Tune-In For Virtual Legends Of The Autobahn, Friday, August 14, 2020

Update (August 2020) – Tune-In For Virtual Legends Of The Autobahn August 14

We’ve teamed up with the Petersen Automotive Museum to create the world’s largest online car event! From August 12–16, over 25 hours of exclusive events, unveilings, auctions, and more will be premiered. On August 14, the Petersen will be hosting Virtual Car Week including Legends of the Autobahn with member video submissions from the BMW CCA, Mercedes-Benz Club of America, and Audi Club North America. Be sure to tune in or sign-up here. The Virtual LOTA show will premiere on Friday, August 14, at 11:45 a.m. Pacific on the Peterson Automotive Museum’s YouTube channel.


Legends Of The Autobahn® Cancelled for 2020, Will Return For 2021 Monterey Car Week

Monterey, C.A. (April 15, 2020) – The BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, and the Audi Club of North America who collectively host the annual Legends Of The Autobahn event presented by Michelin, today, announced the cancellation of this year’s show scheduled for Friday, August 14, in Monterey, California. However, participants and fans of the all-German marque Concours d’Elegance will be pleased to hear the event will return to the Monterey Car Week schedule in 2021.

“The Mercedes Benz Club of America, the Audi Club of North America, the BMW Car Club of America and the Club at Pasadera have worked in close partnership for the last eleven years to bring together our members, their cars, the local community, and attendees of Monterey’s famed car week,” said Frank Patek, Executive Director of the BMW CCA. “We intend to do so for many more years to come, however we will only do so when it is safe for our guests and our members. While this decision was difficult to make we believe it was the right one.”

The show has run for ten consecutive years and become a must-see event on the Monterey Car Week schedule for all. Each year, the Concours d’Elegance draws over 400 registered cars and over 3,000 spectators that fill the fairways of The Club at Pasadera. In 2019, Legends Of The Autobahn was voted the number four car show in America by the USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Poll.

Legends couldn’t have achieved such success and prominence without the support of many including our volunteers, members, attendees, fans, host venue, and sponsors. Although, this year’s event will not take place, we cannot go without specifically thanking our major sponsors who have shown incredible support including Michelin, XPEL, Hagerty, and Griot’s Garage. In addition, The Club at Pasadera, its membership, and the Pasadera community have been amazing hosts and we look forward to working with them again in 2021.

Plans are being made now for next year’s event and triumphant return to the Monterey peninsula. Further updates regarding the 2021 edition of Legends will be announced in late 2020 at legendsoftheautobahn.org.

About Legends of the Autobahn, Presented by Michelin

Legends Of The Autobahn® is an all-German marque Concours d’Elegance held at the prestigious The Club at Pasadera 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, 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 The Club at Pasadera. 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.


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

Sorry, The Club at Pasadera does not allow pets on the Country Club grounds.

Information on meals will be updated when available.

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

The Club at Pasadera
100 Pasadera Drive
Monterey, CA 93940

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

7:00 a.m.: Registration opens

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

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

9:00-11:00 a.m.: Breakfast

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. Please see the “For Spectators” section on the directions page for additional instructions.

The map will be made available here when ready.


See individual marque registration page for details.

See individual marque 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 for 2021 will be announced in Spring of 2021

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Contact Us

BMW Car Club of America

Frank Patek
2350 State Hwy 101 S
Greer, SC 29651

Email BMW Car Club of America

Mercedes-Benz Club of America

David Abarr

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

864-250-0022 ext 222

Email Chris Hennecy

See You In Monterey

We hope to see you at the The Club at Pasadera for a Celebration of German Automotive Engineering!