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Press release 2019 - 01

Rally fans from all over Europe will want to put this date in their calendars for next year. The organisers are delighted to announce that the ninth edition of the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival will take place from July 18th to 20th, 2019, in the Vulkaneifel region. As in previous years, drivers from four continents will transform the city centre of Daun into a huge international rally family meeting. They will come along with up to 40,000 spectators who flock to the picturesque area just south of the Nürburgring to see classic rally cars representing fifty years of rallying.

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Press release 2018 - 10

The 2018 edition of the Eifel Rallye Festival that was held from July 19th to 21st had all ingredients that a good Festival should have. An enthusiastic audience celebrated more than 170 rally cars representing more than 90 different types of cars and participants from sixteen different countries headed by more than a dozen famous drivers from the past including former World Rally Champions Stig Blomqvist and Timo Salonen. Even the weather played its part and delivered in style with hot and sunny conditions in Daun and the Vulkaneifel region only interrupted by a short, obligatory rain shower on Saturday afternoon.

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Press release 2018 - 09

Just one week to go until the eighth edition of the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival (July 19 - 21, 2018) kicks off in Daun. While the one hundred and seventy-plus participants are giving the final touches to their classic rally cars, many helping hands from the MSC Daun are involved in the final preparations of the Festival. They want to be 100 percent ready for tens of thousands of international guests who will come to the Vulkaneifel for this unique demonstration event. “It is time to finally get going. After a good year of preparation we are all looking forward to the start”, says Otmar Anschütz (Daun), the chief organiser of this motorsport event.

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Press release 2018 - 08

The entry list for the 2018 ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival (July 19 - 21, 2018) has been published and it features more than 170 historic rally cars from six decades and, among them, 45 of the much-loved Group B supercars. The quantity and quality of cars coming to Daun is simply unrivalled, especially in terms of originality. All cars of the main field resemble a famous rally car from the past. Thus every sponsor sticker is in the right place and the colour scheme matches with its role model not only on the outside, but also on the inside. With the engines also being mostly to contemporary specification, their sound is just as authentic as their looks. It is only the smartphones of the spectators which will remind you that you have not been beamed back to the year 1965, 1973 or 1986.

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Press release 07

The entry list for the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival is closed and, as usual, the demonstration event for classic rally cars that is taking place from July 19-21, 2018 is fully booked. However, it is not only the number of vehicles that delights the fans, it is also the enormous level of originality that distinguishes the Eifel Rallye Festival from others. "The entry list will not be published before July 1st, but I can already reveal some really sensational details," says co-organiser Reinhard Klein. "The crews coming to the Vulkaneifel come from 16 nations, they drive classic cars from 34 different manufacturers and an incredible 90 (!) different types of cars."

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Press release 2018 - 05

The line-up of cars and drivers coming to the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival in Daun/Germany is growing quickly and now also features two former World Rally Champions. Stig Blomqvist, who secured the WRC title in 1984, is one of the fixtures of the demonstration event for classic rally cars. The popular Swede, who was crowned an 'Ambassador of Rallying' at last year's Festival, will be part of the event again this year.

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Press release 2018 - 04

The ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival, held from July 19 to 21 around Daun/Germany, will go into its eighth year in 2018 and the interest in the demonstration event for classic rally cars is certainly not easing. "Only a few places in the entries list are still vacant right now, we expect to be booked fully once again", says Reinhard Klein, head of the 'Slowly Sideways' group that ratifies the entry list.

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Press release 2018 - 03

As is traditional, the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival held in Daun/Germany from July 19-21 2018 runs each yearwith a different theme. In the past, the famous demonstration event has already celebrated the 'Safari Rally', '30 Years of Group B' and 'Six Decades of Rallying'. For 2018, it has been decided to dedicate the event to the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the US. At the 'Race to the Clouds', held in the Rocky Mountains, the competitors have to tackle 19.99 km and 156 corners before they reach the summit of Pikes Peak at an altitude of 4,301 m.

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Press release 2018 - 02

The eighth edition of the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival is due to take place from July 19th to 21st, 2018 and will feature some new highlights for spectators and drivers alike. During the winter, the organisers have gone the extra mile to include two new stages in this demonstration event for classic rally cars. Entries for this normally over-subscribed event will open on March 1st, 2018.

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Press release 2018 - 01

The date for the 2018 Eifel Rallye Festival has been confirmed. The eighth edition of the demonstration event for historic rally cars will take place from July 19-21, 2018 - the same weekend as in 2017. The successful rally show held in Daun and the beautiful Vulkaneifel mountains will stick to its well-proven concept. The event will kick off with the Shakedown stage and the Welcome Evening on Thursday. Then on Friday and Saturday, the Eifel Rallye Festival will feature about 120 kilometres of selective special stages.

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Press release 2017 - 10

The 2017 Eifel Rallye Festival proved to be just the spectacle for which everyone had hoped. There were one hundred and sixty cars making a great show on the demonstration stages in the Vulkaneifel region. Watching them were thousands of spectators from all over Europe as the Festival celebrated cars and drivers representing 'Six Decades of Rallying'.

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Press release 2017 - 09

The entry list is now published and the final preparations for the 2017 Eifel Rallye Festival (July 20-22) are in full swing. Within the next few days, the organisers are looking forward to welcoming 170 historic rally cars and drivers from 17 different countries who have come to celebrate 'Six Decades of Rallying' at their annual rally party held in the Vulkaneifel region. "This is an extremely exciting time for us. We have both been involved in the Festival before and when we took over our new roles for this year, we found a perfect structure. But still it is a very special feeling to be in charge of this event. It is now time for the games to begin", say Chief Organiser Otmar Anschütz and Festival Manager Tim Becker.

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Press release 2017 - 08

The entry list of the 2017 ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival is out and reveals a truly remarkable line-up of cars and drivers that will gather in Daun between July 20th-22nd, 2017. The entry list features 172 rally cars built by 33 different car manufacturers and participants coming from 17 different countries. "The variety of cars is simply amazing. We got nearly everything from the 1960s when rallying was just moving away from regularity to speed events right up until today's cars that really thrill the crowds in their high-speed quest for glory", says Reinhard Klein, the head of the Slowly Sideways group.

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Press release 2017 - 07

ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival 2017 – Fact sheet.

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