The Grand Prix Club
What is The Grand Prix Club?
What do you do?
Why should you choose us to provide your travel needs to attend a major Motorsports event? The answer is simple, three word, EXPERIENCE, SERVICE AND SATISFACTION. We provide the best personal service available if you are planning to attend a premier motorsports event. We do not offer ski trips, golf, football, hockey or any other stick and ball sports events. However, if you are looking for the best experience in attending a Formula 1 Grand Prix, the 24 hours of Le Mans, the Goodwood Revival or a visit to the major Italian car manufacturers and museums then you have come to the right place. We provide all the elements you really need to have an enjoyable travel experience to a Grand Prix event. We provide all the convenience of an organized tour program and yet you are free to make your own schedule and enjoy as much independence as you like. We are a “ground only” Tour Operator and not a Retail Travel Agency.
How long have you been in business?
The Grand Prix Club, Inc. is a USA Corporation with headquarters in South Florida. We are licensed, bonded and insured. Our participants have attended Formula 1, Le Mans 24 hour race and other motorsport Events since 1982.
Are you familiar with the amenities?
We have negotiated access to the same facilities Teams and Sponsors use to entertain their guests and other VIPs. Our guests are right in the middle of the action. Your package features hotel accommodations, all ground transportation, tickets and hospitality services. At many events, we have our own area or suite with all the amenities including catering, televisions, private restroom facilities, great viewing locations and in many cases Pit and Paddock credentials. We also have VIP parking so we don’t have to hike to the stands. At many events, we have use of both our suite or restaurant viewing plus covered grandstand seating as well.
Do you have inspections of the facilities?
The Grand Prix Club management conducts annual inspection tours of European Grand Prix Circuits and hotel facilities. We have inspected over 250 hotels and arranged all the other required support providers to enable us to put this program together for you. As is typical, most of the tracks are located in remote areas with limited availability of nearby accommodations. To further complicate the lodging issue, there always seems to be some large convention scheduled in the same area at the same time. We have been fortunate to find great accommodations within a reasonable distance that will provide an enhanced vacation for the time tour members are not at the Event. We wanted to provide a European experience so the properties we have chosen are all very comfortable with nice bathrooms, modern facilities and Old World charm. We would never put our guests in a hotel we had not personally visited and approved.
Is the entire trip hosted?
The Grand Prix Club staff will greet you upon arrival and are with you throughout the scheduled trip, but you will still have all the freedom of traveling on your own if you like. OUR GOAL is to provide a superior vacation experience in an environment where our guests have the opportunity to experience their sport with fellow enthusiasts and friends.
Tour group size is usually limited to 30 people per trip. Single supplements can be arranged. The restriction on group size is based on several factors, including size of the VIP facilities, as well as hotel and ground transportation capabilities. In most cases, we try to provide at least two departures from the hotel to the track for the Grand Prix events, so the “early birds” (probably the guys) can get there early and the others (probably the gals) can do what they want and meet up later.
Are you affiliated with race teams?
The principals of our organization have had client relationships with Ferrari, Ford, McLaren, Amoco, Audi, BP, BMW, Exxon, Lotus, Porsche, Texaco and Saab to name just a few companies.
Connect with our team
Guest Services and Administration
Angie hails from Texas and has over 35 years of experience living abroad and traveling extensively in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Far East and Russia. She has worked in the Travel, Diving, Fashion and Retail Industries for over 35 years and is an avid tennis player and fan. She began work in the Specialty Travel Industry beginning in 1978
Angie’s focus is on providing an enjoyable experience for the ladies, administration and to provide suggestions on the many local “things to do” at each destination.
Steve was born in Virginia and has over 35 years of experience living abroad and traveling extensively in Europe, Caribbean North America and Africa. Professional experience includes the Motorsport, Travel, Hotel and Special Event Industries. Having competed in motor racing, he provides a special insight into Formula 1 and moves easily within the Industry.
Steve’s Specialty Travel Industry experience began in 1974. For over 20 years he consulted with Fortune 500 companies in their meeting, seminar and executive travel departments. Steve has organized, managed and escorted more than 400 weeks of tours all over the world representing over 12,000 participants.
Steve’s focus is on providing smooth logistical operations and looking for opportunities to enhance the Motorsport Travel experience.
The Grand Prix Club is committed to protecting your privacy. We will only provide information necessary to secure your trips with the Grand Prix Club. Suppliers (airlines, hotels etc.) will receive only the minimum information required to make your reservations. The management of the Grand Prix Club will not distribute or otherwise misuse your information. This policy covers ANY information you provide to include your name and your email address – we have a box on our contact information page for you to click if you would like to have your email address added to our Members page, if you do not want that added to the Members page then don’t check the box. The only purpose of the Members contact page is to provide a forum for Members to contact each other.