A limited number of Memberships are currently being offered for The Club prior to opening. 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 OF COURSE
An operation like The Concours Club would fall short without true professionals at the helm. We are proud to introduce you to the Club's Chief of Course, Chad McGunegill. An Indiana native, Chad began his career as a firefighter and paramedic. After 12 years, Chad joined the Automotive Racing Club of America (ARCA) and the American Speed Association (ASA).
Chad's expertise landed him a role with NASCAR, where he was responsible for the safety and well-being of all drivers. Seven years later, upon NASCAR's merger with IMSA, Chad was promoted as Head of Track Services & Safety, a role he fulfilled for five years. In 2019, Chad moved to Miami and joined The Concours Club as Chief of Course and head of the circuit's Response Team.
The Concours Club's Circuit Response Team is there to respond to emergency situations including incidents, fire suppression, vehicle extrication, and medical response. In addition, the Circuit Response Team is responsible for daily operations and maintenance of the course, ensuring all driving surfaces, impact attenuation barriers and circuit equipment are pristinely maintained.
"We are incredibly fortunate to have Chad anchor our facility maintenance and response team. His emergency response and circuit operation experience, combined with his attention to detail are invaluable. Chad and his team will ensure the safety of our members and guests is always prioritized."
-President, Aaron Weiss
CIRCUIT RESPONSE TEAM
Bad days on the circuit just got better. The Circuit Response Team is here to help in the most critical of moments. Joining our Chief of Course, Chad McGunegill, is Assistant Chief of Course, Robert Simpson and course operations Associate, Trace Hance.
Robert is a 14 year veteran firefighter and advanced EMT. His experience includes vehicle extrication, trench rescue, and hazardous material response. Robert has 10 years of experience providing rescue services and logistical support during emergency situations and severe weather declarations.
Trace comes from a family of racing enthusiasts and has grown up in the paddock. His background as a driver positions him ideally for a career in Circuit Operations. Trace is our TecPro barrier specialist, an expert equipment operator, and will also be serving as a pit marshal. Trace is also an amateur race car driver and the 2020 Florida Spec Miata Champion.
The response team's custom-made vehicles were specifically-designed for use at The Concours Club. The Tundra is outfitted with both foam and dry chem extinguishing agents. The team will utilize hydraulic extrication tools manufactured by AMKUS and critical response items will be housed in a custom-designed skid unit. In addition to the fast-response Tundra, we have built an F350 repair vehicle, which is essentially a “toolbox on wheels” and is designed to facilitate rapid course repair.
Since our last newsletter, we have made incredible progress. As shown in the video above, The new Turn 1 configuration has been paved, guardrail has been installed and the high-grip run-off paint has been applied. The Paddock Lounge broke ground and the solar panels are in production. The design was enhanced to include electric car charging stations.
Asphalt has been poured in front of Concours One. The finishes inside the tuning shops are in progress and the automotive storage, detailing, and maintenance bays are virtually complete. The Members Lounge millwork is well underway and kitchen equipment is being installed. Construction of the entrance perimeter wall along Le Jeune begun and is rapidly progressing. The guardhouse is complete, the entry drive has been graded, and the security gate and bollards are underway.
DRIVEN BY DESIGN
Weaving motorsport elements into interior design is a task for the talented. Jennifer Hoey Interior Design has been involved with The Concours Club since its early inception. Jennifer Hoey-Smith and her Miami-based Senior Designer, Maria Senior, provide innovative concepts and modern style, ensuring all details of the member’s luxury experience are integrated.
Working collaboratively with our in-house team, DMAC Architecture and Brad Kilgore, the design team has crafted the ultimate Members Lounge.
Jennifer’s team has worked on multiple projects across the country, ranging from residential to commercial. Extensive research and creative processes inspired the bespoke clubhouse environment. Stripping away the starkness of modern automotive design elements, JHID infuses warmth to create the most inviting of spaces.
