Legends Of The Autobahn® Presented by Michelin
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.
Founded in 1969, BMW CCA has grown to become the world’s largest owner supported single-marque car club. Today, BMW CCA has 67 chapters nationwide, with more than 70,000 dues paying members mutually enhancing one another’s BMW ownership experience. As BMW’s most active and vibrant enthusiast organization, the club represents a lifestyle of passion and performance as powerful as the cars our members drive.
Simply stated, the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, or MBCA, is a community of people with a passion for Mercedes-Benz—one of the most revered luxury vehicles in the world. Our community is comprised of men, women and young adults living in the United States, Canada and 22 foreign countries from Argentina and Brazil to New Zealand and Norway.
Since 1956, we have introduced tens of thousands of Mercedes-Benz owners and lessees to a network that shares a common enthusiasm for an uncommon automobile.
Audi Club North America (ACNA) is the largest club of Audi aficionados in the world. If you feel passionately about your Audi, this is the club for you! We hope you will soon be enjoying the camaraderie and fun of networking with fellow Audi enthusiasts throughout North America. Discover unique opportunities to enhance your Audi ownership experience - from technology and performance to lifestyle and community.
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!
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.|
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.
See individual marque registration pages for each club's fees and options.
For BMW CCA:
Shipping fee 17.50
Display (Motorcycle) $20.00
VIP Lunch $52.75
Legends polo shirt $35.00
See individual marque registration page for details
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
The 2016 featured cars will be announced in 2016.
Nicklaus Club-Monterey (formerly the Pasadera Country Club) is located along the scenic Monterey-Salinas Highway, about six miles inland from Monterey Bay.
100 Pasadera Drive
Monterey, CA 93940
Directions and a map for Participants and Spectators is available on our DIRECTIONS page
You can reach us at:
BMW Car Club of America
Mercedes-Benz Club of America
Audi Club North America
640 South Main Street
Suite 201 Greenville, SC 29601
Email BMW Car Club of America
2909 Brittan Avenue
San Carlos, CA 94070
Email Mercedes-Benz Club of America
7800 SE 27thSt
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Email Audi Club North America
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BMW Car Club of America
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