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50 Years Olympic Rally


Fifty years after the legendary Olympic Rally of 1972, a revival is now starting.

It all started in 1972 when more than 300 teams of Europe's best rally sportsmen came together to compete in Germany's biggest rally event. Among them a certain Walter Röhrl and thus the start of the career of one of the greatest rally drivers.
It went from Kiel to Munich, 3400 km through Germany with only one overnight stay and over 60 special stages.

Now 50 years later, the legend awakens again. This time 197 teams with 42 different vehicle brands and 172 different vehicle types from 9 nations will start. This year, from 08.08. to 13.08.2022, approx. 2100 km will be covered in 48 hours of pure driving time and that within six days.

One fan described the whole thing as "a rolling classic car museum".

In fact, 10 participants from 1972 are taking part this year, including Walter Röhrl. This time, he is even competing with 4 different vehicles. The vehicles with which he won the Monte Carlo Rally 4 times and became World Champion twice.
Despite the vintage vehicles, the whole thing will certainly not be a coffee ride.

In addition, the original press bus from 1972 will be there again. This time, press representatives will be received here, where journalists were still typing press releases back then.

All in all, it will be a lot of fun, coupled with team spirit, sportsmanship, squealing tyres and a lot of adrenalin. A must for all classic car and rally fans or those who want to become one. A visit is definitely worthwhile.


Revival of the 1972 Olympic Rally
6 stages
approx. 2,100 km
approx. 48 hours of pure driving time in 6 days

08. - 13.08.2022

From Kiel to Munich
(Until the rally, the most interesting points for spectators along the route will of course be published here).

The following classification groups will be started:
Classification 1: Rally cars 1950 - 1972
Classification 2: Rally cars 1973 - 1990
Classification 3: Vintage cars 1950 - 1972
Classification 4: Vintage cars 1973 - 1990
Special classification: Rally cars - vehicle types as at the Olympic Rally 1972

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