Win a ride in the VW Golf GTI 16V DRM Gr. A with Jochi Kleint

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 The VW Golf GTI 16V type 19E was homologated on March 1st, 1986 with Nr A-5295 in group A. This specific Golf II was constructed by VW Motorsport and first registered after individual approval by the German technical inspection authority TÜV Hanover on February 13rd, 1987 with license plate WOB-DW 87. This is the car of Jochi Kleint / Manfred Hiemer with entrant Volkswagen Motorsport for the German Rally Championship 1987. Assistance for the events was provided by the Volkswagen dealership Willi Nies KG in Braunschweig.

The car was acquired by the current owner in summer 2018. Following extensive restoration in 2019 by Ihle Motorsport the car is fully functional once again and will be used occasionally for demonstrations, first with driver Jochi Kleint / Manfred Hiemer on Eifel Rallye Festival 2019.

Technical specifications:
Chassis:            Reinforced VW Motorsport chassis
Roll cage:            Matter Aluminium
Engine:            4-cylinder 16 valve in-line
Cubic capacity:        1.781 cc
Bore x stroke:        81.5 x 86.4 mm
Power Output:        148 kW (201 BHP) at 7.900 U/min.
Induction type:        Bosch K-Jetronic
Max. Torque:        210 Nm at 6.000 rpm
Lubrication:        Wet sump
Catalyser:            Unregulated dual way catalytic converter
Power transmission:    Front wheel drive
Gearbox:            6 speed with limited-slip differential
Brakes.            Ventilated discs, 280 mm front and 240 mm rear
Kerb weight:        960 kg empty = minimum weight according to Gr. A
Dimensions:        Length 3,987 mm, width 1,680 mm, height 1,295 mm

At the 2019 Eifel Rallye Festival from July 18th to 20st you have the chance to get a co-drive in this car. During the shakedown of the 2019 Eifel Rallye Festival, Jochi Kleint will give you a ride in this VW Golf GTI 16V DRM Gr. A.

The co-drive will take place during the shakedown of the Eifel Rallye Festival on Thursday, July 18th 2019, 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.

As in previous years vehicle owner Wolf-Dieter Ihle will double the amount raised at the auction before it is donated to a good cause. Half of the proceeds will go to the Lions Club Daun ( for his activities (Christmas package campaign) in the Daun region and half to the KinderHerz Foundation

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. 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.