Event Update June 1, 2021: The BMW Car Club of America, Audi Club North America, and Mercedes-Benz Club of America are pleased to announce the eleventh annual Legends Of The Autobahn® West, presented by Michelin, will be held in Carmel Valley Village on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Show registration will open on Wednesday, June 16, at 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT at legendsoftheautobahn.org. Read more.

Legends Of The Autobahn Updates

Legends Of The Autobahn® West Moves To Carmel Valley Village For 2021

(June 1, 2021) The BMW Car Club of America, Audi Club North America, and Mercedes-Benz Club of America are pleased to announce the eleventh annual Legends Of The Autobahn® West, presented by Michelin, will be held in Carmel Valley Village on Saturday, August 14, 2021. The new location, just over the Los Laureles Grade from Highway 68, will provide an incredible backdrop for the all-German concours event. Over 300 cars will be displayed throughout the village streets and community park along with exhibits from event sponsors. Spectators and participants will be able to enjoy the surrounding tasting rooms, restaurants, art galleries, and shopping, which will further enhance the Legend’s experience. Read more here.    

Partnership Brings Legends Of The Autobahn® To Hilton Head Island For Second Event On November 6, 2021 

(November 10, 2020) The all-German marque Concours d’Elegance that has become a staple on the annual Monterey Car Week schedule will host a second event in 2021, which will bring the show to the East Coast. Legends Of The Autobahn® East will be held in partnership with the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival’s Car Club Showcase event on Saturday, November 6, 2021 on the grounds of the Port Royal Golf Club. The BMW Car Club of America, Audi Club North America, and Mercedes-Benz Club of America—in conjunction with the HHI Concours—will offer a total of 160 entries for this inaugural event. LOTA organizers will conduct their own judging, and the winning cars from each club will be asked to join the festivities and to be displayed during the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, November 7. Registration for the available entries at LOTA East will open in Summer 2021.

About Legends Of The Autobahn, Presented By Michelin

Legends Of The Autobahn® is an all-German marque Concours d’Elegance held 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 North 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. Each year, the concours draws over 400 registered cars and over 3,000 spectators that fill the show field. Spectators are regularly greeted by rare and historically significant models, as well as factory-prepared specials. 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. Spectator admission is FREE. Parking fee is $25 per vehicle.

Carmel Valley Village

Sponsors

We salute our sponsors and thank them for their support for Legends of the Autobahn! View our complete list of sponsors here. If you are interested in sponsorship or vendor booth opportunities, contact Chris Hennecy at chennecy@bmwcca.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Information on meals will be updated when available.

Featured Cars and Anniversaries for LOTA 2021:

  • Audi e-tron
  • 50th Anniversary of the Mercedes r107 Chassis SL model
  • 35th Anniversary of the BMW M3

BMW of North America will display the fully electric BMW iX Sports Activity Vehicle and the new i4 Gran Coupé, thus ushering in a new level of the exciting new electric era for the brand. In addition, all versions of the new sixth-generation M3 and the second-generation M4 will be on display.

7:00–8:00 a.m.: Judged Class cars placed on field

8:00–9:00 a.m.: Display Class cars placed on field

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

Absolutely! The event opens to spectators at 9:00 AM. The spectator parking fee is $25.

The map will be made available here when ready.

 

See individual marque registration page for details.

See registration pages for each club’s fees and options.

We’ll See you at Legends in 2021!

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.

Participating Marques

BMW Car Club of America

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.

Mercedes-Benz Club of America

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

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.

Registration will open on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT

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Contact Us

BMW Car Club of America

Frank Patek, 2350 State Hwy 101 S, Greer, SC 29651, 864-250-0022 Email BMW Car Club of America

Mercedes-Benz Club of America

David Abarr, 541-981-1919, Email Mercedes-Benz Club of America

Audi Club North America

Patrick O’Neal, 6427 112th Ave S.E., Newcastle, WA 98056, Mobile: 415-517-9195 Email Audi Club North America

Media and Sponsorship Info

Chris Hennecy, Director of Marketing, BMW Car Club of America, Email Chris Hennecy

See You In Monterey

We hope to see you soon for a Celebration of German Automotive Engineering!