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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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
Featured Cars have not yet been announced.
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.