The Return of Group B is the theme for this year's Eifel Rallye Festival (July 21-23, 2016) and it will almost certainly be the biggest collection of Group B cars in one place since this category was banned from international rallying in 1986. "Already we have fifty-five Group B and Group S cars confirmed that will attend the Eifel Rallye Festival.
Opel Manta B 200 - 1984, Gr. B - Reinhold Keller/Jens Daniel
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. Mehr >
Peugeot 205T16 E2 - 1985, Gr. B - James Tannahill/Brian Crawford
James Tannahill bought this Peugeot 205 T16 and has restored it to the condition of the factory rally cars of 1985.. Mehr >
Nissan 240RS - 1983, Gr. B - Fred Walter/Eva Walter
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 many of the spare parts needed are hard to come by. Mehr >
MG Metro 6R4 - 1986, Gr. B - John Saunders/Tony Hart
After Group B was banned from international competition, this 6R4 was sold to an American collector. Still untouched from its retirement on the RAC Rally of 1986, the car was displayed for 20 years in a Las Vegas museum. Mehr >
Lada 2105 VFTS - 1987, Gr. B - Michael Henkel/
Michael Henkel has been competing in rallies for more than 20 years now. In the era of the GDR he was driving a Trabant 601. Building a replica of Krüger's successful Lada VFTS is like a dream come true for the rallying aficionado from Dessau. Henkel tried to make every detail as true to the original as possible. Mehr >
Opel Rallye Kadett B - 1968, Gr. 2 - Werner Blank/Adolf Ahrens
Werner Blank and Adolf Ahrens were more than happy when this car was offered for sale and thus they immediately went to Lapland to pick it up. 'It was due to Anders Kulläng and his co-driver Claes Göran Andersson that I got involved in rallying. They tought me everything that you need in the sport on professional level. Mehr >
Im Rahmen des Shakedowns (21.07.2016) des Eifel Rallye Festivals stell Wolf-Dieter Ihle seinen Audi Sport quattro Gruppe B für eine MItfahrgelegenheit mit Walter Röhrl zur Verfügung. Der Erlös kommt dem Verein Bürger für Bürger e.V. zugute.
This year, the roaring from the cars and crowds will be louder than ever at the Eifel Rallye Festival (July 21-23, 2016). The three-day event is celebrating the ever-popular Group B supercars thirty years after they were banned from international rallying.
You can by the programmes and weekend-tickets of the Eifel Rallye Festival in our webshop. The official programme of the Eifel Rallye Festival contains detailed descriptions of the stages and designated spectator areas in German, English and French. Furthermore it includes a general map and complete start lists with pictures of all participating cars.
There is just one month to go until the entry list of the 2016 Eifel Rallye Festival opens. Starting on March 1st, teams can apply for one of the highly sought-after entries in this enormously popular demonstration event held in and around Daun in the Vulkaneifel region. The necessary documents are then available in the participant area.