50 years of the World Rally Championship


Car presentation

Peugeot 309 Gti - 1989, Gr. A - Kalle Grundel/Daniel Jünger

In January 2018 Daniel Jünger was able to acquire this 309 because he has a very special relationship to this Peugeot. His father was a mechanic at Peugeot Germany and built and serviced this 309 and Daniel himself was an apprentice at that time too. Mehr >

Suzuki Ignis Super 1600 - 2002, Gr. Super 1600 - Niki Schelle/Niki

His Suzuki Ignis S1600 dates back to his time in the Junior World Championship, it was the test car at the time. After the WRC project was discontinued, he collected everything that was left over from the factory entries. Mehr >

Audi Sport Quattro S1E2 - 1985, Gr. B - Stig Blomqvist/

This Audi Sport Quattro E2 is now part of the Audi Tradition collection and, after a complete restoration, is occasionally presented at selected events. It was in a collection in England for many years. Mehr >

Peugeot 306 Maxi - 2002, Gr. Kit Car 2.0 - Thierry Neuville/

Thierry Neuville bought this Peugeot 306 Maxi in June 2022 and left it in the neutral white colours because he was under contract with Hyundai for the WRC season. Mehr >

Opel Ascona 400 - 1983, Gr. B - Andreas Hoppe/Ramona Hoppe

This is the third Ascona 400 that came back from East Africa in 2009 to Germany where it was restored during one year to perfect original condition by Andreas Hoppe and his friends. Mehr >

Opel Kadett GT/E - 1976, Gr. 2 - Heiko Imiolczyk/

Because the 2012 Eifel Rallye Festival had the motto “Safari Rally”, Norbert Zuckermann decided to convert a “normal” Kadett GT/E into a Safari special. He collected many photographs from the 1976 Safari Rally and built his Kadett with every small detail found on the works cars from that event. Mehr >


It will be a bit crowded in and around Daun when the participants and fans of the Eifel Rallye Festival gather in the Volcanic Eifel on the weekend from July 21/23, 2022. There will be one hundred and fifty-five historic rally cars and an additional twenty vehicles that comprise the stage-opening squad showing themselves to the fans on the demonstration stages and also on the rally mile in Daun. "Obviously, participants and fans are waiting for the Festival just as impatiently as we are", says organisation manager Otmar Anschütz. "Thanks to the huge rush for entries, we had to close the list early, while the pre-orders for tickets and programmes are already way above anything we've ever had before."

This is a unique opportunity: at the Eifel Rally Festival shakedown (Daun, Vulkaneifel), you can bid for a ride with Wolf-Dieter Ihle in the original winning car of the legendary Pikes Peak hill climb from 1983. Enjoy the ride in the quattro, one of the most legendary vehicles in rally history.

>At the Portuguese round of the World Rally Championship, there was a foretaste of what fans will be able to experience in full at the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival from July 21st to 23rd, 2022. The FIA celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its World Rally Championship with many celebrities and champions from the WRC’s history. In the middle of it all, there were selected historic vehicles from Slowly Sideways taken from those that will appear in the Eifel.

The entry list for this year's Eifel Rally Festival will be closed early on 15 May.


Quite simple: The interest is so huge that there are already entries for all available places. And the waiting list is also quite large. Anyone who still enters now has no realistic chance of getting a place on the starting grid. Therefore, from our point of view, it is only fair to announce this in time and close the entry list.

A very special edition of the ADAC Eifel Rally Festival will take place on the weekend of July 21-23. The festivities for what is the delayed tenth anniversary of the largest rolling rally museum plus the fiftieth season of the World Rally Championship will attract a unique field of starters to Daun in the Volcanic Eifel. "Shortly after the opening of the entry list, the one hundred and fifty available starting places were booked and the waiting list also filled up," reports Reinhard Klein (Cologne). What excited the head of Slowly Sideways, the Europe-wide association of owners of historic rally cars, was "the incredible quality and diversity of the entries. This means that we can present all facets of the fifty-year history of the WRC at our Festival."

The medias accreditation of the Eifel rally Festival is opened. The accreditation is possible only via the online form. Deadline for accreditation is the 7.07.2022.

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.

Only ten days after the entry list for the Festival opened, the organisers already had more than one hundred and thirty registrations. "Simply impressive, a fantastic response. After an involuntary break of two years, the participants are probably awaiting our Festival just as eagerly as we are," beams Reinhard Klein (Cologne) after the first interim result. When the earth shakes again around Daun in the Volcanic Eifel on the weekend of July 21st/23rd, 2022, a very special Festival edition will take place.