Hi guys can u help with le mans camping

Hi guys can u help with le mans camping

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DomD

Original Poster:

242 months

Thursday 3rd May 2001
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Damn im so desperate to go, ive heard that the camps sites are booked up for miles around...is that true? if so any suggestions? thinking of taking the coach from london thx dom

graham

16,347 posts

251 months

Thursday 3rd May 2001
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Yep most of the camp sites have been booked up since before christmas your best bet is to scoure the web sites and forums... failing that if you are comming by coach im sure we've got some tent space G

wezo

245 posts

251 months

Friday 4th May 2001
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Don't paninc. I've gone for the last three years and as long as you get there on Friday, you can camp in Blue parking - its worked for me thus far and will do again this year, touch wood. Its not as luxurious (?) as the official camp sites, but for two days who cares - you can use the other's facilities anyway. So go for it and don't worry about showering, you will mix in perfectly well with the French and their interesting odours! Regs - Wezo

Guy Humpage

8,535 posts

251 months

Friday 4th May 2001
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Most people won't receive their tickets for several week's yet, so won't advertise them for sale until they have them in their hands. A good BBS to check for sales/wants is http://www.club-arnage.com

DomD

Original Poster:

242 months

Friday 4th May 2001
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thx guys much appreciated) hopefully ill get there hehe

darrenlens

2,524 posts

250 months

Friday 4th May 2001
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Wezo, what do you normally do get there on Friday (Early) park and then pitch? i need to go this I`ve missed the last 3 years. can you pay when you get there or is it all advanced?

wezo

245 posts

251 months

Tuesday 8th May 2001
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Darrenlens, We just pay at the entrance to the parking lot and pitch up, usually getting there mid afternoon on the Friday, at which time there is plenty of space for parking. As long as you get there before midnight you should be OK, but putting a tent up in the dark isn't to be recommended! FYI, the entrance to blue parking is almost opposite one of the two main entrances at the start/finish straight (the furthest one away from where you enter the track if you follow signs for blue parking. Might see you down there, what you going in - we've got a Caterham and a 635 BMW?

darrenlens

2,524 posts

250 months

Tuesday 8th May 2001
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Wezo Thanks for the info, I`ll be in a grey Griff 500. Just one more thing what sort of price is the ticket?

patrick

512 posts

251 months

Tuesday 8th May 2001
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I belive the entry ticket is around 300FF, don't know about parking costs, but it won't be that much. If you're going to Bleu annexe, there are always hot dog vans parked up there, so no need to get to the hypermarche ! Patrick.

wezo

245 posts

251 months

Tuesday 8th May 2001
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Patrick's right about the hot dog etc vans, they are convenient I must say. He is also correct re. ticket prices, I think the ticket to get in for the week-end is c300-350ff and parking (they don't seem to query about camping if your in a 2 seater, may be different if there is a car load of you in an MPV though!) is less than 200ff, so not bad at all really. In fact, makes you realise what a con the Silverstone GP is dosen't it? See you all there.... One thought - how do you get the parking sticker off afterwards everybody? I've still got residue glue type stuff stuck to my windscreen which dosen't seem to want to come off no matter what I do.

alfa dave

891 posts

251 months

Wednesday 9th May 2001
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Last years glue was very gluey. Especially after the baking sun for several days (hope it's hot again this year....) I got the gunk off by soaking it with white spirit and then chiseling it off with a razor blade. So I now have a nice clean spot which I can get covered in glue all over again this year..... Hope the stickers don't get any bigger, mate in his Caterfield could hardly see out.

graham

16,347 posts

251 months

Wednesday 9th May 2001
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Take a bit of insulation tape with you and stick them on using that. Its also dead handy for taking them out of one car once its in the camp site and putting it on another car to get that in as well OOPs.. My old rangy that went six years ago, still has the remains of the camping sticker on it, and the car was scrapped 2 years ago !!!!!!, and has had no doors on for 18 months

patrick

512 posts

251 months

Thursday 10th May 2001
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I used Auto Glym tar & adhesive remover to get my sticker off, worked a treat.