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Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by Bill » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:30 pm

If anyone's thinking of going, the dates have changed - it's been pushed back a week to 22/23 June.

http://www.lemans.org/en/races/24h/upda ... _8468.html
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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by JDM-Ben » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:59 pm

Me and Brett have booked it :D
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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by Flippedwheel » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:15 pm

I booked it to day with travel destinations as i have done for the last 3 years. a good site, food stand passes, euro tunnel, accommodation, well a four birth tent with table chairs double air mattress etc,etc, but all you have to take is your change of clothing good shower and washing facilities. a very good and organised set up. over four nights.



http://www.traveldestinations.co.uk <----- click here for more information :wink: :wink:

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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by countzero » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:24 am

Haven't been since 2008 would like to go again but cannot commit to anything until next years timetable for the Nürburgring comes out
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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by brettski » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:49 pm

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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by JDM-Ben » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:04 pm

:baffled: :baffled:

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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by Bill » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:21 am

Speedchills now have their prices sorted.

634.00 for a 7x5 pitch, 2x general admission, crossing by EuroTunnel.
Grandstand supplement (T19 Lagache) is an extra 110.00 per person.

http://www.speedchills.com/le-mans-24-h ... ing/prices
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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by ploz » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:55 am

Are we planning a club pitch in the speedchills area again? I'm up for that....

....but I won't be coming in the RX8. Some of you may remember that I've come with my mate Peds the last few times - well it's his turn to provide the wheels. As a Ford Focus has been deemed to be suitable wheels for the trip in the past, the DB9 we're coming in should past muster!
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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by Bill » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:20 pm

Right, we're booked :D

Speedchills Beausejours, with grandstand seats in T19 Lagache.
Hull - Zeebrugge 18/06/2013
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As usual, anyone and everyone is welcome around the beer cooler paddling pool.

Ploz - it's basically another Ford so I guess it'll do. How many crates of champers are you aiming for this time?
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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by buster » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:41 pm

Bill this sounds great and i would love to go. what are the travel arrangements, and are we planning to meeting up to travel to LeMans
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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by Bill » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:18 pm

You would be very welcome Buster :D

Travel arrangements are whatever you like - this isn't an official club-organised trip, just a way for people who are going to get grouped together at the campsite and make sharing cookers etc a bit easier.

We're going Hull-Zeebrugge. In the past we've gone Dover-Boulougne and Channel Tunnel. We'll be passing Calais on the way so if anyone wants to join a convoy there we can sort out a meet point.

Also, we get to Le Mans soon after the campsite opens, so we can usually get a good pitch and people coming down the following day can join on, rather than getting stuck next to the toilet block.

Once there it's up to you - do your own thing, or stick with the group, or a mixture of the two. It's all very casual 8)

The whole thing can be booked through [urlw]http://www.speedchills.com/le-mans-24-h ... te-camping[/urlw] - just let them know you're with the RX8OC. (NB there's plenty of other tour companies out there - we've stuck with Speedchills for the last 5 years as they're well organised and not too expensive)
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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by Flippedwheel » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:29 pm

Hope to see some of you there I will be taking my Orange 8

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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by danny89 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:38 pm

im actually considering this, ive always wanted to go but never had the oppotunity or insentive too.
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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by ploz » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:18 am

Due to potential job changes, Peds and I cannot commit until around Xmas (but the prospects look good).

Bill - yes we plan to make the diversion for champagne and see how much we can get in the Aston. In fact, we ought to take some orders if anyone is interested, bearing in mind it's not cheaper than UK - we just hunt out stuff from independent growers and makers that you cannot find in the shops. One of the makers we buy from has been described as the best yet to be discovered in the UK.

If we can do the trip, a sneakily reserved tent space would, as ever, be appreciated, allowing for the smash and grab on champagne.
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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by stewartm » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:05 pm

We are now booked as well - same as Bill & Su:

Speedchills Beausejours, with grandstand seats in T19 Lagache.
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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by MattRST » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:05 am

I'm booked!
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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by Flippedwheel » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:12 pm

booked payed going by train under the water, and with Dunlop stand pass five days of fun :wink: :wink:

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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by BigIan » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:15 pm

I know I'm very premature but Sooz and I want to go in 2014, to celebrate her BIG birthday.

As the last time we went was with the club to Speedchills Beausejour in 2008, we've heard there's been some big changes to Beausejour so we aren't sure where's best to camp. We defo don't want the rowdy camp-sites and if we go off circuit, how difficult is it to get to the circuit as the traffic is murder?

Should we go on circuit with Speedchills again if there are a few of us, can we make a "central gazebo social area" again or are they much more strict on the space?

Tony do you camp on or off circuit? I assume whichever it's very good as you've been back for 3 years.

