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In the 1970s, the Lancia Stratos changed the face of rallying. It was the first purpose-built rally car ever built - and it is still successful. The fans of the Eifel Rallye Festival just voted it as the greatest car of the 2014 event. First place went to the 1974 Alitalia car of Fred Walter/Klaus Hucke (start number 61). Runner up was a vehicle that can hardly be more different than the Stratos. This was the Opel Commodore GS/E driven by Andreas Kramer/Thomas Kalbitzer (No. 23).



Wanted! The greatest car of the 2014 Eifel Rallye Festival. From now on, fans can turn their favourite car into the winner of the event. All they have to do is to download the free Eifel Rallye Festival app and vote for their favourite car or cars on the basis of stars. The vote closes on July 26th at 17.00h.

The vote is not only worthwhile for the drivers of the greatest cars - the top three will be awarded with trophies during prize-giving - it can also pay off for those you make the votes. All participants will be included in a raffle for the attractive prizes including a Meet & Greet with one of the VIP drivers during the 2015 Eifel Rallye Festival.



For 2014, the organisers of the Eifel Rallye Festival are going striking into a new direction in terms of the safety of the cars and drivers. The scrutineering do not only check the safety equipment of the cars including roll cage, seat belts, seats and fire extinguishers but also the personal safety equipment of the crews. "All drivers and co-drivers taking part in the Festival have to wear FIA homologated fire-proof gear from head to toe", explains Hubert Böffgen, Clerk of the Course of the Eifel Rallye Festival. "This comprises helmet, balaclava, overall, underwear as well as socks, shoes and gloves for the driver." Driver and co-driver are requested to wear a helmet which has a current FIA or DMSB homologation during shakedown and on the demonstration stages. Helmets according to ECE standard are not allowed.



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.

You can by a weekend-ticket in our webshop only together with a programme. Day-tickets and tickets for saturday can not be ordered in the webshop

Orders can only be taken until 11 July 2014, 21:00



Now in its second year, the official Eifel Rallye Festival app will be fully able to cope with the rush of spectators coming to Daun. While the design and the functionality have been improved radically, the features are identical as in 2013:

  • Current news during the event
  • Complete event time table
  • Description of all cars with the chance to vote for each of them



In its current issue, the German classic car magazine "Oldtimer Markt" offers a prize draw for co-drives during the Eifel Rallye Festival. Readers of the magazine have the choice between four different co-driver seats: During shakedown they can have a ride with the Flying Finn Harri Toivonen in his original MG Metro 6R4 from 1986, with multiple German Rally Champion Matthias Kahle in the ever-sideways Skoda 130 RS or in a car of their choice. Alternatively, you can also join Peter Steinfurth, the chief editor of the magazine, on one of the nicest weekends of his work life as he will be driving a BMW 2002ti himself and is looking for a co-driver for the whole event.



Das ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival (24. - 26. Juli 2014) lockt alle in die Vulkaneifel. Das größte rollende Museum historischer Rallye-Fahrzeuge entwickelt sich nicht nur zum exklusiven Zusammentreffen von nahezu allen Sportgeräten, die jemals Rallye-Pfade bezwangen, auch die damaligen Chauffeure finden immer mehr Gefallen daran, ein jährliches Treffen in Daun zu organisieren. Hubert Böffgen aus Gerolstein, der als Rallye-Leiter in der Eifel die sportlichen Festival-Fäden zieht, hat eine Erklärung für den großen Zuspruch: "Unser Orga-Mitglied Reinhard Klein hat sich in seinen langen Jahren in der Weltmeisterschaft ein riesiges Netzwerk zu  allen Teilnehmern geschaffen.



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



Press-/media accreditation

The Press-/media accreditation is available now. You can find the necessary informations under http://www.eifel-rallye-festival.de/en/Accreditation-Info.html

This spring, the Klein family from Cologne/Germany faced the usual “problem”. Once the entry list for the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival (July 24-26, 2014) had opened, entries kept coming in via all possible means including e-mail, fax and regular mail. Reinhard Klein, the head of the Slowly Sideways group, was busy with his inbox, commented: “We have received 200 entries but can only allow 150 cars, thus we had to sort the various entries. In order to achieve our goal and reach a maximum variety of cars, we have only accepted one identically-liveried example of a particular model but we have still reached 120 participants easily.”



Highlights 2014

  • The legendary Walter Röhrl as patron of the event

  • Participants from 12 countries worldwide

  • Vehicles from at least 30 manufacturers and 5 decades of rallying history

  • Open air cinema showing rally films from H. Deimel

  • Including all-gravel Bosch Super Stage

The idea – unique in Europe

  • Living rally history

  • A chance to see the cars that made the history of rallying: from the two-stroke Saab and Trabant up
    to the wild Group B supercars



Last year our Belgian friends came with no less than 3 Belga Ford Escorts to our Eifel Rallye Festival und they made a truly great show, especially our VIP guest driver Robert Droogmans. The Belga trio is also available as a model car set in scale 1:43 and with the original decals from the 2013 Eifel Rallye Festival. As you can see, the background picture shows the three cars during a photo shoot on the Daun airfield.



The entry list is officially open from today – Saturday, February 15th – and the organisers of the Eifel Rallye Festival are expecting to be overwhelmed by a flood of entries. They can accept 150 historic rally cars for their three-day demonstration event but the list is always over-subscribed and will fill up long before the event is held on the last weekend of July.

The message for owners of cars who want to participate in this year’s Eifel Rallye Festival is clear – get moving and get in the queue or you might just be unlucky !



The entry list to the Eifel Rallye Festival 2014 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.



It has been announced that the date for the 2014 edition of the Eifel Rallye Festival will be July 24th/26th.
In 2013, more than 40,000 fans came from all parts of Europe to watch one hundred and fifty historic rally cars tackle two days of classic stages just south of the Nürburgring and at the same time celebrate the fortieth birthday of the World Rally Championship. The Eifel Rally Festival is not, however, a competition since the cars and crews drive the stages untimed merely to demonstrate the sights and sounds of rallying as it was in years past.