30 Jahre nach seiner Schöpfung wird er erstmals öffentlich zum Leben erweckt: Beim Eifel Rallye Festival an diesem Wochenende zündet Audi Tradition den 1986 gebauten, aber bis dato nie vor Publikum bewegten Gruppe-S-Prototypen.
One of several unique characteristics of the Eifel Rallye Festival is the fact that there is no sporting contest whatsoever. Out on the demonstration stages around Daun, it is not about speed or regularity - but still there is a Prize Giving during the Rally Party on Sunday night. How does that come about? At first, the spectators were allowed to vote for their winners.
For the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival taking place next weekend, a total of 64 Group B and Group S cars will make their way to the beautiful Vulkaneifel region in the very west of Germany setting an all-time record. The number of cars coming to Daun from July 21-23 even tops the best WRC rounds of the mid-80s. In the heyday of Group B rallying, that record was set by the 1000 Lakes Rally of 1984 where 63 Group B cars entered.
Audi Quattro, Opel Manta, Lancia 037, MG Metro, Peugeot 205 T16, Ford RS200 - miniature versions of all these Group B supercars are shown side by side on the "Group B Memorial Plaque", a one-off souvenir made by Bernd's Rally Miniatures exclusively for the Eifel Rallye Festival. The plaque will be officially revealed during the Welcome Evening and there it will also be signed by all VIP drivers taking part in the event.
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The organisers of the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival have published the entry list of this year's event that will take place from July 21-23, 2016. The line-up of the three-day demonstration event is simply stunning and comprises participants from 17 countries, cars from 36 different manufacturers and more than 60 spectacular Group B and S cars.
Participants from 17 countries, 36 different car models and more than 60 spectacular Group B and S cars: The Eifel Rallye Festival is set to be a superlative event. From now on, the complete entry list of the event is online.