Car presentation

Opel Ascona 400 - 1982, Gr. 4 - Jan Nolles/Jasper Nolles

This Opel Ascona 400 was built in 2014 from an Ascona B, which was completely stripped and rebuilt to 400-spec in the Netherlands. Jan has owned it since 2019 and opted for the eye-catching red and white design of the Bastos cars. He will take turns driving with his son. Mehr >

Opel Ascona 400 - 1982, Gr. 4 - Patrick Orth/Georg Orth

This Ascona 400 was built completely new and true to the original by SG Power on the bodyshell of an Ascona B built in 1976. The Role model was the Ascona 400 driven by Walter Röhrl at the Rally Monte Carlo in 1982. The SG Power company was able to visit an original factory car on several occasions. The engine is a 2. Mehr >

Rover 2000 - 1965, Gr. 1 - Johan Löwik/Sander van Rijn

Johan Löwik completely rebuilt a very original Rover 2000 in 2022 as an exact copy of the car driven by Roger Clark and Jim Porter in the 1965 Rally Monte Carlo. Mehr >

Renault 5 Turbo - 1981, Gr. 4 - Dieter Mohr/Manfred Ehm

Dieter Mohr bought his Renault 5 Turbo when this car was first introduced into Germany. This was just weeks after Jean Ragnotti’s victory in the 1981 Rally Monte Carlo. Dieter has kept the car ever since, competing with it from 1981 until 1989 where he started about 80 national events, winning 25 of them outright. Mehr >

DAF 66 - 1973, Gr. 2 - Ton Koster/Dion Walet

Ton Koster rebuilt the factory version of the DAF 66 as it was driven by the Claude Laurent and Jacques Marché team at the 1973 Rally Monte-Carlo. Both Rob Koch, former team manager of the rally team, and Claude Laurent inspected the copy and were very impressed. Mehr >

Volkswagen Golf 3 Kit Car - 1997, Gr. A - Hans-Werner Kreutzer/Kevin Kreutzer

This Golf was completely restored and painted blue by Schmidt Motorsport before passing through several hands. The Kreutzer family subsequently acquired it in 2016 and, after years of searching for the missing parts, restored it to its 1996 homologation. Mehr >


After the first Eifel Rally Festival was such a complete success, the MSC Daun quickly decided to have a second edition. In doing do, the organising team further expanded the platform for historic rallying in Europe. They also decided that, in the future, not only were the cars to be shown, but there would also be a special thematic focus each year. These did not necessarily have to be exact anniversaries since the memory of particular events could also become a theme. In 2002, the last traditional Safari Rally took place in East Africa – for the time being, that was – which was reason enough to commemorate this legendary rally ten years later.

In the morning hours of 28 April 2023, the last (classification) test for our sports comrade Petra Müller ended. The members of the MSC Daun and the organising team of the Eifel Rally Festival are very sad about her much too early death. She was not only active in the board of MSC Daun and in the organising team of the festival, she was above all a lovely, friendly and always helpful person.

The first 10 editions of the Eifel Rally Festival are summarized in an extremely readable book with many unique photos on over 300 pages. It all started in 2011 with the birth of a new kind of event. The idea of giving the Slowly Sideways troupe its own stage as the largest rolling rally museum in the world was a huge success right away.

At the moment, this gondola transports guests up the Sommerberg to the Hintertux Glacier in the Austrian Zillertal. You can see the gondola of our partner "Zillertaler Gletscherbahn" live in July in the Daun Rally Mile. And not only that. The "VIPs" present at the festival will sign the cabin. And then it will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Ideal for ski fans with a weakness for rallying or rally fans with a weakness for skiing. Either way, it's definitely a great garden shed of a special kind! More information about the auction will follow! We hope you have fun bidding now.

The official book about the first 10 editions of the Eifel Rally Festival is not only a chronicle: With the stars of the scene from the past and present and with the most beautiful original cars and replicas from rally history, it is a Who's Who of the sport, so to speak. Experience the highlights from ten years of the festival with cars that are otherwise never seen, such as the Group S Audi, the rebuilt Safari Stratos or exotics from the Jidé to the Clan Crusader. A unique cross-section of rally history with the classics from Mini and Volvo PV544 to Group 4 legends like Stratos and Ascona 400, with the unforgotten Group B monsters, the stars of Group A from Lancia to Subaru as well as with the spectacular World Rally Cars.

Over the past 15 days, we have presented the drivers who have taken part in all the festivals held so far. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their loyalty and look forward to seeing them again!