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With some last minute additions, the list of famous drivers coming to take part in the Eifel Rallye Festival on the last weekend of July has now grown to fourteen. Amongst them are three ex-World Rally Champions since one of the last names to be added is that of Stig Blomqvist, World Champion with Audi in 1984. He joins fellow World Champions, Walter Röhrl (1980 and 1982) and Björn Waldegård (1979). Another late arrival is Marc Duez who is as well known for his racing activities - he won the Nürburgring 24-Hour race four times and competed at Le Mans 24-Hour no less than twelve times - as for his rallying successes in both World and European championship rallies.



The 2013 Eifel Rallye Festival will be a true paradies for all autograph hunters. During the official autograph session there will be no less than 17 famous drivers waiting for you. These include the 14 star drivers heading the field plus the three co-drivers Piero Sodano, John Davenport and Werner Ernst. The autograph session will take place on Friday morning from 10.00 to 12.00 on the show stage (Laurentiusplatz, Daun).



A passionate model car collector from Germany has already photographed what we can expect on the last weekend of July. His picture shows all championship-winning cars present on the Eifel Rallye Festival in a scale of 1:43. As one can see, the theme "40 years of the WRC" is not taken too strictly for this champions parade which also includes all makes champions from the pre-WRC era. 1968 and 1969 were the very first years when international makes champions were crowned in the European Rally Championship.



Eifel Rallye Festival is happy to welcome as a new partner the Autostadt in Wolfsburg that has as its theme "people, cars and what moves them". One of its core elements is an automobile theme park entitled "ZeitHaus" that happens to be the most visited automobile museum in the world. The ZeitHaus exhibits a collection of "Automobile Milestones" and offers a trip through time covering the 125-year history of motoring. Otto F. Wachs, Managing Director of the Autostadt, is inviting the Eifel Rallye Festival participants and guests to the "Welcome Evening" in the Rally Mile in Daun on Thursday night from 20.00h. Here Austrian film-maker Helmut Deimel will once again have his Open Air Rally Cinema showing highlights from his immense archive and by this means reviewing forty years of the WRC and featuring some of the star drivers present at the Festival.



For the Eifel Rallye Festival, Wolf-Dieter Ihle is offering a ride with Harri Toivonen in a Opel Manta 400 Gr. B. This 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.

The highest bidder will enjoy a ride with Harri Toivonen in a Opel Manta 400 - 1983 - Gr. B over the spectacular new shakedown stage "Mantaloch" (6.5 km).

This exclusive co-drive that will take place on Thursday, June 25th, 2013 and can only be purchased via the online auction house eBay. The auction will start on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 and ends on July 20th, 2013. The highest bidder will also receive two spectator tickets for the Eifel Rallye Festival plus an event programme. He will be kept informed concerning the details of his ride with Harri Toivonen directly by the organisers of the Eifel Rallye Festival.



The 2013 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.



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 2014 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". But there will once again be a spezial prize for the most inventive image. The winning pictures as well as all the other pictures will be shown in a web gallery on the Eifel Rallye Festival website and will of course feature their photographers' names.



The auction has started!


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The organisers of the Eifel Rallye Festival have once again put up for auction a co-drive with double World Rally Champion Walter Röhrl. The highest bidder will enjoy a ride with Röhrl in a Porsche 911 SC over the spectacular new shakedown stage "Mantaloch" (6.5 km). The 911 SC was the last Porsche model to win a WRC round, which it did on the 1980 Tour de Corse. Today it is well known for the unique sound of the air-cooled flat six-cylinder that can give up to 300 bhp.



June 8th is an important date for all the entrants and fans of the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival since on this day the full entry list will be published.

A total of one hundred and fifty Slowly Sideways cars plus fifteen course-opening cars will take part in this unique event where there is no kind of competition and the whole three days is simply a rally festival for fans and drivers alike.



The time table for the Eifel Rallye Festival will be available at June 05th , 2013 under the section "Downloads"



With two hundred entries received for the one hundred and thirty places of the main field, the selection process for the Eifel Rallye Festival has been even more laborious than usual. Particularly so for Reinhard Klein, the man behind the Slowly Sideways group from which comes the majority of the preserved or restored rally cars at the Festival.



There are evidently many owners of historic rally cars who are eager to follow the slogan of the Eifel Rallye Festival 2013 and celebrate forty years of the World Rally Championship. As soon as the entry lists opened on February 15th, the entries were coming in fast. After just ten days the group of course-opening cars is full according to Jürgen Lenarz who is the co-ordinator for that group. These are cars whose family trees are not as rigorously inspected as all the other Slowly Sideways cars in the one hundred and thirty strong entry.



Highlights 2013

  • The legendary Walter Röhrl as patron of the event
  • Participants from 12 countries worldwide
  • Vehicles from at least 20 manufacturers and 5 decades of rallying history
  • Open air cinema showing rally films from H. Deimel
  • Including all-gravel Bosch Super Stage

The Flyer of Eifel Rallye Festival is available now in the download area.



The entry list to the Eifel Rallye Festival 2013 has been opened. The entry form and entry form to the service park are available in the download area. The registration to the service Park is to be submitted with the entry form.



The entry list to the Eifel Rallye Festival 2013 will be opened on the 15.02.2013. At that time, entry form and entry form to the service Park will be available in the download area. The registration to the service Park is to be submitted with the entry form.