The Legends of the Autobahn 2011 will be staged Friday, August 19 at the Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California. The second annual event aims to build upon the success of last year’s all-German marque Concours.
Hosted by the BMW Car Club of America, Mercedes-Benz Club of America and the Porsche Club of America, the one-day Legends of the Autobahn event brings enthusiasts, owners, and aficionados of distinctive German cars together to view some of the finest marques in the world. The inaugural Legends attracted an audience of over 1,000 to view the 250 cars on display in its first year. Organizers are expecting an increase in numbers for 2011.
As was done at the 2010 Legends of the Autobahn, each German car club will have their own respective parking corral and judging areas and conduct their own judging and awards ceremonies. There will be a “Best of Show” award, People’s Choice, and other special awards.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the E30 M3 and there will be special displays to honor that model as well as the E28 M5 and E24 M6. In addition, Mercedes-Benz will be honored at the Pebble Beach Concours 2011 and organizers expect a strong showing from Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts.
“This year Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the invention of the automobile and MBCA is celebrating the club’s 55th anniversary,” according to Laura Simonds, Mercedes-Benz Club of America National Treasurer and an event coordinator. “With Mercedes-Benz as a featured marque at the weekend’s famed Pebble Beach Concours, this is sure to be an epic weekend for any Mercedes-Benz enthusiast.”
For those interested in entering the Concours (1991 or older vehicles), a $60 entry fee will apply. For those wishing to enter their vehicle in display-only corral (any vintage), a $30 entry fee will apply. To register, visit MotorSportReg.com. The discounted registration ends August 1, and all registration closes on August 12.
Spectators are welcome with no admission fee. There will be food, displays, and club booths where guests can enjoy the cars, mingle, get educated, and more. For more information, visit www.legendsoftheautobahn.org.
[Source: Legends of Autobahn; photo credit: Brian Lynch]