The event that is considered the kickoff for the Monterey weekend is fabulous. Gordon McCall’s 22nd Motorworks Revival party held Wednesday, August 14th featured bright colors, fascinating designs, great lines, the well-known and not-so-well known. The featured cars, motorcycles and airplanes were really special too!
Despite being a cloudy late afternoon at the Monterey airport, the number of vehicle carriers along the way and small jets at the airport was a hopeful indicator of what attendees were in store for. Jason, the ever-present parking director and his crew did an excellent job of lining up the cars.
A short stroll around the Monterey Jet Center administrative building, around the corner, and ta-da! Plenty of staff to hand out tickets and at the entrance, two rows of identically dressed servers each with flutes of champagne on a tray as party goers walk on the blue carpet. What a start!
Sleek lines best describes the attendees, both mechanical and carbon based! Several luxury jets and propeller planes could be boarded, and various exotic cars could be sat in. Aston Martin had the largest presence with many models present including the ultra-rare One-77, the debut of the 2013 Vanquish and the V-12 Vantage S!
Breitling watches partnered with the California Highway Patrol 11-99 charity foundation for a $100 per ticket raffle of the Skyracer watch. Breitling also featured a display of watches along with a Bentley having a stunning Breitling limited edition Continental with a factory representative to answer questions.
The North American debut of two examples of the superb and obtainable 2014 Maserati Ghibli was compliments of Maserati of Sacramento. Mr. Pagani was present with a carbon fiber intensive, sculpted Pagani Huayra masterpiece; a crowd and enthusiasts favorite. Octane Magazine hosted an even more exclusive lounge upstairs.
Copious amounts of champagne and wine was served and the hors d’oeuvres were a culinary delight compliments of the Bernardus Lodge with Chef Cal Stamenov . The music made for the perfect accompaniment of the atmosphere. Particularly telling was how well the event was attended even at the 10pm closing time despite starting at 5pm.
Capturing the essence of the weekend is what Gordon McCall’s party does best. Phenomenal vintage and modern automobiles, motorcycles and aircraft with a first class atmosphere and accommodations make for a superb event!