2016 McCall Motorworks Revival – Preview
A classy car party infused with the jet-set lifestyleby Jonathan Lopez, on
Situated between the bustling street action of downtown Monterey and the on-track heroics of Laguna Seca, you’ll find the Monterey Jet Center, a short stretch of tarmac that provides quick and easy access to all the delights that the central California coast has to offer. Every August, this small regional airport plays host to the McCall Motorworks Revival, gathering together a few thousand well-to-do auto aficionados seeking the kind of atmosphere only available in the presence of high-end four-wheeled internal combustion. Now celebrating its 25th year running, this annual gala mixes classic cars, antiques, and supercars with equal parts motorcycles, private aircraft, and delectable cuisine, creating a heady cocktail perfectly suited to kick-off Monterey Car Week. Sounds like our kinda party.
This year’s event is shaping up to be every bit as extravagant as it’s been in years past, and we’ll be on the scene bringing you the all the latest. Read on to get the lowdown on what to expect.
Update 08-18-2016: We were on the scene at McCall and got some great video of the show. Check it all out for yourself below.
Continue reading to learn more about the 2016 McCall Motorworks Revival.
Videos from McCall
Initial Walk Around
Interview with Nick Soprano and the Sensuale
Longer Walk Around
Check out the Koenigsegg Agera XS
Late Night Light Show
A Little Bit of Background
The McCall Motorworks Revival essentially started out as a small BBQ get-together amongst friends. Over time, the party grew into a premiere world-class motoring event, but the point isn’t to be the biggest – rather, it’s about being the best. The event is now regularly attended by a select group of VIPs, racing personalities, and industry elite, combining the upper crust of the automotive world with fashion and lifestyle.
Check out our coverage of last year’s event here.
But of course, the primary focus is on the three acres of uber-expensive machinery on display. Unlike other car events, the McCall party lets attendees get up close and personal with the displays, providing ample opportunities to find that next big dream mobile.
Here are just a few of the vehicles, some of which have shown up in the past, some of which are scheduled to show in 2016:
Acura NSX (second generation)
Antron Brown’s and Del Wosham’s NHRA Top Fuel Championship-winning drag racers
Kyle Busch’s NASCAR Sprint Cup-winning Toyota Camry
Porsche 908 LT
In addition to the cars, expect to see a large collection of motorcycles, helicopters, and aircraft filling the hangars, from vintage to the modern day.
The Food And Drink
With a roster like that, you can’t be caught serving corn chips and soda.
Complementing the machines this year will be hors d’oeuvres and desserts from four celebrity chefs, plus drinks from five Northern California wineries to wash it all down.
Luxury On Display
Being a full-scale luxury event, the McCall Motorworks Revival will also throw in displays of the appropriate lifestyle accouterments to go with the Bugattis and Gulfstreams; for example, designer handbags, or timepieces from Swiss watchmaker Baume et Mercier.
Where: Monterey Jet Center, 300 Skypark Drive, Monterey CA 93940
When: Wednesday, August 17, 5 PM – 10 PM
How: Tickets can be purchased here, and start at $395 per ticket. Presuming the event does not sell out, tickets can also be purchased the day of the event for $450. “Red Carpet VIP” tickets are also available, and include early entry, an exclusive reception, valet parking at the event entrance, and entry to the exclusive Red Carpet Lounge Mezzanine. Cost is $550 per ticket. For more information, click here.