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ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival (July 27-29 2023)

Friends of rallying worldwide – and of historic rally cars in particular – should highlight the date of July 27th/29th, 2023 in their diaries. Between those dates, the Volcanic Eifel region around Daun will once again be transformed into a mobile rally museum. More than one hundred and fifty rally cars, either originals or faithfully built contemporary replicas, will be exhibited on the Rally Mile in Daun. Out on the demonstration stages in the Eifel hills around Daun, fans can see these rally cars in live action and delight in the visual and acoustic experience. Although the rally cars are the stars of the Eifel Rallye Festival, their former drivers, and many other people from the past of this fascinating sport are also drawn to Daun every year to enjoy this international reunion of the rally scene.



A full house in the 'Home of historic motorsport’

A great atmosphere in Daun!After an involuntary break of two years, everyone was finally back: the participants, the organisers, the many helpers and the numerous fans. Only the Eifel weather turned a new page, as if it wanted to compensate everyone for the missing years The tenth edition of the Eifel Rallye Festival passed without any rain at all. There were high spirits among all participants as finally they could celebrate the anniversary Festival together. The rolling rally museum once again became an international class reunion of the entire rally scene. It was impressive to see.



The countdown has started, and the tension is rising

After two cancellations due to CV-19, the anniversary edition of the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival will finally take place from July 21st. At the same time, this tenth edition of the largest mobile rally museum will be celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the World Rally Championship.
After shakedown at its new location in the Kelberger Land between Bodenbach and Borler on Thursday, July 21st from 15:00 to 19:00, the Welcome Evening will start from 20:30 onwards.



ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival 2022 – Daun will be bursting at the seams

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."



ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival 2022 – The anticipation is swelling

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. These sixteen cars and their crews ran in front of the WRC entrants on the three spectator stages. Their demonstration provided the thousands of fans with a visual and acoustic gala performance. Five teams were then allowed to contest the legendary Fafe stage with its giant jump. They did this immediately before the WRC cars and their performance included live TV coverage plus a finish line interview.



ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival 2022 – Waiting for the Anniversary Festival

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."



ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival 2022 – The race for the last places

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. At the tenth edition of the largest rolling rally museum, nearly everything will revolve around the 50th anniversary of the World Rally Championship. "When putting together the starting field, we will make sure to have the most important representatives from all eras of the World Rally Championship in Daun," adds Klein, who as the head of Slowly Sideways is responsible for selecting the start list.

 

 



ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival 2022 – At least there is plenty to celebrate

When the Volcanic Eifel once again echoes to the sound of classic rally cars on the weekend of July 21st/23rd, everything will revolve around the history of rallying as the tenth edition of the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival moves into action around Daun in the Vulkaneifel. The largest rolling rally museum will present the best of fifty years of the World Rally Championship. The official WRC celebrations will take place in May during the WRC round in Portugal where the Eifel Rallye Festival will be represented by a delegation of selected cars from the Slowly Sideways circle, which will thrill the fans with their demonstration drives on the WRC stages.



ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival 2022 – Save the date

All good things come in threes und now the anniversary will finally be celebrated! Following the two cancelations in 2020 and 2021 due to Corona, the celebration of the 10th anniversary will now take place from 21 to 23 July 2022. Like at the nine previous events, around 160 automobile witnesses from 50 years of rally history will let fans delve into this fascinating sport on the festival weekend. Participants and fans are already shuffling their feet, the city of Daun and the surrounding Vulkaneifel are looking forward to the 'class reunion of the international rally sport'!



ADAC Eifel Rally Festival helps - participants and fans donate 40,000 euros

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.



ADAC Eifel Rally Festival helps - appeal for donations for flood victims


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.



ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival – The anniversary will take place in 2022!

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).



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. Once again, tens of thousands of spectators from all over Europe as well as from other continents will travel to the Volcanic Eifel region around Daun to celebrate the 'Class Reunion of International Rallying'.



"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.