Car presentation 2024


03.07.2024
Peugeot 309 GTi - 1991, Gr. A - Uwe Gropp/Jenny Gropp
Original

When Peugeot Germany pulled out of rallying in Saarbrücken and the sports department was closed down, the car, which was than just being overhauled, passed into the possession of the workshop manager of the sports department. The 309 stood in his workshop until 2020, when Uwe Gropp, looking for spare parts for such a vehicle, revived his old contacts and saw exactly this car in a corner, which he had admired several times in an exhibition in Saarbrücken as a young boy. Mehr >

03.07.2024
Toyota Celica ST185 - 1994, Gr. A - Nicky Grist/Ellie Williams
Original

After Portugal in 1994 this Celica was sold to Toyota Team Sweden. TTS then sold it to a private customer in Norway who kept it for a couple of years and then sold to David Greer in Northern Ireland in 1997. It was rallied by a number of people during this period as Celica’s were extremely popular in Ireland and where a great majority of the original ST185 Celica’s ended up and also ended their life as they were almost rallied to extinction. This car survived and the last Irish owner who Nicky Grist bought it from was Sean McGeehan. Mehr >

02.07.2024
Triumpf 2500 Pi - 1970, Gr. 2 - Ton Cornelissen/Jeroen van den Broek


Ton Cornelissen painstakingly built this Triumph 2500 PI and took great efforts to make it identical to the 1970 London-Mexico car. Mehr >

02.07.2024
Audi Quattro A2 - 1985, Gr. B - Tim Clarke/Nicky Clarke


Tim Clarke only completed this Audi Quattro A2 himself in spring 2024 and, for a change, chose not the HB livery but the Audi Sport colours driven by John Bosch at the 1985 Hunsrück Rally. Mehr >

01.07.2024
Peugeot 205T16 - 1985, Gr. B - Ludwig Biewen/Robert Bornträger
Original

This Peugeot 205 T16 remained with Peugeot Germany in Saarbrücken for many years after 1985 and later in Cologne when the company moved and merged with Citroen. It was often exhibited in public. However, Peugeot was not in a position to prepare it ready to drive and finally sold it to Ludwig Biewen. Another classic example of how the rally treasures of the past need private initiatives to keep them running. Mehr >

01.07.2024
Audi Quattro A2 - 1984, Gr. B - Thomas Aigner/Andreas Zeidler


This Audi Quattro was converted from a production car into a copy of the 1984 factory car by the Reichert company in 2006 and drove in HB livery at slowly sideways for a few years. In 2010, it was sold to Greece where it was driven by Vasileios Velanis before returning to Walter Münch in Germany in 2014. Walter Münch, a Walter Röhrl fan, restored the A2 to exactly the same condition as Röhrl drove it to victory in the 1984 Rally Monte Carlo and Thomas Aigner will drive this car. Mehr >

30.06.2024
Alpine Renault A310 V6 - 1977, Gr. Prototyp - Franz Zehetner/Martin Strobl


For many years, Franz used to be the co-driver of Wilfried Wiedner. They drove mainly in Austria but also appeared on an international scale where they even came second overall on the 1985 WRC Argentina Rally in a private Audi Quattro. From 1972 onwards, he was also a fan of Alpine cars and owns an A110 ever since. In 2014, this A 310 came on the market and Franz could not resist. Mehr >

30.06.2024
Mercedes 450 SLC - 1980, Gr. 2 - Holger Voigtmann/Frank Knote


Holger Voigtmann has been involved in rallying for decades. In 1980 he started at the MC Zwickau and from 1984 to 1989 he drove international rallies and the GDR Championship with co-driver Horst Galle. In 1989 he won third place of the GDR Championship in his group on Trabant. From 1991 he drove with Peugeot 205, Ford Sierra Cosworth, Ford Escort Cosworth, Audi S2, Nissan Sunny GTI-R and Mitsubishi. In Switzerland, the Voigtmanns were able to locate and purchase one of the rare models of the Mercedes 450 SLC 5. Mehr >

29.06.2024
Ford RS200 Evo2 - 1986, Gr. S - John Wheeler/Hans-Ake Söderqvist
Original

John Wheeler is the spiritual father of the RS200 and through 1984 to 1986 as Chief Engineer for Ford Motorsport was responsible for the design and development of the RS200 for both road and rally applications. Mehr >

29.06.2024
Ford Escort RS2000 - 1980, Gr. 2 - Patrick Wolf/Dieter Reifmann
Original

The Ford Escort RS2000 was a very popular car for privateers who did not have the budget or the will to run the Escort RS1800 with its complicated BDA engine. Instead of the 240 bhp of the four-valve BDA, the RS2000 engine only had two valves and 180 bhp. This was not sufficient for a major international career but it was enough for good results on national level. This RS2000 is the original Escort driven by Rainer Gutzeit in the German Championship. Mehr >