Fournier Alpine A 310-histo
Fournier Alpine A 310-histo

  The cars 2015

VIP Driver

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Walter Röhrl, 68, D – Fiat 131 & Porsche 911

Walter Röhrl is an integral part of the Eifel Rallye Festival just as his favourite rally, the Monte Carlo, is an integral part of the WRC. In Daun, the two-times World Champion – in 1980 for Fiat and in 1982 for Opel – traditionally drives various rally cars from his career. This year, Röhrl will show his driving skills in a Porsche 911 and in a Fiat 131 Abarth – the car with which he won his first WRC title.

Matthias Kahle (46, D) – Škoda 130RS

With forty-one victories and seven championship titles Matthias Kahle is the most successful driver in the history of the German Rally Championship. The Škoda works driver was also the last one to win the former Eifel-Rallye catering for modern cars. After cheering up the crowds with some superb sideways action in the last years, Kahle returns to the Eifel Rallye Festival in a Škoda 130RS.

Harald Demuth (65, D) – Audi Sport Quattro

Another regular visitor of the Eifel Rallye Festival is Harald Demuth. The German has not missed a single edition of the Festival so far and will be at the wheel of an Audi again this time. Unlike the years when he won the German Rally Championship in 1982 and 1984 where he drove the long Quattro, in the Eifel Demuth will be pushing a brutish Sport Quattro to the limit.

List of all VIP drivers

 

Car presentation 2015


29.06.2015
Opel Manta B 200 - 1983, Gr. B - Reinhold Keller/Jens Daniel

Keller Opel Manta 200-aktuell
After 1984, this Manta was used by several privateers. The most successful amongst them were Udo Schiffmann/Rüdiger Hähner. In 1992, it ended up with Sven Keller and Jens Daniel. The Manta was rallied nationally and internationally until 2006 – a proof of the excellent level of preparation by Reinhard Hainbach. More >
29.06.2015
Toyota MR2 - 1987, Gr. Proto - Claude Holvoet/Guy Van den Broeck

Holvoet Toyota MR2-aktuell
Claude Holvoet has taken over this Toyota from Klaus Fritzinger only shortly before his death. Today he drives this very special rally car in remembrance of the former soccer player, race and rally driver. More >
28.06.2015
VW 1303S - 1973, Gr. 2 - James Calvert/Craig Cameron

Calvert VW 1303 S-aktuell
This VW was found in Italy after a long research. It was owned by an elderly gentleman who had run an independent VW repair business who claimed it to be an ex- Källström car and would include pictures and documents of this in the sale. More >
28.06.2015
Skoda 130RS - 1977, Gr. 2 - Oliver Ritz/Stephanie Ritz

Ritz Skoda 130 RS-aktuell
In 2014 Oliver Ritz has taken over this car from Stanislav Selmat and it is one of the original works cars built in Mlada Boleslav, to be more precise chassis eight from thirty seven. Oliver is well known to Motorsport and rode off-road bikes for 15 years, but always had an attraction to rallying and specialy here the Skoda cars. More >
27.06.2015
Ford Escort WRC - 1997, Gr. WRC - Nick Jarvis/

Jarvis Ford Escort WRC-aktuell
Nick is a big collector of Ford cars, and not all of them are rally cars. However, in a collection like this with an emphasis on rallying, he simply could not miss the opportunity to buy an Escort WRC when this example came up for sale early in 2015. More >
27.06.2015
Skoda 160RS MTX - 1984, Gr. Proto - Stanislav Kafka/Stanislav Kafka

Kafka Skoda 160 RS MTX-aktuell
The Kafka family owns this rare Škoda 160 RS MTX. It is one of only three prototypes of this type of car ever built. The 160 RS MTX was intended for Group B rallying, but it was never homologated. More >

 

   Summary car presentation

 

News

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Entrylist Eifel Rallye Festival

The entrylist of the Eifel Rallye Festival 2015 is available now.

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Timetable

The time table of the Eifel Rallye Festival is now available in the download area.

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Fantastic Festival Entry

The highly anticipated entry list of the Eifel Rallye Festival will be published on July 1st, 2015. It is a true Who’s Who of rallying with participants from fifteen countries and four continents and those making the longest trip are Kenyans Mike Kirkland and Yvonne Mehta and American John Buffum.

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Festival Parade - New in 2015

They might be too valuable or too fragile to do the whole rally with more than 100 kms of stages, but they can certainly tackle a single stage. The organisers of the Eifel Rally Festival have introduced a new idea in the hope of attracting some exceptional rally cars to their event and to show them in motion.

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A bevy of champions

The list of eminent participants for the Eifel Rallye Festival in July has increased yet again. The World Rally Champions from 1984 and 1985, Stig Blomqvist and Timo Salonen will be joining previous holders of that title, Walter Röhrl (1980 and 1982) and Hannu Mikkola (1983) to demonstrate classic rally cars during the three-day Festival.

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UB40 comes to the Eifel … not the reggae band, but the car

The German soccer club FC Carl Zeiss Jena hit the headlines internationally these days albeit playing in the fourth division only. The reason was neither sportive successes nor failures, but a new shirt sponsor: The metal band “Heaven Shall Burn” now actively supports the groggy club.

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