It is expected that 70,000 people will come into the county and generate a whopping €25 million for the local economy.
The three day event shows no signs of slowing down with both the number of visitors and participants remaining steady.
Chairman of the Donegal International Rally, Damian Crawford, said the rally is as popular as ever.
“We are the only three day rally event in Ireland and I’m delighted to be able to say it is as strong as ever.
“We may be suffering economically but the rally is certainly showing no signs of letting up.
“All the bed and breakfasts are sold out and the number of drivers taking part is also holding steady.
“We’re looking forward to a great weekend with a huge emphasis on safety,” he said.
A total of 141 cars will take part in the main rally while a further 20 cars will compete in the historic section and a further 15 in the junior category.
Eamon Magee, who is the clerk of the course for the first time, admits he is a little bit nervous.
“There’s a huge amount of planning has to go into the event and I am seeing that first hand now.
“Without the hard work of so many people it simply could not go ahead,” he said.
One famous rally name will not be behind the wheel this weekend but rather in front of the camera!
Driver Toni Kelly is not competing but she will certainly be in the thick of the action as presenter for UTV’s RPM rally programme.
“I am really looking forward to it. It will be different but I’ll still be in the middle of all the action.
“I am hoping for a great rally and I’m looking forward to some great driving.
“Most of all however I am hoping for a safe rally and I would encourage everyone to take things easy following the rally and to listen to the marshals,” she said.