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After last year's great success, the Eifel Rallye Festival will once again host a photographic competition in which prizes will be awarded to the best pictures of the event. And there is a very exclusive prize for the winner: a co-drive on the 2014 Eifel Rallye Festival! The well-known and renowned WRC photographer, Reinhard Klein, will himself choose his favourite pictures from those submitted. This year, all entries will go into one category, there will be no division between "professionals" and "amateurs". But there will once again be a spezial prize for the most inventive image. The winning pictures as well as all the other pictures will be shown in a web gallery on the Eifel Rallye Festival website and will of course feature their photographers' names.



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The organisers of the Eifel Rallye Festival have once again put up for auction a co-drive with double World Rally Champion Walter Röhrl. The highest bidder will enjoy a ride with Röhrl in a Porsche 911 SC over the spectacular new shakedown stage "Mantaloch" (6.5 km). The 911 SC was the last Porsche model to win a WRC round, which it did on the 1980 Tour de Corse. Today it is well known for the unique sound of the air-cooled flat six-cylinder that can give up to 300 bhp.



June 8th is an important date for all the entrants and fans of the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival since on this day the full entry list will be published.

A total of one hundred and fifty Slowly Sideways cars plus fifteen course-opening cars will take part in this unique event where there is no kind of competition and the whole three days is simply a rally festival for fans and drivers alike.



The time table for the Eifel Rallye Festival will be available at June 05th , 2013 under the section "Downloads"



With two hundred entries received for the one hundred and thirty places of the main field, the selection process for the Eifel Rallye Festival has been even more laborious than usual. Particularly so for Reinhard Klein, the man behind the Slowly Sideways group from which comes the majority of the preserved or restored rally cars at the Festival.



There are evidently many owners of historic rally cars who are eager to follow the slogan of the Eifel Rallye Festival 2013 and celebrate forty years of the World Rally Championship. As soon as the entry lists opened on February 15th, the entries were coming in fast. After just ten days the group of course-opening cars is full according to Jürgen Lenarz who is the co-ordinator for that group. These are cars whose family trees are not as rigorously inspected as all the other Slowly Sideways cars in the one hundred and thirty strong entry.



Highlights 2013

  • The legendary Walter Röhrl as patron of the event
  • Participants from 12 countries worldwide
  • Vehicles from at least 20 manufacturers and 5 decades of rallying history
  • Open air cinema showing rally films from H. Deimel
  • Including all-gravel Bosch Super Stage

The Flyer of Eifel Rallye Festival is available now in the download area.



The entry list to the Eifel Rallye Festival 2013 has been opened. The entry form and entry form to the service park are available in the download area. The registration to the service Park is to be submitted with the entry form.



The entry list to the Eifel Rallye Festival 2013 will be opened on the 15.02.2013. At that time, entry form and entry form to the service Park will be available in the download area. The registration to the service Park is to be submitted with the entry form.



The following documents for the Eifel Rallye Festival are available now in the downloadarea:
Regulations 2013, information for participants 2013



The theme for the third running of the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival is the landmark reached next year by the World Rally Championship that was launched in 1973. Thus the emphasis of the weekend’s show will be the cars and drivers that have starred in rallying during that period. It is fitting that the Patron of the Festival should again be double World Champion, Walter Röhrl.

 

The Eifel Rallye Festival is the biggest event in the world to focus entirely on rally cars and rally drivers. For the last two years, it has attracted tens of thousands of spectators to watch some 130-plus twentieth century rally cars being driven at speed over closed special stages but not in direct competition with each other. The whole ethos of the event as well as the concept of restoration and use of old rally cars has sprung from ‘Slowly Sideways’, an informal group founded by legendary rally photographer – and a keen owner of old rally cars – Reinhard Klein. Together with the MSC Daun and with the support of the ADAC, the Festival has rapidly become THE place for anyone interested in seeing older rally cars driven on stages as well as meeting some of the stars that drove them in the past and are still driving them today.



The official DVD of the 2012 Eifel Rallye Festival has finally arrived and is available now. This DVD reviews the 2012 Eifel Rallye Festival with the best moments of the event, including sequences of the new all-gravel BOSCH Special Stage.

 

But it also includes a great journey through time as the histories of numerous cars of the event are highlighted with historical films of Helmut Deimel's archive – featuring some of the very special ex-Safari cars. Additionally, stars like Walter Röhrl, Stig Blomqvist and Björn Waldegård tell their stories from the past.



The Eifel Rallye Festival will be continued. The date for 2013 is clear.



The winners are selected

With around 750 pictures taken by photographers from eleven different countries, the photographic competition held in conjunction with the 2012 Eifel Rallye Festival was even more popular than last year. But it was not just the quantity of entries that enthused the head judge of the competition, famous rally photographer Reinhard Klein, but also the quality and variety of the pictures submitted. “It is simply amazing how many great pictures are taken during the three days of the Eifel Rallye Festival. The all-new BOSCH Super Stage and the occasionally terrible weather conditions seemed to be very favourable for excellent photography. As it was so hard to pick the best images, we have simply added a fourth and fifth prize to our competition that we had not intended to award beforehand.”



Surprising result of the SMS voting: The longest rally car and the most modern rally car turned out to be the crowd favourites during the 2012 Eifel Rallye Festival. The price for the most spectacular sideways driving was won by the enormous Mercedes 300 SE driven by Thomas Kübler and Max Hunzinger. With a length of 4.875 metres, the Mercedes from 1963 certainly has enough mass that can be moved sideways. In contrast, the Ford Focus WRC of James Avis and Peter Moss was crowned as the nicest vehicle of the event. The Focus is 38 years younger than the 300 SE! The third category, for the best rally car sound, was won by the Opel Ascona 400 of Jens Martin and Matthias Rombach.