New chance for an exclusive co-drive: Win a ride in the 1987 VW Golf Pikes Peak with Jochi Kleint

After the successful auctioning of a co-drive with Jochi Kleint in the newly-restored 1986 Pikes Peak Golf from Wolf-Dieter Ihle's collection, Volkswagen now pile up the fire and offer a ride in their 1987 Pikes Peak car at the 2018 Eifel Rallye Festival. This prototype is one of the most extreme Golfs ever built. It is based on a space frame chassis and powered by two 1.8-litre turbocharged engines each with 326 bhp. During the 1987 Race to the Clouds, Kleint was faster than the overall winner, Walter Röhrl in an Audi S1, at the half-way point but retired shortly before the summit. Just as in 1987, Kleint will again take the wheel of the twin-engined prototype.

The co-drive will take place during the shakedown of the Eifel Rallye Festival on Thursday, July 19th 2018, between 15.00 and 19.00 hrs. The location is the new, 5.4-kilometre 'Maubach-Arena' near Darscheid/Vulkaneifel which will be used for the first time ever on a rally event. The co-drive will be auctioned on eBay from July 1st, 2018. Bids can be placed here:

The proceeds of the auction will serve a good purpose since they will be given to a charity project called 'Vor-Tour der Hoffnung' that collects donations for children in need and particularly children suffering with cancer. More information on the whole initiative can be found here:

When the auction is over, the organisers of the Eifel Rallye Festival will inform the highest bidder about the procedure for their participation at the Shakedown.

During the ride, the co-driver is obliged to wear a helmet and fire-proof safety clothing. Both helmet and clothing will be supplied by the organisers of the Eifel Rallye Festival. In order to be able to provide the correct equipment, the organisers will need to know the size and weight of the co-driver plus his helmet size. Additionally, the co-driver will have to complete and sign an Exclusion of Liability that may be viewed here: If the co-driver is not yet of legal age, the Exclusion of Liability will have to be signed by his or her legal guardians.

Contestants should note that an essential prerequisite for participating as a co-driver is that they can be properly located in the co-driver's seat and fitted with the full harness seat belt so as to comply with the safety requirements of the event.