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Legends of the Autobahn™ presented by Michelin

Legends of the Autobahn™ presented by Michelin

Audi Club NA - Golden Gate Chapter

Friday, August 18, 2017
Nicklaus Club - Monterey, Monterey, CA

Registration closed August 14, 2017 10:32 AM on August 14, 2017 10:32 AM PDT Registration ends August 14, 2017 10:32 AM on August 14, 2017 10:32 AM PDT Registration opens March 17, 2017 3:00 PM on March 17, 2017 3:00 PM PDT Registration runs from March 17, 2017 3:00 PM to August 14, 2017 10:32 AM


Legends of the Autobahn™ presented by Michelin, & Audi Club West Coast Meet

Come join your fellow German Automotive Enthusiasts! Plan to be a part of the Legends of the Autobahn™ Presented by Michelin Concours de' Elegance and Audi Club West Coast Meet on August 18, 2017.  Audi Club North America - Golden Gate Chapter is organizing Audi’s participation at this year’s edition of the very popular annual event held during Monterey Classic Car week. Expect to see and enjoy the over 700 German cars that frequent this unique event.  The cars and attendees come from far and wide, belonging to members of the local and national chapters of the Audi, BMW, and Mercedes Benz car clubs.

NEW FOR 2017: We are proud to announce that you DO NOT have to be a member of Audi Club North America (ACNA) to register for this event. We are proud to welcome our local non-ACNA Audi Clubs to participate, including NorCal Audi Club and Quattro Crew, all for the greater love of all things Audi! 

The car show will be held at the beautiful NICKLAUS CLUB - MONTEREY, (located in the Pasadera gated community) conveniently adjacent to the famed Laguna Seca Raceway and east of the Laguna Seca Golf Course.  The Nicklaus Club is a fantastic and beautiful facility to display our cars.  Audi owners will have the opportunity to join with the other German marques on the greens and fairways of this dramatic and beautiful park-like setting.  We invite you to be a part of the Monterey Historic Classic Car Week by joining this remarkable assembly.  Non-participant spectator admission is free, however, there is a $20 parking fee charged by the golf course for parking your car.

In addition, the sponsoring clubs wish to welcome the owners of "Other German Marques" to Legends of the Autobahn™.  Any "Other German Marque" (OGM; i.e.. not Audi, Mercedes, or BMW) can join us by registering here, on the Audi Club site, for the General Corral.  There will be no judged car classes for the OGM cars.

Audi owners have two ways to join us:

One:  Park your car in the general Corral with all German cars on the golf course. There will be no designated Audi-only Corral parking.

Two:  Enter your car in one of the four "Judged Car" Audi specific classes and display your car on the fairway adjacent to the Clubhouse. This is your chance to show off your detailing skills in a classic "Concours de Elegance" event!

We don’t want to limit your thinking by calling this event a "Concours" since most of our cars are driven daily. In any case, the Audi judges will be experienced and knowledgeable members of our club, so a fun, low-key event is assured. The General Car Corral registration is $45.  The Judged Car registration is $75. We will award Judged Car trophies three deep in the following classes*: Four Rings Classic, Audi Sedan, Audi Sports, and Audi Modified. We will also award a trophy for Best Audi of Show.   Registration closes on August 12th.  However, registration may close sooner if we reach the maximum number of cars allowed on the fairway.  So, avoid disappointment and register early.

*Classes and Judging:, The judging rules are not complicated.  For the most part, arrive with a  clean and polished car, and it is likely you will do well.  Cars are judged objectively for attention to detail, and cleanliness, by at least four judges, using numerical values in six general categories; Body, Interior, Engine Compartment, Paint, Tires/Wheels, and Age.  Accessories do not necessarily provide you with a higher score. Audi Judges do not score their own cars, if entered.   If event officials feel that you have not entered the correct class, we reserve the right to move you to a different class. We will let you know if changes are necessary. Additional information will be sent to entrants defining further details about the judging. You may also contact Andy Immel, Chief Judge, at andy@audiclubgoldengate.org with questions.

Adding to your day's enjoyment, there will be food, beverages, and displayed auto regalia available in a festival-like atmosphere within a beautiful setting. All registered cars will receive one special SWAG bag, containing a special Audi gift and other items from event sponsors.

There are several meal options available during the event when purchased in advance.  A breakfast buffet at $19.75 (breakfast will close at 9:45 a.m.to allow for lunch set up), a Buffet lunch held outside, at $34.75, and a special "sit down" VIP lunch inside the clubhouse at $52.75.  We do not recommend breakfast as it can be purchased at the event at a lower cost. 

We plan to have a number of meal options for breakfast and lunch to purchase at the event so it will not be necessary to purchase your meals in advance. Therefore food will be available to purchase the day of the event from various vendors, or you may bring a picnic lunch. 

As in prior years, there will be a Biergarten at the event providing free beverages for qualified individuals.

