Gordon McCall's Airport Party
After the Concours on The Avenue on Tuesday, Wednesday provided a day to see the sights on the
Monterey peninsula, notably to take in the wonderfully scenic 17 mile Drive, with its spectacular rugged
coastline, along with the other attractions of the area, like the aquarium, Cannery Row and the harbour in
Monterey, whilst the auction houses and manufacturers set up their displays in various locations. If it
was more car things you were after, then the Automobilia function at the Embassy Suites Hotel was the
place to be, with an eclectic array of offerings for the petrol head.
This year the evening activity was Gordon McCall’s Airport Party, normally held on the Thursday evening,
this event moved forward a day to celebrate his 50th birthday. Apart from the latest offerings in private
jets and historic aircraft, the main theme of the gathering this year was hot rods, with a number of
examples of this custom craft, which spawns so many clever styling exercises, nestling under the wings
of or alongside the aircraft on display at Monterey Airport. This is also one of the big social gatherings
during the Monterey week, and the glitterati were out in force!