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A New Trend: Car Clubs

Forget leisurely golfing on the back nine: New "car country clubs" are about testosterone, octane, and speed.
July 7, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"...The car-club concept is catching on. Plans are afoot for members-only tracks near the Appalachian Trail in eastern Pennsylvania and in Joliet, Ill. And existing tracks are offering pricey memberships and country-club amenities They're all signs of an American cultural convergence -- NASCAR meets the Hamptons. It's a kind of upscale go-kart track in a gated community, a place where wealthy and increasingly footloose baby boomers can live out their fast and furious fantasies."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Monday, July 7, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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