COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mercedes-Benz Club of America (MBCA) will team-up with the BMW Car Club of America and Audi Club North America on Friday, August 15 to co-host Legends of the Autobahn® 2014 — a one-day auto festival showcasing the very best of German automotive engineering. Now in its fifth year, and with several thousand visitors expected, "Legends" has earned 'must see' status during the world-famous Pebble Beach Car Week.
Legends will be held on the grounds of Nicklaus Club Monterey on the Monterey Peninsula, from 8am-3pm. Nearly 250 Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi vehicles, owned by their respective Club Members, will be on display for official concours judging and casual spectator viewing. "At our first Legends of the Autobahn, we had about 40 Mercedes-Benz vehicles registered (for display). This year, the number of registered Mercedes has more than doubled. The build-up and excitement surrounding this year's event is palpable," reports Laura Simonds, National Vice President of MBCA and National Legends Co-Chair.
In addition to stunning vehicle displays, Legends will celebrate the theme of motorsport. MBCA will embrace Mercedes-Benz's 2014 theme, "120 Years of Motorsport" which dates back to the first car race in history; from victories at Grands Prix — Targo Florio and 24 Hours of Le Mans; Silver Arrows, Gull Wing and AMG victories — to present-day DTM and Formula One races as well as Fintail and SLC rally championships.
Also new this year will be a display of the Airstream Interstate® — the sophisticated, luxuriously appointed touring coach that sleeps two adults; built exclusively on the award-winning Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis. Airstream is the new official marketing partner of MBCA.
Michelin is the presenting sponsor of Legends of the Autobahn 2014 which will be emceed by Keith Martin of Sports Car Market magazine. Admission to Legends is free; parking is $20. For more information, contact MBCA Event Chair Laura Simonds at [email protected] or MBCA Director of Marketing Lisa Juhl at [email protected].
About the Mercedes-Benz Club of America
The Mercedes-Benz Club of America (MBCA) is the largest Mercedes-Benz enthusiast organization in the world. As a non-profit 501(c)(7) organization, the Club proudly serves close to 30,000 Members who belong to one of 85 MBCA Sections throughout North America. MBCA's mission is to provide Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts with unique access to casual and competitive car shows, cash savings on new Mercedes-Benz vehicles, 24/7 online technical advice, parts and accessory discounts at participating Mercedes-Benz Dealerships, performance driving events, safe driver training, plus world-class membership conventions not available elsewhere. A subscription to the Club's 100+ page magazine, The Star®, is delivered to Members every other month and is included with annual membership dues ($49/U.S.; $59/Canada & International).
MBCA's national business office is headquartered in Colorado. For more information about membership and member benefits, please visit www.mbca.org or call 800.637.2360 weekdays 8am-4:30pm Mountain Time. More Than a Car Club. We're a Community.sm
SOURCE Mercedes-Benz Club of America