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Legends of the Autobahn® 2014

Date: Fri, 08/15/2014 - 9:00am
Location: | Monterey - California


I would like to invite my SLK family to join me where we can display our cars in the "Coral" of this fun and prestigious car show! Now is the time to begin planning a California Meet during a week where literally EVERYTHING is built around the "Finest Driving Machines" in the world!

On Friday, August 15, Legends of the Autobahn® 2014, presented by Michelin, will feature the finest examples of Mercedes-Benz’s magnificent vehicles. Co-hosted by MBCA, BMW Car Club of America, and Audi Club North America, this one-day MBCA national special event puts the spotlight on distinctive German marques. We're excited to announce that Michelin USA will be the presenting sponsor this year. We're pleased to also announce that Keith martin, editor and publisher of Sports Car Market, will be emcee.

Keeping the 5th annual Legends of the Autobahn fresh, there are two more exciting new changes. First, the event will be held at a new venue, the Nicklaus Club—Monterey (formerly Pasadera Country Club), the only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course on the Monterey Peninsula. This club provides stunning 360-degree views of the mountains and canyons, and a larger field to showcase our favorite cars.

Also new this year, for the first time, all three German car clubs will celebrate a unified theme—Motorsport. Specifically for MBCA, we will join Mercedes-Benz Classic’s 2014 theme of “120 Years of Motorsport.” This anniversary stretches back to the first car race in history; to victories at Grand Prix, Targa Florio, and Le Mans; Silver Arrows, Gull Wing, and AMG victories; present-day DTM and Formula One races; and fin tail and SLC rally championships.

If you’re thinking of bringing your Mercedes-Benz to Legends of the Autobahn, perhaps this quote from MercedesHeritage.com will convince you: “Legends is certainly no longer ‘the best kept secret’ of the Monterey week” and “has the gravitas of an established Monterey event.” In addition to mingling among precision German cars, there will be food and beverage tents, displays, club and vendor booths, and more.

Register your Mercedes-Benz of any model and age in a judged Concours class or non-judged Corral at www.legendsoftheautobahn.org.

A $75 registration fee will apply for entries in the judged Concours classes for 1994 and older vehicles. For this year only, there is an additional special concours class for Mercedes-Benz motorsport vehicles of all types and ages. A $40 registration fee will apply for entries in the “for display-only” Corral (Mercedes of any age). Buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, VIP lunch, and event polo shirts are optional. This discounted “early bird” registration deadline is August 1, and all registration closes on August 8. You must be a member of MBCA (Mercedes Benz Club of America) to register but joining the MBCA is both affordable and informative and will entitle you to many other Mercedes Benz meets and discounts at Mercedes Benz dealerships nation wide.

**This event is one of several venues that takes place during the famous annual "Automobile Week" on the Monterey Peninsula. Beginning August 13/2014 these events include:

Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance
Sun, August 17, 2014

Pebble Beach Auctions
Presented By Gooding & Company
Wed, August 13 – Sun, August 17, 2014

Pebble Beach Tour D'Elegance
Presented By Rolex
Thu, August 14, 2014

10th Annual Pebble Beach RetroAuto
Wed, August 13 – Sat, August 16, 2014

Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) Exhibition
Sun, August 17, 2014
 

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Entries as of 05/05/2014:

concours
Name Status Class Year Make Sponsor

Birkholz, Armin New 1886-1962 Vintage Cabriolet, Convertible, Roadster 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Brooks, William New 1963-1971 Classic Cabriolet,Convertible,Roadster 1967 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE
buch, wally New 1886-1962 Vintage Cabriolet, Convertible, Roadster 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Carion, Michael New 1972-1994 Modern Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E Calspeed Moto
Chan, Andy New 1972-1994 Modern Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL W126
Corno, Barry New Performance and Motorsport Vehicles 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380 SEC
Leisy, Scot New 1963-1971 Classic Cabriolet,Convertible,Roadster 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280Sl
Matthews, Pat New Performance and Motorsport Vehicles 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Mcdonald, John New 1886-1962 Vintage Cabriolet, Convertible, Roadster 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL MBX Inc.
Milner, Chris and Alessia New 1886-1959 Vintage Sedans, Coupes 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Osselaer, Carole New 1972-1994 Modern Cabriolet,Convertible,Roadster 1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL
Simonds, Richard New 1960-1971 Classic Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280S
White, Jonathan New Performance and Motorsport Vehicles 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL

corral
Name Status Year Make Sponsor Hometown
COHEN, STEVEN New 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK 300 2LOOK Aptos, CA
Colby, Don New 1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabrolet Reno, NV
Maddalena, Michael Confirmed 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230S Mint2Me Warren, CT
MERRILL, SHAWN New 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Pacifica, CA
Robinson, David New 1964 Mercedes-Benz 190c Sebastopol, CA
Robison, John New 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 Vancouver, WA
Schlosser, Eva New 2000 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Boise, ID
stranford, richard New 1994 Mercedes-Benz w124 Sacramento, CA
Uilkema, John New 0 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Piedmont, CA
 

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TIME TO BUMP!

