We salute our sponsors and
thank them
for their support for the 2016 Legends of the Autobahn.


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2016 Legends of the Autobahn
is presented by Michelin.

About Legends

A Celebration of German
Automotive Engineering


Legends Of The Autobahn® Presented by Michelin

**View our 2016 Legends of the Autobahn TV Commercial**

Legends Of The Autobahn® is an all-German marque Concours d'Elegance held at the prestigious Nicklaus Club-Monterey during Monterey, California’s famed Pebble Beach Concours week. 

Legends is hosted by the BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes—Benz Club of America, and the Audi Club of America. The annual concours event offers both corral and judged areas, awards for all three featured marques, and an open class for all other German—made cars. The show field also features displays from manufacturers, sponsors, and vendors, along with several lunch options, and an available breakfast.

Each year, the concours draws over 400 registered cars and over 3,000 spectators that fill the fairways of the Nicklaus Club-Monterey. Spectators are regularly greeted by rare and historically significant models, as well as factory-prepared specials. And the 2016 edition of the show is particularly special as Legends kicks off the 100th anniversary celebration for BMW in Monterey and will be the first of three events that compose the Celebrate BMW festival hosted by the BMW CCA. 

The Legends Of The Autobahn® concours has become a national sensation among German car enthusiasts with widespread coverage in the automotive media. In 2011 the event gained international recognition with the North American debut of the BMW 328 Hommage concept car. In 2012 we saw the debut of BMW’s Zagato Z4 Roadster concept, and in 2014 we saw the unveiling of the highly-anticipated M4 GTS concept car. 

Make plans to join the BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes Club of America, and the Audi Club of North America—the world’s preeminent German-marque car clubs—at the annual Legends Of The Autobahn® concours d’elegance.

Register your BMW, Mercedes, Audi, or other German—made vehicle now for this spectacular celebration of automotive engineering before it’s sold out. 

BMW Car Club of America
Mercedes Club of America
Audi Club North America

2016 Registration

Registration for 2016 Legends of the Autobahn
is now open. Register today!

Legends of the Autobahn is free for spectators. However, If you would like to display your car, enter the concours, or purchase meal tickets you will need to register for the event. Registration is now open!


2016 Legends of the Autobahn T-Shirt

The Seventh Annual Legends of the Autobahn
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2016 Info

August 19 2016
Nicklaus Club-Monterey


Where will things be at Legends?

Download this handy PDF map to see where marques, lunches, vendors and more will be at the 2016 Legends of the Autobahn.  CLICK HERE TO GET MAP.

What are BMW CCA's Car Classes for 2016?


Please indicate in which class you wish your vehicle to be judged. 2016 will be an extraordinary year and not all classes will be available at the time of your registration. The event organizers reserve the option to move your registration request to the next available class. All classes will be judged using BMW CCA Judging rules available on the home page of this site. It is important to READ THESE RULES, BEFORE you complete this registration process. Additional special interest classes may be added or eliminated at any time.

BMW judging classes

Open classes: Open to ANY model of BMW and ANY Year
Clean Class:  Limited to EXTERIOR of the vehicle only, including wheels and tires.
Super Clean Class: Limited to the EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR AND TRUNK of the vehicle.
Concours Class: The ENTIRE vehicle is judged, including engine compartment and under-carriage, suspension, and drivetrain.


Special classes: There are four classes (original and modified in same class!)
  All special classes will be judged using the above CONCOURS criteria.
2002 Class: Open to any "new class" 02 models including, 2002, tii, ti, touring etc.
Coupe Class: Open to any e9 type coupe models including, 2000cs, 3.0cs, csi, csl.
M Class: Open to any "M" car, any model, any year.
Vintage Class: All pre-war and post-war models 1923-1963, Isettas, 700's & all 'Neue Klasse' sedans.


Can I come and just spectate?

Absolutely! The event opens to spectators at 9:00 AM. The spectator parking fee is $20 and comes with discounts at participating club merchandise tables. Please see the "For Spectators" section on the directions page for additional instructions.

What are the registration fees for this year’s event?

See individual marque registration pages for each club's fees and options.


Shipping fee 17.50
Breakfast $19.75
Judged $75.00
Display $40.00
Display (Motorcycle)  $20.00
Lunch $34.75
VIP Lunch $52.75
Legends polo shirt $35.00


When are the registration deadlines?

See individual marque registration page for details


What is the event schedule?

6:30 a.m.: Registration opens 

6:30–8:00 a.m.: Judged Class cars placed on field 

8:00–9:00 a.m.: Corral and display cars placed on field in corral area 

9:00 a.m.–Noon: Judging, special presentations, guest speakers 

11:30–1:00 p.m.: Lunch 

1:30–3:00 p.m.: Awards ceremony 


What are the featured cars on the field for this year’s event?

The 2016 featured cars will be announced in 2016. 


How do I get the Legends Of The Autobahn smartphone app?
The new BMW CCA Monterey Weekend sub-app for iPhone and Android is now available! If you already have the BMW CCA events app you will receive the update automatically once you click on the old O’Fest icon. If you don’t have the events app yet, you can download it at one of the links below.
The app includes easy access to Monterey Weekend information like:
    Registration for Legends and Festorics
    Schedule of club events
    Updates and photos from the club's social media feeds
    Detailed race schedule
    Links to local Monterey sites
    Event and track maps
Download it now so that you are fully prepared for an amazing Monterey weekend!


How do I get to the Nicklaus Club-Monterey?

Nicklaus Club-Monterey (formerly the Pasadera Country Club) is located along the scenic Monterey-Salinas Highway, about six miles inland from Monterey Bay.

Nicklaus Club-Monterey
100 Pasadera Drive
Monterey, CA 93940

Directions and a map for Participants and Spectators is available on our DIRECTIONS page

Nicklaus Club-Monterey Hosts the 2016 Legends


Questions? Contact
us today!
We can help!

You can reach us at:

BMW Car Club of America

Mercedes-Benz Club of America

Audi Club North America

Media Inquiries

Frank Patek
640 South Main Street
Suite 201 Greenville, SC 29601
Email BMW Car Club of America
Allen Stephens
15611 Flintridge Dr.
Los Gatos, CA  95032

Email Mercedes-Benz Club of America
Patrick O'Neal
7800 SE 27thSt
Unit 302
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Mobile: 415.517.9195
Email Audi Club North America
To request a media credential or to inquire about
sponsorship opportunities please contact
Chris Hennecy
Director of Marketing & Communications
BMW Car Club of America
864.438.0963 or Email Chris Hennecy.


See you in Monterey
on August 19, 2016!