McCall’s Jet Center soiree launches Monterey activities

Cars and aircraft provide the setting for McCall's annual Monterey kickoff party | Howard Koby photos
Cars and aircraft provide the setting for McCall’s annual Monterey kickoff party | Howard Koby photos

Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival is the “unofficial” event to kick off Monterey Classic Car Week. The event, held at the Monterey Jet Center, is a fabulous gathering of exotic automotive machines on the tarmac alongside private aircraft and historic World War II-era fighter planes with VIP guests hobnobbing with the likes of Jay Leno and Dan Gurney.

Most impressive this year was the 1962 Ford Mustang I roadster concept car (see photo above), which Gurney had driven around the Watkins Glen track before the 1962 U.S. Grand Prix. The car is now part of the Henry Ford Museum’s Driving America exhibit.

A Gurney Eagle and historic Porsche racer are party favorites
A Gurney Eagle and historic Porsche racer are party favorites

At $325 per ticket, the event is an annual s sellout benefiting the California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation that provides assistance to CHP families in financial crisis, in the case of death, as well as with scholarships for their sons, daughters, and spouses.

A Champagne reception and distinctive culinary delights from master chefs carried the Motorworks Revival to the early night as guests collected their “goody bags” containing mementoes of the 23rd annual gala.

See the mccallevents.com website for more information.

Top chefs provide food and beverages
Top chefs provide food and beverages

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