Car presentation 2024

DAF 66 - 1973, Gr. 2 - Dion Walet/Quinten Fluit

Ton Koster rebuilt the factory version of the DAF 66 as it was driven by the Claude Laurent and Jacques Marché team at the 1973 Rally Monte-Carlo. Both Rob Koch, former team manager of the rally team, and Claude Laurent inspected the copy and were very impressed. In 2023, Dion Walet took over this DAF from Ton. Mehr >

Mini Cooper S - 1967, Gr. 2 - Rikkert Vancayseele/Alex van Dooren

Rikkert and some friends started restoring a Mini in 2018. Everything has been carefully rebuilt except for the safety (seats, seatbelts and roll cage), which are up to today's standards. Mehr >

Audi Quattro - 1981, Gr. 4 - Andrew Trayner/Tania Short

Andrew Trayner started to build this car from an original white Audi Quattro in 2007. The car continues to evolve with parts being replicated from the original group 4 cars. For him half the joy is researching and manufacturing the parts. Group 4 cars were rapidly changing so it can be hard to pin down the spec for the car as every period photo generally reveals something new. He based his car on the 1981 Lombard RAC Rally car because it was the winner of that event. Mehr >

Porsche 911 Carrera RS - 1973, Gr. 4 - Stephan Tafel/Meret Tafel

With a great passion for Porsche and Bosch (Stephan’s employer), it was only natural for Stephan to restore an old 911 Porsche to a recreation of the 1973 Bosch Safari-RS. Stephan utilized his personal extensive research from old articles and pictures, as well as support from Gabi and Uwe Kurzenberger in order to highlight the differences from the successive year and therefore build the vehicle exactly to intended spec. Mehr >

Alpine A110 1600SC - 1971, Gr. 4 - Michael Splettstösser/Hartmut Papenbaum

When Michael 'Speedy' Splettströsser bought this Alpine A110 back in 1994, it was only partly restored and not assembled. Splettströsser finished the job and turned this A110 into a replica of the works cars from 1971. The only differences are the rear axle where he did not go for the old swinging axle and which is combined with the gearbox used in the last A110 road cars and also in the A310. Mehr >

Volvo P122 S - 1961, Gr. 2 - Jürgen Noll/Paul Tenberge

This Volvo P122 S has already been used in motor sports in Sweden and Denmark during the 1980s. It was only when Jürgen Noll purchased the car from Denmark, he turned it into a replica of the former works cars. Work on the Amazon began in 2006. After its restoration, Noll used the car on many regularity rallies. Mehr >

Renault 5 Turbo - 1981, Gr. 4 - Dieter Mohr/Edeltraud Hilgert

Dieter Mohr bought his Renault 5 Turbo when this car was first introduced into Germany. This was just weeks after Jean Ragnotti’s victory in the 1981 Rally Monte Carlo. Dieter has kept the car ever since, competing with it from 1981 until 1989 where he started about 80 national events, winning 25 of them outright. Then the Renault was parked in a garage until it found its second life with Slowly Sideways. Dieter Mohr detuned the engine to a reliable 200 bhp and changed the livery from his own to the works colours of 1981. Mehr >

Ford Anglia 105E - 1962, Gr. 2 - Leon Meijers/Oscar Korsten

In 1999 Leon Meijers decided to prepare a 1961 Ford Anglia 105E just as Ford did in the early 60tees. After 5 years the car was ready to rally and in 2004 Leon did his first Slowly Sideways event with this new car. His little 4-cylinder engine produces 105bhp out of its 1300 cc. Mehr >

Citroën DS23 - 1973, Gr. 2 - Harry Martens/

This Citroën DS23 is a replication of the former Group 2 works cars entered by René Cotton and his team. In order to be able to take part in the Eifel Rallye Festival, the car owner, Harry Martens, converted the DS into a precise replica resembling the 1973 Rallye du Maroc. Mehr >

Datsun 160J - 1980, Gr. 2 - Peter Lüdicke/

After 1980, this Datsun was sold and, like so many others, passed through several hands. UML 999 never had a serious accident, so the car was preserved. A few years ago, the car was bought by Aarno Kangas, who started the restoration. Aarno Kangas is active in the Finnish rally scene and has built several PA10s and a 710SSS over the years. In 2020, Peter Lüdicke then bought this Datsun and brought it to Germany. Mehr >