Thermal Club to display rare BMW M1 Procar at Monterey event

(August 9, 2017) PALM DESERT, Calif.  — The Thermal Club has announced it will display the world’s only street-legal BMW M1 Procar and offer a virtual reality track experience at the 26th Annual McCall’s Motorworks Revival in Monterey on Aug. 16.

The 1979 BMW M1 Procar was restored by renowned racer Bruce Canepa. BMW produced 40 Procars, which raced in a championship support series during the 1979 and 1980 Formula One seasons.

Motorworks Revival guests will have an opportunity to experience The Thermal Club through an immersive 360-degree virtual reality ride-along offering a thrilling lap around two of the club’s Alan Wilson-designed racetracks. Attendees will also be able to take a virtual tour through the race shop, drivers lounge, clubhouse, restaurant and a track-side villa.

“We look forward to bringing a piece of racing history and a state-of-the-art virtual tour of our club to this exclusive event,” said The Thermal Club Founder Tim Rogers. “Enthusiasts from around the globe head to Monterey Car Week to celebrate automotive history and enjoy the incredible amenities around the Peninsula. These are precisely the people who will appreciate the unique attributes of The Thermal Club.”

McCall’s Motorworks Revival will feature rare cars, racing legends, private jets, vintage airplanes, live music and fine cuisine. The event also benefits the California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation.

The Thermal Club is the premier private motorsports country club in the world and offers an unparalleled driving experience to its exclusive membership. The Thermal Club operates on 344 acres of land in the California desert, half an hour from Palm Springs.