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.