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ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival – 3, 2, 1 - Festival

  • Preparations for the Festival in Daun and the Volcanic Eifel are in full swing
  • Auction: The gondola of the Hintertux glacier cable car
  • Wanted: The best photo of the Eifel Rallye Festival 2023

The final spurt is on for the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival (July 27th/29th, 2023) and the preparations for the biggest rolling rally museum are in full swing. The first participants and guests have already taken up their quarters in the Volcanic Eifel. The organisation team is growing steadily as more and more helpers are joining the core team to assist with the tasks that now lie ahead. Over the Festival weekend, more than seven hundred people will be active on a voluntary basis to provide the participants and the tens of thousands of fans with the best possible conditions for this worldwide meeting of the rally scene. They come from all over Germany and neighbouring countries, for example, the ADAC-Helfer-Truppe-Nord from Schleswig-Holstein will this year bring twenty-seven sports marshals.
The earlier training sessions for the marshals met with a great response and have now been completed. The first signs of the approaching Festival are already visible in and around Daun. The signage for the spectator guidance system and the diversions are mostly in place. A good six tons of printed material has been delivered and distributed to the distribution points. The local associations have also prepared everything so that they can provide their guests with culinary delights at the spectator points for the special stages. Day by day, Daun and the Volcanic Eifel are being transformed into a worldwide centre of historic rallying.
"Advance sales have once again exceeded all previous figures," reports the organisation manager, Otmar Anschütz from the MSC Daun, "Tickets have been ordered from all over Europe, including the Canary Islands." One of the longest journeys is likely to be made by one of the bidders for a ride alongside Stig Blomqvist in an Audi Sport Quattro S1 since he is coming to the Volcanic Eifel from Tokyo, Japan.
Programme booklets are available from the advance booking offices in Daun which are located at the ARAL petrol station, ED petrol station, Lotto Treff Brück, and the Hotel Grafenwald. They are also available at the Star petrol station in Kelberg and the ED petrol station in Kelberg-Zermüllen. Tickets are available at the Tourist-Info in Forum Daun.

Auction: The Gondola of the Hintertux Glacier Lift
Anyone who has ever been on the Hintertux Glacier may have already sat in the gondola bearing the number #53. Now it is standing in the middle of the Rally Mile in Daun and will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. But not just like that. Before its arrival in Daun, three-time ski world champion Nicole 'Niki' Hosp signed the gondola. During the Eifel Rally Festival, the autographs of all the visiting stars starting with World Champion Stig Blomqvist will be added. With an additional built-in table, it is suitable as a special party location for eight people.
The exact course of the auction will be published on our website and social media channels in the very near future.

Wanted: The best photo of the Eifel Rally Festival 2023
The photo competition of the Eifel Rallye Festival will take place again this year. Attractive prizes await the winners, including a copies of the official book "Eifel Rallye Festival 2011-2022" with VIP autographs. Each winner will also receive a fan package for the Eifel Rallye Festival 2024. The prizes have been made available to us by the RallyWebShop ( Many thanks for this. Further details about the photo competition can be found here:

The Eifel Rally Festival - Timetable

Thursday, July 27th, 2023  
15:00 – 19:00 Shakedown in Bodenbach
From 20:30 Welcome Evening in the Rally Mile, Open-air rally cinema with cult filmmaker Helmut Deimel
Friday, July 28th, 2023  
From 08:00 hrs Vehicle scrutineering, Rally Mile in Daun
11:00 – 12:00 Autograph session with many stars
From 14:20 Hochkelberg One
From 18.20 Hochkelberg Two, by night
Saturday, July 29th, 2023  
08:30 – 16:00 Asphalt stages in the Volcano Eifel
In between the stages Rally Mile Daun with many attractions
From 19:30 Rally party with honours and prize giving


Eifel Rally Festival 2011-2022 – The definitive book.
The official book about the first ten editions of the Eifel Rally Festival is not just a simple chronicle. With the stars of the scene from the past and present and with the most beautiful original cars and replicas from rally history, it is, so to speak, a Who's Who of the sport. Within its pages are the highlights from ten years of the Festival with cars that are normally never seen outside museums, such as the Group S Audi, the rebuilt Safari Stratos and exotics ranging from the Jidé to the Clan Crusader. There is a unique cross-section of rally history with the older classics from Mini and Volvo PV544 to Group 4 legends like the Stratos and the Ascona 400, not forgetting the amazing Group B monsters, the stars of Group A from Lancia to Subaru as well as the spectacular World Rally Cars. The bilingual texts (German and English) and the many photos in the 300-page work are completed by numerous tables and lists of starters and cars from the ten years. The foreword is written by long-time patron Walter Röhrl in which he recalls his own impressions of the Festival. Here is the order link at the RallyWebShop:

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