Hear the cars racing in the background, just audible over your Dutch neighbours' banging house music as you consider setting your alarm for 4am in the hope you'll be somewhere near the front of the shower queue. Welcome to Le Mans - the countdown to quite possibly the filthiest yet most glorious weekend of your life has begun.
Le Mans 2011 is but days away (okay, quite a few, but let's not worry about the detail) and it's time to get planning for the main event. We have already teased you with the T-Shirts, but now we are pleased to offer the 2011 stickers and special Le Mans bundles to help get you in the mood while you ponder the looming deadline for the latest management report your boss is waiting for.
Two sizes are available, a larger 15-inch job for doors and bonnets and a smaller 3.5-inch version for sticking, er, elsewhere. The PH Le Mans team will be keeping an eye out for cars carrying the stickers in and around Le Mans and will snap as many as we spot to create a 'PHers in Le Mans' gallery when we get back to PHHQ.
Much in the same way as Pete Beale might have shouted at Albert Square market, we also cry 'come and get your bargains, ladies!' as we unveil our special Le Mans bundles (not like the bundles you had at school). If you like a bargain (and you look like a man who does, sir) you'll love these.
Bundle 1: This packages up 3 of the 15-inch stickers, 1 of the 3.5-inch versions and a PistonHeads flag for only £26. That's a saving of £7, or enough for a slab of beer at Carrefour.
Bundle 2: That not enough for you? Okay, we'll pile on the bargains. Here we'll send you the same as bundle 1, but we'll also throw in our fantastic Gulf Le Mans T-shirt for only £45, saving you £8.50 and meaning you can get deux baguettes with your beers too.
Bundle 3: As above, but instead of the T-shirt we offer the smarter PHer the Le Mans polo shirt. It carries the same fantastic Gulf-themed design attached to a top-quality shirt. The package is priced at £54.00 offering a saving of £7.50. Our polo shirt wearer may choose to spend this on some local vin rouge in place of the more common lager.
Bundle 4: Don't forget the legalities attached with continental jaunts; Les Poulets insist that you carry all sorts of emergency bits and bobs in your boot once on their soil. Don't worry, PH can help with the roadside emergency kit, containing everything you need to stay out of trouble (except cash bribes). As legal stuff is a bit dull, we'll also include a 3.5-inch Gulf sticker and a PH flag for only £54. This package saves you a whopping £14.50 and quite frankly you can buy an entire barbecue set for that.
We trust this has whetted your appetite for this summer's run to La Sarthe? Once again we would like to thank the good guys at Gulf Oils and our designer Darren for coming up with a cracking design for PistonHeads LM2011.