Car presentation 2023

Vauxhall Chevette HSR - 1980, Gr. 4 - Mike Dunnion/Seamus Hanigan

This is one of the last two works Chevettes built by Bill Blydenstein at Shepreth during 1979/1980. It was delivered to Dealer Team Vauxhall Ireland and Ger Buckley ahead of the 1981 season who won five rallies in Ireland with. Then it was driven by Demi Fitzgerald who registered it as 666 NPI and won another nine Irish events in 1982 and 1983. Mehr >

Ford Mustang - 1967, Gr. 1 - Adelbert Engler/Eva Smets

Adelbert started rallying in 1984 and stopped it in 2000 when I started with the Mustang Garage in Belgium, a workshop to prepare and repair Ford Mustangs, as there was no time to do both. One day he bought a heavily crashed Mustang for parts, but a friend, who has a body shop and works for him a lot, said that he can fixed it. Mehr >

Lancia Delta Integrale 16V - 1990, Gr. A - Johan Deen/Sander van Barschof

Maturo Cars in the Netherlands specialises in high-quality restorations, and in particular the Lancia Delta Integrale. Special parts required are built in small series as well as new rally cars. Mehr >

Mitsubishi Starion Turbo - 1987, Gr. A - Sander Drijber/Maarten Drijber

Sander and Maarten Drijber drive this beautiful and rare Mitsubishi Starion Turbo 2023 at the festival, which in previous years has often taken part with other drivers. Mehr >

Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 - 1989, Gr. A - John de Heijde/Xander Heijnen

John de Heijde has been driving this Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 in rallies mainly in the Netherlands since 2001 and it is also his favourite car. For 2021, he gave it a classic livery in the shape of the Snobeck car from the 1987 Monte Carlo Rally. Mehr >

Alfa Romeo 75 V6 3.0 - 1988, Gr. A - Joost Deen/Lenneke Oostingh

Joost Deen has a special passion for rarities and since nobody outside Italy is using an Alfa 75 in rallying, his choice was quickly done. Additionally, the V6 engine with its sidepipe exhaust is music for the ears of any rally fan. This replication of Gabriele Noberasco’s 1988 Sanremo Alfa was only finished in 2018. Mehr >

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6.5 - 1999, Gr. A - Steve Chamberlain/Brian Hardie

This car was built specifically to rally in the Isle of man on tarmac rallies and as a virtually identical car to the one that Tommi Mäkinen used to win his fourth World Championship titel. Beautifully built and prepared the car is an authentic copy of a Ralliart Mitsubishi Evo 6. Mehr >

Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 - 1989, Gr. A - Heino de Heijde/Markus Duffhauser

Heino de Heijde is driving Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 since 2000 and owns this car from 2010 and has converted it into a full spec Group A rally car. He is using is occasionally on classic events like the Boucles de Spa and others where his brother John is also driving. Mehr >

Audi Ouattro A1 - 1983, Gr. B - Michael Brechmann/Andreas Hachmann

This Audi came from Dubai in pretty poor condition with two other Quattros and was restored to competition standard by Kessel and the engine by Lehmann. In 2016 and 2017 it was still rallying with Michael Hinderer in the Mitropa Cup in Germany before Michael Brechmann took it over. Mehr >

Lancia Delta Superdelta - 1992, Gr. A - Matthias Bettels/Marcel Pilkenrodt

This Lancia is a complete rebuild that was finished in 2023 and with a power of 350hp has everything in it that the Integrales in the past also had as luckily for this car plenty of new parts are made. Mehr >