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The Eifel Rallye Festival will be continued. The date for 2013 is clear.



The winners are selected

With around 750 pictures taken by photographers from eleven different countries, the photographic competition held in conjunction with the 2012 Eifel Rallye Festival was even more popular than last year. But it was not just the quantity of entries that enthused the head judge of the competition, famous rally photographer Reinhard Klein, but also the quality and variety of the pictures submitted. “It is simply amazing how many great pictures are taken during the three days of the Eifel Rallye Festival. The all-new BOSCH Super Stage and the occasionally terrible weather conditions seemed to be very favourable for excellent photography. As it was so hard to pick the best images, we have simply added a fourth and fifth prize to our competition that we had not intended to award beforehand.”



Surprising result of the SMS voting: The longest rally car and the most modern rally car turned out to be the crowd favourites during the 2012 Eifel Rallye Festival. The price for the most spectacular sideways driving was won by the enormous Mercedes 300 SE driven by Thomas Kübler and Max Hunzinger. With a length of 4.875 metres, the Mercedes from 1963 certainly has enough mass that can be moved sideways. In contrast, the Ford Focus WRC of James Avis and Peter Moss was crowned as the nicest vehicle of the event. The Focus is 38 years younger than the 300 SE! The third category, for the best rally car sound, was won by the Opel Ascona 400 of Jens Martin and Matthias Rombach.



The time tables for the Eifel Rahlye Festival are available now in the downlaod area.



The cars and stars that are coming to the Eifel Rallye Festival at the end of this month make a truly dazzling list, particularly so since the organisers announced this week that ex-World Rally Champions, Bjorn Waldegard and Stig Blomqvist, will be joining their fellow ex-champion, Walter Rohrl, in the list of drivers participating. That list includes drivers coming from thirteen different countries. As for the rally cars that will be there, they too break new records since there are thirty-one different manufacturers represented and seventy-six different models of car among which there are thirty-six Group B cars and more than forty absolutely original rally cars.



The auction has startet!

Secure a co-drive in one of the most powerful rally cars ever built. For the Eifel Rallye Festival, Wolf-Dieter Ihle, the owner of an original Group B Audi Sport Quattro E2, one of the winged monsters from 1985/6, is offering a ride of two laps during the shakedown of the event. Ihle's Audi is the original works car driven by Stig Blomqvist/Björn Cederberg on the 1985 Rally Argentina. This sensational co-drive is being auctioned on eBay for a good cause.



After last year’s great success, the Eifel Rallye Festival will once again host a photographic competition in which prizes will be awarded to the best pictures of the event. And there is a very exclusive prize for the winner: a co-drive on the 2013 Eifel Rallye Festival! The well-known and renowned WRC photographer, Reinhard Klein, will himself choose his favourite pictures from those submitted. This year, all entries will go into one category, there will be no division between “professionals” and “amateurs”.



Die Vorbereitungen zum ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival (26.-28. Juli 2012) in Daun laufen auf Hochtouren. Die Nennliste mit über 150 Fahrzeugen ist zwar veröffentlicht, doch so ganz lässt sich der Veranstalter noch nicht in die Karten blicken. "Zu den bislang veröffentlichten Teams und neben unserem Schirmherrn Walter Röhrl werden zusätzlich noch einige prominente Starter mit sehr interessanten Fahrzeugen dabei sein",



The 2012 Eifel Rallye Festival, we once include an autograph lesson with all the star drivers, presented by RallyWebShop. On Friday morning, all star drivers present will take their time to sign your shirts, model cars, books, posters etc.



Stefan Schlesack and co-driver Peter Schaaf will be entering the 2012 Eifel Rallye Festival in a Group 4 Ford Escort RS Mk1. This Escort replicates the victorious works car driven by Timo Mäkinen and Henry Liddon on the Daily Mirror RAC Rally of 1973. Like the original Escort, it features the light blue and white livery of the Milk Marketing Board.



Secure a co-drive in one of the most powerful rally cars ever built. For the Eifel Rallye Festival, Wolf-Dieter Ihle, the owner of an original Group B Audi Sport Quattro E2, one of the winged monsters from 1985/6, is offering a ride of two laps during the shakedown of the event. Ihle's Audi is the original works car driven by Stig Blomqvist/Björn Cederberg on the 1985 Rally Argentina. This sensational co-drive is being auctioned on eBay for a good cause. The profits from the auction will go to the benefit of an association charitable.



Those thousands of rally fans who have already experienced the many delights of the Eifel Rally Festival at its inaugural event in 2011 can now count on having even more to take in when they return for the 2012 edition. It may not be possible to transport a part of East Africa to the German Eifel, but the Festival organisers are doing their best to find a way to celebrate the tenth year since the last 'proper' WRC Safari Rally was held. To start with, twenty original cars that competed on Safari rallies will be at the Festival and an extra special stage has been created so they - and any of the other hundred or so old rally cars that will be demonstrating in the main part of the Festival - can show off their gravel road abilities. This new stage, sponsored by Bosch, is in the form of a circuit on gravel roads that includes a jump and a water crossing as well as some fast open corners where the sideways action can be prolonged.