The shakedown of this year's Eifel Rallye Festival was over before it had really started. There were some injured in an accident, the worst ones were Titia and Mets Visser from the Netherlands. Many participants, helpers, functionaries and fans asked again and again about their state of health. With the agreement of both spouses, we are giving an update today:
Bram Lambrechts, Herk-deStad, Belgien, Gilian van Harmelen, Almere, Niederlande, Andreas Dietrich, Langöns, Deutschland, Nina Müller, Düsseldorf, Christoph Schneider, Hamburg, Deutschland - these are the five photographers that have impressed our chief juror Reinhard Klein most with their particularly spectacular, atmospheric, artistic or simply inventive pictures and are thus the winners of this year's photo competition. They have 'beaten' 82 photographers from 10 different countries who have send in a total of more than 400 images.
Remaining stocks of the programme booklet for the Eifel Rallye Festival 2019 can be purchased via the Rallywebshop.
The Eifel Rallye Festival has become one of the most popular events for classic cars with some 170 cars representing six decades of rallying. The official programme contains all important information on this year’s event including detailed descriptions of all stages and spectator areas in German, English and French, all necessary maps and contains a detailed list of all the entrants with pictures of the cars.
The ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival (July 18th/20th, 2019) had not really started before everyone involved was horrified by an accident during the shakedown. One of the first cars left the road on a straight and plunged down to the right and injured six spectators all of whom were in a designated spectator area. At the scene were two doctors and several paramedics, so that immediate help could be provided. The emergency services of the organizer and other help requested were at the scene of the accident in a few minutes.
Dear friends of the Eifel Rallye Festival, the event will continue as planned. An update about the accident at Shakedown yesterday: The two seriously injured persons have been operated in the hospitals, their condition is stable. The four slightly injured persons were able to leave the hospital immediately after outpatient treatment.
Around 3.15 p.m. for so far unknown reasons, one participant left the track to the right during the shakedown and drove into the spectators, who were behind the barriers. According to the current state of knowledge, six people were injured. Among the spectators were two doctors and several paramedics who were able to help immediately. The rescue forces of the organizer present on site and the forces summoned were also at the scene of the accident within a few minutes. Four people who were lightly injured were taken to surrounding hospitals, one of the two seriously injured was taken to hospital by rescue helicopter.
The shakedown was stopped immediately. The event will be continued in a manner appropriate to the occasion with the Welcome Evening at 8.30 pm.
If there are any other persons affected by the accident who have not contacted us on site, please contact the organizer.
Dear spectators and participants of the Eifel Rallye Festival. Unfortunately there was an accident with injured spectators during the shakedown. All spectators affected by the accident who have health concerns should seek medical treatment.
The organizer urgently points out that no private recordings of the accident should be posted on the Internet or other media. Please show consideration for those involved in the accident and protect their privacy.
In the volcanic Eifel around Daun, the earth will tremble and the air will burn. But the reason is not the extinct volcanoes that gave this landscape its name. At the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival (July 18th/20th 2019) one hundred and seventy cars from the history of rallying will set the region vibrating. At the largest rolling rally museum, often referred to as the "The Elephant Parade of Historic Rally Sports", there is a comprehensive collection of original and faithful rally cars from the history of this wonderful sport.<br><br>The reputation of the Eifel Rallye Festival now extends far beyond Europe, and the origin of the cars, drivers and fans at the event this year is testimony to the 2019 motto of "Rally Around the World".