PistonHeadsCamping will be at the Le Mans Classic for the first time in 2012 thanks to pitch perfectionists 1st-Tickets.
Not sure what the Classic is all about? It's Le Mans but without the brashness, without the techno, the burnouts, the funfairs, discos and over-boozed stag dos. Oddly, it's all about classic cars, racing and racing enthusiasts, and if that thought appeals then you need to join us on site.
However, if you perfer the party atmosphere of the 24 you can join us there too!
Taking place every two years, Le Mans Classic this year happens on 6th – 8th July 2012 and covers Le Mans race cars from 1923 right through to 1979. These are split into six grids and between them they provide 24 hours of classic racing.
As we've just mentioned, the Classic comprises a variety of races over the 24-hour period and not just one main race. This programme offers racing covering less than two hours throughout the weekend, with cars from the following periods:
On site we offer:
- A private PH marquee with cash bar, fresh coffee, daily bread deliveries and phone/ camera charging points.
- Marked out, reserved pitches - no need to rush, your space will be saved
- Private toilets and showers
- Large pitches and driver-only (smaller) pitches are also available
- 24-hour security and secure fencing
- Driver-only and large pitch options
A range of ferry crossings are available from Dover, Folkestone, Portsmouth and Poole, helping to tailor your package.
|Crossing Route||Standard Pitch
(3.5m x 10m)
(5m x 10m)
(2.7m x 10m)
(3.5m x 10m)
|Eurotunnel||£295 pp||£220 pp||£185 pp||£365 pp||£267 pp||£219 pp||£449
|Ferry (Dover - Calais)||£285 pp||£215 pp||£180 pp||£355 pp||£260 pp||£215 pp||£430
Track laps (eligible cars onlyclick herefor list): £139
Grandstand (stand to be confirmed): £22
Paddock Access: NA(included in campingpackage)
Club Enclosure and track laps
On Saturday morning we can offer the opportunity to drive the full Le Mans circuit as part of the "Club Parade Laps".
PH will, for the first time, have a club enclosure at the event for those that are taking parade laps or just wanting to display their car. Initially there is space for up to 30 cars (priority will be given to those with parade laps).
For such an event there are some basic eligibility rules for parking and track laps (as set by the organisers)
- Cars to be in perfect condition
- Cars must be built before 1966, but a few more recently built models of certain brands can be accepted from certain manufacturers (see attached thread)
Event Information: Dates: 6th – 7th July 2012
Key info from programme
|Friday 6th July||15:00 – 20:00||Day practices|
|22:00 – 02:00||Night practices|
|Saturday 7th July||08:00 – 11:00||Track laps|
|14:00 (approx)||Little Big Mans|
|16:00 – 17:20||Grid 1: 1923 – 1939|
|17:20 – 18:40||Grid 2: 1949 – 1956|
|18:40 – 20:00||Grid 3: 1957 – 1961|
|20:00 – 21:20||Grid 4: 1962 – 1965|
|21:20 – 22:40||Grid 5: 1966 – 1971|
|22:40 – 00:00||Grid 6: 1972 - 1979|
|Sunday 8th July||Round 2|
|00:00 – 01:20||Grid 1|
|01:20 – 02:40||Grid 2|
|02:40 – 04:00||Grid 3|
|04:00 – 05:20||Grid 4|
|05:20 – 06:40||Grid 5|
|06:40 – 08:00||Grid 6|
|08:00 – 09:20||Grid 1|
|09:20 – 10:40||Grid 2|
|10:40 – 12:00||Grid 3|
|12:00 – 13:20||Grid 4|
|13:20 – 14:40||Grid 5|
|14:40 – 16:00||Grid 6|
For more information on the camping, or any other aspect of the PistonHeads Le Mans Classic (including booking) please click on this linkor call 01767 680119