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tuscan_al

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4,107 posts

136 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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So without trawling through all posts. Who is going? I'm now looking at going with my bro and the tvr club as they have very reasonable prices. Anyone going with them?

Blues

8,544 posts

141 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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I'm going with Team Langousine again(local boys in Wokingham) with their own, secure camp site. I think the XLlifts have a party gong with them too.
Travelling down on Wednesday morning 07:00 Dover to Boulogne (£40 return) with Baron Bashoneov (997 S) and Lakelord (Noble). I've got a fantastic route planned, avoding all motorways and Rouen!
You are most welcome to join us. Give me a shout if you want to chat it through

MadMacMcMad

1,186 posts

176 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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I'm with the TL boys just up from Houx, which is where the TVR owners are.
Best of luck, but you might struggle to get a pitch with them this late.

tuscan_al

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4,107 posts

136 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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Cheapest option seems to be tvr club for me. Will be going late thusday, back Mon. Tvr in houx I hope.

Blues

8,544 posts

141 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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tuscan_al said:
Cheapest option seems to be tvr club for me. Will be going late thusday, back Mon. Tvr in houx I hope.
Each to their own biggrin
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tuscan_al

Original Poster:

4,107 posts

136 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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Blues said:
tuscan_al said:
Cheapest option seems to be tvr club for me. Will be going late thusday, back Mon. Tvr in houx I hope.
Each to their own biggrin

touching cloth

11,706 posts

161 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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I'll be heading down, prob on Thursday but early doors and back Sunday night or maybe Monday. Looks like Beasejour for us and paying for Speedchills membership (not staying in their private camping cos we are cheapskates lol). Al if the club let you down on Houx then BSJ is usually getable till late on, and at £50 is about as cheap as it gets - would be happy to try to rope you a patch off if we can as it's non allocated pitches there still.

ph1l5

4,996 posts

124 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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touching cloth said:
I'll be heading down, prob on Thursday but early doors and back Sunday night or maybe Monday. Looks like Beasejour for us and paying for Speedchills membership (not staying in their private camping cos we are cheapskates lol). Al if the club let you down on Houx then BSJ is usually getable till late on, and at £50 is about as cheap as it gets - would be happy to try to rope you a patch off if we can as it's non allocated pitches there still.
I will be on Beasejour too, TC I had the speed chills membership last year but only went there once. Prob wont bother with it this year though.

VerySideways

9,818 posts

194 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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I've stayed at Beausejour almost every time i've been to LM and it's gotten better and better over the years, especially with the toilets and showers! Great location for getting to Mulsanne, Arnage, Porsche Curves, etc.

touching cloth

11,706 posts

161 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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I've been slightly anxious tbh, always heard it's pretty remote and a hike into the village etc, this is why we have opted for the Speedchills thing so we can stay around the campsite more if we need to. Good to hear good things about it chaps though - just gotta sort out what crossing to use now, having been nabbed twice by les flics last year, am thinking about a Portsmouth route and shortening the odds.

pete

1,230 posts

206 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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I'll be in Houx with the TVRCC City Region, as per the last 8 years or so, but now with an ever dwindling number of actual TVRs. We normally head down via the tunnel on Wednesday, with an overnight stop somewhere comfortable, then arrive at LM on Thursday lunchtime. Departure is on Sunday after the finish, again with another overnight stop somewhere north of Le Mans with bloody good showers and a decent restaurant!

I'd recommend getting on site before Thursday evening so you have a chance to see the evening and night practice sessions. I can't imagine a more evocative way to feel like you've arrived at LM than watching prototypes blast through the esses as the sun sets, with a cold beer in hand.

Similarly leaving on Sunday night. I know you have to make a really quick getaway to avoid the queues, but you do avoid the pikies trashing your campsite.

Pete

VerySideways

9,818 posts

194 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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touching cloth said:
I've been slightly anxious tbh, always heard it's pretty remote and a hike into the village etc, this is why we have opted for the Speedchills thing so we can stay around the campsite more if we need to. Good to hear good things about it chaps though - just gotta sort out what crossing to use now, having been nabbed twice by les flics last year, am thinking about a Portsmouth route and shortening the odds.
Newhaven Dieppe has always been good for me. Saves mileage both sides of the channel, and some great roads from Dieppe to LM (mainly the 138 of course, but watch out, it's easy to get lost in Rouen!).

ph1l5

4,996 posts

124 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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I did the Newhaven Le Havre route takes 2 hours. Not much to do but sit on an A road but its great countryside.

tuscan_al

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4,107 posts

136 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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Bsj was great in 07 even with the rain. We could walk through the forest and were trackside in 15 min right after arnarge before porsche curves. Toilets and showers were good too. Mini train upto the main village at bsj entrance. Also easy to walk to arnarge village from there. Maybe TC offer is a cool sugestion, that's all I would needto book is a camp site ticket for bsj, will look at Portsmouth ferry too, save the run around m25. I loved night qualifying last time, think that and my key of wine was most fun.

smack

9,142 posts

113 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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I have been saying for years that I want to go to Le Mans, but none of my friends have been up for it (even though they are into motorsport / work in motorsport - the whole motorsport in another country thing seems like too much faff for them). Can someone point me in the right direction? Tickets / Camping / accommodation / groups etc..? I guess most people make a week of it?


Blues

8,544 posts

141 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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smack said:
I have been saying for years that I want to go to Le Mans, but none of my friends have been up for it (even though they are into motorsport / work in motorsport - the whole motorsport in another country thing seems like too much faff for them). Can someone point me in the right direction? Tickets / Camping / accommodation / groups etc..? I guess most people make a week of it?
www.teamlanguoustine.com

nice bunch of chaps

D14 AYS

3,694 posts

132 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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Never been before but its on my list! Is it Wife friendly ? Toilets showers and the like ?

ZOMBIEFLESHEATER

71 posts

108 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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Some mates have tried to get camping and are being told they should have done it earlier as some sites are full already.!!!!!!!!!

They are gonna call TL.........

Edited by ZOMBIEFLESHEATER on Thursday 12th February 18:52

pete

1,230 posts

206 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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D14 AYS said:
Is it Wife friendly ? Toilets showers and the like ?
Depends how practical your wife is. Toilets and showers only get 2 out of 10 on my girlfriend's scale of public convenience acceptability*, and that's at the start of the weekend in Houx! Some campsites are better than others, but they are all worse than the worst non-Le Mans campsites I've been to. I don't know how they compare with somewhere like Glastonbury, marginally better from what I've heard.

Sandwiching the drunken, dusty/muddy squallor of Le Mans with a couple of hotels en route has always done the trick for us.

Pete

  • Footnote: For reference, zero on the Public Convenience Acceptability scale was awarded to a hole in the ground in the Autralian outback, covered by an old wooden shed filled with enormous spiders. Ten requires copious quantities of marble, precious metal plating, and someone to hand you fluffy towels to dry your hands.

Motown Junk

2,040 posts

139 months

Thursday 12th February 2009
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ZOMBIEFLESHEATER said:
Some mates have tried to get camping and are being told they should have done it earlier as some sites are full already.!!!!!!!!!

They are gonna call TL.........

Edited by ZOMBIEFLESHEATER on Thursday 12th February 18:52
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