We are looking for volunteers to help the Golden Gate chapter with this important event. Volunteers will work for short periods during the event so there will be adequate time for viewing the cars.  Volunteers will receive the event T-shirt with our compliments, for their well-appreciated efforts.  If you wish to volunteer, please email the Event master, Pat O'Neal (pat@audiclubgoldengate.org) before you register. 

Accommodations: Area sleeping room reservations fill-up quickly due to the great many car related events during this week.  Motorsportreg.com has a feature that allows users to find accommodations using the links on this application. Or you may use other services such as hotel.com, expedia.com etc.  Be sure to get your room reservations early.

We plan to have a number of interesting Audi models on display, both new and old.   The local dealer always brings several nice cars for your review.  Of course most of the cars at the show are our personal vehicles, ones that we all know and love. We are encouraging all Audi owners to come and join us in the prideful display of their car(s), while enjoying the camaraderie of other Audi owners on the grass at this all day, family friendly car show and picnic-like event.  To find out more about the history of this event, please visit the website http://www.legendsoftheautobahn.org.


Nicklaus Club, 100 Pasadera Drive, Monterey, CA

Nicklaus Club website http://www.pasadera.com

Legends website  http://legendsoftheautobahn.org


General All Marque Corral:     $45

Judged Cars in Audi Corral:    $75

Registration closes Aug 7th at midnight for Judged cars.  

Judged Car Classes

Four Rings Classic Historic - Audi (1991 and earlier), DKW, NSU, Wanderer, Horch, and early Air-cooled Porsche (1965 and earlier).

Audi Sedan - all newer 4-door sedans and Q cars including all A, S, and RS variants,

Audi Sports - R8, TT, and A-5, 2-door cars, including all S and RS variants.

Audi Modified - all substantially modified Audi cars. Substantially modified means cars that have been modified, for performance, in both major car component areas; 1) engine and drive train and 2) suspension/braking systems. 

Modified class note: Cosmetic modifications do not count for this class.  Qualifying modifications must increase performance in order to qualify for this class (e.g. changing brake pads alone does not qualify for a suspension/brake system modification, but high performance rotors and pads would qualify an entrant in category 2).

Food & Beverage.

Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet is $19.75, purchased in advance.  There will also be additional breakfast options available to purchase the day of the event.

  • Assortment of breakfast pastries, Yogurt, Fruit, Breakfast Burrito, Juices, and Coffee or Tea

Lunch Buffet: Lunch Buffet is $34.75, purchased in advance.

  • Assortment of roast beef & turkey roll-ups, hamburger, Cole Slaw, Chips, Cookies, and soft drink

VIP Lunch in Clubhouse: VIP lunch is $52.75 and must be purchased in advance

  • Chicken Marsala, NY strip steaks, Cole slaw, pasta salad, brownies and/or fruit tarts, and soft drink

Other items for sale...

Extra SWAG Bag - $20 (Please note each registered car will receive one SWAG Bag as part of their registration.)

Event Schedule

      Time       Item Description
7:00 AM Check-in opens for registered Judged Cars only**
7:00-8:00 AM Judged Cars placed on the field in their specific area
8:00-9:00 AM Check-in opens for Corral cars.
9:00-12:00 PM Judging / Special Presentations / Guest Speakers
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:30-3:00 PM Awards Ceremony for Judged Cars
4:00 PM Event concludes.  Everyone off the field.

**Judged Cars arriving after 9:00 AM will not be placed on the field.


The weather can be highly variable and can change on short notice so be prepared for a variety of conditions. It's always a good idea to dress in layers and have some inclement weather gear.  Don't forget to also bring folding picnic chairs, a blanket, a camera, and sunscreen.  Arrive with a clean car and bring some cleaning items for last minute car clean-up.

Other things to do while you're in the Monterey area:

In addition to the Legends of the Autobahn™ event, there are many things to see and do in the area during Monterey Classic Car Week. For example, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion historic car races will be held on August 19th and 20th at Laguna Seca Raceway.  We encourage everyone to sample the large variety of auto related events all over the Monterey Peninsula.  It is common to see rare cars that are only seen in magazines driving through the streets of Monterey or parked on Ocean Avenue in Carmel.   People come from all over the world to participate, see, and be seen at the plethora of local events. They come to take in the thick atmosphere of auto exotica that permeates the area streets and show venues. It all culminates at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday.  We encourage all who wish to be a part of this extraordinary experience to get their various tickets and room reservations early.  If you would like more information about the events during Monterey Classic Car week and Pebble Beach weekend visit the Pebble Beach Concours website at http://www.pebblebeachconcours.net .  If you have questions about Legends of the Autobahn™, please contact Pat O’Neal at pat@audiclubgoldengate.org or Andy Immel at andy@audiclubgoldengate.org .   We hope you will join us at Legends!

Please be sure that your address, in Motorsportreg.com, is correct because your car's "dash card" will be mailed to you via US Postal Service approximately 2 weeks before the event.  Your "dash card" is your ticket to get in   If you don't have your dash card on event day, you may not get into the event.

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