Le mans 24hr race 2010

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  1. cpease

    cpease Read Only Funster

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    Just posted a Totally informal meet at le Mans 24hr race 2010 anybody interested???
     
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    Which one of course - you are in the midst of a load of bikers.

    Though even as a biker I have to admit the short circuit one is not the real one.
     
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    Cars 12 th to 13th june 2010
     
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    Certainly Not sure if I am going in 2010 but would be intrested in meeting fellow Funsters if I do. Would like to camp on Houx but won't be booking until the New Year
    Sid
     
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    Come on fellow Motorhomers lots of you must be interested in Le Mans 2010 express an interest, no commitment its totally informal ( I am also keeping this post going- as it has gone off screen):Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::cry::cry::cry::cry::thanks2::thanks2:
     
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    Come on fellow Motorhomers, express an interest, no commitment at all, lets just see who is interested???
     
  7. stagman

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    I would normally be interested but the 24hr Classic is this year . Runs every 2 yrs and well worth it in my opinion 9th to 11th July . Usually costs 10 euros to camp in the main car park for the whole Weekend with toilets washing facility's and fresh water .:thumb:
     
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    Lets have some more interest fellow motorhomers I know there are plenty out there!!! You can bring ere indoors with you, plenty of retail therapy in Le Mans City only a short tramway ride away dirt cheap to use.
     
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    Jesus wept - you really have blown it now Big Time. Do you think we are all clinically insane ?

    It appears that it is not as popular as you thought. I think it's like F1, now so commercial it's lost it's Fun + Sport element.

    I think there is a difference with bike sport, yes it's got professional and expensive but the riders have never lost the "we are doing this mainly for the fun" element. And the same applies to the bikers watching it.

    About 40 years ago I was in church for a wedding and someone muttered "I didn't know Brian was deaf". "He not, he's listening to Le Mans". It was *something* then. It was on TV every hour on the hour for the whole race. Not any more.
     
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    As a petrol-head on 2 and 4 wheels, I think the main event is great and I used to go with 'the lads' every year (even though it often lands on my wedding anniversary!!!- what an understanding wife, eh?) but it has got to be very very commercial and possibly spoilt by the nutters that are attending now, many of whom don't even seem to bother going to see the race!

    That said I might be interested when next year comes around, though I have been to every classic and that seems to still have much of the relaxed atmostphere and appeal of old '24 Heures du Mans'.

    So, I will be deciding a litle closer to the summer which event i will attend (and no I can't do both.....I've got a business to run as well).

    David



    PS if anyone is interested in classic racing, the Silverstone Classic in July is a great event (though got a bit expensive last year)
     
  11. stagman

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    That said I might be interested when next year comes around, though I have been to every classic and that seems to still have much of the relaxed atmostphere and appeal of old '24 Heures du Mans'.




    The Classic is fantastic as far as I am concerned .Bit more of a show than a racing event .But at the 2008 event Andrew Newey wrecked his GT40 after spending a Stagerring amount of money on building it .Where else will you see Spits ,TRs, E types ,Corvettes ,Cobras and the list goes on Brilliant .Travelling down the Motorways in my van in convoy with ,Ferrari's ,Lotus's,Morgan's.etc .In the Village parked at the side of the road outside the Bar's ,Bugatti,s, Triumph cars and Bikes, Alfa,s .Brilliant can't wait .Silverstone no don't think it comes near .:thumb:
     
  12. stagman

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    You might get a better response if you said you were going to organise a Rally with tea and biscuits provided followed by a dominoes competition:Rofl1:
     
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    If the biscuits are Jaffa Cakes then put my name down.:Smile:
     
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    can do Jaffas as they are 2 for 1 at Morrisons at present
     
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    There yo go .You got one definite .Now just add Jaffa Cakes to your main heading :thumb:
     
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    Not sure the biscuits would tempt me but could you put down some Naked dancing ladies? I might consider it then.

    In all seriousness though, we would love to come. I have done lemans for the bikes and the classics. I think though at present it does not fall within school holiday time so will have to wait a few years. The classic is ace and no where near as expensive. :thumb:
     
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    A propos of general interest aound Le Mans-this yr was the first 24hr du Velos Le Mans.
    It was highly successfull and will be held again in Aug 2010 :BigGrin: In the 'Leisure Section' teams of 8 can enter.So,each rider would do 3 1hr laps over the 24 hr period.
     
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    How about Goodwood ?
     
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    Yep, done that for the last few years too, though it is massively expensive and it can be difficult to see any racing unless you have a grandstand seat (£90ish for the day, IIRC). But a great atmosphere if the weather is good.

    A couple of years ago I asked about the camping arrangements and was told that there is a campsite available at £80 per night!!!!! OK, I said, what facilities are there, you know showers, hook-up, toilets etc and was told there was nothing, nowt, nada!!! £80 to park your van in a field:Rofl1: needless to say I found a local campsite with all the facilities for £12 per night.:Cool:
     
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    We camped at the FoS this year, it was £140odd ( just the camping ). There were proper facilities with power and very well run. That seemed to be The Price for one or five days. Huge field packed to overflowing. Definitely expensive. But where else can you drool over umpteen million pound cars whilst touching them ?

    Thinking of the Revival next year.
     
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