Hey Group, don't leave me all alone on this Spectacular Event this year too! Let's all get together for this one. One night Ginger and I would love to host a BBQ at our home which is about a 30 minute drive from Carmel.
 

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Steve,
I planning on coming down for at least Friday. unclear on the rest of the weekend.
Great Kurt. A few from SoCal are also planning to attend. As it grows closer I will start to post some suggested activities to this thread. On Friday, I will be parked in the Coral at the Legends show. It would be great to have you along side. You will have to join MBCA but it's really well worth it and you get the annual membership back in discounts from Mercedes Benz anyway so it practically pays for itself. To participate in the Coral, I think the cost is only $40.00. Again, well worth it.
 

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Steve,
When it gets closer let me know if you want to meet to drive town from Aptos together. I am a member of MBCA and have parked in the none showing grass area before..

For some reason I thought you were showing your car.
 

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Steve,
When it gets closer let me know if you want to meet to drive town from Aptos together. I am a member of MBCA and have parked in the none showing grass area before..

For some reason I thought you were showing your car.
Nah, it's not a "judged" class. But it will be displayed in the Coral. You've been before so you know how many people do it. She will be polished, top down for all to admire :)
 

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Hey Steve we will be in Sausalito on August 16th, if you are having a BBQ what day will it occur, we may want to drop by and see you and Ginger, But we will need to make hotel reservations. Is it on Saturday 8/16?
 

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Hey Steve we will be in Sausalito on August 16th, if you are having a BBQ what day will it occur, we may want to drop by and see you and Ginger, But we will need to make hotel reservations. Is it on Saturday 8/16?
Hi Don!

Really not much happened with this thread. I do know that Durk is coming for sure. I think that Ginger will not be here during car week but I can try to talk her into coming home. So, lets tentatively keep Satruday the 16th open.
 

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We booked the Rio Sands Hotel in Aptos for Saturday & Sunday. We could just meet at the Cafe Rio for dinner Saturday night or maybe the Shadowbrook Sunday night. What do you think Stinger?
 

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That, or we could just gather at my house and throw some steaks on the grill. This would be the perfect evening to do that as we might be staying close to home all day Saturday.

For sure, Friday and Sunday we will be in Carmel. Saturday might be a good day to just hang around local and stay home for dinner. What do you think?
 

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When is Durk planning to be at NorCal? Will you be changing out the tail lamp assemblies before Friday?
 

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Hi Don!

Really not much happened with this thread. I do know that Durk is coming for sure. I think that Ginger will not be here during car week but I can try to talk her into coming home. So, lets tentatively keep Satruday the 16th open.
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Saturday night is good. What's going on in Carmel on Sunday?
 

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When is Durk planning to be at NorCal? Will you be changing out the tail lamp assemblies before Friday?
Hi Eddy!

Are you thinking of joining us? Durk and I haven't put the schedule together as of yet, but Friday is a big event and it has to be done prior to then. I am hoping that Durk can make me up the necessary wiring harness to fix the "bulb out" error based on the euro. spec rear marker light. I gave him my Fed.Ex. number so he could overnight it and I will attempt to do it myself or have my indy. install it if I am short on time. Otherwise, I am hoping that Durk can get here Wed. or Thurs. to give us a chance to install. But I realize that is asking a lot, to take that much time of work and away from his wife just to help me out. Most definitely he will probably be here on Wednesday.

Just an FYI, Huong just cancelled out.....said he can't make it this trip.

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Saturday night is good. What's going on in Carmel on Sunday?
Don, Sunday is the official day of the premier event, Concourse d'Elegance. It is sort of the highlight of the entire car week in Monterey. Hundreds of cars will be displayed on the fairways of Pebble Beach.
 

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Can you post a link to that event on Sunday in Monterey please? Thank you!
 

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When is Durk planning to be at NorCal? Will you be changing out the tail lamp assemblies before Friday?
Hey Eddy, I'll definitely be there on Wed or Thu, depending on what my work schedule looks like. If you want to come that would be fantastic. Perhaps we can drive up there together. Since it's a mid-week drive I was thinking of leaving very early in the morning in an attempt to clear Los Angeles before the worst of the morning commute kicks in. What do you think?
 

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Hey Eddy, I'll definitely be there on Wed or Thu, depending on what my work schedule looks like. If you want to come that would be fantastic. Perhaps we can drive up there together. Since it's a mid-week drive I was thinking of leaving very early in the morning in an attempt to clear Los Angeles before the worst of the morning commute kicks in. What do you think?
Work schedule is very tight at present, moreover, need approval from CEO at home. I will post here if I can make it.
 

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Hi Kurt!

That would be great, but I have to be there by 8:00 a.m. because I have entered my car in the judged "Performance" class of vehicles. Were you planning on getting there that early? Also, are you going to the MBCA Hors d'oeuvres / Cocktail gathering after the show? I have not talked to Durk yet about it but it looksk fun.
 

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Can you post a link to that event on Sunday in Monterey please? Thank you!
HERE is the link to the final Sunday event at the Concourse d'Elegance on the 18th hole of Pebble Beach.
 
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