FIVA World Rally

Vienna, Wales and now – Westphalia! In 2021, the 5th Int. ADAC ZURICH Westfalen Klassik is an official “FIVA World Rally”. From 1-5 September 2021, the Westphalian world class rally will turn the spa town of Bad Sassendorf in the heart of the Sauerland into an Eldorado for vintage car fans from all over the world. The tranquil place in the heart of the Sauerland has prevailed over metropolises like Sydney when the location for the “FIVA World Rally” was chosen.

This means: the ADAC Westfalen organizes the ADAC ZURICH Westfalen Klassik around Bad Sassendorf as a FIVA World Rally. Every year, the FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) awards its World Event to a different country in the world. The last time it took place in Germany was in 2000 (Berlin).

We are very proud of this and are already looking forward excitedly to this event.


Preliminary list of participants

Classics of all stripes can already be found on the preliminary list of participants. The oldest vehicles are a Renault EF and a Rolls-Royce 40/50 from 1913.

Official event poster

Here you can download the event poster as PDF and JPG file: Starting with all the stages, the route map and the atmospheric cover picture.

Classic car expert Klaus Overmann

Yellow angel and at the same time one of the most experienced classic car mechanics: Klaus Overmann from Münster is the savior in an emergency when the beloved car breaks down during a rally. At the FIVA World Rally 2021 from September 1 to 5 and the Youngtimer Westfalen on September 18, he will once again use his expertise and a lot of heart and soul to get a number of oldies going.

Facts for participants at a glance

  • the driver must be in possession of a valid driver’s license for cars
  • additional passengers are permitted
  • sporty and tourist variant
  • Max. 220 km and approx. 4 special stages per day, a total of approx. 14 special stages.
  • professional road book
  • 1st-5th September 2021
  • Wednesday: arrival, technical scrutineering and prologue
  • Thursday-Saturday: full-day trips with lunch break and coffee break
  • Sunday: Concours d‘Elégance, morning pint in the park, departure
  • Start and finish in Bad Sassendorf in the newly designed spa gardens
  • Discovery of amazing routes in the Sauerland
  • Varied evening programs


Bernhard P. Jühe, Head of Organization, Dennis Jühe, Clerk of the Course, Hermann Gärtner, Deputy Clerk of the Course

Bernd Kurzweg, Chairman of the Board ADAC Westfalen e.V.

Prof. Dr. Mario Theissen, ADAC Classic Motoring Advisor, FIVA Senior Vice President