“The inspiration behind the design of the Member's Lounge was to create an environment for members to pursue their passion for racing in a high end luxury environment. By taking notes from sport car details and applying that to a lounge setting, we considered everything from leather quilting and stitch details, to rich wood tones paired with black and mixed metals," states Jennifer Hoey-Smith.
The Members Lounge will be available to members upon Club opening.
A new and improved fleet offering is coming to the family. Meet the M2 CS Racing. Modeled using insights gained from the development of the BMW M4 GT4, the new M2 CS Racing is the perfect balance of performance and pedigree that we have come to expect from BMW. The vehicle comes equipped with an S55 twin-turbo inline six-cylinder pumping out up to 425hp, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. An adjustable rear wing, a removable BMW Motorsport specialty steering wheel, and air conditioning make this an ideal to addition to the rest of the Concours Club's fleet.
As many modern cars now feature launch control, we have added a space to use it. Located in line with our longest straightaway, we have added a launch pad! This pad is the ideal place to experience raw acceleration. The pad is wide enough for two cars to settle a grudge.
BEHIND THE SCENES
The Concours Club team is hard at work, ensuring all members' needs are ready for opening. Last month, Emmy award-winning, Alienworx Productions, was on site to shoot the member training modules featuring three-time Indy 500 Champion, Helio Castroneves. A stark departure from monotonous, conservative education methods, the training modules will teach members and their guests through exciting, dynamic, and animated footage.
MEMBERS IN COMPETITION
GT WORLD CHALLENGE AMERICA
Congratulations to Ronnie Vogel's Squadra Corse team for clinching the SRO 2020 GT World Challenge America at Indy!
Mark Issa also participated in the season, piloting the Ferrari 488 GT3 as a third driver in the endurance round. Mark had a great, point-earning race.
Congratulations to all Ferrari Challenge drivers for an incredible season! A special thanks to HP Tech Motorsport for their hard work and dedication, helping our members fulfill their motorsports dreams.
At Indy, all teammates saw great success, bringing home a total of 5 trophies for the weekend. Club’s President, Aaron Weiss, Jay Schriebman and Dave Musial achieved back-to-back podiums.
Congratulations to Founding Member Sureel Choksi for scoring his first ever pole position. In an amazing effort, Sureel laid down his pole lap on his last chance. Ride along on Sureel's pole lap in the video to the left.
At Sebring, Founding Member, Jay Schreibman, made it to the top of the timing charts, putting his car on pole for race 2. Jay is a heavy favorite for the 2021 championship.
Helio Castroneves, went on a summer tear, ruling IMSA by taking three consecutive poles and wins at Road America, Road Atlanta and Mid-Ohio! In addition, Helio was back in Indycar action at the Harvest GP on IMS' road course.
To round out his summer, while collecting data at The Concours Club, Helio set multiple track records, which sets the benchmark for Members to aim.
This past weekend, our Course Operations Associate, Trace Hance clinched the SCCA Central Florida Region Championship in Spec Miata.
Trace entered the weekend with a 54 point lead over second place. After repairing a broken axle and fighting through a failing intake valve, Trace survived the weekend with a 42 point lead.
Within the 8 race season, Trace set two track records, had one race win, and an average race finish of 4th.
IN THE NEWS
“Paradise with a private track.” Miami’s Concours Club showcases how a powerhouse of talent and automotive passion can come together to make a one-of-a-kind, exclusive, and exciting private auto destination.
Pininfarina, DMAC Architecture, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Hélio Castroneves, planeside car pickup and dropoff, a gourmet restaurant by Chef Brad Kilgore, in-house mechanics; all of these and more are what make The Concours Club an exciting enclave just minutes from Miami's urban core.
YOU HAVE QUESTIONS,
WE HAVE ANSWERS
When is the grand opening of The Concours Club?
Member orientations are scheduled to take place shortly after Thanksgiving 2020. The Club's grand opening is planned for early 2021 upon the completion of all of the facilities and amenities.
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 circuit-side Paddock 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. These will range in size from approximately 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.