ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival: Rally Cars from A – Z

  • A Festival to excite the senses with a great variety of rally history.
  • Applications for entry open on February 1st, 2024.
  • Hurry ! Only a few copies left of “The Festival Book”.

Participants and fans who attend the Twelfth edition of the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival from August 15th to 17th, 2024 can once again look forward to a special experience. The list of accepted entries for the largest rally museum on wheels will be made even broader in order to document the diversity of the history of rallying as comprehensively as possible. Thus this year's motto is: “Rally Cars from A to Z”.
Cars from almost fifty different manufacturers ranging through Alfa Romeo, Citroën, Chrysler, Datsun, Renault, Ford, Lancia, Fiat, Audi, Opel, Peugeot, Hillman and Wartburg have filled the Festival field in previous editions. Among them were absolute exotics such as an Allora [a replica Lancia Stratos], Clan Crusader, Jide and Steyr. Almost three hundred different models of car have appeared in Daun so far. "Our aim is to present the fans with the most comprehensive range of manufacturer and model types ever seen in one place. However, this also means that we will not be able to allow too many cars of one type but will pay particular attention to diversity when making our selection," explains co-organiser Reinhard Klein (Cologne) who is the head of Slowly Sideways, the Europe-wide association of owners of historic rally cars. "There will be a reunion with the cars that have shaped the history of rallying all the way from the 2-stroke Trabant via the Group B cars to the WRCs".

Entries may be made at with the list opening on February 1st, 2024, and then closing at the end of April after which the selection will be made.

However, the Eifel Rallye Festival is and remains the primary global gathering of the international rally scene. "Never before have we been so far advanced in our preparations at such an early stage," says Otmar Anschütz from the organisers, the MSC Daun. "That's why we'll soon be able to announce the first highlights of our event to the fans. The Festival will also remain true to its ideal of offering rally history that can be touched and experienced close up." Visiting the Rally Mile in the centre of Daun with its service area and exhibitions will remain free of charge. Only those who want to watch these cars from rally history in action will have to pay admission to the demonstration stages.
All in all, the 2024 edition once again promises to be one thing above all else: A Festival to excite the senses for all fans of rally sport.

Eifel Rally Festival 2011-2022 – The definitive book.
If you want to bridge the time until the next Festival in an entertaining way, you can do so with the official book about the first ten editions of the Eifel Rallye Festival: The highlights of each year are described on more than three hundred pages. There are rally cars that have never been seen since they last competed. In addition, there is a unique cross-section of rally history with the classics from Mini and Volvo PV544, to Group 4 legends like the Stratos and Ascona 400, then the unforgettable Group B monsters, the stars of Group A from Lancia to Subaru and finally the spectacular World Rally Cars. The book’s bilingual text (German and English) and the many photos are completed by numerous tables and overviews of starters and rally cars. The Festival’s long-time patron, Walter Röhrl, summarises his impressions of the Festival in a foreword. Here is the ordering link to obtain copies of this remarkable book from the RallyWebShop: