Preorder now: The 2015 Eifel Rallye Festival DVD

Why not relive the unique atmosphere of the 2015 Eifel Rallye Festival and watch the event from different perspectives by getting the DVD. It features the very best action scenes, spectacular on-board footage and interesting interviews. This comprehensive review of the 2015 event, the fifth in the series, focuses on the theme of "originality" and contains some of the more spectacular original rally cars with their individual stories. Furthermore, it features some of the drivers who had driven these cars in period such as Walter Röhrl, Sandro Munari, Hannu Mikkola, Stig Blomqvist and Timo Salonen. They were truly the stars of the show and contributed immensely to the enormous success of the 2015 Eifel Rallye Festival.

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A Party for many generations!

The 2015 ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival (23. - 25. July 2015) was a great success and a party for many generations. From toddlers to grandfathers, the Rally Mile in Daun and the demonstration stages were buzzing with spectators.

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Ready to go!

The wait is over and this week, the fifth edition of the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival will finally get under way. Participants and spectators alike are already packing their bags to get to one of the world's biggest events for historic rally cars. One of those getting ready for the demonstration rally centred in Daun,

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Our Heroes

While the years are passing and filled with all the fun that rallying gives us, there are also sad moments when we lose a good friend that we had known for many years. The Eifel Rally Festival 2015 will have an exhibition of two rally cars in front of the Forum in Daun that will remind us of a few of our Heroes.

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Follow the Eifel Rallye Festival live!

One new feature of the event will be the Social Media Wall which will be shown on our two large video screens. These will be located on the show stage at the Laurentiusplatz and at the roundabout at Service Area 2. All posts from Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc. with the hashtag #eifelrallyefestival will appear there.

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Eifel Rallye Festival App

The Eifel Rallye Festival App for Android Smatphones is available now in the Google Play Store.

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VIP Drivers - Eifel Rallye Festival Parade

Fiat 131 Abarth - 1978, Gr. 4 - Walter Röhrl/Keith Theaker

Roehrl Fiat 131 Abarth Mirafiori-aktuell
A very unusual idea occurred to Kevin and Keith Theaker when one day a Fiat France 131 Abarth Mirafiori came into their workshop to be restored. After many years of being busy with Escorts (what else in the UK?) they could not resist the temptation to build copies of the 131 instead of Escorts. More >
Porsche 911 RSR - 1981, Gr. 4 - Walter Röhrl/-

Roehrl Porsche 911 RSR-aktuell
The field of 150 Slowly Sideways cars will once again be headed by the double World Rally Champion Walter Röhrl with start number one. This year, Röhrl will be driving a “modern” classic Porsche 911. The car owned by Wolfgang Reile is one of numerous cars which has made its way into historic rallying during the last years. More >
Peugeot 205 T16 - 1983, Gr. B - Timo Salonen/Jean-Paul Calmus

Salonen Peugeot 205 T16-aktuell
This Peugeot 205 T16 has been in the hands of a collector for a long time and it has been bought by its new owner recently. For parts of the Eifel Rallye Festival 2015 Jean-Christian Duby lends his Peugeot to Timo Salonen. More >
Fiat 131 Abarth - 1978, Gr. 4 - Timo Salonen/Kevin Theaker

Salonen Fiat 131 Abarth Mirafiori-aktuell
A very unusual idea occurred to Kevin and Keith Theaker when one day a Fiat France 131 Abarth Mirafiori came into their workshop to be restored. After many years of being busy with Escorts (what else in the UK?) they could not resist the temptation to build copies of the 131 instead of Escorts. More >
Audi Sport Quattro - 1985, Gr. B - Harald Demuth/Dirk Johae

Demuth Audi Sport Quattro-aktuell
The double German Rally Champion Harald Demuth (in 1982 and 1984 at the wheel of an Audi Quattro) has been part of the Eifel Rallye Festival every year since its foundation in 2011. For 2015, the long-time works driver for Audi acquired a Sport Quattro owned by Audi Tradition. More >
Mercedes Benz 450 SLC - 1978, Gr. 2 - Hannu Mikkola/Arne Hertz

Mikkola Mercedes Benz 450 SLC-aktuell
During 1979 and 1980, Hannu Mikkola was a Mercedes works driver partnered by Arne Hertz. They won the 1979 Ivory Coast Rally and were also second on the 1979 Safari for Mercedes. More >
Opel Manta 400 - 1987, Gr. B - Robert Droogmans/Johnny Vangrieken

Droogmans Opel Manta 400-aktuell
At the Eifel Rallye Festival in 2013, he showed his spectacular driving skills at the wheel of a Mk2 Escort, and now he returns with another great RWD car. Robert Droogmans will drive an Opel Manta 400 at the Festival. More >
Lancia Stratos - 1977, Gr. 4 - Sandro Munari/Piero Sodano

Murani Lancia Stratos-aktuell
This Lancia was purchased by Mr. Guido Avandero from Biella and restored in 1980 back to its original Monte Carlo winning conditions. It will be a special guest on the 2015 Eifel Rallye Festival. Piero Sodano was one of Sandro Munari’s co-drivers during the 1970s but not in the 1977 Monte Carlo Rally. More >
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth - 1988, Gr. A - Stig Blomqvist/Yvonne Mehta

