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When Volkswagen tackled the ‘Race to the Clouds’ at Pikes Peak in the 1980s, they built two very special twin-engined prototypes solely for this 19.99 km hill-climb event in Colorado/USA and these were driven by former European Rally Champion Jochi Kleint.



The entry list for the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival is closed and, as usual, the demonstration event for classic rally cars that is taking place from July 19-21, 2018 is fully booked. However, it is not only the number of vehicles that delights the fans, it is also the enormous level of originality that distinguishes the Eifel Rallye Festival from others. "The entry list will not be published before July 1st, but I can already reveal some really sensational details," says co-organiser Reinhard Klein. "The crews coming to the Vulkaneifel come from 16 nations, they drive classic cars from 34 different manufacturers.



Video trailer for the Eifel Rally Festival 2018

The video trailer for the Eifel Rally Festival 2018 is ready! The three-minute video will give you a first taste of what awaits you from July 19 to 21 in Daun and the Vulkaneifel region: famous driver, many original or nicely-replicated classic rally cars, spectacular sideways action on the stages and of course: unique Pikes Peak ‘monsters’ like the Audi S1, Peugeot 205 T16 and even two twin-engined VW Golfs!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSbqcYKTvyo

The line-up of cars and drivers coming to the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival in Daun/Germany is growing quickly and now also features two former World Rally Champions. Stig Blomqvist, who secured the WRC title in 1984, is one of the fixtures of the demonstration event for classic rally cars. The popular Swede, who was crowned an 'Ambassador of Rallying' at last year's Festival, will be part of the event again this year.



The ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival, held from July 19 to 21 around Daun/Germany, will go into its eighth year in 2018 and the interest in the demonstration event for classic rally cars is certainly not easing. "Only a few places in the entries list are still vacant right now, we expect to be booked fully once again", says Reinhard Klein, head of the 'Slowly Sideways' group that ratifies the entry list.



You can by the programmes and weekend-tickets of the Eifel Rallye Festival in our webshop. The official programme of the Eifel Rallye Festival contains detailed descriptions of the stages and designated spectator areas in German, English and French. Furthermore it includes a general map and complete start lists with pictures of all participating cars.



Flyer of the Eifel Rallye Festival 2018 - Update

A new version of the Flyer of the Eifel Rallye Festival 2018 is available now in the download area.

Due to other commitments for Porsche, Walter Röhrl will not participate in the Eifel Rallye Festival this year. The two-time World Rally Champion was supposed to be part of the "Pikes Peak Parade" and drive his original winning car from the 1987 "Race to the Clouds"..



As is traditional, the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival held in Daun/Germany from July 19-21 2018 runs each yearwith a different theme. In the past, the famous demonstration event has already celebrated the 'Safari Rally', '30 Years of Group B' and 'Six Decades of Rallying'. For 2018, it has been decided to dedicate the event to the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the US. At the 'Race to the Clouds', held in the Rocky Mountains, the competitors have to tackle 19.99 km and 156 corners before they reach the summit of Pikes Peak at an altitude of 4,301 m.



The entry form and the registration to the service park are available in the section Participant - Forms.

 



The eighth edition of the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival is due to take place from July 19th to 21st, 2018 and will feature some new highlights for spectators and drivers alike. During the winter, the organisers have gone the extra mile to include two new stages in this demonstration event for classic rally cars. Entries for this normally over-subscribed event will open on March 1st, 2018.



Link to the official Facebook page

The link to the official Facebook page of the Eifel Rallye Festival has changed as follows:
https://facebook.com/EifelRallyeFestivalOfficial

Flyer of the Eifel Rallye Festival 2018

The Flyer of the Eifel Rallye Festival 2018 is available now in the download area.

The date for the 2018 Eifel Rallye Festival has been confirmed. The eighth edition of the demonstration event for historic rally cars will take place from July 19-21, 2018 - the same weekend as in 2017. The successful rally show held in Daun and the beautiful Vulkaneifel mountains will stick to its well-proven concept. The event will kick off with the Shakedown stage and the Welcome Evening on Thursday. Then on Friday and Saturday, the Eifel Rallye Festival will feature about 120 kilometres of selective special stages.



A good picture does not necessarily need to be spectacular. Clemens Beha from Weingarten, Germany, was able to put the atmosphere and approachable character of the Eifel Rallye Festival into one picture. It shows speed, enthusiasm and the proximity to the people", that is what the jury said about the winning picture of this year’s photographic competition. The editors of the Oldtimer Markt magazine chose an image showing a Toyota Corolla WRC rushing through a village typical for the Eifel. You can see the kids watching the action for the roof of a wooden house and a tractor with firewood standing right next to it.