The kick-off to Monterey Car Week 2019 featured highlights including priceless historic cars, vehicle debuts from Ford, RUF Automobile and ROUSH Performance, along with displays from 20 luxury automotive, aviation and lifestyle brands.
Monterey, Calif. (August 15, 2019) – McCall’s Motorworks Revival, the first major event of the world-famous Monterey Car Week, hosted its 28th annual event at Monterey Jet Center in Monterey, California on August 14, 2019. A crowd of over 3,000 enthusiasts attended the exclusive event, exploring a unique blend of iconic classic cars, cutting-edge exotic cars, rare aircraft, debuts and displays from over 20 leading automakers, aircraft brands, luxury watch companies, food and beverage providers and luxury real estate companies.
The unique environment on the tarmac and in the hangar of the Monterey Jet Center event featured a selection of some of the world’s finest classic cars, including a one-of-two 1978 BMW 320 Turbo lightweight race car campaigned by Jim Busby Racing in IMSA GTX competition. Other standout classics included an exacting replica of the 1935 Bugatti Aerolithe built on an original Bugatti Type 57 chassis using the same production methods and materials as the original car.
New vehicles that debuted at the event included the North American debut of the production model RUF CTR Anniversary supercar as well as the North American debut of the Ford GT Mk II track-only supercar. Other vehicles debuting at the event included the world debut of a one-off, Gulf Racing-inspired Stage 3 Mustang from ROUSH Performance.
The aviation world was also well-represented at the event, with a rare B-25 bomber as well as the iconic P-51 Mustang. Along with these classic aircraft, a wide variety of new private airplanes were on display for attendees. These included the Gulfstream G500, Dassault Falcon’s 900 LX, Legacy 500 and Phenom 300E light business jet from Embraer, the single-engine Piper M600 cabin-class turboprop airplane, the PC-12 NG midsize turboprop airplane from Pilatus Aircraft and Textron Aviation’s display of the Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet.
Guests also enjoyed displays from luxury watchmakers Bremont, Eberhard & Co., H. Moser & Cie., Kerbedanz, Reservoir Watch SA, Chronoswiss A.G. and high-end jeweler Winston’s Estate Jewelers. Further unique displays were exquisite sculptures courtesy of artist Mark Russo of the Foundry Michelangelo and additional display vehicles from The Luxury Collection on Northern California. The event’s exclusive gourmet food and beverages from a variety of high-profile chefs and mixologists were supported by offerings from Bernardus, Mullin Estate Wines, El Jefe Tequila, Adobe Road Winery and California Caviar Company. Gateway Bronco also had a selection of its officially licensed, restored Ford Broncos on display.
“The 28th Annual McCall’s Motorworks Revival was one of the most memorable we’ve ever hosted,” said Gordon McCall, founder of the McCall’s Motorworks Revival. “The California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation had a hugely successful night and variety of automobiles and aircraft, along with these unique displays have made 2019 one of our most successful events to date. We hope we can continue to grow McCall’s Motorworks Revival as one of Monterey’s must-see events in 2020 and beyond.”
About Gordon McCall
As a former Class judge at the Pebble Beach Concour’s d’Elegance and Field Coordinator for more than 25 years, Gordon is the CEO and President of McCall Events, Inc. as well as the Co-Founder and Motorsports Director for the world-renowned “The Quail” A Motorsports Gathering, “The Quail” A Motorcycle Gathering, and host of the Peninsula Classics annual “Best of the Best” Award, with close friend Sir Michael Kadoorie, Chairman of the Peninsula Shanghai Hotel Group.
Starting in 2019, Gordon’s ineffable passion for all things built for speed, will host “The Road to Provenance,” a television series focusing on collecting and collectors airing this Fall on the History channel.
Gordon McCall’s professional affiliations continue to evolve around his aviation, motorsports, motorcycle, and bicycling interests. Additional affiliations include: Partner and member of the development team, Monterey Motorsports Park, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus for the Naval Postgraduate School Cycling Club, and Member of the Board of Directors for the California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation which assists widows and orphans of CHP officers killed in the line of duty.
McCall continues to innovate and support other automotive and motorcycle endeavors. Most recently, Gordon contributed to the feature film “Why We Ride,” a documentary on the spirit and community behind the sport and pleasure of motorcycling and is now working closely with the same film production crew on their next feature film, “Why We Fly”.