Le Mans 2018

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Le Mans 2018

Post by d-peg » 20/06/17 11:09

Date - 13-18/19 June 2018

Right all..

This is something that has been buzzing around my mind for a couple of years now..
I've always loved the WEC, proper racing unlike processional F1 these days.
My brother got a VIP trip through work in 2015, drove a brand new Vanquish S down there (with 10 other Aston's and an F-Type), 5 star hotel, helicopter transfer to track, Pit Passes, hospitality .. the list goes on...

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But I am not going to do that! :laughing
How about we get together a bunch of car enthusiasts in their MR2's (and other cars of course) and drive down there for the 4 day weekend and camp it!!?? :laughing

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It's about £290 per person based on (2) people in per car (that's convenient for us! :laughing ) which includes;
- Eurotunnel Crossing
- Le Mans full entry (practice, qualifying and race)
- Permit to camp in either the Beausejour, Mulsanne or Arnage campsites
- Basic Toilet / Shower Facilities
- Wednesday Arrival to Sunday/Monday Depart
So just add fuel, beer and food :D

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There are more expensive camping and hotel options but the prices rise quite steeply!

I am quite happy to do the organising in terms of times etc but individuals will need to be booking their own tickets etc. :th:

Sooooo... Who's in??

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Re: Le Mans 2018

Post by chris » 20/06/17 12:28

I could possibly be persuaded... might have to miss the Highland Drive though, so I'd have to have a damn good think whether to do this or that?!
(wouldn't be in an MR2 though...)
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Re: Le Mans 2018

Post by Protok » 20/06/17 13:04

I am interested but I cannot say yes because of my history of the unfinished MR2 project.

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Re: Le Mans 2018

Post by Olly.Dent » 20/06/17 18:39

Count me in :th:

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Re: Le Mans 2018

Post by d-peg » 21/06/17 9:01

Thought you might be interested Olly ;)

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Re: Le Mans 2018

Post by peteV6R5 » 01/07/17 12:45

Dan, interested in this

around 1000 miles from midlands there and back (less than 50% highland drive miles)

pross not in MR2 ;)

links to ticket / camping pages nearer the date I presume?
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was talking to a friend of Chris and mine last night at the river festival Stratford,
Mark is interested as well (just brought 87 Alpha Spider) not MR2 either
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Re: Le Mans 2018

Post by pbmr2 » 01/07/17 14:04

In!

Wanted to go this year but the people we were going with never got their act together. Having been wanting to go for a few years and never made it. If the MR2 is off the road then the daily will make the trip, I'm in!!
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Re: Le Mans 2018

Post by gavsdavs » 01/07/17 15:22

The list you've posted says wednesday arrival to saturday depart. Surely you leave on Sunday when the race finishes ?

I did it this year with Pete Giddens and a few others and it was baking hot. Still considering whether to do it again this coming year too.

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Re: Le Mans 2018

Post by Olly.Dent » 01/07/17 15:39

I've only been to the Kart Le Mans 24 hour and not the car one. Is Le Mans Classic on next year? Normally Le Mans Classic is every 4 years and takes place a couple weeks after the normal race. I've been told it's even more fun than the normal race.

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Re: Le Mans 2018

Post by Woody928 » 03/07/17 13:55

Olly.Dent wrote:
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Is Le Mans Classic on next year? Normally Le Mans Classic is every 4 years and takes place a couple weeks after the normal race. I've been told it's even more fun than the normal race.
The Le Mans Classic runs every two years. This was the off year so next year (2018) the Classic will be running as well as the 24 Hours.

I've been going to both for years now, I couldn't tell you exactly how many but I know the events and circuit very well. They're completely different events to attend and depends what your looking for tbh, I couldn't recommend one over the other. What type of cars your interested in will effect which your prefer though.

24 Hours - Bleeding edge of motorsport technology, gladiatorial battle over 24 hours at maximum attack, there's no other spectacle like it. Campsites can be crazy, loads of boozing if you want, great atmosphere. Weather can be so so, I've seen flooding before however this year was a complete exception and scorching hot.

LM Classic - A bit more civilized, car clubs park inside the circuit, bigger most diverse car show I've ever been to with all the car clubs. 6 eras of Motorsport racing from 1920's to the 80's racing in 6 respective groups over the 24 hours. Track laps available, great atmosphere and racing. Weather usually stupidly hot every time.

I'll be doing the LM Classic myself in 2018 and not the 24 Hours having been this year and already got another trip at the same time. It really comes down to what your more interested imo. I reckon next year could finally be the year that Toyota wins Le Mans, however that's only if Le Mans finally decides to let them...

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Re: Le Mans 2018

Post by Tallboy » 09/07/17 10:27

Interested but not sure which car ill be in, there's a chance Tammy will be on a hen do so I'd be looking to share a car if possible :-)
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Re: Le Mans 2018

Post by chris » 10/07/17 8:20

Tallboy wrote:
09/07/17 10:27
Interested but not sure which car ill be in, there's a chance Tammy will be on a hen do so I'd be looking to share a car if possible :-)
I don't mind sharing my car for the weekend to bring the costs down... :th:
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Re: Le Mans 2018

Post by d-peg » 10/07/17 8:37

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Re: Le Mans 2018

Post by cori.louise » 11/07/17 10:24

guys im feeling a little silly here but what are the dates? cant find them anywhere on the thread and as I don't follow any motorsport... there seems to be a few events online!
Also would I be allowed in an S2000? hoping to have one by then (yes my MR2 will be going)

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