• 1939 BMW Pillarless 327/28 Coupe
  • 1951 BMW 340 EMW Sedan - six cylinders, 55 hp
  • 1938 BMW 327 Cabriolet
  • 1938 BMW 327 Cabriolet
  • 1935 BMW 315/1 Sports Car - originally produced 55 hp, now up to 105 hp
  • 1934 BMW 309 Cabriolet - 22 hp stock, now up to 70 hp
  • 1939 BMW 328 Roadster
  • 1934 BMW 319 with 328 engine
  • 1928 BMW 327
  • 1962 Bristol 401
  • BMW Isettas
  • 1955 BMW Isetta 300 with teardrop camper
  • 1972 BMW 2002tii with 4,600 miles
  • 1975 2002 Turbo
  • 1974 2002 Turbo
  • 1972 BMW 2002tii
  • 1938 BMW 328 Roadster
  • 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL
  • 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL
  • 1969 BMW 2800CS with 418,000 miles. The highest mileage CS in the world.
  • BMW E30 M3
  • 1966 BMW 2000 CS
  • 1982 Alpina B7S Turbo - #14 of 30 produced. Only one of 10 still on the planet.
  • 1982 Alpina B7S Turbo - #14 of 30 produced. Only one of 10 still on the planet.
  • 1989 BMW M3 Convertible
  • 1987 BMW M5
  • 1988 BMW M6 - #998
  • 1981 BMW 745i
  • 1974 BMW 1802 Touring
  • 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD... with a solar panel
  • 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Roadster
  • 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Cabriolet
  • 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230S Sedan
  • 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
  • 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
  • 1969 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Cabriolet
  • 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
  • 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet
  • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
  • 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Coupe
  • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing in Claret Red
  • 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL
  • Mercedes-Benz L319
  • 1954 Mercedes-Benz Renntransporter
  • 1952 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing Prototype - Mod 194
  • 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Coupe
  • 1960 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 3.5
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.5
  • 1976 Porsche 912E
  • 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
  • 1967 Porsche 912 Coupe - Original owner
  • 1967 Porsche 911
  • 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo
  • 1966 Porsche 912 (front) and 1971 Porsche 911T (back)
  • 1956 Porsche 356 A Speedster
  • 1956 Porsche 356 A Speedster
  • 1958 Porsche 356 A Coupe
  • Owner of the 1958 Porsche 356 A Coupe. He bought it new in 1957 in New York.
  • 1960 Porsche 356 B Roadster
  • 1964 Porsche 356 C Coupe
  • 1963 Porsche 356 C Coupe
  • 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo S
  • 1993 Porsche 911 RS America
  • 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo
  • 1982 Porsche 924 Turbo
  • 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo
  • 1997 Porsche 911 993 C2
  • 1996 Porsche 911 993 Turbo
  • 1993 Porsche 911 993 Speedster
The Legends of the Autobahn has returned for its third year and the BMW-centric event has opened up its lawn to both Mercedes-Benz and Porsche for the first time here in Monterey.

The German-car-only concours, born out of 2007's rather disastrous event at a local airport, has swollen to over 400 cars and doubled in attendance since 2008.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the E30 BMW M3 was the featured model and over 30 examples littered the grounds of the Rancho Cañada golf course outside Carmel, CA. But as good as the E30s were, the collection of pristine 328s, Isettas, 2002 Turbos and an immaculate 1982 Alpina B7S Turbo, one of only 10 remaining of the 30 produced, did the Roundel proud.

The Mercedes and Porsche contingent was out in force as well, with a handful of 300SL coupes and roadsters, 356s, dozens of 911s from every era, and our personal best-in-show, a 1954 Mercedes-Benz Renntransporter hauling a 1952 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing prototype.

Unfortunately, Legends was lacking in NSU love, although according to Frank Pateck, one of the lead organizers through the BMW CCA, while Audi hasn't officially hopped on board with the show, local clubs could bring the four rings to the links next year.

We've assembled 80 pics from yesterday's concours, complete with year, make and model information embedded with each image. Check it out in the gallery above.


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      POV
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well, now there is no doubt I'm going next year. Even better if the marque at Laguna will be BMW.
      Laura
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is actually the second year that Mercedes and Porsche joined BMW for this concours, and we look forward to many more years of the German marques together.
      Christopher
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm not an P car expert, but it may be a factory fire extinguisher which on some cars was an option you could buy.
      TJ Wenger
      • 4 Years Ago
      Can someone explain the significance of the Fire extinguisher under the front bumper/in front of the car? Is this just for real safety or am I missing something?