M1 Concourse is an 87-acre playground for auto enthusiasts that includes the world’s largest community of Private Garages and a state-of-the-art 1.5-mile Performance Track with its own private Motorsports Club. M1 is a place where enthusiasts can keep, show and exercise their vehicles in the company of other enthusiasts and enjoy unforgettable experiences in a social setting unavailable to people who keep their cars at home or in a traditional storage facility. Plans for the development include expanding the Private Garage community, a corporate event center, and more.
In short, M1 Concourse is the epicenter of all things automotive in metro Detroit and provides the largest concentration of auto enthusiasts in the world a venue to enjoy their passion with friends and family.
As they say, location is everything. Which is why we built M1 Concourse in a place that’s a magnet for auto enthusiasts the world over. M1 Concourse is parked right on historic Woodward Avenue in a location easily accessible from every Detroit suburb.
The 87-acre property sits at the northwest corner of Woodward Avenue and South Boulevard adjacent to Bloomfield Hills and is bounded by Woodward Avenue on the east and Franklin Road on the west. As an added bonus, the largest annual car gathering in the world, the “Woodward Dream Cruise,” makes its way right past the property every summer. Major highways, including I-75 and M-59, have exits within a few miles of the property.
M1 Concourse sits on a historic site that has been home to a series of auto manufacturing facilities for the past 100+ years. In 1905, a large portion of the property was developed into a factory by the Rapid Motor Company for the production of municipal vehicles. In 1908, a combination of Rapid, Reliance Motor Truck and Crescent Motors became General Motors Truck Co. During the decades GM owned the property, it was home to a variety of manufacturing plants and quality assurance facilities.
The facility was decommissioned in 2008 and all but one building on the property was demolished. In 2011, the property was transferred to the RACER Trust, which was created by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to position for redevelopment properties and other facilities owned by the former General Motors Corp. before its bankruptcy.
After completing a significant amount of due diligence on the suitability of the property for the intended development and obtaining the proper clearances and approvals from the Environmental Protection Agency, State of Michigan, Oakland County and the City of Pontiac, M1 Concourse acquired the land on August 6, 2014. Now the property has been reconnected with its 100+ year automotive history.
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm
Event Hours: Fluctuate