement of Members Lounge interior buildout
- Wood cladding on guardhouse exterior
WHAT'S AROUND THE CORNER
- Fabrication and installation commencement of shade structure on paddock
- Completion of Automotive Detailing bay
- Completion of Tuning Shop
- Wood cladding on Concours One exterior
TESTING THE CIRCUIT
Recently, Helio Castroneves and Jon Branam tested the driving circuit alongside Grasser Racing Team. Their assistance helped in ensuring the driving circuit is entertaining and optimal for all skill levels: from entry-level to professionals. Multiple driving tests have been conducted and are on-going.
THE MOST ADVANCED DRIVING CIRCUIT
CIRCUIT CONTROL CENTER
Multiple strands of fiber-optic cable all converge in the Circuit Control Center where they bring data to and from the cameras, timing loops and electronic flag panels. Having recently entered the pre-operational phase, the systems are now completely interconnected and the Racetrack Engineering (RTE) team has begun building the digital database, which is the backbone of the semi-autonomous flagging system. RTE is vastly-experienced and has supported major events such as the Indy 500 and the US GP at COTA, among many others.
THE ULTIMATE LEARNING TOOLS
The Concours Club is on the cutting edge of advanced driver coaching, employing top notch staff and equipping them with the latest tools to aid members in achieving their driving goals. Partnering with GPX Stream, The Concours Club's fleet cars are all equipped with the latest data and video streaming systems. This allows coaches to track their students from the paddock, in real time, communicating with them directly and privately via radio, virtually ending right seat coaching.
A STUDY IN SIGHT LINES
It takes a driver in the track designer seat to really capture the emotion and excitement that motorsport offers. Under the tutelage of Alan Wilson, a talented designer named Bryce Engelhart has invested countless hours in the minute details of The Concours Club’s circuit. Bryce has a driving background that is clearly evident in his designs, particularly his understanding of the importance of sight lines. Bryce is responsible for championing the elevation changes built into The Concours Club’s circuit. These elevation changes are just enough to affect the driver's sight lines.
A LESSON IN RUN-OFF
A defining feature of The Concours Club is, undoubtedly, the run off. Designed with safety in mind but completely cognizant of the importance of its appearance from ground or sky, Florida-based Racelite Designs was contracted to design this feature. Working in close conjunction with the team, Racelite Designs generated over 30 options before settling on the current iconic blue variants design which is striking and unique while functional and maintainable.
Transferring the design from rendering into reality was a task for the best of the best. UK-based RoadGrip, travel the world designing and applying paint from airport runways to circuit run-off. They have worked on some of the most recognizable tracks around the world including Circuit of the Americas and Russian F1 GP.
Their expert installation and attention to detail were critical components of the simply stellar execution. RoadGrip UK was also responsible for installing the high friction paint as well as the reflective details that will facilitate night driving.
IN THE NEWS
The Concours Club and newly-appointed Culinary Director, Brad Kilgore, were recently featured in an article from Food & Beverage Magazine. The industry-leading publication for all updates in the culinary space, provided a brief window into some of the fantastic food and beverage options that Members of The Concours Club will be able to enjoy.
Kilgore has become synonymous with Miami’s vibrant dining scene and The Concours Club is thrilled to offer his award-winning cuisine for Members.
MEMBERS IN COMPETITION
GT WORLD CHALLENGE AMERICA
Congratulations to Founding Member, Ronnie Vogel's Squadra Corse team for coming in first during the Blancpain GT World Challenge America at Circuit of the Americas in early March. Their Hublot/The Concours Club Ferrari also contributed to the 500 podium milestone in the 488 GT3.
Race weekends are always fun, especially when two Founding Members, who are also teammates, stand on the podium together. Jay Schreibman and Osvaldo Gaio, finished second and third place respectively, in their Coppa Shell Class at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
YOU HAVE QUESTIONS,
WE HAVE ANSWERS
When is the grand opening of The Concours Club?
The Club's grand opening was scheduled for this summer. However, due to COVID-19, for the safety of our members and staff, we likely will elect to push Club opening to later this year. Construction currently continues at the project and we are carefully monitoring the situation. We will continue to update our Membership as the situation develops.
What facilities will be available upon opening?
Upon opening, the Club will include the approximately 2-mile-long driving circuit and 28,000+ square feet of facilities including Guardhouse, Concours One building and Fuel Station. We will also launch with the first-of-its-kind trackside Driver's Lounge.
The Concours One building will host the Member’s Lounge, Restaurant and Bar, Tuning Shops operated by HP Tech Motorsport, Maintenance Facility, Automotive Storage and Automotive Detailing.
When will real estate offerings be available?
The development of these offerings is in progress and should be announced later this year. The Founding Members will have first priority on real estate per their Founding Member benefits.
What will the real estate offerings be?
The Club will offer a wide range of options to our members including storage and garages, which can be customized. These will range in size from 2,000 square feet to more than 8,000 square feet.
How many memberships are still available?
A limited number of memberships are currently being offered for The Club. The initiation fee is $150,000 with dues of $35,000 per year. If you would like to be considered for membership, please complete the application by visiting TheConcoursClub.com.
Will there be car storage available upon opening?
The Founding Members will have access to car storage when the Club opens, with multiple real estate offerings coming online shortly after opening.