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2015 Monterey Car Week Kicks Off at McCall’s Motorworks Revival

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 8/13/2015 Scott Evans
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The annual week of automotive overload that has sprung up around the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance kicked off last night at the 24th annual Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival. The most eclectic of the many events this week, McCall’s brings together a wide range of cars and aircraft, from the classic to the cutting edge.

This year’s event appears to have been the biggest yet. Held at Monterey airport, it typically takes over a hangar and the ramp just in front. This year, two hangars were commandeered, along with their ramp space and more. Roughly a dozen automakers participated, ranging from luxury marques like Maserati to high-end niche players like Singer. Dozens more modern and classic cars were on hand, most belonging to VIP guests and parked right out with the planes.

2015 Monterey Car Week Kicks Off at McCall’s Motorworks Revival

Highlights of the event included the public debut of the long-awaited HondaJet private aircraft as well as an appearance by the all-new Acura NSX. Ford and The Petersen Automotive Museum rolled out not only the new Ford GT, but the Mk II and Mk III GT40s of the 1960s as well. Also on hand was one of nine surviving GM Futureliners, massive bus-like cargo vans which carried displays to show in GM’s Parade of Progress rolling auto show of the 1950s. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Toyota rolled out its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle for its first public demonstrations.

McCall’s is generally considered the kickoff event of the week, to be followed by the Tour d’Elegance driving tour Thursday, The Quail show Friday, the premier racing day at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Saturday, and finished with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Sunday morning.

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