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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.



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 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.



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.



The 2017 Eifel Rallye Festival proved to be just the spectacle for which everyone had hoped. There were one hundred and sixty cars making a great show on the demonstration stages in the Vulkaneifel region. Watching them were thousands of spectators from all over Europe as the Festival celebrated cars and drivers representing 'Six Decades of Rallying'.



The entry list is now published and the final preparations for the 2017 Eifel Rallye Festival (July 20-22) are in full swing. Within the next few days, the organisers are looking forward to welcoming 170 historic rally cars and drivers from 17 different countries who have come to celebrate 'Six Decades of Rallying' at their annual rally party held in the Vulkaneifel region. "This is an extremely exciting time for us. We have both been involved in the Festival before and when we took over our new roles for this year, we found a perfect structure. But still it is a very special feeling to be in charge of this event. It is now time for the games to begin", say Chief Organiser Otmar Anschütz and Festival Manager Tim Becker.



The entry list of the 2017 ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival is out and reveals a truly remarkable line-up of cars and drivers that will gather in Daun between July 20th-22nd, 2017. The entry list features 172 rally cars built by 33 different car manufacturers and participants coming from 17 different countries. "The variety of cars is simply amazing. We got nearly everything from the 1960s when rallying was just moving away from regularity to speed events right up until today's cars that really thrill the crowds in their high-speed quest for glory", says Reinhard Klein, the head of the Slowly Sideways group.



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ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival 2017 - Ford Twins, Rare Species & World Debuts

In 2016, Audi Tradition was responsible for a true world premiere at the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival held in Daun and the surrounding Vulkaneifel region. Thirty years after it was built, Audi's Group S prototype was driven publicly for the very first time and at its wheel was none other than Walter Röhrl. It took part in the so-called "Festival Parade" that tackles only two of the total of eight stages of the demonstration event.



The organisers of the Eifel Rallye Festival are proud to announce that the entry list for their demonstration event for historic rally cars is once again completely full. The three-day event held between July 20th [&] 22nd in the Vulkaneifel region just south of the Nürburgring will welcome around 170 cars representing 'Six Decades of Rallying', the theme of this year's edition of the Festival. "Our international entries pick up the theme perfectly and really show six decades of our beloved sport", says Reinhard Klein, the head of Slowly Sideways, who is responsible for the composition of the entry list.



The organisers of the Eifel Rallye Festival, a unique demonstration event for historic rally cars that will be held between July 20th [&] 22nd, have announced the theme of their 2017 edition. It will celebrate ‘Six Decades of Rallying’ with cars and drivers representing all decades from the 1960s right up until today. This journey in time will begin with a Mercedes 300 SE fintail (Acropolis 1963), a Ford Falcon (Monte Carlo 1964) and a Wartburg 312 (Acropolis 1966) and, passing through the intervening decades, will end with a modern Hyundai i20 WRC driven by Thierry Neuville.



Just two weeks after the entry list opened for the seventh edition of the Eifel Rallye Festival (July 20-22, 2017), nearly half a dozen WRC stars have confirmed their participation in this demonstration event held in the beautiful Vulkaneifel region.



Over the past few years for one weekend in summer, the Vulkaneifel market town of Daun has become a site of pilgrimage for rally aficionados. Fans from all parts of Europe come to visit the spectacular ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival - a demonstration event for famous historic rally cars and their replications all running on special stages in proper rally conditions. Now for a change, this modest town located just 20 kms south of the Nürburgring has attracted one hundred and forty rally drivers during the winter. They drove to the snow-capped mountains for the annual Winter Meeting of the 'Slowly Sideways' group which provides most of the cars participating in the Eifel Rallye Festival.