Video of the Day: Man-cave tour by Gordon McCall of Monterey Car Week

The video is presented as part of the Petersen Museum’s Virtual Car Week

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Monterey Car Week's Gordon McCall presents a tour of his motorcycle collection

Few names are as well-associated with Monterey Car Week as that of Gordon McCall, whose Motorworks Revival gala at the Monterey Jet Center serves as the start every year for California’s premier collection of automotive festivities.  McCall is the co-founder and motorsports director for The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering and his recently organized The Quail, A Motorcycle Gathering.

The president and chief executive of McCall Events, and the operator of a high-end classic car restoration business, McCall has served for the past 25 years as a class judge and field coordinator at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. 

So it’s certainly no surprise that McCall became a key part of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Virtual Car Week, which celebrates the normal events of the Monterey Peninsula when they’re not closed down by a pandemic.  

The Video of the Day is a special appearance by McCall as he takes us on a tour of his immaculate garage/office/man cave where he conducts business and has fun playing with cars and motorcycles. 

The three collector cars parked inside are gorgeous but not terribly rare or valuable, which speaks to the modest and unassuming character of this pleasant guy.  In his garage are a beautifully turned out custom Datsun 240Z, a preserved original 1970 Chevrolet Z/28 coupe and his wife’s Mercedes-Benz 280SL, a relatively rare 4-speed model.

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But then there’s his sterling collection of post-war motorcycles that include several iconic racing models and four excellent Nortons. 

But see for yourself.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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