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ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival 2018 - Save the Date

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. While most of the action takes place on tarmac, the Hyundai Super Stage will in contrast be run entirely on gravel and, since it features a jump, a water splash and plenty of sideways action, it will once again be a crowd favourite. In between the action on the stages, the spectators can linger in the Rally Mile and watch the cars in service or get an autograph from one of the VIP drivers attending the demonstration event.

Over the last years, each Eifel Rallye Festival has attracted more than 150 rally cars and nearly 40,000 spectators. One reason for the appeal is the concept of the event. "The Eifel Rallye Festival gives owners the opportunity to drive their precious rally cars on real stages and present them to the public instead of having them gather dust in garages or show rooms", says Reinhard Klein, the head of Slowly Sideways and co-organiser of the event.

To make sure the 2018 edition will be as popular as before, the preparations have already started. "After the Festival is before the Festival", says Otmar Anschütz, Chief Organiser of the event and president of the organising club, the MSC Daun. "We had a short break after the last Festival but now we are already planning the next edition. For 2017, our new team mostly relied on proven solutions, but for the next event will we also introduce some new ideas. We are confident that the drivers and spectators will see a spectacular 2018 Eifel Rallye Festival."

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John Davenport (UK)

Sebastian Klein (Germany)