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2019 Legends of the Autobahn

Friday, August 16th 

Pasadera Golf Club, Monterey


Legends of the Autobahn, the all-German Concours, returns to Monterey Car Week on August 16th.  San Francisco Bay Area section members are invited to display a Mercedes-Benz at this must-see event!  For 2019, the Mercedes-Benz Club of America celebrates 30 years of the R129 models and 125 years of Mercedes-Benz motorsports.  

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.

SF Bay Area Section Corral:  A display corral has been added for SF Bay Area Section members!  To sign up, select Display Corral, and then the SF Bay Section Corral during registration. As with previous events, Legends of the Autobahn event also features a judged Concours and a Silver Star Preservation class. 

To register your Mercedes-Benz, visit

Volunteers Needed!  Become a volunteer at Legends and you will receive a complimentary lunch and official Legends T-shirt!  We need 8 volunteers to assist with set up, registration, field placement, and scoring. See below for details:

  • Thursday August 15th:
    • Field Set up, Noon to 3PM.  Help mark off the show field and set up the MBCA Club Tent.  Box lunch provided.
  • Friday August 16th:
  • Front Gate Check in, 6AM-9AM:  Provide wrist bands to car owners as they enter the golf club and direct them to the registration area.
  • Registration Table, 6AM-9AM:  Pass out registration packets to MBCA members as they enter the show field.
  • Field Placement, 6AM-9AM:  Direct Classic Mercedes-Benz vehicles onto the show field.
  • Scoring, 11AM-1PM:  Assist our Chief Judge with tabulation of scoresheets and running scoresheets from show field to scoring room.

Are you able to volunteer? Contact Allen Stephens at [email protected] or 503-708-0397


Wednesday, August 14

The Carmel Mission Classic show, for which SFBA MBCA member Frank DiPaola serves as event chairman, takes place on Wednesday of Car Week at the Carmel Mission.  It is a smaller, but very elegant event, with carefully selected classic cars displayed in the courtyard of the historic Carmel Mission.  A 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster will be one of the featured cars.   The event includes wine tasting from local wineries, gourmet food tasting, and live music.  All proceeds go to support the charities of the Knights of Columbus.

Click here for more information about the 2019 event.



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