Legends Of The Autobahn Updates
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 Spring 2021.
Virtual Legends Of The Autobahn, August 14, 2020
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.
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.