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Press release 2017 - 09

The entry list is now published and the final preparations for the 2017 Eifel Rallye Festival (July 20-22) are in full swing. Within the next few days, the organisers are looking forward to welcoming 170 historic rally cars and drivers from 17 different countries who have come to celebrate 'Six Decades of Rallying' at their annual rally party held in the Vulkaneifel region. "This is an extremely exciting time for us. We have both been involved in the Festival before and when we took over our new roles for this year, we found a perfect structure. But still it is a very special feeling to be in charge of this event. It is now time for the games to begin", say Chief Organiser Otmar Anschütz and Festival Manager Tim Becker.

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Press release 2017 - 08

The entry list of the 2017 ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival is out and reveals a truly remarkable line-up of cars and drivers that will gather in Daun between July 20th-22nd, 2017. The entry list features 172 rally cars built by 33 different car manufacturers and participants coming from 17 different countries. "The variety of cars is simply amazing. We got nearly everything from the 1960s when rallying was just moving away from regularity to speed events right up until today's cars that really thrill the crowds in their high-speed quest for glory", says Reinhard Klein, the head of the Slowly Sideways group.

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Press release 2017 - 07

ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival 2017 – Fact sheet.

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Press release 2017 - 06

ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival 2017 - Ford Twins, Rare Species & World Debuts

In 2016, Audi Tradition was responsible for a true world premiere at the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival held in Daun and the surrounding Vulkaneifel region. Thirty years after it was built, Audi's Group S prototype was driven publicly for the very first time and at its wheel was none other than Walter Röhrl. It took part in the so-called "Festival Parade" that tackles only two of the total of eight stages of the demonstration event.

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Press release 2017 - 05

The organisers of the Eifel Rallye Festival are proud to announce that the entry list for their demonstration event for historic rally cars is once again completely full. The three-day event held between July 20th [&] 22nd in the Vulkaneifel region just south of the Nürburgring will welcome around 170 cars representing 'Six Decades of Rallying', the theme of this year's edition of the Festival. "Our international entries pick up the theme perfectly and really show six decades of our beloved sport", says Reinhard Klein, the head of Slowly Sideways, who is responsible for the composition of the entry list.

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Press release 2017 - 04

The organisers of the Eifel Rallye Festival, a unique demonstration event for historic rally cars that will be held between July 20th [&] 22nd, have announced the theme of their 2017 edition. It will celebrate ‘Six Decades of Rallying’ with cars and drivers representing all decades from the 1960s right up until today. This journey in time will begin with a Mercedes 300 SE fintail (Acropolis 1963), a Ford Falcon (Monte Carlo 1964) and a Wartburg 312 (Acropolis 1966) and, passing through the intervening decades, will end with a modern Hyundai i20 WRC driven by Thierry Neuville.

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Press release 2017 - 03

Just two weeks after the entry list opened for the seventh edition of the Eifel Rallye Festival (July 20-22, 2017), nearly half a dozen WRC stars have confirmed their participation in this demonstration event held in the beautiful Vulkaneifel region.

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Press release 2017 - 02

Over the past few years for one weekend in summer, the Vulkaneifel market town of Daun has become a site of pilgrimage for rally aficionados. Fans from all parts of Europe come to visit the spectacular ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival - a demonstration event for famous historic rally cars and their replications all running on special stages in proper rally conditions. Now for a change, this modest town located just 20 kms south of the Nürburgring has attracted one hundred and forty rally drivers during the winter. They drove to the snow-capped mountains for the annual Winter Meeting of the 'Slowly Sideways' group which provides most of the cars participating in the Eifel Rallye Festival.

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Press release 2017 - 01

The organisers of the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival are proud to announce the date for the seventh edition of theis demonstration event for historic rally cars. The next edition of the Festival will take place from July 20th to 22nd, 2017 and will once again be one of the world's biggest meetings for historic rally cars. The organisers expect to welcome 150 cars representing five decades of rallying all the way from the 1960s to the World Rally Cars of the 21st century.

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Press release 2016 - 08

The ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival held from July 21-23, 2016 was an event that not only celebrated the history of rallying, it also made history itself. With more than sixty Group B and Group S cars lining up in the Rally Mile in Daun, the demonstration event saw the biggest collection of those supercars ever collected in one place. And it was also home to a world premiere since, 30 years after it was built in 1986, Audi fired up the engine of its Group S prototype in front of the public for the very first time. Taking part in the “Festival Parade”, it tackled two stages successfully.

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Press release 2016 - 07

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.

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Press release 2016 - 06

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. The field of 150 cars is once again headed by Walter Röhrl, double World Champion and patron of the event, with start number 1. Röhrl is followed by former World Champions Miki Biasion and Stig Blomqvist, European Champion Yves Loubet and the German Champions Harald Demuth and Matthias Kahle plus more than hundred gentlemen drivers who are keen on showing their cars to the audience.

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Press release 2016 - 04

Thirty years after they were banned from international rallying, the Group B cars will celebrate their greatest show ever at the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival (July 21-23, 2016). The MSC Daun, organisers of the three-day demonstration event, are proud to announce that they have, by now, confirmation that 65 Group B and Group S cars will attend the Festival. This will make it the biggest collection of top-class Group B cars ever in the history of the sport. The venue for this unique show is the beautiful Vulkaneifel region just south of the world-famous Nürburgring race track.

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Press release 2016 - 03

The Return of Group B is the theme for this year's Eifel Rallye Festival (July 21-23, 2016) and it will almost certainly be the biggest collection of Group B cars in one place since this category was banned from international rallying in 1986. "Already we have fifty-five Group B and Group S cars confirmed that will attend the Eifel Rallye Festival - and there are a few very exotic cars still in the pipeline.

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Press release 2016 - 02

This year, the roaring from the cars and crowds will be louder than ever at the Eifel Rallye Festival (July 21-23, 2016). The three-day event is celebrating the ever-popular Group B supercars thirty years after they were banned from international rallying. The organisers are working hard to reach their ambitious goal set for the sixth running of the event.

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