GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 18, 2014) – 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—are pleased to announce the new location of the annual Legends Of The Autobahn concours d'elegance.
On Friday, August 15, the largest club event on the Monterey peninsula will take place at the prestigious Nicklaus Club-Monterey in Monterey, California, during the famed Pebble Beach Concours week. The new venue will provide the growing event the much-needed room to expand—and it’s so close to Laguna Seca that you can hear the historic cars warming up!
In addition to an expanded display area, the Nicklaus Club-Monterey, just off Route 68 west of the track, features extended parking and other facilities that make it an attractive venue.
Legends, once called “the best-kept secret on the peninsula” by automotive writers, is not a secret anymore. In 2013, the event reached capacity in terms of entries—and shattered all previous attendance records.
New for 2014, Legends will offer an open class for non-BMW/Mercedes/Audi owners to display their German made cars. There will be corral and judged categories for the three hosting German-marque car clubs as well as the new open class. Membership in one of the three clubs is required to display a BMW, Mercedes, or Audi.
At the Legends concours, you may encounter rare models, from historic Audi Group B rally cars to the BMW Z4 Zagato Roadster that debuted here. Mercedes-Benz fans have been treated to iconic Gullwing coupes and even a Rennsport transporter from the 1950s. At Legends, you’ll find everything from factory-prepared specials to beautiful private cars lovingly buffed by their enthusiast owners.
In past years, marque clubs have displayed special cars, or selected a group of cars around a special theme. The 2014 theme is Motorsports, so you’re sure to see some legendary race cars on display!
For additional information and to register for the event, please visit www.legendsoftheautobahn.org.—Chris Hennecy