Le Mans classic

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  1. Twizzlefrillypants

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    I am seeking any advice on campsites for this years Le Mans classic event. We want to stay within walking distance and have guests arriving by classic car who will be sleeping in the attached tent so need a suitable campsite. Grateful for any info or experiences.
     
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    A great link already given above, do not expect camping in the normal sense, I have been 6 times in the past 12 years, circuit camping is hectic to say the least

    I presume from your post you have not been before, that worries me

    You are allocated a fairly small pitch make sure you can fit your MH awning tent and extra car, you may need 3 or even 4 pitches

    Electrics are virtually non existent and where they are it is a free for all with fighting over sockets, never seen so much gaffer tape on a EHU post

    Toilets are much better than they were, but don't expect much and definitely expect to queue

    Do not expect to sleep due to noise mainly, then fear of your outfit being hit by the enormous fireworks that get let off within the campsites:Eeek:

    This is a noisy boys weekend, not too sure I would be happy taking a decent classic car without a lot thought to where we were going to stay / store it

    For me it has lost the appeal, but I am now older and more 'sensible'!!

    Good luck, but do keep seeking and taking advice :thumb:

    David
     
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    There are fewer campsites open at the track for the classic than there are for the 24 hour race, but look on Beermountain, Pistonheads and Club Arnage web sites and you should get a better idea of what is available.

    Not been to the classic (yet) but go to the 24 hour race every year....great party if nothing else :thumb:
     
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    I might have mistaken your reference to classic

    I thought you meant the 24 hour event which many would claim is a classic

    The Classic Car event no doubt will be somewhat more 'controlled' :BigGrin:
     
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    The Classic (runs every 2nd year) is much more reserved than the annual Le Mans event - If you are into classics forget Goodwood and do the LM Classic.

    I am up possibly up for this in 2014 - if any other Funsters are up for it. Jim - how about it ?? !! Another event. Cheers Rob.
     
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  8. Twizzlefrillypants

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    Many thanks for your advice and the link to beermountain website. I have just had a quick look and there is even a forum discussion on the lm classic 2014. I do need however to register which I will do in a moment. I live 5 min from goodwood and have been to a number of the revival events plus silverstone classic but this will be my first trip to Le Mans.
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    The classic is a much more relaxed affair, but still very popular. For the event itself there are 6 grids, which then race during the 24 hours.

    We have used 1st Tickets http://www.1st-tickets.co.uk/events/Lemansclassic.html

    They do the event with Piston Heads (free online board group) and can offer various self drive options.

    We met up with some people who were using http://www.le-man-camping.co.uk/index.html where they operate a shuttle bus service. Away from the circuit, but less hassle.



     
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    Just had my tickets confirmed. Maison Blanc campsite. YIPPEE:shout:

    Big thanks to HIGHWAYMAN (Nigel & Sheree) for the ticket/camping advice.:thumb:
     
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