One of Germany’s best known events is WO the Hunsruck Rally and it is not surprising that an event for historic cars takes place in conjunction with the rally. The Historic Hunsriick Rally is not really a rally at all, but an informal get-together of people and cars involved in the sport many years ago. In the words of the organisers, “Life is serious enough. Now we talk about fun; no sport of whatever age.” Owners of any rally car built before 1987 are invited to contact the organisers of what is described as a carnival rather than a speed event. There will be no real competition, although stages can be tackled if drivers wish. Indeed, cars, drivers and codrivers can all be changed at will during the event. Last year, Bjorn WaldegArd drove five of the 37 cars attending, proclaiming later
that, despite his long and distinguished career, he had never driven any of them before.
The event takes place from August 5-7, and the base will be at the town of Baumholder, about 60 miles east of Luxembourg. The whole route will be on tarmac, although those intending to drive with spirit should note that it is rather bumpy in places. Everything is optional. You drive when you want to drive. It’s as simple as that. Furthermore, the route leads back after almost every stage to a central area where service vehicles and catering will be laid on by the organisers.
For more information, contact Reinhard Klein, In der Rosenau 19, 51143 Köln, Germany. Telephone & fax; 010 49 2203 82718.