Any info/help/suggestions will be great.

thanks guys

Ian

Ps What all this I hear about no bottles? Does this apply to Beausejour? Are we not allowed to build "beer bottle mountains" any more? :shock:
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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by Flippedwheel » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:01 pm

Hi Ian

this is who i book through

http://www.traveldestinations.co.uk <----- click here for more information :wink: :wink:

this is what you get for my package

its called the "executive package "

you get four nights

chateau d'Eporce about 8 miles from the main gate :wink:

tribune or dunlop stand ticket 2 day pass
entrance pass 4 day pass thurs to sun

wine tasting in the chateau grounds( depending on weather)
thursday menu /moules/chicken and frites dinner
friday menu/ pre race banquet
Saturday its race day travel times given the night before only breakfast
sunday hog rost/BBQ
monday breakfast say your good byes no tent to take down leave by 10.30/11.00
every morning breakfast rolls, cheese, ham, coffee ,tea,

tent hire |(pre-erected 4 birth tent with eating area with double air beds)
chairs table water, and loo rolls , black waste bags etc,etc you can even get sleeping bags i take one just as an extra cover.

guided coach tour around lemans and later lemans circuit including pit lanes walk, visit to Anarge, and Indianapolis parts of the circuit,



euro tunnel outward booking at your time /one car/ driver/1 passenger other passengers extra (sometimes they have deals on)
euro tunnel return booking at your time / one car / driver/ 1 passenger other passengers extra

or from selected ports on ferry

run by tony and his wife and helpers nice and make you very welcome

24 hour security walking around the camp although i never seen or heard of any trouble

the cost £875.00 its less per person if theres two or more they put on an extra premium if there is only one per tent

1/ toilet block is a purpose built with showers
2/ 2 large marquees just in case of bad weather
3/ tents have a good spacing between them and plenty of room for at least 3/4 cars
4/ transport to and from the circuit at designated times
5/ taxi ride to venu 30 euros for 4/5 persons good value team up with 3 or 4 others less than 10 euros
but coming back at at night it doubles 50 euros 60 after midnight
or get a taxi to the town centre 25 euros loads on in the bars and cafes on a night time and get a tram to the circuit 2 euros return taxi back from the centre is the best way as your not getting ripped off
6/ you get a good nights sleep
7/ close to small village for bread, milk, booze
8/ fuel station on route in or out with good car wash and cheep sells groceries as well very helpful
9/ easy to find come off toll road at Rouillon on A11 turn right 8ks turn right again 2ks to la QUINTE and your there

dont try a block booking they don't want clubs and get a but twitchy if they get more than 5/6 cars of the same make as what they go for is the lemans fun but with a leisurely back drop from the circuit . but theres still a lot who get together for a few beers on the night so if your going to book then book individually :wink: there where 5 8s there last time and tony who runs it owns one as well. :wink:

there are other cheeper packages for the same site i just like to pack a bag an go knowing when you get there all you have to do is unpack and not worry about putting up tents and sorting out food in bad weather i took a small stove for brews and my bacon rolls in the morning french don't do good tea #-o

they also have a couple of fridges to put your milk or ice in theirs no more than 40/50 cars on site(last time i went there where 32 cars and five campers) its 3 times the size of speed chills

call heather on 0844 873 0203

hope this helps they have other camps closer to the circuit as well

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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by BigIan » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:49 am

:thumleft: thanks Tony for the great info, very helpful. =D>

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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by Bill » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:22 am

Ian, would be great to see you and Sooz again - it's been a while :?

We've been with Speedchills every year since 2008, but we now alternate between the 24hr and the classic - 2014 will be a Classic year. (Usually held a month after the 24hr, when's the big day?)

Speedchills hasn't changed much from when you last came - food's better, showers/toilets about the same, and the band still only knows the same 3 songs.
They use Bleu Sud for the Classic rather than Beausejours - only 5 mins walk to the main entrance, not rowdy, and we weren't cramped last time even though there were only 4 of us (2 cars) on 2 standard pitches.

Not heard of any bottle restrictions; certainly never had a problem in the past. Possibly it applies to general camping rather than in the Speedchills compound?

Anyway, we'll be at BSJ for the 24hr this year so I can let you know if it's changed.
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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by Bill » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:09 am

Looks like the requirement to carry a breathalyzer in France is being abandoned.

[urlw]http://www.connexionfrance.com/Breath-t ... ticle.html[/urlw]
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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by Flippedwheel » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:33 am

^^ that's right I got mine off amazon they come I pairs , make sure you get the run out date and the right euro marking on the box :wink: £2.98 approx with free posting on a deal .



this one would do you :wink:
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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by Flippedwheel » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:21 pm

dont for get one of these :wink:

http://www.mazda.co.uk/buying-owning/ac ... 410077520/

fits like a glove in the rear boot wall and secures nicely with the two straps provided there :wink:





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Part Number: 4100-77-520

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Re: Le Mans 24 Hour 2013

Post by BigIan » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:05 am

Hi Bill
thanks for the info, I'd really be grateful for your thoughts on this year.

Sooz birthday is in March so, it'll be a belated (or should I say additional) celebration.

It's a shame that we won't be able to get together whilst there. It'd be good to catch up. Sooz still reminisces of the cidre sampling sessions with Su Image ImageImage :lol: .

Fingers crossed, we'll have a small party of 10 or so including DirtyLeeds and Alison, I'm trying to persuade BigWithey to come along as well.
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