It might seem early this year, but it's nearly time for the week of classic and modern automotive machinery that descends each year on the Monterey peninsula. The first event, and the VIP kickoff to the week is Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival.

Scheduled for Wednesday, August 14 this year at the Monterey Jet Center, the Motorworks Revival promises food, wine, and of course a collection of vintage and modern cars and supercars, as well as a look at some of the latest private aircraft.

While it's hard to go wrong at any event during this gearhead's dream week on the peninsula, the Motorworks Revival offers its own special attractions. Hosted by McCall Events, the VIP party is attended by Hollywood stars and motoring magnates, seeing 2,500 guests in total.

Tickets are still available at $325 each. You can find out more about the event, or order tickets, at the official site here.

We'll be covering the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and several other events during the week, so follow our hub page to see it all--and to catch up on last year's action.