M1 Concourse in Pontiac has announced Jordan Zlotoff, CEO, will step down effective March 1 to pursue new professional ventures. He will be replaced by Timothy McGrane, an automotive sports executive.
Zlotoff has been with M1 Concourse since construction of the development began in 2015, serving as director of business development and director of operations before assuming the role of CEO in March 2019. He will remain part of the ownership structure and an informal adviser to the organization’s operations.
M1 Concourse, a private driving club, became the largest private garage community in the world over the last five years, offering 170 luxury garage condos ranging from 500-5,000 square feet. It is also a venue for automotive entertainment and corporate events and is home to the Champion Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile performance track. It is housed on an 87-acre former General Motors Co. factory property.
“I am extremely proud of how far we have come,” Zlotoff says. “I am in awe of what the M1 Concourse team has accomplished and beyond grateful to the M1 garage owners, clients, and sponsors that have partnered with us throughout our development. While it is difficult to step down from my official capacity as CEO, I am confident that new leadership will continue the incredible growth of our organization and leverage the passion of our motorsports community.”
McGrane will take over effective March 1. He is the former executive director of the Blackhawk Automotive Museum in California and most recently served as CEO of Laguna Seca Raceway in California. The remainder of the M1 management team will remain in place.
“I am looking forward to furthering the M1 Concourse mission by growing the experiences for our M1 garage owners and motorsports club members as well as developing new and dynamic event concepts,” says McGrane. “We have a unique opportunity to host the 2021 Motor Bella event and bring the eyes of the automotive world to M1 Concourse.”
Along with the Motor Bella event, scheduled for September and produced by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association, M1 Concourse will host the Woodward Dream Show in August and American Speed Festival in late September early October.
An expansion of the club’s garage community consisting of 82 new private garages totaling 63,000 square feet is also expected to open this year, along with a 28,500-square-foot event center and trackside public restaurant, both scheduled to open in the fall.