Blomqvist Ford Sierra RS Cosworth-aktuell
Since Nick Jarvis’s chief mechanic is Baz Cannon and one of the first rallies that Baz did as a Ford works mechanic was the Portugal Rally in 1988, it was an obvious move to add Blomqvist’s Sierra from that event to Nick´s collection and have Baz prepare the car. More >
Mercedes Benz 450 SLC - 1978, Gr. 2 - Andrew Cowan/Klaus Kaiser

Cowan Mercedes Benz 450 SLC-aktuell
In 1978, Andrew Cowan won that famous South American Rally. When his teammate Zasada had to continue with a leg in plaster, Cowan took over the lead. It is amazing to see that 37 years later Andrew Cowan will drive Zasada’s SLC again. More >
Audi Quattro A2 - 1983, Gr. B - John Buffum/Wolf-Dieter Ihle

Buffum Audi Quattro A2-aktuell
This Audi Quattro A2 was abandoned in 1997 after its active career in the US until recently when Wolf-Dieter Ihle brought the car back to Germany and restored it to 1983 Pikes Peak condition. The Eifel Rallye Festival in 2015 will be its first event of its second life and there it will be reunited with John Buffum, its original driver. More >
Opel Manta 400 - 1986, Gr. B - Guy Colsoul/

Colsoul Opel Manta 400-aktuell
After driving it on many events in the 1980s, Guy Colsoul kept this Opel Manta 400 until today. Now he has re-activated the Group B car and drives it on the 2015 Eifel Rallye Festival ending a ten-year absence from the sport. More >
Skoda 130RS - 1977, Gr. 2 - Matthias Kahle/

Kahle Skoda 130 RS-aktuell
This Škoda 130 RS is owned by Škoda Germany and prepared by Kahle Motorsport. Most usually this replica is driven by seven-times German Rally Champion Matthias Kahle on all kinds of historic rallies. These include regularity events like the “Sachsen Classic” and speed events such as the “Rally Köln-Ahrweiler”. More >
Mazda RX-7 - 1984, Gr. B - Philippe Gache/

Gache Mazda RX-7-aktuell
Philippe Gache bought this RX-7 in Belgium und uses it successfully in historic rallies. In spring 2013, he was leading the Rallye Maroc Classic ten kilometres from the finish when the drive shaft broke. Gache is a true motorsports all-rounder. More >
Audi Quattro A2 - 1983, Gr. B - Stig Blomqvist/-

Blomqvist Audi Quattro A2-aktuell
Parade: This Quattro A2 is part of the huge Audi Tradition collection and is restauration was only finnished in 2015. At the Eifel Rallye Festival in 2015 Audis newest addition will be driven as in 1983 by Stig Blomqvist. More >
Nissan 240RS - 1983, Gr. B - Mike Kirkland/Achim Loth

Kirkland Nissan 240RS-aktuell1
Festival Parade: This car is one of three Nissan 240RS that, in 2008, were brought from Kenya to Germany for participation in Slowly Sideways events. Unfortunately, the restoration process was not quite as easy as had been hoped because there are hardly any spare parts to find anywhere in the world, all 240RS parts seem to have vanished. More >
Ford Escort RS1800 - 1977, Gr. 4 - Daniel Klein/Mirjam Küpper

Klein Ford Escort RS1800-aktuell
Festival Parade: The Klein family found this Escort in 1990 in a garage in Kenya on one of their holidays and brought the car back to Europe for restoration. More >
Porsche 911 - 2005, Gr. 4 - David Cavanagh/

Cavanag Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-aktuell
Festival Parade: David will drive this 911 he shared with Björn Waldegård in 2005 on the parade of the 2015 Eifel Rallye Festival in memory of Björn. More >
Toyota Celica 2000GT - 1977, Gr. 4 - Hannu Mikkola/ Lerch

Mikkola Toyota Celica 2000GT-aktuell
Festival Parade: Peter and Inka Lerch bought this Toyota Celica 2000GT (type RA 20) back in 2000 in the Netherlands. Back then, they only knew that the car had come from Sweden via Finland to the Netherlands. More >
Audi Sport Quattro E2 - 1987, Gr. Proto - Stephan Süsens/Sven Süsens

Suesens Audi Sport Quattro E2-aktuell
Festival Parade: When Stephan Süsens bought an Audi 80 saloon, it was always his plan to convert it into a “normal” Sport Quattro road car. But then he finally came across an original Sport Quattro, thus he did not know what to do with his Audi 80. More >
Peugeot 405 Pikes Peak - 1988, Gr. Proto - Enda Garvey/Jennifer Lerch

Garvey Peugeot 405 T16 Pikes Peak-aktuell
Festival Parade: For years this 405 was part of the Peugeot collection before a lot of their stock was sold to private owners. Enda Garvey could not resist the temptation to buy it as he knew that only two of these cars were ever made and Peugeot would be keeping the other one. More >


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