Come join us and be a part of the Legends of the Autobahn auto
show on August 16, 2013. The Golden Gate
Chapter is organizing Audi’s participation at Legends of the Autobahn car show,
and Audi Club West Coast Meet. The Legend
of the Autobahn car show has grown from a BMW picnic to become one of the
most popular Club events of the Monterey Classic Car week. Aside from the special factory displays, the
cars in attendance will come from the members of the local (and national) Audi,
BMW, Porsche, and Mercedes Benz club chapters.
This year the event returns to the Rancho Canada Golf Club 4860 Carmel Valley Rd, in Carmel Valley, California. As it was last year, in our inaugural year, Audi
owners will have the opportunity to display their technically superior cars
amongst the other great German marques on the greens of this beautiful private
golf club. As anyone with even a
semblance of exotic synthetic oils in their veins can imagine, there will be
many interesting and significant cars to enjoy. Please make plans to join us at this great
There are two ways to display your car, the general mixed
marque corral, and the special “Judged Car” Audi display area. We don’t want to call it a Concours since
most of the cars are driven (some driven very well, yes!?!) on a daily
basis. General Car Corral registration
is $30 through July 28th; then $45 for late registration. The “Judged Car” registration will be $60,
then $75 for late registration. We will
award “Judged Car” trophies three deep in the following three classes:
Historic (open to any of the original Auto Union marques)
Competition - Modified
(1987 and earlier Audi Quattros)
*We reserve the right to move cars into different classes or
reorganize the classes slightly if there are not enough cars to fill a class. You will be notified of any changes.
Registration closes for all cars on August 9th. The August 16th event is free for spectators,
and we are told there is ample free parking.
This is a busy area, with Concourso Italiano next door at the Laguna
Seca Golf Course, so plan to arrive early.
There will be food, beverages, and auto regalia available in
a festival like atmosphere. As in all
Golden Gate chapter events all entered cars will receive some special Audi Club
The special Legends of
the Autobahn golf shirts, this year in Navy, will be available for
pre-order at $50 each for small, medium, or large, and $55 for XL and
There are several meal options available when purchased in
advance. A breakfast buffet is $12.95,
and there are two lunch options. The
lunch buffet is $24.95, and a Legends VIP
Luncheon is available in the clubhouse for $44.95. The various menus can be reviewed when
registering. Participants can also choose
to bring a picnic lunch, as choices for A La Carte food at the event may be
We are also looking and asking for volunteers to participate
as judges, and as general assistants.
Volunteers will be compensated with the buffet breakfast for
their special talents and efforts.
There are many other things to see at the event. Numerous product displays, special
manufacturer displays, and our Audi Club tent staffed to impart general club
information on upcoming events and membership.
The Spaten beer tent (isn’t this a Great Event!) is confirmed to
be on the green again this year for their welcomed variety of refreshment.
Once again, we are working with Audi of America and Audi AG
to bring a set of special vehicles for our Club’s display and for all to enjoy. Of course, most of the cars at the show will
be the personal cars we all know and love; and we get to share them on this
special day. We are encouraging all area
Audi owners to come, join us in the prideful display of their cars, while
enjoying the camaraderie of other Audi owners on the grass in this all day,
family friendly, car show and picnic-like event. To find out more, please visit the combined
marque main event website http://www.legendsoftheautobahn.org/.
The events schedule is as follows:
6:30 AM Registration opens for pre-registered “Judged
6:30 - 8:00 AM “Judged Cars”
will be placed on field in their specific area.
8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration
opens for General Corral cars (parked in “All-Marques”).
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Judging / Special Presentations / Guest
12:00 - 1:00 PM Luncheon
1:30 - 3:00 PM Awards
Ceremony for “Judged” cars
4:00 PM Event
In addition to the Legends of the Autobahn event, there are many
things to see and do in the area during the “Pebble Beach Weekend”. If there is
interest, one can go to any of the different events taking place during the
weekend like the Monterey
Motorsports Reunion historic car races on August 17 and 18, or the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on
Sunday, August 18th – honoring the 100th Anniversary of
Aston Martin. This year’s additional
featured cars are Porsche 911, BMW 507, Simplex, Vanvooren Coachwork, and
Lincoln Custom Coachwork.
We encourage everyone to sample the large variety of auto
related events all over the Monterey Peninsula.
It is common to see cars rarely seen in magazines driving though the streets of Monterey, or parked on Carmel’s Ocean
Avenue. 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. 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 tickets and room reservations early. If you would like to get more information about
all events during Pebble Beach weekend visit the Pebble Beach Concours website
. If you have questions about our event,
please contact Pat O’Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Larry Whitney at Larry@audiclubgoldengate.org
. We hope you will be able to join us
for the fun.