The Rally Group B Shrine proudly supports the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival 2022: 10th anniversary of the Eifel Rallye Festival from July 21 – 23, celebrating 50 years of the World Rally Championship.
“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’!
Another anniversary will be part of the festival weekend: The World Rally Championship will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2022. “During the forced break, we worked hard and had many discussions about this special occasion. As always, we only publish things when they are fixed, but fans can look forward to a lot of great surprises”, promises Reinhard Klein (Cologne), who is responsible for the composition of the starting field. International interest in the festival seems to have increased once again. Slowly Sideways Teams from the Iberian Peninsula “want to travel to the Eifel with at least one car transporter full of original or true to original replicas of classic rally cars”.
Already announced twice, here are the news on the anniversary starting with a new Shakedown near Bodenbach and a completely new stage on Friday to an additional highlight on Saturday, the anniversary festival will offer many new perspectives to fans and participants. The cornerstones of the event will remain: “We like to hold on to the tried and tested but add additional attractions for participants and fans”, says head of organization, Otmar Anschütz (Daun). Excitement prior to the festival year is increasing among drivers, fans, and the entire classic car community.
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. Subsequent to that, the ‘full programme’ of WRC history will be on offer in the Vulkaneifel in July. “Together with our field of participants and the fans, we will bring the history and stories of fifty years of the World Rally Championship back to life,” promises Reinhard Klein, who as the man in charge of Slowly Sideways, is responsible for putting together the starting lists for both dates.
A video clip is in preparation as an appetiser and to get in the mood for both anniversaries at the Eifel Rallye Festival, the Zeroundersteer team has put together a video trailer that is really worth watching. The moving pictures come largely from the previous editions of the Festival and are complemented by historical motifs by cult filmmaker Helmut Deimel.
More information on the Eifel Rally festivities can be found at: https://www.eifel-rallye-festival.de/en/home.html