Legends of the Autobahn

Legends of the Autobahn

Friday, August 16th, 2019

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.

Mercedes-Benz Club of America

Enter your Mercedes-Benz at Legends of the Autobahn! MBCA members are invited to enter their car in the judged Concours, the Silver Star Preservation Class, or the display-only corral.

Honoring 30 Years of the R129 SL

The fourth generation SL (Sportlich-Leicht) R129 was reveled in March 1989 at the Geneva Auto show. The successor to the iconic r107 SL the new SL was a wonder of technology. Today it is a loved young-timer. Join us for this year’s celebration of the R129!

Class List

MBCA Members are invited to enter their automobiles in the judged Concours classes, the display-only corral, or the Silver Star Preservation class. Owners of largely original cars are invited to display their Mercedes-Benz in the Preservation class and have it certified at an MBCA Concours event.

Judged Concours:

All Mercedes-Benz models from 1999 and older are welcome in the eight judged Concours classes. Vehicles will compete for Best in Class, Best of Marque, along with People’s Choice and other special awards. A $95 registration fee applies to cars in the Concours classes.

  • Class 1: 1886-1962 Vintage Cabriolet, Convertible, Roadster
  • Class 2: 1886-1959 Vintage Sedans, Coupes
  • Class 3: 1963-1971 Classic Cabriolet, Coupe, Roadster
  • Class 4: 1960-1971 Classic Sedan and Station Wagon
  • Class 5: 1972-1998 Modern Cabriolet, Convertible, Roadster
  • Class 6: 1972-1999 Modern Coupe, Sedan, and Station Wagon
  • Class 7: Modified Mercedes-Benz
  • Class 8: 30 Years of the R129: 1990 -2002
  • Class 9: 125 Years of Motorsport. Open to all AMG and other motorsport inspired chassis of all ages. (Not a judged concourse class. Chairman awards for this class will be given.)

Display-only Corral:

Mercedes-Benz models of all ages are welcome in Corral. The three car clubs will have separate Concours judging, but the corral area will combine all three marques.

Silver Star Preservation:

This special class is for members who want to show their well-preserved, largely original, and unrestored-since-new Mercedes-Benz on the Concours field, but not have it judged. To enter this class, your car must be 25 or more years old, be in good working order, driven to this event under its own power, and be largely original (including engine and drivetrain). Partial refurbishments of various components are acceptable, but not complete restorations (those should register in a judged class 1-7). An MBCA judge will evaluate the vehicle, and after it is certified, the owner will receive a special Silver Star Certificate in recognition of the preservation of originality and maintenance of functionality.

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Legends of the Autobahn and RADwood Join Forces

The premier German-marque concours will join forces with the premier automotive lifestyle event for a can’t miss show on Friday, August 16, at The Club at Pasadera, during Monterey Car Week.

Legends of the Autobahn will this year welcome RADwood—the car show that blends period correct dress with automotive awesomeness. RADwood will bring its unique style and host a large corral at Legend’s that is open to all European cars and bikes from 1980-1999 that capture the essence of a bodacious era.

For more information:

Dave Abarr

[email protected]


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