The Legends of the Autobahn 2014 was held Friday, August 15th at the Nicklaus Club-Monterey in Monterey, California. Hosted by the BMW Car Club of America, Mercedes-Benz Club of America and Audi Club of North America, the 5th annual all-German marque Concours d’Elegance brought together enthusiasts, owners and aficionados of distinctive German cars during Monterey Classic Car Week. This year’s Legends saw the Porsche Club of America depart for a new event solely focused on Porsche.
The 2014 edition of the Legends of the Autobahn celebrated motorsports. The Mercedes-Benz Club of America embraced Mercedes-Benz’s 2014 theme, “120 Years of Motorsport” which dates back to the first car race in history. This year’s factory BMW entries include the BMW.Williams FW22 Formula One car, the 1999 Sebring-winning BMW V-12 LMR prototype, the BMW M5 IMSA Bridgestone Supercar Champion, the 1975 Sebring-winning BMW 3.0 CSL racer and the BMW M1 IMSA Group 4 racer. Audi of American supported Legends with the display of the 2003 World Challenge Series GT championship-winning RS6, while GMG displayed two of their Audi R8 LMS currently being raced.
The sponsoring clubs also welcomed owners of other German marques to Legends of the Autobahn. The new “Open Category” included but not limited to Porsche (air- and water-cooled), VW, Opel, Bitter, Borgward and others.
Similar to the 2013 event, photographer Michael DiPleco also documented the 2014 Legends of the Autobahn, offering the following gallery of pictures that highlights the field of German automobiles on display at the Nicklaus Club-Monterey during Monterey Classic Car Week.
Legends of the Autobahn 2014 – Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)
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[Source: Michael DiPleco]