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Eifel Rallye Festival nominated for “Motorsport Event of the Year” award

The Eifel Rallye Festival is one of the finalists of the “International Historic Motoring Awards” in the category “Motorsport Event of the Year”. The Festival was nominated for this prestigious award by the readers of the German edition of the magazine “Octane”. In the finals, it will compete against the greatest historic motor sports events from all over the world including the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, the Le Mans Classic and last year’s winner, Silverstone Classic. The winner will be announced during the awards gala in London on November 20.

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Eifel Rallye Festival 2015

Les organisateurs du Rallye Festival Eifel sont heureux d'annoncer que le Rallye Festival Eifel en 2015 sera poursuivie.

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John Davenport - Obituary for Björn Waldegård

I knew Björn from his first RAC Rally appearance in 1965 until his last appearance on a competitive event - the Safari Classic of 2013. I was reporting rallies during his early successes, particularly the Monte Carlo victories of 1969 and 1970. I never co-drove with him in the proper sense but I did sit beside him on half a dozen 'Slowly Sideways' events in Porsche 911s and Toyota Celica Turbos. A nicer man you could not have wished to meet for whom I think no one could possibly have a bad word. Technically competent concerning the car and a brilliant natural driver behind the wheel, he will be universally mourned.

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Memories of Björn Waldegard

On Friday the 29th of August, the rally world became a lot poorer and lost one of its greatest when Björn Waldegard died from a short illness with cancer. As always, he had wanted to come to this year’s Eifel Rallye Festival but called the weekend before to excuse himself as he had serious pain in his back and needed medical treatment in hospital. He had never before experienced pain in his back, which he was happy about considering the decades of driving rally cars on bumpy roads, but now he definitely had to do something about it.

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Spectator Voting 2014 - The winners

The organising team of the Eifel Rallye Festival would like to thank all participants in the spectator voting of the Eifel Rallye Festival and we send our congratulations to the winners. We look forward to welcoming you back next year and wish you a lot of fun with the prizes.

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Spectator Voting – Victory for the Lancia Stratos

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).

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Vote now: The spectator voting via smartphone app has started today

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.

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Safety first

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.

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Webshop Eifel Rallye Festival

Vous pouvez par les programmes et les week-end-billets de l'Eifel Rallye Festival dans notre boutique en ligne. Le programme officiel de l'Eifel Rallye Festival ainsi que le laissez-passer spectateur pour le week-end (valable pour toutes les spéciales et la spéciale d'essais) contiennent une description détaillée des épreuves spéciales ainsi que des points spectateurs en allemand, anglais et français, une carte du parcours, une liste des engagés, ainsi qu'un laissez-passer pour accéder à toutes les spéciales.

Vous pouvez par un simple week-end dans notre boutique en ligne seulement en combinaison avec un programme. Billets individuels et des billets pour le can samedi ne pas être commandés dans la boutique en ligne

Les commandes peuvent être envoyées jusqu'au 11 juillet 2014, 21:00.

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Completely revised: The Eifel Rallye Festival App is ready for dowload

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
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Win a co-drive for this year’s Eifel Rallye Festival

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.

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Björn Waldegård - Mercedes 450 SLC

Depuis vingt ans, Björn Waldegård est un participant régulier des événements du Slowly Sideways participant à un rallye presque chaque année. Björn aime particulièrement la manière dont l'histoire est conservée ici. L'année dernière, Björn a conduit une Mercedes 500 SL du département classique de l'entreprise et lui ont promis de nouveau la même voiture en 2014, mais Mercedes a retiré son engagement parce qu'ils n'avaient pas assez de budget. Ainsi, c'était aux amateurs privés tels que Jürgen Stehr de fournir à Björn une voiture. Et cela a été un honneur pour Stehr de faire en sorte que, sa 450 SLC de 1979 ressemble à la voiture du Safari Rally de Waldegård en tout points, même avec le numéro de porte dix d'origine sur le côté.

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ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival 2014 – Treffpunkt Vulkaneifel

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.

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Horaire

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

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Press-/media accreditation

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