2012 Legends of the Autobahn, Carmel Valley, CA


Audi Club made a big splash at our first year participation in 2012 Legends of the Autobahn. This particular event, drawing over 1500 guests and 400 historic, show, and owner cars, was held on August 17, 2012 at the beautiful Rancho Canada Golf Course in Carmel Valley.

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This event coincided with the famous annual Monterey Motorsports Reunion Weekend that began in 1950. Thousands of International car enthusiasts descended to this usually quiet and quaint city by the sea to take part in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

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Legends of the Autobahn is a relatively young event. It began back in 2009 as a BMW only event. Today with Audi Club presence, the event covered four German brands: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche. German car manufacturers takes this event seriously because this is the best place to connect with the most passionate car enthusiasts. This year, BMW displayed its newest BMW Zagato prototype on the main stage.

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Driving Audi A1 in Paris


28 million people visit Paris every year, probably another 28 million people are dreaming of going to Paris. Most people think of romance when they hear or read about Paris. No one thinks of Paris as a driving vacation destination. As a matter of fact, almost all guide books recommend against renting a car in Paris. Traffic is very dense most of the time. It gets even worse near tourist attractions. Finding parking will not only present a challenge but also instigate an argument among even the most romantic couple.

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Paris is also known for being friendly to pedestrian and it has many beautifully sculptured Parisian gardens. Aromatic cafes, restaurants, and boutiques that line the two sides of many streets will keep visitors entertained and forget about how far they have to walk. Additionally, visitors can easily take subway trains, buses, and boats on river Seine to enjoy Paris. So, there is no reason to rent a car. We almost bought into this belief. But then, we learned that we could rent an Audi A1 in Paris from eliterent.com.