Car presentation 2024


14.07.2024
Lancia Rally 037 - 1983, Gr. B - Walter Münch/Bruno Schraud


Walter Münsch's collection of Röhrl Monte Carlo winning cars was missing just one, namely the Lancia Rally 037 from 1983. As the original was not available, the option was to have a copy built, which began in 2018 and took until the summer of 2024. Then it was finally finished. Mehr >

14.07.2024
Fiat Uno Turbo - 1986, Gr. 4 - Matteo Pontarolo/Marco Pontarolo


This is an original Fiat Uno Turbo from the Italian Trofeo Fiat Uno rally series from 1986, which was then upgraded to a Group A car with Abarth mechanics and parts in 1989. It was entered in many different Italian rallies in Lombardy, Piedmont and Aosta and also in the 1000 Miglia Rally. For 2024, this Fiat was completely restored and given the Totip design, which was also often driven in the 1986 World Championship. Mehr >

13.07.2024
Talbot Sunbeam Lotus - 1981, Gr. 2 - Peter Schlömer/


Peter Schlömer and Martin Kiefer built this Talbot from a road car to a perfect original copy of the works cars from 1981 and made it also reliable, driving it almost as sideways as Henri Toivonen did in his best days. The works rear axle was rebuilt from a Jaguar unit and even the double exhaust system of the works cars was duplicated. Peter is also one of the leading figures of the Eifel Rallye Festival and some important people behind the scenes of the festival will be sitting in his co-driver's seat. Mehr >

13.07.2024
Opel Ascona A - 1975, Gr. 2 - Alfred Kreuer/Mario Löhr


This Ascona was rebuilt from a well-preserved road car in the Netherlands and Alfred Kreuer took it over from there in 2019. The body, drive train, technology and interior were completely restored and refurbished. In addition, the safety equipment was completed in accordance with the specifications and brought up to the current state of the art. Mehr >

12.07.2024
Audi Sport Quattro S1 - 1985, Gr. B - Harald Demuth/Christian Fellinger
Original

The double German Rally Champion Harald Demuth (in 1982 and 1984 at the wheel of an Audi Quattro) has been part of the Eifel Rallye Festival every year since its foundation in 2011. For 2024, the long-time works driver for Audi, will drive a Sport Quattro owned by Audi Tradition. During his days as a professional rally driver, Demuth drove a Sport Quattro only once: on the RAC Rally of 1986 where he retired with engine failure. Mehr >

12.07.2024
Audi Quattro A2 - 1984, Gr. B - Stig Blomqvist/
Original

This Quattro A2 is part of the huge Audi Tradition collection and is usually at home in Audi’s museum in Ingolstadt. But it will be activated for the 2014 Eifel Rallye Festival and – as in 1984 – driven by Swedish rally ace, Stig Blomqvist. Mehr >

11.07.2024
Ford Escort WRC - 1997, Gr. WRC - Lars Zander/Michelle Müller
Original

This Ford is a factory car (chassis #9) built by M-Sport and managed by M.L.P. It is the first WRC built by M-Sport and not a "rebuilt" Group A as the first Chassis 1-6 were. The car appears in the livery of the 1997 San Remo Rally where the team unfortunately retired due to gearbox failure. Over the last 3 years the car has been extensively restored and is now to "active" factory standard with X-Trac sequential gearbox and active front and centre differentials and has a large 378mm Brembo front brake. Mehr >

11.07.2024
Opel Astra GSi 16V - 1995, Gr. A - Frans Verbaas/Carina Berhof


Frans Verbass made this Opel Astra in 1996 with parts from Opel Spain, Sydney Meeke, Vauxhall Sport and Brian Ashwood and it is a full works spec car with a Swindon engine and X-trac gearbox. He was also Dutch Rally Sprint Champions in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. For 2023 the Astra was fully restored and changed to the colour that Freddy Loix drove in 1995. Mehr >

10.07.2024
Subaru Impreza S5 - 1998, Gr. WRC - Jan van Kuijk/Thomas Hellemanns
Original

As a true motorsport enthusiast Jan did a lot of circuit driving before he was introduced into the rally world by GP Elite. He did many events and driving course on tarmac, gravel and snow all across Europe. When in April 2021 this Ex-McRae Subaru Impreza come up for sale, it was a quick decision. With this car comes a great piece of history back onto the rally stages. Mehr >

10.07.2024
Ford Focus RS WRC - 2008, Gr. WRC - Darrell Taylor/Steve McNulty
Original

After the Acropolis Rally in 2009 this Ford was rebuilt by Paul Bird Motorsport to compete in Catalunya as part of the Stobart Ford Team and has competed since in 74 rallies with 23 outright wins and a further 20 podium finishes. In 2019 Frank Bird took over the driving seat and added another 10 overall wins to its record. In 2023 the Bird family decided to sell the car to Darrell Taylor who will bring it to slowly sideways events from than on. Mehr >