The response was impressive: the appeal for donations by the organisers of the ADAC Eifel Rally Festival to help those affected by the flood disaster in the Eifel region raised 40,000 euros in no time. "Already on the day after the tsunami, we received enquiries from all over Europe, the States and even Australia, asking if everything was OK with us", organisation manager Otmar Anschütz (Daun) describes the sympathy of the motorsport enthusiasts.
From July 22-24, 2021, the tenth edition of the Eifel Rally Festival was planned in the Volcanic Eifel around Daun, but cannot take place due to the pandemic. After the enormous flood damage of the last few days, the organisers want to help those affected in the event region together with the participants and friends of the festival.
From July 22nd to 24th of 2021, it was planned to hold the tenth edition of the Eifel Rally Festival in the Volcanic Eifel around Daun. But the world's largest rolling rally museum will not open its doors again until 2022. "The Eifel Rallye Festival exists principally for its participants and the thousands of fans. Demonstration drives of historic rally cars, the enthusiastic fans out on the stages, autograph requests, petrol-head chatter, worldwide meeting of rally drivers all sharing the pleasure of reminiscing about the sport and its cars – this is what makes our Festival so very special," explains organisation manager Otmar Anschütz (Daun).
In another virtual Orga meeting it was agreed that the opening of the entry list will not start before April. "We all know about the circumstances and there it would be wrong to switch to 'normal mode' already now.
The date for the next ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival is set. After the cancellation of the 2020 edition due to CV-19, the celebration of its tenth anniversary will now take place from July 22nd to 24th in 2021. As in the previous nine years, around one hundred and sixty rally cars covering fifty years of rallying history will bring the fans to the event that celebrates this fascinating sport over the Festival weekend.
"For a long time we've been hoping to avoid this, but now it's necessary to cancel the 2020 Festival," explains organisation manager Otmar Anschütz from the organising club, the MSC Daun, in a statement made today. "The restrictions imposed by the Corona pandemic make it impossible to hold the Festival at the end of July without danger to everyone involved. In addition, it is not foreseeable whether our international participants and guests would even be able to come to us at all.
From 23rd to 25th of July 2020, the Jubilee is due to take place in the volcanic Eifel region around Daun. The tenth edition of the Eifel Rally Festival, the world's largest rolling rally museum, is coming up. But it is not yet certain whether this year will see a live presentation of original rally history. At the moment, nobody can reliably estimate what restrictions the Corona pandemic may still require. "It is a difficult time. We want to celebrate the anniversary festival together with the participants and fans.
the preparations for the Eifel Rallye Festival continue to run montanly in normal tracks and we hope that the current situation of the Corona pandemic will relax until the end of May. At the latest then we have to decide if our anniversary festival can take place this year. We are very confident and would be happy to see you all healthy again in Daun from 23-25.07.2020.
For ten years now, the Eifel Rallye Festival has been presenting the history of rallying - live, original and above all close up. The jubilee event that will run from July 23rd to the 25th 2020 in the Volcanic Eifel area around Daun promises to be an absolute cracker. Already before the opening of the entry list in March there are many requests to participate. "In order to allow a large variety of vehicles, we have to pay even closer attention this year to only allow a limited number of individual models.
The webshop of the Eifel Rallye Festival will open at the end of March
Also this year there is the possibility to order the programmes and weekend-tickets to the Eifel Rallye Festival via internet. 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. Saturday and day tickets cannot be ordered. Details of prices and the ordering process will be published here in good time.