Inside Manhattan’s Most Exclusive Classic Car Club
They call it the “Garage Mahal” for a reason.
The Classic Car Club Manhattan (CCC), an automotive haven for gentleman racers for the past 11 years in the downtown Tribeca neighborhood, just moved into massive new digs on the Hudson River at Pier 76 in Hell’s Kitchen.
It incorporates 26,000-square-ft. of interior space along with 13,000 exterior square feet and a 4,000-square-ft. terrace on the river, to be completed in the near future.
In addition to the main showroom bristling with modern and classic sports and exotic models, there are plans for a small park and a gallery of automotive art that will be open to the public.
A new members-only area will feature an elaborate bar, a professional kitchen, private restaurant, and glassed-in seating area in a new mezzanine overlooking the cars.
“Driving” memberships are sold out with a waiting list as long as the FDR Drive in rush hour, but the expanded space will allow CCC to add up to 1,000 Clubhouse Memberships, which will have all the same member benefits except for actually being able to drive on public roads.
That still means you can go hell for leather in the club’s fleet, which includes a Ford GT40, McLaren MP4-12C, Ferrari 458 Italia and Shelby Cobra, on track days.
Which are the best days of all….