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Anyone going to Le Mans this year ?

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by exiges, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. exiges

    exiges Karting

    Feb 26, 2004
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    TopGear magazine are running an offer for the event in June.. something like £99 a head if you want to camp by the track, or £250 a head to stay in a nearby hotel.

    Anyone going this year ?

    Quite fancy a blat down the Autoroutes
     
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  3. Izza

    Izza Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
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    Stewart and I are definitely going - we may even stop off in Paris on the way to down. Get the 360 serviced and grab a quick night to paint the town red!! We got in a hotel last year for £70 per room per night - how many nights in the hotel is the Top Gear offer for?

    We are going with a crowd, including from this forum I believe Nizza and JimmyB.
     
  4. mal

    mal Formula Junior

    Jan 12, 2004
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    I'll be going, I always go and it is the best event of the year bar none in my opinion.

    I will be going in the Dino with a group of about 20 in a wide variety of cars. We will be camping beside the track and consuming copious amounts of beer and wine as is the protocol in LeMans.

    All being well we will be having a mini 'Rock Concert' in the Maison Blanche campsite on Friday evening as we did last year. Loom forward to seeing other Fcars there.
     
  5. rikilamb

    rikilamb Karting

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  6. Stewart 430

    Stewart 430 Guest

    I have to agree with Mal's sentiments, Le Mans is without doubt the the best and finest motoring event of the world. I have been going since 1991 and will be their again this year. I am just wondering how i am going to get the RS6 and the 355 down thier. Problems, problems all around, never mind i am sure i'll get it sorted.

    We should try and organise a meet and drive out for all F-Chatters attending.

    Regards

    Stewart
     
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  8. Izza

    Izza Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
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    Some sort of hostellerie should be arranged whereby a noticeboard should be placed for contact numbers, approximate plans and walkie talkie frequencies.

    This year should see nationalistic pride reach even higher levels. The race will finish at 4pm and England vs France in the Euro championship kicks off at 5pm.

    This easily calls for another large quantity of beer to be consumed after the race before "leisurely" heading off for blighty on Monday.
     
  9. 355fiorano

    355fiorano Formula Junior

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    Don't forget me ...
     
  10. Izza

    Izza Formula 3

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    355fiorano - I could never forget you - nor would I want to (you still owe money for that make up/moisturising cream!)

    HAHAHAHA
     
  11. 355fiorano

    355fiorano Formula Junior

    Oct 21, 2003
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    Who do I give it to ? I had also asked also to get a charity slip for tax reasons but never folowed up.

    Anyway this make up/moisturizing/pampering stuff made great pressies and I got good feedback from the users. I still have the two bottles for men and feel it detrimental to my macho image to use them but I might as well !!!

    Cheers

    P.S Seriously PM me to whom/which charity to make a cheque to or bank transfer
     
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  13. 355fiorano

    355fiorano Formula Junior

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    I just noticed we both have 155 posts to our names :)
     
  14. 355fiorano

    355fiorano Formula Junior

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    I just thought I'll post a couple to show you my tail lights !
     
  15. 355fiorano

    355fiorano Formula Junior

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    LeMans will be fun :D
     
  16. darhart

    darhart Rookie

    Nov 8, 2003
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    Going down on thursday, camping in Houx Annexe. I cant believe some of you are thinking about staying in a hotel! The campsites are where everything happens.
     
  17. RAY430RED

    RAY430RED Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Are any of you guys doing the FOC trip with three laps on the circuit on the morning of the race? Ferrari parking supposed to be for around 100 Ferraris

    RAY360m
     
  18. Stewart 430

    Stewart 430 Guest

    Been there done that, 10 laps in the 355 at the last Classic Le Mans (full 24 hour circuit).

    On the subject of camping, it is indeed good fun and having camped at three of the 'track' sites i can whole heartedly recommend it. I can also recommend staying in hotels especially if thier is a group of you going.

    So as someone with many years of Le Mans experiance, if your going for the first time, hotels or camping you will have a fantastic time.

    Stewart
     
  19. RAY430RED

    RAY430RED Formula 3

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    Thanks for your reply SMPATON but i was not really looking for been there done that boys i was asking maybe to meet up with like minded Ferrari nuts like me that have been there loads of times before to meet up THIS YEAR that are going with the Ferrari Owners Club Enjoy your Teeshirt

    RAY360M
     
  20. Stewart 430

    Stewart 430 Guest

    You need to chill out Ray
     
  21. tomw

    tomw Formula 3
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    I'd be up for it if anyone has a spare seat...
     
  22. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    just a little warning from someone living in France..

    Cops are now much more severe and there a lot more of them waiting for us to get caught !
    Speed has become the N1 threat in France ( almost !! ) .Dont want to break your balls ..just a warning !
     
  23. mal

    mal Formula Junior

    Jan 12, 2004
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    I would be up for a meet sometime on the Friday - late morning or lunchtime would be favourite I think.

    To me camping is the way to go as it is a big part of it, but I know plenty of people who go and enjoy it in a hotel.

    I am not on the FOC trip partly because I booked it long before I saw that and partly because a
    i Want to go with the lads I always go with most of whom dont have Fcars. I would be interested in a drive round the circuit but I think it is early Saturday morning and I will have a huge hangover at that time!
     
  24. darhart

    darhart Rookie

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    The guys from pistonheads.com have arranged a meet at the mulsanne corner at 10am on the friday. Could be a good place? And there will be plenty of other brits and exotica.
     
  25. Stewart 430

    Stewart 430 Guest

    Hi Darren,

    Have you been before? its a great spot and time to meet so long as every body is aware that 'Mad Friday' is quite shall we say exciting.

    Regards

    Stewart
     
  26. darhart

    darhart Rookie

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    Yep went last year, booked up for this year about 3 weeks after getting back :)
     
  27. Stewart 430

    Stewart 430 Guest

    Mal,

    Whats is you choice of weapon is it ther F-Car or the RS6? I cannot make up my mind.

    Stewart
     
  28. mal

    mal Formula Junior

    Jan 12, 2004
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    Definately the Fcar, especially now the Gendarme are more vigilant. For me LeMans needs to be done in a sports car and preferably one with no roof. Last year and most years since the mid '80's I have taken my Austin Healey 3000, but I did also take my Maserati 3200GT for a couple of years, but how I didnt get arrested is anybodys guess.

    'Mad Friday, of course, is nothing like it used to be, but still good fun. The only reason I am reluctant to commit to the pistonheads meet is the time - 10am is a little early for us on the Friday. I think nearer lunchtime would be better as things always seem to take forever to get going in the mornings at the campsite - could be something to do with alcohol!
     

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