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Two close friends have passed away too early. Last Saturday, our Slowly Sideways colleagues Rob de Vos and Marcel Benning lost their lives in a tragic accident during Rallye Deutschland. Despite the quick and efficient intervention by the emergency services, every assistance was too late for our Dutch friends.

Although Rob and Marcel were quite new to Slowly Sideways, they have enriched our lives in the previous years – they were always good fun and great company on our trips to Daun, to the test day in Baumholder or Rallye Deutschland. Just one month ago they even won the spectator voting on the Eifel Rallye Festival.

This tragic accident has not only taken the lives or two very kind people from us, it has also shown us how cruel and dangerous our sport can be.

It will certainly take a while for all of us to handle this tragic loss. But we will certainly never forget Rob und Marcel. The memories of the great times that we spent together with them will always stay with us. In this dark hour, our deepest sympathies are with their families and relatives.

In deep mourning,

The Slowly Sideways community
Order now: 2012 Eifel Rallye Festival DVD

The official DVD of the 2012 Eifel Rallye Festival has finally arrived and is available now. This DVD reviews the 2012 Eifel Rallye Festival with the best moments of the event, including sequences of the new all-gravel BOSCH Special Stage. But it also includes a great journey through time as the histories of numerous cars of the event are highlighted with historical films of Helmut Deimel's archive – featuring some of the very special ex-Safari cars. Additionally, stars like Walter Röhrl, Stig Blomqvist and Björn Waldegård tell their stories from the past.

Especially for the participants of the 2012 Eifel Rallye Festival we have also included footage of all the cars entered in the bonus material.

Technical details:
Format: PAL DVD
Region code: 0 (All regions)
Running time: ca. 110 mins (50 mins of film + 60 mins of bonus material)
Languages: English & German
Price: 19.95 Euros

Order now from RallyWebShop.com

Slowly Sideways Events in 2012

Great events in six countries: There will be plenty of opportunities to drive your historic rally car in 2012. The season of Slowly Sideways Germany & Europe starts off in March with the Wikinger Rally in northern Germany and ends on the twisty tarmac roads of the Sanremo Rally, an event which will once again be a round of the IRC. Between March and October there will be a great mix of smaller and bigger events in Germany and Austria including the big highlight of the season: The Eifel Rallye Festival will once again allow the entry of 120 Slowly Sideways cars.

Furthermore, our partners in Belgium, Ireland and the UK will host a couple of events.

Slowly Sideways Germany & Europe - 2012 Calendar
22.-24.03. Wikinger Rallye (Schleswig, Germany)
13.-14.04. Hessen Rallye Vogelsberg (Alsfeld, Germany)
07.-09.06. Thüringen Rallye (Pößneck, Germany)
26.-28.07. Eifel Rallye Festival (Daun, Germany)
24.-26.08. Deutschland Rallye (Trier, Germany)
28.-29.09. Arbö-Admont Rallye (Windischgarsten-Admont, Austria)
12.-13.10. Rallye Sanremo (Sanremo, Italy)

First events for 2013 confirmed

Good news from the MSC Daun, the organisers of the Eifel Rallye Festival: They will continue as a 100% Slowly Sideways event and have already announced their date for 2013. The biggest Slowly Sideways show of the year with around 120-130 participants will take place from July 25th to 27th, 2013.

In September we have also been on the Arbö-Admont Rally in the beautiful Austrian Alps with a small group of around ten cars. The Austrians have also announced their date for 2013, the 40th anniversary of the rally will take place from September 20th and 21st, 2013. They are happy to welcome us again and would be happy to see a large Slowly Sideways group for their anniversary.

13 cars enter Wikinger Rally

In a week's time Slowly Sideways will finally start into the new rally season: 13 historic rally cars have entered the Wikinger Rally (22.-24.3.) in northern Germany beginning with a Volvo PV544 (Safari 1965) and ending with a Peugeot 205 GTI (3rd overall on the 1988 Monte Carlo). The entry list also includes the "usual suspects" such as the Opel Kadett GT/E, Ford Escort Mk1, Renault 5 Turbo and Opel Manta 400.

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Entry list of the 2012 Wikinger Rally:

Upcoming Events
Germany & Europe
25. - 26. April
Hessen Rallye Vogelsberg (Schlitz, DE)
30. May - 01. June
Thüringen Rallye (Pößneck, DE)
16. - 17. May
Sezoensrally (Bocholt, BE)
17. - 18. May
Top Gear Live (Barbados)
24. - 25. May
FIA World Rallycross Lydden Hill (Kent, UK)
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