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Houx Un-numbered

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vincegail

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1,712 posts

52 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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Making my mind up what kind of tickets to get this year.
Previous years I got Houx numbered but I think the agencies are a little pricy, so this year I have upgraded my ACO membership to VIP and I will get the tickets through the ACO or the Le Mans Tourist Office.

Now, what tickets to get? Numbered? Where will this put me? Probably between a lot of French people?

Or un-numbered? Can you decide 100% on your own where you pitch up? Or do the people at the gate put you somewhere they seem fit?

I will need 3 adjacent places, so not a lot of choice if I go the un-numbered route (see map)
Is it just a matter of turning up early on sunday morning and pick a spot of nrs 1-5?

So: numbered or un-numbered?

vincegail

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1,712 posts

52 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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And about the pitches of nr.1. Was that where the great flooding of 2010 was?
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

Edited by vincegail on Monday 10th September 11:52

-Lummox-

1,107 posts

110 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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vincegail said:

Making my mind up what kind of tickets to get this year.
Previous years I got Houx numbered but I think the agencies are a little pricy, so this year I have upgraded my ACO membership to VIP and I will get the tickets through the ACO or the Le Mans Tourist Office.

Now, what tickets to get? Numbered? Where will this put me? Probably between a lot of French people?

Or un-numbered? Can you decide 100% on your own where you pitch up? Or do the people at the gate put you somewhere they seem fit?

I will need 3 adjacent places, so not a lot of choice if I go the un-numbered route (see map)
Is it just a matter of turning up early on sunday morning and pick a spot of nrs 1-5?

So: numbered or un-numbered?
Depends how early you are getting there. We stayed on Houx with non-numbered plots in 2011. The gate staff chose a rubbish plot for us on arrival with tree roots/stumps, broken glass etc and nowhere near the facilites or electrical hookups. We waited for the guy to leave, then moved to a much better non-numbered plot afterwards. Nobody seemed to mind and others seemed to be doing much the same thing.

If you are heading down on the Sunday before the race you should have your pick of the plots. In 2011 we went down on the Wednesday, by which time I would say less than 20% of the non-numbered plots were occupied.

Mellow Yellow

507 posts

159 months

Thursday 13th September 2012
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Are you sure you'll be able to get Houx Numbered (or even un-numbered) form the sources you mention? From past posts it appears not all sites are available through the ACO (since they introduced the web site ticket system) and I'm sure Houx was one of those that people had trouble with.

vincegail

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1,712 posts

52 months

Thursday 13th September 2012
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Mellow Yellow said:
Are you sure you'll be able to get Houx Numbered (or even un-numbered) form the sources you mention? From past posts it appears not all sites are available through the ACO (since they introduced the web site ticket system) and I'm sure Houx was one of those that people had trouble with.
I heard the same too, but I also heard that the Tourist Office works way better than the ACO web system, so I'll give them a try.

So the question still stands:
Numbered or un-numbered?

And in the case of un-numbered: pitches 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5?

Edited by vincegail on Thursday 13th September 14:22

rick palin

11 posts

41 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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We've done numbered and un-numbered at Houx for the last couple of years. Done the un-numbered this year and the gate staff were happy for us to move no problem. Got there on the Weds afternoon which left us plenty of time to select the pitches we pretty much wanted. I would say that thursday will def make it a tad more difficult.....

spanishchocolate

356 posts

78 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Does anyone know when LM24 2013 tickets go live on the ACO website? Thanks

vincegail

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1,712 posts

52 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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I seem to recall 6th November. Can't find back where I got it though.

GlennC

110 posts

36 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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vincegail said:
I seem to recall 6th November. Can't find back where I got it though.
I found my ticket purchase confirmation email for 2012 Le Mans & that was dated 7th of November 2011. So not too far away now!

GR1FF1F

508 posts

131 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Doesn't seem to make much difference. Last two years I had numbered pitches only to turn up on the Friday and find that someone else had already taken them. Usually managed to get settled somewhere close though, avoiding the urge to let down tyres, cut guy ropes, p#$$ in their BBQ etc., although all of the above did initially cross my mind.